Several months ago, I started this whole Intermittent Fasting (IF) and carb cycling thing. I’m not even going to attempt to get technical. The bottom line is this: on two non-consecutive days I Intermittent Fast for 16 hours and cycle through low and high carb days throughout the week. Really, it isn’t as bad as it sounds. … More Zucchini Tots: An Experiment
My favorite so far on this journey!!
My little experiment has begun! Researching kombucha recipes online, I found that the suggested ratio is eight tea bags to one gallon of water, with one cup of sugar dissolved in. Of course, I can never leave well enough alone and had to tweak the recipe; in order to mask some of the vinegary taste, I prepped my kombucha last … More Let’s Get This Kombucha Started!
I love corn on the cob. In my opinion, nothing tastes like summer more than a juicy, sweet ear of corn. Growing up, our family had the bee’s knees in corn on the cob accessories: desilking brushes, corn on the cob holders in various shapes and designs, corn on the cob buttering trays, hand-held corn butters… you … More Aww Shucks, Me So Corny
When looking for a quick, healthy dinner to throw together for the family, I often turn to a variation of a Japanese fast-food favorite that I experienced during my time in Okinawa: a Teriyaki Chicken Bowl. The original dish was made with white rice, chicken, and broccoli florets, served in a bowl, all swimming in a … More Teriyaki Chicken Bowl – Minus the Bowl
During the summer months, I have the most glorious herb garden. Patio containers full of rosemary, thyme, sage, cilantro, basil, and chives, just to name a few, are steps away from my kitchen, begging to be thrown into my newest creation. During the winter months, however, the only herbs that remotely survive inside on the … More Drying Rosemary the Easy Way
Providing my family with a healthy home-cooked meal every night is extremely important to me, so anything to make dinners a little easier is always on my radar. My family relies on our crock pot at least twice a week. With my husband and I both working full time, and most days of the week … More Chicken Taco Soup
With my recent cooking debacle as depicted in Attack of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Blob, I wanted to assure my readers that not everything that comes out of my kitchen is a complete disaster. I have, in fact, found the Holy Grail of kitchen time/money hacks: peanut butter. Like marshmallows, my family can put some peanut … More Easy-Peasy Peanut Butter
Easily make marshmallows with six ingredients, her recipe says. Pulling off a homemade marshmallow recipe is easier than you think, she boasts. My family puts marshmallows away like they are going out of style. Big ones for the massive amounts of s’mores we consume, little ones floating in hot chocolate, flavored ones just because, marshmallows for … More When Marshmallows Attack
Just a quick post on our Easter Dinner spread: * Butter-rum injected smoked ham (I had that baby in the smoker for about 5 hours today! It turned out phenomenal! ) * Spinach salad with strawberries and red onion and a bacon vinaigrette dressing * Sautéed green beans with slivered almonds * Whole wheat dinner … More Easter Dinner