One Year with Our Blendtec

If you’ve read the blog for a while, you probably know just how much I love our daily breakfast smoothies. I’ve written a number of posts on smoothies, including: our breakfast smoothie recipe, smoothie superfoods, Danny’s chocolate peanut butter [veggie] dessert smoothie. One thing I haven’t written about, but has changed my life, is our…

Simple Summer Supper: Bean Salad & Spinach Arugula Salad

The last few weeks have been not only crazy in our household (getting ready for the big move), but also hot here in Richmond, Virginia.  As expected, as the temperatures outside heat up, I am less and less interested in “cooking” in the conventional sense (…sound familiar?).  Because preparing our meals is my responsibility, in…

So, I’ve Quit Cheese…

That’s right, the cheeseaholic has left the building–well, you know what I mean.   a cheese plate I shared with my girlfriends at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyard´╗┐ I decided to quit cheese last weekend and started Monday morning (so, you know, it’s been nine days now!  Danny has been calling me a “recovering cheese…

Drop Everything & Eat Mindfully

Do you remember DEAR in elementary or middle school?  It was an initiative standing for Drop Everything And Read.  This is similar, but it’s a reminder (and possibly an initiative) to DEAEM–Drop Everything And Eat Mindfully–alright, not that catchy, I know!  Not to diminish the importance of reading each day, but eating mindfully can be just…