Black Bean Pasta Salad

Black Bean Pasta Salad

This is a simple pasta salad that pairs well with many dishes or is wonderful on its own.  Noodles, black beans, and feta cheese come together to create a delicious black bean pasta salad.  This is a salad that is sure to please everyone, all three of my kids like it so that says a […]

How to Cook Frozen Chicken in 10 Minutes (Instant Pot)

How to Cook Frozen Chicken Breasts in the Instant Pot in 10 Minutes!

I have been raving about how much I love my Instant Pot.   Seriously, if I could only keep one of my kitchen gadgets (and I have a lot) I would choose my electric pressure cooker AKA my Instant Pot.  I cook dry beans to perfection in 55 minutes, a whole chicken in 20, a whole […]

Eco Friendly Easter Ideas

Eco Friendly Easter Ideas

Easter and eco-friendly are two words that very often don’t go hand in hand.  Plastic eggs, plastic grass, candy with artificial flavors and colors….not so great for the environment or your body.   We have dyed our eggs naturally for years and the bunny has been kind leaving organic candy for the kids as well as […]

How to cook dry beans in an electric pressure cooker (Instant Pot)

How To Cook Dry Beans In An Electric Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot)

Are you ready to cook dry beans from start to finish in an hour?  It took me several attempts but I finally made the perfect batch of cooked beans n my electric pressure cooker and I am happy to share how it’s done.  I use an Instant Pot, but any electric pressure cooker would work. […]

Light & Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes

Delicious Gluten-Free Pancakes (Quick & Easy!)

My kids love homemade pancakes.  My fluffy whole wheat pancakes were a very common breakfast item until I realized that Audrey needed to eat gluten-free.   Making gluten-free pancakes for my family was very much trial and error.  There were many more batches that they wouldn’t even touch than there were ones that they would tolerate. […]

Southwest Black Bean Pasta w/ Avocado Cream Sauce

Southwest Black Bean Pasta With Avocado Cream Sauce (gluten-free)

I recently discovered that my daughter is unable to eat gluten.  I stopped into one of my favorite neighborhood markets to explore my gluten-free options and was gifted a box of black bean pasta.  I was excited at the possibilities of what I could create with this new pasta.  I ended up making a delicious gluten-free southwest […]

Health Benefits of Spirulina

The Many Health Benefits of Spirulina

I had been hearing how awesome spirulina is for quite a while now.  I finally decided to check it out and I am certainly glad that I did!  Spirulina has been called the next super-food, I am not sure who decides what foods qualify as ‘super-foods’ but I do know that spirulina is packed full […]

Homemade French Onion Soup Mix:  Earth Mama's World

Homemade French Onion Soup Mix

The first half of this year I pretty much fell off of my real food clean eating wagon.  Our family had several personal struggles and I took comfort in comfort food.  It was easy to fall back into old bad habits, convenience foods were coming home with us from the grocery store.  I could tell […]

Vegetarian Ginger Noodles

Asian Ginger Noodles

If I did this right there are affiliate links in this post. This ginger noodle dish is my new favorite thing to eat.   If you love gingery noodley yumminess then this recipe is for you!  These noodles, with their unique Asian flavors, pair well with so many different meals.  They also are awesome enough […]

Delicious (& Easy) Homemade Granola Bars

Delicious (&Easy) Homemade Granola Bars

I have tried so many homemade granola bar recipes and often have been left dissatisfied.  Seriously, who knew that making homemade granola bars could be so trying?  So many granola bar recipes are hit or miss, they can be too crumbly, crunchy, gooey, sweet, not sweet enough…you get the picture.  I have finally (after MANY […]

Southwest Salad

Southwest Salad With Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

I have been on a southwest kick in the kitchen lately, beans and hot peppers have been a staple.   I enjoy making a large salad at the beginning of the week so that I can eat on it throughout the week and this is my third week throwing together a southwest salad.  I have […]

Spicy Quinoa & Corn Salad (EarthMamasWorld)

Spicy Quinoa and Corn Salad

If you are looking for a quick, easy, and delicious quinoa recipe, this one is for you!  Even if you weren’t looking and simply stumbled upon this recipe I promise that you will not be disappointed.  I serve spicy quinoa and corn salad as a main dish most of the time.  It is also compliments […]

Hobo Mama: Join us for the Six Ingredient Challenge!

The 6 Ingredient Challenge: Yay! For Healthy Eating (Again)

  Try the Six Ingredient Challenge hosted by Hobo Mama and Anktangle! We’ve completed a six-week path to eat more whole foods, guided by one simple rule: Buy foods with six ingredients or fewer. And we’re blogging about our journey on the way. This week we’re answering the question: What are your final thoughts and […]