happy medium

I am almost done with this wonderful book by Shauna Niequist, Present Over Perfect. I referenced it a few posts back, but I just finished a chapter that made me feel like I needed to get up and write. The chapter is called Happy Medium. In it she writes about the expectations of the world and…

When Fall Feels More Like Summer…

I don’t think this is limited to Colorado but the weather here is wacky! It should be feeling like fall right?!? I’m so ready for soups and chilis and all things cooler weather, but it’s still 90 degrees out! So to fit with the theme of the weather, I decided to make a summer-esque dish…

I’ll be up in the gym…

…just workin on my fitness. -Fergie In addition to the work that I’ve been doing in the kitchen, I also have been trying my hardest to work out too. I know how important it is, but it is fricken hard to do when you have two kids, a husband, a job and so many responsibilities,…

You like it…you really like it!

I have had some awesome feedback the last few days about the blog! One of my friends even sent me a picture of one of the recipes he made! Oh it makes my heart so happy! Sure, I have grand dreams of being a blogger that tons of people love and follow, but for now…

BBQ Weekends…

I, like pretty much everyone else in the world, love long weekends. Having that extra day to do whatever you like is amazing. Maybe that’s hanging with friends and/or family, taking an extra day for rest and relaxation or doing something fun. I wish we could have one of these a month! One of the…

Eating Out…

Man…eating out is my downfall. Sometimes life gets so hectic and busy that I can’t even remember what day it is let alone planning what I will have for my meals. It makes it even worse when your selection of food it limited. In my previous life (I can say that if it’s been a…

Chickpeas…

I am a salt person. I love salty, savory snacks. I think that in the same way that there are dog people and cat people, there are salty snack people and dessert people. I could plow through a whole bag of cheetos in one sitting. I love my salt. Funny story… When I was growing…

Mindfulness

For those of you who don’t know, I have a Masters in Social Work and basically had class after class about my feelings and your body and all that stuff. The fact is…I should know what mindfulness is. But it was always just a concept. However, it wasn’t until I changed the way that I…

Trying New Things

I have only recently become more adventurous with what I’m eating. I feel like you have to be when you eliminate so many things. It’s important to experiment with different foods and to transform them into different things. Tonight was my first ever experience with purple cauliflower. I had seen it at the store a few…

Good Friends…

I have some amazing friends. Friends that I have known for most of my life and friends that I have known for that last few years. All of them awesome. It was actually one of my good friends that encouraged me to start this blog. (Thanks Cass) 😉 Among those friends are a very tight…

Eggs…

Making this kind of diet change can really feel like your options are limited. Especially when you tell people all the things that you can’t have and they say…so what do you eat. One of my favorite things to eat has been eggs. Like quinoa they are incredibly versatile. You can eat them scrambled, fried,…

Quinoa…

What I love most about quinoa is that you can make it into just about anything, but mostly it is a great base. I have used it for several meals as the base ingredient. One of the first meals I made on this cleanse was the one above. I had a made a huge batch…