I love the end of summer and all the fresh produce and vegetables. This is a great way to eat yellow summer squash. Wash and cut the squash into sticks. Place on parchment-lined baking pan. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 400º F for 30 minutes. Let cool and enjoy.
After being away from my garden for a week, I came back to find my zucchini plants loaded with overgrown zucchini. Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables, if it is possible to narrow it down. It is so mellow, versatile, and plentiful. I'm loving the zucchini season.Growing up, my dad loved telling a joke … Continue reading Zucchini Time
A fresh watermelon is trimmed and decorated for a fun summer birthday cake. It is simple and requires no baking. I love birthday parties! I want to feed my family healthy food. But sometimes those two statements don't go together. This weekend, we celebrated my little one's birthday for the 3rd time. We had cupcakes … Continue reading Watermelon Cake
Product Review: Dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and full of "mmmm." Yesterday, I had the rare opportunity to spend a couple of hours with just my little girl. We solved jigsaw puzzles, created a count-down-chain for her third birthday, played in the sprinkler, and shared a Jolly Llama Coconut Cream Pop. I saw Jolly Llama products in … Continue reading Jolly Llama Coconut Cream Dark Chocolate Pops
Whole wheat pasta tossed in olive oil and served with fresh herbs and tomatoes. When your life circumstances change, sometimes the best way to thrive is to adapt and change. When I realized that it wouldn't work to eat dairy, I decided I needed to change the way I cook and learn to like foods … Continue reading Easy Pasta with Fresh Herbs
Sweet cherries are in season. Here are some of my cherry dessert attempts and winner. The first summer my husband and I were married, we knew someone who knew someone who had sweet cherry trees. That someone had more cherries than they wanted, and since we loved cherries, we were invited to come and pick … Continue reading Adventures with Cherries
Blueberries in coconut milk for a whimsical, dairy-free summer treat. This dessert was so simple to make. Normally, I just fill my popsicle molds with juice. I feel better feeding the kids something besides flavored sugar-water, and they are happy to have a cold treat on a hot day. But today, I thought I would … Continue reading Polka Dot Popsicles
Vegetables roasted in olive oil and mixed with rotini pasta. Summertime equals more salads at our house. Everybody likes pasta salad. I like to include lots of vegetables, and I like them soft but not mushy-just like the pasta. Consequently, I normally steam my vegetables to soften them before I add them to the pasta. … Continue reading Roasted Veggie Pasta Salad