Belgian Salad

This recipe comes to me from my aunt who lives in Florida and hosts lots of casual cookouts and parties. This is a great dish to bring to a barbecue because it doesn’t spoil, since there’s no mayo or sour cream or any other protein/dairy in it. The marinade adds a nice tang to the… Continue reading Belgian Salad

Booze & Beverages · Recipes

Cran-Raspberry Smoothie

New favorite alert! As promised in my post from last week, I’m sharing a new smoothie recipe. I made this when Mark accidentally bought cranberry juice concentrate instead of cocktail, and I love how it makes the smoothie just tart enough. I added bananas to sweeten it, fresh juice from two delicious Florida oranges I still… Continue reading Cran-Raspberry Smoothie

Baby · Pregnancy · Tips and Tricks

Beating Morning Sickness

If you hadn’t guessed that I’m pregnant by now, especially with the dearth of original recipes from December through March on this blog, consider the cat officialy out of the bag! We are having a little girl in August of this year, and we could not be more excited to meet OrganicBaby 🙂 First things… Continue reading Beating Morning Sickness

Booze & Beverages · Tips and Tricks

The BEST Smoothie Tumbler

I have found it! The ultimate on-the-go smoothie container. I’ve been searching for something for years that would do several key things: 1) Keep my smoothie cold; 2) Provide a straw for drinking; 3) Lock so it doesn’t spill when it’s in my purse; and 4) Be BPA- and PVC- free. Thanks to TJ Maxx,… Continue reading The BEST Smoothie Tumbler


Mother’s Day Recipes

Still need ideas for Mom’s brunch or supper this Sunday? I’ve compiled a round-up of things I’ve made in the past that went over well. From breakfast and brunch dishes to salads and desserts, these options should give you lots of ideas. Treat your Mom well! BRUNCH BEVERAGE LUNCH/SUPPER DESSERT


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Just like the Americanization of the holiday itself, these recipes are only marginally authentic — but man, are they festive. Cue the mariachi music and host your own fiesta!  Horchata Ingredients 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice 1 quart warm water 1/2 cup whole milk 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract… Continue reading Celebrate Cinco de Mayo!