Farewell fellow foodies

When I started this adventure in blogging, it was at a time of change in my life. I quit my job and relocated to an island in the Caribbean with my husband to live the dream, or at least what we thought was our dream at that moment. I felt like I finally had enough… Continue reading Farewell fellow foodies

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

There's nothing quite like a nice hot bowl of soup to comfort you when you're feeling under the weather and this made-from-scratch chicken noodle soup is no exception. With cold and flu season in high gear, this has been a staple in our house for the past month. It's full of nourishing veggies, flavorful spices and… Continue reading Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

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Tuscan Potato & Sausage Soup

Recent temperatures in our area have been frigid and a white blanket of snow is ever-present outside the window. While it is beautiful to look at, it definitely limits my excursions outside. I just want to stay inside the warmth of our cozy home and indulge in soothing food and drinks while binge watching Netflix.… Continue reading Tuscan Potato & Sausage Soup

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Tabbouleh Style Quinoa Salad

  Tabbouleh is traditionally made with tomatoes, onion, bulgur wheat, and lots of fresh parsley and mint. In this version, I include additional veggies and use quinoa in place of the bulgur wheat to make it gluten-free. It's all tossed in a simple lemon and olive oil dressing and tastes as refreshing as it looks.… Continue reading Tabbouleh Style Quinoa Salad

Recipes · Snacks

Plantain Chips with Creamy Tamarind Dip

When Hurricane Irma hit Virgin Gorda with full force on September 6, my husband and I had to say goodbye to the island we've called home for the past year. Coincidentally we were already on a trip to the US to visit family before we knew how bad Irma was going to be and didn't have to face the nightmare of either… Continue reading Plantain Chips with Creamy Tamarind Dip

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Chickpea Curry with Cauliflower Rice

Every time I make this Indian style curry dish, I’m blown away by how delicious it tastes when I take my first bite. The sauce combines red curry paste along with lots of garlic, ginger, onion and spices to flavor the creamy coconut milk base. Chickpeas serve as the main source of protein and the… Continue reading Chickpea Curry with Cauliflower Rice

Breakfast · Dessert · Recipes · Snacks

No-Bake Protein Balls

These super yummy protein balls are like granola bars made simpler. They can be thrown together in about 15 minutes and require no baking. They're perfect for an energy boost before (or after) a workout, a healthy dessert option, or even paired with your morning coffee for a light breakfast when you're pressed for time. I like to make… Continue reading No-Bake Protein Balls

Dessert · Recipes

Mixed Stone Fruit Crumble

I often find inspiration simply by browsing the produce section of the grocery store. One of our local markets has been stocking fresh apricots recently and they were too pretty to resist! Like many of my culinary adventures, I wasn’t sure exactly what I’d end up doing with them. After some consideration, I ended up… Continue reading Mixed Stone Fruit Crumble

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Southwestern Beans & Greens

Considering how hard it can be to find quality produce on my island more times than not, I was excited when I first spotted beautiful emerald-green kale at the local market. Not only was it a new addition to the somewhat limited selection they typically offer, but it was still fresh & in good shape,… Continue reading Southwestern Beans & Greens

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Herbed Beet & Goat Cheese Spread

I have a love-hate relationship with beets. I'm always drawn to them because of their beautiful magenta hue and the fact that they're an affordable source of healthy nutrients. Then, once I start working with them in my kitchen, that love fades because that beautiful hue stains everything and they taste like dirt. That earthiness you always hear people referring… Continue reading Herbed Beet & Goat Cheese Spread