food

Before and After

Struggling with my weight for my entire adult life, I finally decided life is too short to live perpetually unhappy.  I have lost 55 pounds in the last year and am currently working on the last 25.  I made a few simple changes to my lifestyle (less sugar, smaller portions, and more veggies) and have never felt better! I'd like to share a number of "Before and Afters" with you to detail the differences from my old life to new. ... Read more » about Before and After

A Protein-Packed {P28 Giveaway}

I hope you had a lovely and relaxing weekend leading up to this holiday week!  Welcome back to the next 3 MONTHS of Monday giveaways on the blog!  If you missed last week, Jennifer C won some Lemon Coconut awesomeness in the form of The Simply Bar.  This week I am excited to introduce to you a new line of high protein breads made by P28.  They are named that because each bagel, 2 slices of bread, and wrap have 28 ... Read more » about A Protein-Packed {P28 Giveaway}

7 Low Sugar Tips Anyone Can Adopt

First, I'd like to reiterate something I said yesterday on Facebook.  If you're not yet a fan, go ahead and "like" me because there's lots of additional conversations, photos, and questions that never make it on to the actual blog!  I started a devotional plan yesterday - 35 days of a bit of Bible plus a story / message that goes along with it.  I've ... Read more » about 7 Low Sugar Tips Anyone Can Adopt

Guest Post: Production Mgr of "Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead"

I mentioned awhile back that I wanted to do a couple new fun things with the blog - and one of those is to bring some outside perspectives (every once in awhile) on what others believe to be the essentials for a happy healthy life.  Afterall, that's the goal of this blog!!  I am soooooo excited to bring the next post in the series to you, from the Production Manager of the acclaimed Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead documentary.  She reached out to me at the beginning of the year about being ... Read more » about Guest Post: Production Mgr of "Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead"

New Features: PRINT & PIN-IT + {Citrus Pancakes}

Today is a very exciting day for me!  Like on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest it's probably a 9.8. Hey, I have to save the 10 for something even MORE EXCITING brewing in my near future :)  So today, I'm announcing and introducing a couple new features on the blog that will hopefully delight you and make your user experience so much better: PRINT and PIN-IT.  You can now click one button to PRINT the recipe (below) and take it directly to your local grocery store

Smashed Blackberry & Basil Grilled Cheese

Time to fess up: How often/long do you look at Pinterest?  I'm probably a 15 minute a day kind of girl. I was perusing the other day, scrolling through the hundreds of pins and images when I was immediately stopped in my tracks.  I saw the most beautiful sandwich my eyes have ever seen.  I even commented on it, which I never do: "WOW. I am salivating! That looks so yummy - and the best part is... ... Read more » about Smashed Blackberry & Basil Grilled Cheese

No Pioneer Woman + {A Communion of Sorts}

Now I'm no Pioneer Woman, who got 48,000 comments on ONE BLOG POST (I left a comment myself to try to win an awesome turquoise pot...ha! No such luck.)  But, as I posted on Facebook yesterday, I have been overwhelmed with the number of visits/views/pins of my Strawberry Banana Greek Yogurt Bread and its Blueberry version...over 30,000 just this month!  I hope many of you have actually gotten the chance to make them and taste them for yourselves.  This excitement and pinning action piqued my interest. 

100th Post + {Prosciutto & Fig Goat Cheese Pizza}

Today we are celebrating something special - this is my 100th blog post!  Thank you again for joining me in this journey! I am excited to share a fabulous pizza recipe, originally inspired by my lovely mom.  Hers was covered in carmelized onions, which I'm sure would be good.  But dear hubby HATES onions.  Really, hate is a nice term for his overwhelming loathing of the sometimes smelly vegetable.  Dear hubby and I have been married for almost 8 years, but each time we're at my parents' house I have to remind them of his dislike hate of onions. 

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