BPBD – Before Plant Based Diet

Media Event – Dinner at 95 Cordova and a Night at the Casa Monica

Oh what a night! Come along with me as I experience a magical evening at Saint Augustine’s world famous hotel, the Casa Monica. Casa Monica Hotel, St Augustine, Photo Courtesy of the Zimmerman agency St Augustine is the nation’s oldest city –established in 1565 by Spanish explorer Admiral Pedro Menendez […]

Casa Monica Hotel, Saint Augustine, Florida

Grilled Chicken and Canadian Bacon with Melted Gouda 3

There are times when I want to be all fancy and dress up.  I wake up and actually blow dry my hair and maybe even throw in a Velcro roller or two.  Some eye shadow is swiped on and lip gloss abounds.  I walk around until my lunch break feeling […]

Quick Rotisserie Chicken and Broccoli-Spinach Salad 7

A quick post to say hello! Tonight is one of those nights that I just didn’t feel like cooking dinner after a fabulous, but very busy, weekend.  Friday night was pizza and a movie night, Saturday I had some much needed girlfriend time; pedicures, dinner, cocktails and dancing.  We had such a great time! And today […]

Easiest Slow Cooker Stuffed Cabbage Ever, NO Pre-Cooking! 7

My Easiest Slow Cooker Stuffed Cabbage Ever is reminiscent of a lasagna with the tomato, Daiya mozzarella and meatless crumbles I found it to be nice and hearty. This was also a great way to get my daughter to eat some veggies.     Up to this point I had never made stuffed […]

Rustic Spinach-Garlic Spanish Tortilla 14

Spanish Tortilla is simply a potato and egg omelet cooked with olive oil.     Ever since that spring day at the farm when we celebrated the warmer weather with a farm-to-table potluck, and I had the good fortune of trying a fellow member’s Spanish Tortilla, I have wanted to […]

Food, Cleaning and Yoga with the Naked Yoga Toesox Teacher 5

What does cleaning and the naked yoga Toesox teacher, AKA Kathryn Budig, and I have in common?  Read on to find out! My week started off like any – work, laundry, cleaning, life.    Thursday is where things got more interesting.  Thursday is CSA pickup day. CSA stands for Community […]

Sesame Crusted Tilapia, a Clean Eating Magaizine Recipe Review 8

Yesterday was spent at the St Augustine Farmers Market (as that one is closer to my house than the Neptune beach one) scoring some super fresh veggies and then over to the 30th Annual St Augustine Seafood Festival.   Chris pointed out fried candy bars.  Oh my.   Huge pots of paella and salads […]

Perfectly Poached Eggs with Poach Pods 13

Want to learn how to make poached eggs? I’ll show you how with Poach Pods! Recently I was in a weight watcher meeting at work and one of my co-workers mentioned that when she eats breakfast out she always gets poached eggs as it’s the only way to ensure it […]

Spicy Beef and Cabbage Soup 6

Here is what I had to build off of for this recipe; 1 lb of cubed steak, fresh salsa and some reduced fat Mexican shredded cheese blend.  The LAST thing I was thinking about was cabbage and soup.  Casseroles kept coming to mind but I didn’t want to have to […]

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Chestnuts and Mushrooms 7

This recipe is a new addition to my favorites.   Over the holidays my friend Justine was all about using roasted chestnuts.  She brought some rice to a dinner party that we both attended and the recipe included chestnuts.  They were so delicious I kept wondering how I could use them.  I thought they […]

Spinach, Mushroom and Tomato Frittata with Feta 8

  Why is it that people push me so hard to eat more and more when I’m trying to not overeat?  Especially over the holidays.   They say, It’s the holidays, you HAVE to indulge.  And then seem to get almost angry if I do not wish to gorge myself until I […]

Asian Sea Bass and Bok Choy with Shitakes 6

Now that I’m three installments into my farm share I feel I can do a fair review. The quality of the food for the price can’t be beat. If you have been reading my CSA posts you see the amount of organic veggies I’ve getting. It’s so much more than […]

Barley and Kale with Sun Dried Tomato, Pine Nuts and Herbed Cheese 10

  In Clean Eating magazine I came across a barley risotto with kale, sun dried tomatoes, butternut squash, pine nuts and ricotta.  The flavors sounded so intriguing together but with putting on my sister-in-law’s wedding shower this weekend I didn’t have time to babysit risotto.  Instead, as time saving measures, I […]

Turkey and Vegetable Grilled Stuffed Peppers 5

  Saturday night was the Riverside Wine Fest.  The street was blocked off and there were 300 wines to taste.  For three hours of fun we mingled, tasted, met new friends and had an all around blast.  I can’t wait to go again next year! After all that wine I […]

Seafood Squash Casserole 4

Just last week I got summer squash and zucchini.  I had to laugh because according to most recipes, posts, articles etc. this stuff is not in season.  Here in Florida this is what is ripe right now!   I decided to just give in and enjoy it.   After much […]

Turkey Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Chili 8

I have been dying to try the Turkey Pumpkin Chili from Cara’s Cravings for ages.  I was so glad I did!  It really easy to make in the crock pot and the pumpkin gave it an interesting flair that made you go hmmm.  Delicious! We had two of Chris’s fraternity brothers in town […]

Search for Sustainable Tuna 1

Just because I really want everyone to check out www.world.edu I’m re-posting this post! I have to announce that my first article about the search for sustainable tuna was published on www.world.edu!  Please visit the link below and let me know what you think! http://world.edu/content/search-sustainable-tuna/ World.edu is a website all about […]