Sheet Pan Portobello Tacos

sheet pan portobello tacos

I randomly found a recipe for sheet pan portobello tacos over 10 years ago and it comes into rotation when we’re feeling like we want to: #1 eat light and #2 make something super easy. Like everything else, it has morphed into a completely different recipe and I don’t even remember what the original was.  But, I love this so much.  My kids are mushroom superfans, so they’re always excited when I make this. Granted my daughter never eats a...

Where to eat and drink in Key West

where to eat and drink in key west

From the moment my husband and I arrived in Key West, we felt like we were in a different country.  The culture is so diverse, the air is extremely humid and hot, and everyone there is from somewhere else.   We wanted a casual vacation where we could walk around with a drink in our hand with no worries.  This was it.  We also wanted to pick a place that our kids wouldn’t necessarily miss.  We hit the mark there,...

How to lose weight without slowing your metabolism

how to lose weight without slowing your metabolism

Here’s some great health related articles that I’ve read this week!  From how to lose weight without slowing your metabolism to the best health and fitness podcasts out there. Can Losing Weight Slow the Metabolism? If you are overweight and looking to lose, please don’t use this as a reason not to try.  This just explains that doing it the smart way is the best way.  In my words…no crash diets! http://www.health.com/weight-loss/lose-weight-slow-down-metabolism Easy Ways to Add Fiber to Your Diet...

Honey Bear Smoothie

honey bear smoothie

There’s a local smoothie place that makes a fantastic Honey Bear smoothie.  I would swing by and grab one as a quick lunch sometimes.  It. Is. So. Good.  But!  They moved across town.  Darnit. I found a few recipes (apparently Honey Bear smoothies are a thing) and I came up with this one that I swear is better than the one I used to buy for however much. I told myself I wasn’t going to post another smoothie for a...

Homemade Cinnamon Almond Butter

homemade cinnamon almond butter

Making homemade cinnamon almond butter is really one of the simplest recipes.  The best part is you can make it to your liking.  Here, I added cinnamon to add a little something something. Why make homemade almond butter when you can just buy your own?  Well, there’s lots of reasons.  First of all.  Homemade always tastes better.  It’s fresh, the texture can be controlled to your liking and you can mix it with whatever fun stuff you want.  Chocolate? Nutmeg?...

How to Properly Use Retinol

how to properly use retinol

I’m a frequent flyer when it comes to my dermatologist.  I started going at a young age and it’s a regular thing for me. As a teenager, I went to control mild acne.  As a young adult, it was about getting rid of sun-damage as a teenager (a.k.a. getting rid of moles and receiving lectures).  ….And as a full-grown adult it is about cancer-prevention and anti-aging. So, let’s get to the anti-aging part.  I’ve seen numerous dermatologists and there seems...

Easy Potato Salad

easy potato salad

There’s something about burgers and potato salad that is the perfect food for 4th of July.  An easy potato salad makes it even better right? There’s always that debate whether mustard or mayo.  This recipe does have vegenaise (or mayo if you prefer), but it’s not heavy on the sauce, so even the pickiest people will like this one.  You get the crunch with the crisp fresh green beans, so there’s no mushiness here. So, first prep your ingredients.  If...

Has Wellness Become an Epidemic?

Every week I read many articles regarding health and wellness.  They range from the interesting to the intriguing to the downright ridiculous.  I would love to share with you a few I’ve read this week. Has wellness become an epidemic? As someone who has followed Goop for the last few years, I’ve read my fair share of articles that make me shake my head.  But, I am curious.  Many of these articles are an exploration into the future of wellness....

Pesto Chicken and Zoodles

I have a spiralizer that we’ve been using like crazy.  Zoodles have become a new favorite.  Even the pickiest here in the fam are embracing them.  So, pesto chicken and zoodles have been added to the dinner rotation. Zoodles have a nice texture to them.  Even if you’re a noodle devotee, you’ll be surprised at the nice consistency.  They have a bounce with a slight crispiness.  And incredibly easy to make! The first time I made them I kinda worried...

Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Growing up my parents always made scrambled eggs a bit on the slimy side.  And you know what, that is the way to go if you ask me!  I guess slimy isn’t the best word.  Let’s call it medium rare.  The perfect scrambled eggs.  But, perfect is relative, I guess.  Just like steak, people like their eggs a certain way. You don’t have to eat them “medium-rare”, so I’m not going to guide you that direction, but I will tell...

   
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