Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Pumpkin Seed Pesto
A rare break from winter makes me almost believe spring is on the way.  I start to crave herbs, berries, all those great flavors that brighten up that season.  It may not really be spring or summer, but that doesn’t mean everything has to be heavy and dreary.  Here’s a bright and happy pesto to ...

Pudding for Breakfast

Pudding for Breakfast
One of  the wonderful girls in our family (I’ll never ever tell which one so don’t try and guess!) has a history of eating pudding for breakfast.  At a very young toddler age was found early in the morning stark naked on the couch with a GIANT bowl of pudding, a huge wooden spoon, watching ...

Green Berry Bliss Smoothie 2

Green Berry Bliss Smoothie
My poor husband has not been able to shake this winter funk that has been going around! The rest of us have (cross your fingers) recovered but his is just hanging on.   I’m combating this cold and flu season with lots of fruits, vegetables, and antioxidents this year, trying to boost our immune systems as ...

Orange Scented Sweet Potato and Onion Soup

Orange Scented Sweet Potato and Onion Soup
This month I’ve been working hard on a new program for my wellness coaching clients.  Over the last year I’ve met with many people one on one to work on their wellness goals, and to boost their quality of life.  It’s been a totally energizing and rewarding experience.  There’s nothing like seeing someone revitalized and ...

Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup

Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup
This year I’ve been talking more about leftovers than the Thanksgiving meal itself! Its true, I did have a cooking class on Thanksgiving dinner but also another one on how to use Thanksgiving leftovers in soups.  Then I even wrote a blog about leftover Turkey in the Kansas City Moms Blog.  All this talk of ...

Rainbow Carrot Ribbon Pasta with Walnuts

Rainbow Carrot Ribbon Pasta with Walnuts
Recently we had guests over for dinner.  I made saltimbocca with a side of carrots sauteed in garlic and thyme butter.  It was pretty delicious if I do say so myself.  Our gracious guests asked many questions about how the meal was made, including the carrots.  One guest in particular kept asking me about the ...

Upside Down Caramel Apple Pie

Upside Down Caramel Apple Pie
  Pie and I have a long history together.  When I met my husband he was totally obsessed with “American round pies.” (Did you know pies aren’t round in every corner of the world?)  Fueled by hollywood pie references he plotted to taste every pie imaginable while in the U.S.  Once he returned home every ...

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal 2

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
 Well somehow we’ve made it from peach to pumpkin season in no time flat! Sometimes time speeds up and it seems like what was an endless summer in June passed by in no more than a moment! My little guy turned 2, and chasing him has become more than a fulltime job.  Yesterday he discovered ...

Grilled Peaches

Grilled Peaches
It seems to me that just about this time last year I was posting a bruschetta recipe that looks amazingly similar to this salad.  Its funny but I had completely forgotten about that recipe but started craving this flavor combination as the peaches in the farmers markets and stores started to reach their juicy peak! ...

Pan Roasted Sweet Corn with Miso

Pan Roasted Sweet Corn with Miso
Heat and sunshine, lakes and pools, playing like the days will never end, summer is so sweet especially through the eyes of a child. My bonafide toddler is no exception. He relishes splashing, sliding, and blowing bubbles like a kid twice his age, and I must admit life is more fun when I see it ...