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...]

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...]

BLACK RICE and Chicken Soup (Easy! Gluten/Dairy/Egg Free)


So, yeah, you can say it... this totally looks like a lot of my other recipes! HAH! I get it! The only reason I'm adding this easy recipe is that the word EASY is in it. I've not been feeling well lately due to a chronic sinus infection and since we are gluten/dairy/egg free due to my (very inconvenient) kid's allergies, my "go-to" in a pinch resources are pretty limited. Ben does NOT cook (to be … [Read more...]