Roasted Veggies with Orzo


I am blessed with children who love Brussels sprouts.  Because of this, I try to take advantage every chance I get to prepare them.  Brussels sprouts contain both heart and cancer-fighting nutrients.  Where the heart is concerned, Brussels sprouts are rich in bile acid-binding soluble fiber, which helps to lower cholesterol.  Of all the cruciferous […]

Sesame Orange Chicken Stir Fry

Rich in protein, fiber, the B-vitamins and vitamins A, C and K, this dish is a nutritional powerhouse!

Last night was busy with tennis lessons, homework, and a swim team meeting.  I had to prepare a healthy meal fast!  So, I quickly thought of this dish – which I knew would satisfy my active kids and not have me in the kitchen cleaning up all night. After I dropped one child off at […]

Chipotle Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Chipotle Dip

Just last week I purchased the Breville Fast Slow Cooker from Williams-Sonoma.  I already have a slow cooker, but this one intrigued me because it can also roast and pressure cook. I’ve been meaning to get a pressure cooker, as I really do enjoy using dried versus canned beans in my recipes when I can. […]

Orechiette Pasta with Fresh Veggies and Lemon Zest


This past Sunday I made a pasta salad for my son to take for his school lunch.  Let’s face it, you can only make so many turkey sandwiches…  This recipe turned out better than I expected, for when my son got home yesterday, he announced that he ate all his lunch and requested more for […]

Great Reusable Lunch Storage

Great reusable lunch and drink containers

My oldest son has started kindergarten.  The amazing progressive school he attends is small, and does not have its own kitchen to make lunches – YAY I say! …now I do realize making lunches every day will likely result in some form of “lunch-prep fatigue” for me over the long-run.  But I welcome the opportunity […]