Crispy bread, soft summer tomatoes with parmesan, bacon & blue cheese combine to make this au gratin recipe the only au gratin you will ever want!

Crispy bread, soft summer tomatoes with parmesan, bacon & blue cheese combine to make this au gratin recipe the only one you will ever want!

Healthy mexican quinoa casserole. It makes enough to serve 8 or just have dinner for your entire family a second night! OR divide it in two and freeze one! So good, no one will ever guess how healthy it is.

mexican quinoa casserole

This Mexican Quinoa Casserole is incredibly flavorful and super healthy to boot! It’s easy to make ahead of time or double the batch and freeze one.   We’re always making a conscious effort around here to eat healthy. Which is not always easy with two little ones who aren’t always so receptive to these attempts…. 

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healthy carrot ginger soup

carrot ginger soup

This healthy carrot ginger soup is easy to make, delicious and so good for you!

beet and mandarin orange salad

beet and mandarin orange salad

Last week I spent a few days in sunny California visiting with the friendly folks from DOLE Foods. It was a fantastic trip with an even better group of bloggers-turned-friends. I promise to tell you all about it but, in the meantime, I really want to share this delicious beet and mandarin orange salad with… 

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parmesan roasted cauliflower

parmesan roasted cauliflower

This Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower is easy, healthy and absolutely amazing. Just don’t forget the flavorful, crispy bits on the bottom of the pan!

super healthy tomato soup with gorgonzola croutons (with bonus vitamix version}!

vitamix tomato soup with gorgonzola croutons

This Healthy Vitamix Tomato Soup with Gorgonzola Croutons is super creamy without any cream. Find out my secret ingredient, it’s delicious!

chili relleno casserole

chili relleno casserole

This Chili Relleno Casserole has a layer of beef, onion & cumin with roasted peppers and a layer of gooey cheese.

a spicy & super healthy green juice

how the baconator saved me from my juice cleanse

                      June 2012. I’m smack dab in the middle of my Tony Robbins phase and I’ve learned about the health benefits of juicing and wheatgrass. My gratitude train is running full speed ahead and I decide that it’s time to buy a juicer.

sangria recipe

sparkling grapefruit sangria recipe

This Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria Recipe has a citrus twist and is perfect for warmer weather! So easy to throw together and is just beautiful to serve.