Grilled Chicken Fajita Salad with Guacamole Dressing

Sometimes when I'm developing a recipe I get a little carried away and out of control! This Fajita Salad is definitely one of those cases - I had to reign it in and simplify things a bit. It started off innocently enough with the idea for all the fajita fixins over a salad, but pretty soon I added guacamole, grilled ...

Springtime Strawberry Spa Water

Is spa water worth the trouble... as it turns out, yes it is! I've never taken the time to find out what the fuss was about until last week when I had 4 strawberries left alone in their big empty carton. As I pondered what I might do with just a couple of berries, I decided to make some spa ...

Kauai Acai Smoothie Breakfast Bowls

"Frozen açai blended with banana and pineapple juice, topped with local banana, granola, and yogurt - texting this so I don't forget what's in it!" This is the text I received from my sister who was in Kauai last week, which promptly inspired a trip to the grocery store to recreate this delicious sounding tropical amazingness, (it was 40ºF and ...

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp is one of the first things I make every year with produce from our garden. Rhubarb is hardy enough to make an early appearance before almost everything else around here, and since we're at least another month away from local strawberries, I use frozen strawberries in this recipe. I'm always hoarding the fresh California strawberries I buy ...

Strawberry Asparagus Quinoa Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

We're definitely in the middle of spring around here, one day it's all fresh tasting quinoa salads and sunshine, and the next it's raining and I'm baking Double Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies - but... what can you do but enjoy the ride? I actually love spring, maybe it's because the winters around here are rather long, but the first produce ...

Waterton Lakes National Park

We've spent time in Waterton Lakes National Park in every season and I'll have to say, I'm partial to the fall! The colors are absolutely spectacular with the reds, oranges, and golds frosted by the first snow falls! So... get ready to start planning your fall hiking adventure in Waterton!      There's quite a bit to see right around ...

Feta Gyro Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

These Gyro Burgers are inspired by several things: 1. For the love a good burger! 2. My family has been experimenting with traditional gyro recipes lately, and I just had to make an easy weeknight version. 3. And finally, it's the start of another grilling season! My main goal for this recipe was all the fantastic gyro flavors without the ...

Double Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies

These cookies have been a long time in the making! Remember last year's super easy, ground breaking peanut butter cookies? Yeah... well I thought I could make them with almond butter as a substitute, boy was I wrong! Every batch I made turned out different, but the common theme was super flat, oily cookies. So... in the process of trying ...

Tangerine Dream Sugar Scrub

Winter is finally letting us out of it's clutches and it's time for smooth skin - enter the sugar scrubs! If you use a sugar scrub 2x per week combined with body butter for the extra dry places, within 2 weeks the dry patches will smooth out! In the most stubborn cases of rough patches, try adding 1 Pineapple Skin ...