Make your afternoon (or morning) protein smoothie exciting using fresh flavors and seasonal ingredients from the farmer’s market or your garden. This peach basil protein smoothie is a new favorite for this fitness-loving foodie!
I ran into a girlfriend at the gym this morning, and the topic of working came up thanks to an article we’re reading for book club this month. It’s a good read if you have a little time. Several points in the article really struck a chord with me, especially as someone who has always been ambitious and values a career, but not at the expense of my family. The author recognizes this and discusses the misconceptions about women like me – those trying to have it all – when we choose to step back or take alternative career paths (like entrepreneurship).
One which I found particularly upsetting is the assumption that we “lack motivation and the dedication to get things done.” Darlings, I may not work in an office with billable hours, but my work day starts before dawn most mornings and often doesn’t end until 11 at night. It’s punctuated by play dates, time at the gym, and the occasional tantrum, but anyone will tell you I’m ever present at “the office”, weekends included. I make time for family, absolutely, but am far from unmotivated when it comes to a professional life.
How does this have any relation to today’s recipe? This is relevant because not all days are sprinkle-coated, chocolate-drizzled sunshine, and when I’m pushing to meet a deadline, or we have to get an early start to the morning so I can squeeze in the day’s work and family obligations, I turn to easy yet nutritious recipes like a peach basil protein smoothie, to keep me going. A recipe equally at home in the carpool or commuter lane. (more…)
Sweet and salty are a wonderful combination and make these maple bacon doughnuts a treat that won’t last long!
I’m getting a little antsy to start posting the fall recipes, clearly. I have a few summer-ish recipes still coming, but the weather is starting to show the first signs of cooling (some days) and college football just started. So… fall flavors it is! And from the looks of it, maple bacon is an any season flavor for many of you. Then there’s the crazy deliciousness that is the homemade doughnut, and lots of people are off today, so you even have time to make this! Forget burgers, let’s celebrate with maple bacon doughnuts! (more…)
Apple butter and cinnamon are two of my favorite fall flavors. I’ve combined them in these apple butter cinnamon rolls!
Do you know what I just realized darlings? Cinnamon rolls have a season for me, as I seem to make them most in the autumn! Well, at least I tend to make them mostly with autumn flavors mixed in (like these pumpkin cinnamon rolls). In full disclosure, these apple butter cinnamon rolls were baked over 4th of July weekend as breakfast one morning for visiting family. But the flavors are most definitely fall. (more…)
It feels like summer started 5 minutes ago, and yet here I am making sure all the school supplies are ready for Princess A’s first year of pre-school. To the seasoned parents, this may not seem like much, but two days a week is a big step for us. I’m so excited for this new chapter. I’ve always loved back to school preparations! To get in the spirit and help us manage busy mornings a bit better, I decided to whip up two batches of oatmeal scones – one savory and one sweet – for quick and easy breakfasts or after school snacks. (more…)
When I have extra mashed sweet potatoes or sweet potato casserole on hand, I like to whip up a batch of these savory sweet potato waffles. Easy to make, and freezer friendly, they’re a fabulous way to reinvent leftovers!
Sweet potatoes are wonderful, aren’t they darlings? I love to experiment with recipes, but favorites will always include a good sweet potato casserole and basic mashed sweet potatoes. It’s comfort food with a twist, and a great way to use the 3 or 4 potatoes you happen to find *after* you buy more sweet potatoes at the store. Not that this is personal experience speaking or anything. The good news is, should you find yourself with extra sweet potato casserole or mashed sweet potatoes, I have a fabulous leftover remake recipe for you in these savory sweet potato waffles! (more…)