roasted red pepper soup

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

If you have been reading the blogs, you already know my love for red peppers. This soup is my all-time favorite soup. The vitamin C and carotenoid content of bell peppers increases as the fruit ripens. This creates more antioxidants, which bring many health benefits. You can ripen the fruit even after it’s been harvested for…

garlic

What’s the Stink about Garlic?

Did you know there are over 300 types of garlic? I walked up to the farmers market the other week and the garlic vendor had six different types available for purchase. Some are a little spicier than others so they are a great addition to salsas. Some are easier to peel. Chewing on parsley, fennel…

chimichurri

Chimichurri

When I was in college, my good friend Amber made this delicious chimichurri. Every time she would make it, I would try to snag a bite out of the food processor. It’s a great addition to your meat or fish! You can even toss some potatoes in this sauce. Now, I love to cook but…

face wash

Soft Cheeks Face Wash

Soft skin without the use of chemicals…I think that sounds luscious! Not only is homemade face wash way cheaper that what you purchase at the store, it also is absent of all the harsh chemicals found in many brands off the counter. Your skin is your largest organ. It renews itself every 28 days so…

salad

5 Tips for Meal Prepping

Picture this: it’s Sunday night and the “Sunday Scaries” are just setting in. You’re getting anxious about the week ahead because you know you’ll barely have time to even do your laundry. Let alone, cook your food! It would be easy to go to the nearest fast food place and grab your dinner after your…

pumpkin smoothie bowl

Spooktacular Smoothie Bowl

Happy Halloween! This is by far my favorite holiday. You get to see everyone’s creative minds really come to life with the costumes. But seriously, how cute are the little trick-or-treaters? My days of hoarding candy are behind me but I had to fill my sweet tooth somehow today. I cannot get enough of these…

roasted red pepper sauce

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

I definitely think I am addicted to red peppers! They are so flavorful and can be used for tons of different recipes. Check out the recipe for the roasted red pepper hummus. This sauce can be tossed over some zucchini noodles and meatballs. I even put it over my eggplant, mozzarella, tomato dish. Red peppers…

soap nuts

Soap Nuts as a Detergent?

Who would have thought that the earth provides a nut that will make your clothes squeaky clean? I walked into this cute little shop called Time and Again in Hayward, Wisconsin. I glanced down and saw a barrel full of these nut looking things. There were some muslin sacks nearby. So curious Claire got the…

Salmon, cucumber, dill patties

Salmon, Cucumber, Dill Patties

Sick of your traditional burger? Want to add in a little more fish to your diet? Try this wonderful cucumber, dill, salmon patty topped with a delicious lemon, caper mayo. Dill is a great soother for an upset stomach and it helps with insomnia. Dill has the ability to prevent bacterial overgrowth. It has bone…