What I love about having my own health blog, is I get to be as honest as I want. There are HUNDREDS of blogs out there that will pretend baking/cooking is so easy and that they never make any mistakes… but I’m definitely not one of them.
I’m here to blog about the good, the bad and the things I catch on fire… and let me tell you I almost just burnt my house down attempting to make home made candied pecans!
I’m not really sure what I did wrong to tell you the truth, I left them in the oven for the exact amount of time directed, used the same ingredients as the recipe- only I substituted brown sugar for regular cane sugar.
Am I going to give up? NO WAY!
Off to the store to buy some more raw pecans, and try a different candied pecan recipe.
As they say, “what doesn’t burn your house down, makes you buy a fire extinguisher.”
Shopping around in my neighborhood store, I came across this AWESOME medially of grapes and bought 2 boxes!!
Now all I need is a hot guy in a Toga with a huge leaf fan to feed them to me while sitting in a royal throne.
Hey, a girl can dream right?
I wonder how my boyfriend Bryan would feel about wearing a toga…
I can’t wait to use these flavors in all kinds of recipes, salads and smoothies this week 🙂
Who wouldn’t like 3 colors of grapes in one? Pure genius.
In a hurry? Need some thing quick but still want to stay healthy?
This 5 minute vegetarian panini is GREAT because you can pre-prepare 3 different kinds at the beginning of the week, and after a few minutes on a panini maker; they’re ready to eat!
If you pre-prepare all the ingredients you want on your panini, and keep them individually ready-to-eat in your fridge- it makes for a quick and healthy meal on the go.
I made this panini last night in less then 5 minutes and it took me 2 minutes to heat it up today on my pink panini maker. I don’t know about you, but I don’t think sandwiches get any faster then that.
Fast, easy, and delicious; a perfect combination for anyone with a busy schedule!
You haven’t had a true salad until you’ve tasted this one. I know I know I know what you’re thinking; …garlic and pears??? EW!
WRONG! Think again. The savory flavors of the roasted garlic vinaigrette, go astonishingly well with the sweet Anjou pears.
This salad is quick, fresh and a delight side to any main course, or a perfect lunch all on its own 🙂
Ps oh my gosh you guys, these pictures turned out so great!! I’m getting so much better with my food photography!
At a lovely afternoon adventure at my Godmother’s house, we discovered her 15 new baby chicks! They were SO cute. Bryan and I named this one Pablo. After getting to spend some quality time with Pablo, it breaks my heart to think about all the baby chicks and chickens that are suffering so much at food mills. Kept in tiny cages with no room to fly around and be free. It’s little moments like today with Pablo that remind me why I’ve been a Vegetarian my whole life.
Choose free-range chicken eggs at the store, or even better; buy your food from local farmers markets.
Proud vegetarian for 24 years!!! Pablo power 🙂
With the whole grain flat-bread dough, combined with all the delicious veggies on top; this is the perfect healthy go to pizza!
Since the dough isn’t thick, it cuts the calories. I made sure to add an array of my favorite pizza toppings too 🙂
Sauteed Red peppers
Arugula with lemon vinegerette dressing
The flavors go together perfectly, and the flat bread literally melts in your mouth. Delicious summer dinner 🙂
*Note- to make this vegan, just use vegan cheese 🙂