#CookingHacks: How to peel garlic in 30 seconds!

How to peel garlic

As a busy, on the go mom, I'm always looking for ways to make life a little easier. Two of the things I spend the most time on in my house are cooking and cleaning... Ok... who am I trying to kid... I clean as little as humanly possible, but I do cook, alot! So finding ways to save time and increase efficiencies in the kitchen means that I get to spend less time cooking for … [Read more...]

{MAKE IT} Coconut Milk “Whipped Cream”


I realize that it's probably glaringly apparently that I'm in LOVE with all things coconut right now. It was probably about 6 months ago that I was turned on to the awesomeness that is coconut oil, and since that day I've been striving to add more coconut to my diet. As a sometimes obsessive calorie counter, this was difficult for me. Most products in my fridge and pantry are … [Read more...]

{MAKE IT} Egg Stuffed Meat Balls


I was recently invited to be a blogger for the Love Your Local Safeway campaign, and being the good vegetarian that I am, I jumped at the opportunity! I'm a huge Safeway fan, in fact, I fondly recall pushing the mini shopping cart up and down the aisles with my Mom when I was a kid. I'm also a huge lover of beef... Well, my family loves it, and I love everything about it … [Read more...]

{MAKE IT} Homemade Vegetable Broth


  I hate waste. Whenever, and wherever possible I try to reuse, re-purpose, and recycle anything that I can. Along the same line of thought as my Bento Bread Scrap French Toast, I decided to start storing all veggie scraps and end of life veggies in a large freezer bag to make homemade vegetable broth. By nature, veggies create a lot of waste as they're often cored, … [Read more...]

{MAKE IT} DIY Tortilla Bowl Stir-Fry Recipe


Every once in a while I like to impress the pants off my family make meal time special by actually giving a shit putting in a little extra effort. This was one of those nights! I've seen these taco bowls on Pinterest lately and decided to give them a try.Unfortunately (fortunately?) I only had large tortilla's so shaping them in an upside down muffin pan, as some of the … [Read more...]