Watermelon Pizza

Pizza is one of my favorite foods; carbs and cheese are my love language. However, I have been a bit more mindful about my indulgences and decided to try fruit pizza. Watermelon is synonymous with summer and it’s the perfect treat for Independence Day. Melon is refreshing and juicy and makes a great base for…

Spring Pea Soup

I could eat soup everyday. There are so many varieties from light and refreshing to hearty and rich. I love them all! Although, when I saw the recipe for pea soup I was a little skeptical. I’m not a huge fan of peas, but I’m trying to eat more vegetables, especially if they are in…

Radish and Cucumber Salad with Basil

I’m ready for warm temperatures after a winter that keeps trying for a comeback. Our local farmers market opens for the season this weekend and I’m so excited. I’m ready for fresh fruit and veggies. Eating seasonal foods always tastes better and is certainly more nutritious. Radish is a cool weather plant and always one…

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Dried Cranberries

It wasn’t until a couple years ago that I actually tried Brussel sprouts. Something about those tiny cabbages didn’t sit well with me, but the older I get, the more adventurous I become with food. Roasting veggies is my favorite because the caramelization adds a wonderful sweetness to any variety of vegetables. Brussel sprouts pair…

Corn Relish

A few summers ago, I went to a cookout at my friend/coworkers house. Her place is decorated beautifully and has such built in character. The style matches with my own, so I really enjoyed exploring her space. The backyard is also, perfectly suited for hosting friends and family. The lush landscaping and outdoor space make…

Roasted Chickpeas

My sweet tooth has been in overdrive lately. For awhile, I was a very conscious eater and my will power was at an all time high. After my last pregnancy (which was two years ago!) I’ve slowly unraveled and crave junk, cheese and carbs. My favorite food groups recently, have been Ben & Jerry’s ice…

Cherry & Arugula Salad

Salads are a perfect way to step up your veggie intake. They make a quick and nutritious lunch and can be prepared with a variety of ingredients. Cherry season is short and sweet and inspired this simple salad. I got Rainer and sweet cherries on sale this week. Adding fruit to leafy greens is an…

Chickpea Salad

I have quite the sweet tooth and appreciation for classic comfort foods like carbs and cheese. Unfortunately, my overindulgence  has me off track from my lifestyle of “moderation”. I don’t like to cut food groups out, but I definitely need a bit more balance in my life lately. If you go back in my archives,…

Orzo bean salad

As much as I enjoy desserts, I shouldn’t eat them everyday. Because of this, I’m sharing a savory dish.  I’m a full time working mom and I normally pack my lunch, because I don’t get a “lunch break” and it’s much cheaper than ordering out. I have been trying to incorporate more fresh and balanced…