getting back to my roots: my journey in true health and natural living

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Goat Cheese Pepper Poppers

Goat Cheese Pepper Poppers

Party apps are some of the most fun and creative recipes out there. And you know that if something has goat cheese in it, I’m all about it. Such was the case when the hubster and I went to a friend’s house for dinner and a documentary. On the big completely normal sized television screen […]

Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Black Bean Veggie Burgers

I don’t how it’s possible, but I have two friends in my life who just don’t like red meat. It doesn’t sound appetizing to them. And they even know the difference between crappy, processed, chemical-filled, cancer-causing CAFO beef and healthy, happy, CLA-filled, cancer-fighting grass-fed beef. But still, hamburgers are not at the top of their […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts: My New Obsession

Roasted Brussels Sprouts: My New Obsession

That Brussels sprouts have been epitomized as that ‘nasty health food my parents forced me to eat before leaving the dinner table’ could possibly be the biggest injustice in the world of food right now. (Well, that is if you don’t count CAFOs and HFCS and GMOs and all those other acronyms that stand synonymous […]

Stuffed Eggplant with Quinoa & Burdock

Stuffed Eggplant with Quinoa & Burdock

This recipe is the fruit of my second week of successful meal planning. I love trying new recipes! In this particular case, I found a yummy looking recipe online and modified it to fit the ingredients I like or had on hand. But then there was burdock – which I had never heard of before […]

World’s Best Pumpkin Soup

World’s Best Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin soup has never been on my radar as a particularly delicious meal to cook and consequently consume with great relish. And if I’m being really transparent, I had never actually cut open a pumpkin with the intention of cooking it before just a few months ago. Never. Not even once. I like pumpkin. I […]

Superfood Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing

Superfood Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing

I’ll be honest. This salad originally consisted of me opening the refrigerator, pulling out any and all vegetables & protein I could find at the moment and tossing them together in a bowl. But (being honest again, because should we be any other way, really?) this salad is also chock full of amazing nutrients that […]