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...]

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...]

No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Cookies {Gluten-Free Option}


Pumpkin is in the air! Pumpkin Cookies, specifically, today! Now that Bear almost back to normal from his surgery last week, I've finally been able to breathe out fully for the first time in months it seems. I can always tell when I'm happier, I start to make things I really don't need to be eating...  I justify it, however, by telling myself how very healthy these treats are... I'll just … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Energy Bites! {Healthy no bake recipe}


Living in Colorado has really opened my eyes to new things. One thing in particular is delicious healthy food. Healthy food is a default decision for most people here. When I arrived at a Grill Out Party last week I find that there's a choice of regular, chicken, turkey and veggie hot dogs or  black bean burgers or you even have a choice of a plate of grilled veggies! Sides included … [Read more...]