Mediterranean Inspired Fish En Papillote (in Parchment) Fish en papillote (in parchment paper) sounds fancy but is actually one of the simplest and tastiest ways to cook fish. This method of preparing fish packets is a healthy, easy, foolproof way to create a deliciously tender, delicate, and flavor-packed meal with minimal cleanup — in just 30 minutes! Inspired by Mediterranean cuisine, […]

Cucumber Tomato Salad

Cucumber Tomato Salad  Cucumber Tomato Salad is the best of the season’s harvest. Crisp cucumbers and luscious tomatoes tossed in a bright and creamy lemon poppy seed dressing.  Creamy Cucumber Salad comes together in 10 minutes with red onions and a spectacular poppy seed dressing. Tomato and Cucumber Salad Recipe Notes Prep ahead. Cucumbers have […]

Overcoming Winter Blues

Embracing the Winter Glow: A Guide to Overcoming Winter Blues As winter blankets the world in a layer of frost and snow, many people find themselves grappling with the winter blues. The chilly weather, shorter days, and lack of sunlight can often lead to feelings of lethargy and low mood.  However, with the right mindset […]

Slow-Cooker Mushroom Soup

Slow-Cooker Mushroom Soup with Sherry This comforting and creamy slow-cooker soup is loaded with earthy, umami flavor from the mushrooms and soy sauce. Garnish with additional black pepper and chopped fresh thyme, if desired. What Type of Mushrooms Should I Use? For a full-flavored, umami-rich soup, we use a combination of dried porcini mushrooms and […]

Spinach-Tortellini Soup

Spinach-Tortellini Soup The cold evenings call for a warm dinner for the family! Personally I love making soups for the colder days, they fill us up and usually there are left-overs for the next days lunch. Pick up a loaf of crispy bread to sop up the extra broth, perhaps rubbed with some garlic! When […]

Doodling & Your Wellness

Embracing Doodles: Unveiling the Wellness and Mindset Benefits In a world bustling with constant demands and digital distractions, finding a simple yet powerful tool to enhance wellness and mindset is a quest many embark upon.  Enter doodling – a creative and often underestimated practice that can significantly contribute to your overall well-being. Let’s explore the […]

New Years Resolutions

Why I Finally Decided to Stop Making Weight Loss My New Year’s Resolution Today I wanted to share Andy’s story with y’all. She is a Registered Dietitian & Founder of Beautiful Eats & Things. Her energy and light is contagious.  Check her story out!  Why I Finally Decided to Stop Making Weight Loss My New […]

Detox Salad

Detox Salad for After the Holidays This Detox Salad is your perfect rebound after indulging over the holidays, blending kale, Brussels sprouts, and pomegranate seeds into a refreshing, guilt-free treat. It’s a delightful way to reset your taste buds and nourish your body with every colorful bite. Perfect Post-Holiday Detox Salad After the holiday indulgences, this Detox […]

Yummy Granola

Do you love granola? Me, too! Today, I’m sharing my “basic” granola recipe, which is also the best granola recipe. Granted, I’m partial, but it really is the best and I use that term sparingly. This granola makes a wonderful snack or breakfast (add your milk of choice and maybe some fresh fruit). It also stores beautifully, so it makes a […]

Better Pumpkin Bakes

Things bakers know: The simple trick for better pumpkin bakes Cook your purée for boosted flavor and better texture. Pumpkin lovers, brace yourselves. Raw pumpkin is mostly water — up to 90%! — so it really doesn’t have much flavor. In fact, the flavor that we usually think of as “pumpkin” is actually pumpkin pie spice, […]