Friday, January 20, 2017

May I Ask You A Question? Reader Survey 2017

At the start of every New Year, there is always that aura of reassessment, change, improvement, blah, blah, blah. I don't usually buy into it - you can start fresh anytime, doesn't have to be at the start of January.  But this year, it's sticking with me a bit. Maybe that's why for the last few weeks I've been mulling around the idea of doing my first ever Blog Reader Survey.


Friday, January 13, 2017

Healthy Baked Ginger Oatmeal Muffins

This week has been a whirlwind. We are lucky that most weekday mornings in our house are fairly leisurely. But, this week, it's been a grab-n-go scenario. That's why I was so glad I planned ahead and made these baked oatmeal muffins over the weekend. They are perfect for busy mornings for when you want a healthy and satisfying breakfast you can eat on the go.


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Peppercorn Chai Mixed Nuts

Happy 2017! I'm starting off the new year with a recipe for a healthy snack.

Nuts are one of my go-to snacks. Loaded with protein and healthy fats, they can help curb your hunger pangs without making you feel guilty about having a little snack. Plain nuts are good, but I like a little more flavor. The only problem is that I find most flavored nuts you buy in the store are generally full of not-so-good-for-you ingredients that negate the health benefits. Needless to say, I make my own.

Disclosure: I received one free month of Raw Spice Bar to facilitate in recipe creation. I received no other compensation for this post and the opinions contained herein, are my own and reflect my experience with the products. Your own may differ.


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Strawberry Jalapeno Glazed Pork Tenderloin

When I saw the jar of Smuckers Strawberry Jalapeno Fruit Spread in this month's Degustabox, I nearly brushed it aside. Then, I saw that this jam is sweetened with honey. Ok, interesting. I figured I would give it a try.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Cranberry Apple Quinoa Pilaf with Orange Honey

Cooking with fresh cranberries at this time of year just feels right. Their vibrant ruby color creates a festive mood. In this case, paired with tri-color quinoa, apple, and a touch of honey, they help create a healthy, protein-packed dish that is not only a delicious side dish for your dinner or holiday table but also makes for a great light lunch option too.


Friday, December 9, 2016

Beer Salted Hazelnut Dark Chocolate Bark

First off, beer salt. It's a thing. Second, I have been using this stuff on everything, including dessert.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Gift Ideas for the Food Lovers On Your List

I don't want to gloat, but I am in fact nearly done with all my holiday shopping. Crazy I know. It's really only because my list has gotten much smaller in recent years and I typically give homemade baked goodies as gifts to almost everyone anyway. However, if you are still hunting for gifts for the food lovers on your list I have a few suggestions.
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