Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Feta Vinaigrette

My favorite way to eat asparagus is raw - just picked from the asparagus patch (really... give it a try sometime)! After munching on a few spears and adding it to my salads, I turn to roasting and grilling, (both cooking methods bring out the best in asparagus). This simple roasted asparagus gets doused in a zesty lemon vinaigrette, sprinkled ...

Thai Curry Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Thai Curry is my all-time favorite quick meal! It never fails to please, and I can make it in less than 30 minutes! It's definitely the easiest convenience food in my repertoire. Sometimes I get crazy and make my curry paste from scratch, but mostly I keep it simple with a prepared curry paste. Thai curry has it all going ...

Mango Veggie Noodle Bowls with Creamy Ginger Dressing

This creamy ginger dressing is really addictive - I'm putting it on everything! It actually gives you a reason to love vegetables - it's that good! I've had the recipe for years, but it was lost in the shuffle of the last 5 moves we've made. I've starting going through our boxes and organizing lately, when I found this recipe ...

Miso Salmon Lettuce Wraps with Wasabi Cucumbers

What I love about this recipe the most is it's resemblance in flavor to sushi! Wasabi cucumbers combined with rich juicy salmon and salty miso/soy flavors, all wrapped up in my favorite soft yet still crunchy butterhead lettuce! And... speaking of sushi, I like making sushi and sushi bowls at home, but I never use any kind of raw fish ...

A Spring Decluttering

There's something about Spring that's filled with refreshing motivation! Perhaps it's the sight of sunshine, and the bulbs sprouting in my flower beds that's given me all kinds of inspiration to declutter. My Maybe on Monday challenge of the month is a massive spring decluttering, and to establish an in and out policy to avoid future pileups! Our clutter problem ...

Strawberries and Cream Crepes

First off, I just want to tell you that these pictures aren't fake or color enhanced at all - not even one bit! There is a secret to the crazy beautiful color though - I used frozen strawberries from our garden last year, so they're intensely colored because they were ripe when we picked them. A few months ago, we ...

Healthy Chicken Salad

This chicken salad was inspired by my Healthy Broccoli Salad, where I replaced the usual mayonnaise with a creamy avocado dressing. I've always been a fan of good quality homemade mayonnaise, but it adds too much complication for everyday life, (and more calories than most people are comfortable with). Homemade mayo only keeps a couple of days in the fridge, ...

Athabasca Glacier Trek

The Athabasca Glacier Trek was definitely a highlight of our trip into the Canadian Icefields! We're not much for tours, but we also know when we're in over our head! We don't know the first thing about navigating on a glacier, so we signed ourselves up for the guided trek up into the heart of the glacier. The view in ...

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Popsicles, Orange Sherbet, Orange Julius - you name it, creamy - dreamy orange concoctions are the best! Today I have a simple, 3-ingredient smoothie that's good enough to keep me away from coffee in the morning - at least for a couple of hours anyways. And... speaking of coffee, it's probably the most intrenched habit that I have no will ...