Chickpea and Spinach Stew

chickpea

A good friend of mine, Caitlin,  was visiting NY from Seville, Spain, about a year ago.  A few friends and I got together to celebrate her visit.  She made us a dish called “Espinaca con Garbanzo”, Spinach with Garbanzo beans.  This is a traditional Sevillianos dish.  It was one of the greatest things I have ever eaten. (more…)

Mango Yogurt Smoothie

Mango Yogurt Smoothie

Bring yourself to a warm place with this Mango Yogurt Smoothie. I did, this afternoon, as the temperature once again started to drop toward the single digits! The creamy goodness enveloped me with thoughts of sun, summer, beaches, and sand……. (more…)

DIY Stick Art

stick art

After a remodel in my home, I wanted to bring nature indoors for my decor.  I wanted to create art that incorporated outdoor elements, such as wood, stone, and organic materials. Staying within a super low budget was easy when I made these 3 pieces of DIY Stick Art! I used mirrors, cardboard, sticks and glue to make these.  I love the minimal, spa-like, and soothing look of these on my wall! (more…)

DIY Thin Mints

Are you a Thin Mints addict like I am?!?!  Making DIY Thin Mints might qualify as being the easiest thing I have made in the kitchen EVER! The entire process to make these DIY THin MInts took me about 30 minutes to make, with much of that time spent waiting for the chocolate to melt.  With organic dark chocolate melts, organic crackers, and pure essential oils to flavor, these can be deemed healthy, right? Now, you can have DIY Thin Mint cookies all year round.  How exciting is that?

Maple Apple Oatmeal

Maple apple oatmeal

Getting ready for syrup season,  I’m on a real maple syrup kick! Today I started my morning with something delicious and healthy. Maple Apple Oatmeal!  Perfectly sweetened with my homemade maple syrup.  This five ingredient breakfast sent me hopping and skipping into the rest of my day! (more…)

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