Protein Packed Mandarin Green Smoothie

I've really been working on branching out on my smoothies lately because I find myself using some of the same fruits and veggies over and over again. This one happened  mostly by chance, and by chance I mean a happy accident of what I happened to have in the fridge. And I could've never predicted how much I would love ... Read More

Sheet Pan Fajita Meal Prep

Meal prepping is pretty revolutionary, and so are sheet pan dinners, so why not combine the 2!?! We've been meal prepping for a few years now, but only taking it seriously for the past year or so. I've written several posts about how we prep from week to week with recipe suggestions, and I'll be sure to include them all ... Read More

Truffle Chocolate Cream Pie

I created this pie as a healthier version of the chocolate cream pies we had at our wedding 9 years ago. As you're reading this we're on our way for a fun weekend in Canada where we got married. And every year at this time, I always find myself dreaming of chocolate cream pie. So this year, I decided to ... Read More

Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

I have a few tricks up my sleeve when it comes to making a really flavorful spaghetti sauce. But first I want to take a side trip into how I finally ended up getting this most basic of recipes written down. Nine years ago when Tyler and I got married on the side of a snowy mountain in Fernie BC, ... Read More

Roasted Pear Spinach Salad with Hazelnuts

The beginnings of this recipe started off like most of my recipes, with a surplus of produce. We like to try and buy it in bulk when we can because it's a great way to save money when you're trying to eat more fruits and veggies. So in this case, I had 10 pounds of pears, and just 2 people ... Read More

My Favorite Yellow Thai Curry

This is my favorite curry of all time, and I promise I'm not exaggerating. I love all curries from all types of cuisines, but this one has always had my heart. The inspiration for this one is based on #54 at our local Thai restaurant. They make a yellow curry enriched with just a hint of peanuts that will keep ... Read More

Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie

I love getting requests for recipes because more often than not, it takes me outside my comfort zone and into ideas I would've never had myself. This peanut butter banana cream pie is just such a recipe request. I often make my No-Bake Banana Cream Pie or these Deep Dish Peanut Butter Cheesecakes Brownies, (which are a spin off peanut ... Read More

Sesame Ginger Glazed Green Beans

I developed these green beans specifically to go with my Slow Cooker Chinese 5 Spice Pulled Pork. But they're so fast and easy to make, as well as incredibly flavorful, they make a great side dish to so many Asian inspired dishes, (like my Slow Cooker Honey Lime Teriyaki Chicken). And you don't have to limit the sauce in this ... Read More

Slow Cooker Chinese 5 Spice Pulled Pork

This recipe is another result of trying to branch out more often with different spices. And I've been having so much fun creating new recipes with a twist. (I'll be sure and list some of the recipes I've been doing below.) Often the beginnings of a recipe come from necessity, meaning I have something in the fridge or freezer I ... Read More