Big Bend’s Boquillas Canyon

Hi Y’all! Please excuse the radio silence last week.  We were camping out in the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert at Big Bend National park and completely hands free, no cellphone reception and no internet, just pure bliss! After what seemed like the longest car ride ever we finally arrived at the park on aContinue reading “Big Bend’s Boquillas Canyon”

Ruby Red Grapefruit and Avocado Spring Salad

Spring is here! Spring is here!  Can I get a hallelujah?!  This has been the longest and coldest Texas winter in my memory, and I am so ready to bid it adios.  I am excited for the longer warm days so we can really get outside and soak up the sun.  After a long morningContinue reading “Ruby Red Grapefruit and Avocado Spring Salad”

Coconut Mango Granola

By the looks of things, you may think this is one of those green smoothie for St Patty’s Day posts, but that green smoothie is just a little festive happenstance today.  If you want the recipe for it, it is simply a banana and a handful of spinach blended with some ice cubes and aboutContinue reading “Coconut Mango Granola”

Southwest Sweet Potato Skins with Chipotle Yogurt Dipping Sauce

I am not ashamed to say that I spent my college years working as a cocktail waitress at a pub.  While most of the other kids were going to frat parties and living the college dream, I was sloshing around a tray full of beers and serving up some pretty filthy pub food. I ateContinue reading “Southwest Sweet Potato Skins with Chipotle Yogurt Dipping Sauce”

Healthy Superbowl Recipes

So unless you live in a cave, you probably know that the Superbowl is this Sunday.  At our house the main question concerning the big day is “What are we fixin’ to eat?”  We usually stick with the classics: chips and dips, some hot chili, and enough finger foods to last the four hour battle. Continue reading “Healthy Superbowl Recipes”

Nectarine, Spinach, and Gorgonzola Salad

Hi Y’all!  Today is such a big day for us.  Tonight we have parent orientation at our local elementary school.  Our daughter Minda is going to have her official first day of school in only 12 more days.  She is so excited, and I am excited for her too, this also comes mixed with theContinue reading “Nectarine, Spinach, and Gorgonzola Salad”

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Basil Pesto

Hi Y’all!  Since finishing my 3 day detox, I have really been paying much more attention to what I am putting in my body.  I have still been avoiding the gluten and dairy for the most part, and just trying to eat clean food with really simple ingredients. I have a pot on my frontContinue reading “Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Basil Pesto”