Baked Chicken with Tomato & Basil {Gluten Free}

smart chicken recipe

As a lot of you already know, lately I've been struggling with my 2 year old's nutrition. The other day I posted a snarky Facebook update at 2 am in an exhausted frustration after denying my child an alternate dinner in a (desperate) attempt to get him to be less picky. The result of my firm line of parenting is that he was wide awake screeching he was hungry! We had a banana snack around 2:30 am … [Read more...]

Black & White Chicken Chili {A formal soup indeed…}


This recipe was inspired completely by the fact that I had two bags of dry beans sitting out on my counter one morning; one of black beans, one of white beans and it was just so pretty.  I love being visually inspired, seeing beauty in the simple things and then watching my recipe draw itself out for me. A formal chili, I decided. How fun. I love a good pot of chili. I am a southern girl … [Read more...]

Chicken Tortilla Soup {Gluten Free}

Chicken Tortilla Soup 1

Saturday was lazy. I lounged on the couch with my Japanese student, Mainame, watching weekend tv and an entertaining cooking show came on that highlighted Tortilla Soup. The Food for Thought show that I was watching made this meatless for Meatless Mondays, and you can easily omit this ingredient to make it meatless, but Ben loves meat and I knew he wouldn't want it without chicken. I love … [Read more...]

Easy Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal {with Silk Almond milk}

apple cinnamon oatmeal with silk almond milk

Sometimes the simplest and easiest recipe is best. I try to eat healthy but struggle on busy mornings to eat well. Most of the time I grab a granola or lara bar on my way out the door. It's also important to me that Bear and Bug eat healthy too and sometimes a little planning ahead goes a long way. I have found that making a pot of oatmeal and scooping out a bowl every morning for the following … [Read more...]