We have enjoyed this soup both with and without the addition of the pork sausage, so it is both Whole30 and vegan friendly. This minestrone soup tastes even better than the endless soup from a certain chain restaurant, and you can make you own endless salad to go along with it.
Switching up breakfast with something like a dairy free quiche option is sometimes exactly what is needed (to help keep you motivated).
Good morning, sunshines! Or do you usually just mutter “ugh, morning”. I’m usually more of the latter, a night-owl, if you will. Always have been, probably always will be. I always say “I’m going to go to bed at 10pm and wake up with the sun” and then midnight rolls around and I give up. […]
Well, where has the time gone? We are in the heat of December (or the chill? You know what I mean…), and the holidays are fast approaching. Christmas concerts, holiday parties, cheer and merriment. And of course FOOD! Food is love and as you spend time with friends and family the urge to overindulge surrounds us.
Am I alive? I might be… I might also be dead and this could be heaven. Because… pork. PORK. Pork all de time. Not just plain old pork, either… maple-sage glazed pork. Only in the last 6 months have I realized how much I love this lean, swiney loin, mostly because of how EASY it […]
Summer is my least favorite time of the year to cook dinner. Something about it still being light out at 9pm makes me want to stay outside for hours. And that doesn’t bode well for cooking dinner every night. I feel like I’m confined in a cage when I’m inside cooking and everyone is outside […]
So, you know how I was just talking about how much I love Fall and it’s the bestest of all the seasons? Well, Rob decided we needed to go take advantage of the cooler temps and head up to the mountains for the weekend to check out the beautiful Aspens changing to their golden hues. […]
As much as I’d love to say I’m a Colorado native, alas, I am not. I was actually born and raised in the faraway land of another kind of sunshine: Florida. I lived there for 28 years, quite content in my season-less bubble, although I did seriously hate the ridiculously hot and humid summers. I […]
Are you so excited to have a “real food” recipe today and not some treat, snack, or dessert? I know the treat stuff is fun, but that’s obviously not the way to sustain a healthy lifestyle. I’ve been on a downward food spiral lately, always reaching for the nuts, dried fruit, and fresh fruit instead […]
This is another one of those long-forgotten recipes that recently resurfaced and I’m so glad that it did. I used to use this stuff ALL the time and it made everything taste better. Everything. It’s the “I-don’t-know-what-to-make-for-dinner-but-I-have-chicken-in-the-fridge-so-I’ll-smother-this-on-it” rub, and everyone will love it and praise you. Obviously, just looking at the measurements, this makes a […]
I’ve got a few favorite recipes that require ground pork, or better yet, sausage. So in my search for sausage, I came to realize that a lot of sausage has added sugar. What?! Why is that even necessary? Sugar is hidden in so many foods, it’s ridiculous! Obviously, the only way around this was to make […]