Bluebonnet Festival

Bluebonnet Festival

Bluebonnet Festival

Bluebonnets.  I don’t know what it is about them, but every year, they seem to bring a smile to my face.  Sadly, they only stay in peak bloom for about 2-4 weeks out of the entire year.  Maybe it’s all those grade school lessons or that picture of my parents in a field of bluebonnets that sat in my childhood home for so many years, either way the state flower of Texas holds a fond place in my heart.  MJ and I usually get our fill of bluebonnets along the road to Houston, but on our last 2 trips, they had yet to bloom.  Thankfully, this year, the hills in Austin were covered with them and their beautiful companions, the Indian paintbrush.

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CSA Box and Weekly Meals

CSA Box and Weekly Meals

CSA Box

I feel extremely blessed to live so close to such an incredible farmers market, which meets every Saturday in the parking lot of a shopping mall.  Oh Austin, how I adore thee!  Since its grand opening, the market continues to grow with arguably the friendliest, most dedicated and passionate vendors in the state.  However, I […]

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Bailey’s Irish Mocha Latte

Bailey’s Irish Mocha Latte

Irish Mocha Latte

Bailey’s and I are good friends.  We go way back, and as a matter of fact, it was the Hungryman who brought us together many.many years ago.  As long as I have a glass of Bailey’s (or a nice Italian chianti) in my vicinity, I can make it through any miserable day..well almost always.  So […]

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Roasted Sweet Potato Soup with Lemon Yoghurt + Giveaway {Closed}

Roasted Sweet Potato Soup with Lemon Yoghurt + Giveaway {Closed}

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I roast and eat sweet potatoes like nobody’s business.  I buy at least 3 Ibs. each week, and before I know it, it’s time to hit the stores again.  To keep things interesting, I’ve been roasting them with a little walnut oil and a dusting of cinnamon, and all of a sudden, the Hungryman has […]

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Strawberry Quinoa Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Strawberry Quinoa Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Strawberry Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Strawberries…to me, there’s nothing better than grabbing one by the stem with eager fingers and biting into the perfectly ripe, erubescent, juicy, and oh-so-sweet flesh during this time of the year.  I’m that crazy woman at the store who hovers over the berry containers and examines them from every angle imaginable, searching for that perfect […]

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Healthy Breakfast Tacos w/ Sweet Potato Mango Salsa

Healthy Breakfast Tacos w/ Sweet Potato Mango Salsa

Breakfast Taco with Sweet Potato Mango Salsa

Every morning, I wake up excited for breakfast.  Heck, I go to sleep thinking about what I’m going to devour when my internal clock awakens me.  Lately, though, I’ve been in a breakfast rut…which I actually don’t mind.  Something about having that same breakfast toast with eggs, almond butter & jelly with a cup of […]

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