He’s Here! Baby River’s Birth Story – Part 1

I'm back!  It's been a while and a lot has happened since my last post on November 7th.  So let just dive right into it all! On Tuesday December 2nd (36 weeks and 5 days), I had my routine midwife appointment.  When I arrived I noticed some major swelling in my legs which concerned me.  … Continue reading He’s Here! Baby River’s Birth Story – Part 1

Stuffed Pepper Stew

Fall weather has officially arrived and it has sent my comfort food cravings into high gear!  There is nothing like warming up on a crisp Fall day with a big bowl or soup or stew.  This healthy, gluten-free stew combines all the delicious flavors we love about Stuffed Peppers in one satisfying bowl. This dish … Continue reading Stuffed Pepper Stew

Red Pepper and Sausage Frittata

Lately, my family has been in a bit of a breakfast rut.   Eggs, Bacon (or Sausage), and Hashbrowns.  The typical breakfast.  As delicious as this typical breakfast is, sometimes you just need a change…..something different from the norm. That’s where the Frittata comes in! Not only is this dish easy to make and delicious, but … Continue reading Red Pepper and Sausage Frittata

Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies

If you are are looking for something that is sweet (yet healthy) and easy to whip up then these Blondies are for you.  Last night I was craving a warm, out of the oven treat but didn't want to have to run to the store to gather ingredients.  I looked around in my pantry, threw … Continue reading Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies

Baked Garlic Dijon Salmon

  Today when I checked my gmail account, I had a glorious email from Whole Foods notifying me that they had Coho Salmon on sale today only.  At that moment, I knew exactly what we would be having for dinner.  I sent the hubs out to our local Whole Foods to grab the goods.  I told … Continue reading Baked Garlic Dijon Salmon

Coconut Curry with Cauliflower Rice (Paleo, Vegan options)

    Weeknights are busy for my family.  Trying to fit in time to cook something quick, easy, and healthy can be a challenge.  This recipe has become a weekly staple in my home since developing it.  Not only is it easy, delicious, and healthy but it is also cheap to make! This vegetable dense meal … Continue reading Coconut Curry with Cauliflower Rice (Paleo, Vegan options)

Roasted Tomato and Tomatillo Salsa

  If you have a garden filled with red-ripe tomatoes, here is a recipe that will help put them to good use!  In this salsa, we roast tomatoes, tomatillos (they look like green tomatoes), jalepenos, and garlic to really amp up their natural flavors.  This salsa is incredibly easy to create.  Be an awesome guest … Continue reading Roasted Tomato and Tomatillo Salsa

16 weeks!

Well, I wanted to updated you all on my pregnancy a little more often than I have but it's been a busy few weeks!  But here I am heading into the 17th week of my pregnancy.  I have to say, I am feeling great!  I am finally feeling well enough to focus on eating a … Continue reading 16 weeks!

Avocado Salad

It's avocado season and I am noticing some great deals in the grocery stores.  Time to stock up on my all time favorite!  If you are wanting to make something different than guacamole with those delicious avocados, here it the perfect solution! My father is from Cuba and came to America right before the revolution … Continue reading Avocado Salad

12 Weeks!

Hey everyone!  Before I get started with my weekly pregnancy progress, I have to share what an exciting week it's been for my family.  We became foster parents to an adorable, old man named Rocco.  He is a 13 year old English Bulldog that was rescued by the Illinois English Bulldog Rescue.  His owner of 13 … Continue reading 12 Weeks!