Wintry Salad with Maple Sweet Potatoes and Maple-crusted Pecans


I cook something big or small almost every day. My approach to cooking fluctuates with the seasons and with the business of the week. Some weeks I enjoy taking on three-hour- ong French endeavors, or one of Jamie Oliver’s beef and ale pies, or one of Ina’s “company appropriate” meals, a meal that serves 10, … More Wintry Salad with Maple Sweet Potatoes and Maple-crusted Pecans

Fall Pasta with Butternut Squash, Spinach, and Beef.


Enter this Fall pasta dish. I love cooking with the season. For me, it gives me a fuller life experience. If I’m smelling and tasting what is relevant right now in the moment, I enjoy it that much more. This dish is as pleasing to the eyes as it is to the palate. Seriously, it’s beautiful in every way. It has the fall colors and it has warmth from the red pepper flakes. It’s perfectly filling for these cooler fall evenings. It serves as your meat, veggie, and carb, so it’s almost a one-pot miracle. … More Fall Pasta with Butternut Squash, Spinach, and Beef.

Florida and my Expanding Palette


Whether you’re on a road trip, family vacation, or just your local grocery store, branch out and try something new. Preferable on the wholesome side! If you’re a healthy eater, there is always a new fruit or veggie you haven’t tried. If you’re not a healthy eater, I urge you to branch out and try some, just a little bit. You never know what food journeys that one little bite can lead to. … More Florida and my Expanding Palette

Spiced Coffee Shake


Meet a Spiced Coffee Shake that you can make at home that has well over half the calorie count, one third less sugar, and 52g fewer of carbohydrates. That’s what I’m talking about. Of course, it is missing the whipped cream, but whipped cream and skinny jeans don’t go together all the time. … More Spiced Coffee Shake

Wholesome Food


God gave us food to be our energy source, and it’s up to us how we prepare and consume it. God gave us food for our enjoyment, and yet many of us abuse it. Think about this, when God created us, He could have made it so that we didn’t need food to fuel our bodies, instead we could just fuel up on sleep, but instead He entrusted us with this task, this ability. … More Wholesome Food