Archive For May, 2011

Zucchini Pasta Chicken Salad

Get out your julienne spiralizer!  It’s time to make a healthy serving of today’s recipe!  It gets better day after day as you eat the leftovers from your fridge, so I usually double this recipe.  I use my spiralizer on the thinest noodles setting, but you could make them any thickness that you prefer. Spiralized…

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Creamy Artichoke Soup

A great soup for spring/summer!  And it’s super quick to prepare, too.  I’ve made this as a Core Plan soup with just a few redskin potatoes because they really add a creamy body to the soup.  However, you can make this Advanced Plan by simply replacing the redskins with 2/3 cup pureed white beans. Easy…

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Lemon Bars

Lemon bars, lemon bars!!  These are Dave’s f-f-favorite dessert in the whole world.  Well, next to ice cream of any flavor.  I’ve botched experiments in the past trying to come out with lemon bars close to the same texture and taste as “conventional” lemon bars.  It’s taken me many trials, but this is it I…

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Cucumber Raspberry Mint Salad

I know, I know, it sounds weird to enjoy garlic with raspberries.  But seriously, this salad is delicious!  It’s a spin off of the classic cucumber garlic mint salad.  Mine is refreshing and savory at the same time.  Give the dressing and cucumbers 24 hours in the fridge to blend together, then add the raspberries…

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How To: Eye Makeup Remover

I LOVE this DIY eye makeup remover.  For a while there, I was just using plain old olive oil to remove my makeup, but found it left my eyes extremely oily afterward, even after cleansing.  This is the perfect eye makeup remover blend.  It takes care of stubborn eye liner and mascara.  I use the…

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Key Lime Pudding

So I’ve had a bit of a rough week here food-wise.  Dave and I attended an event this past weekend that had us there 8am-8pm both Saturday and Sunday.  In all the fun and work, we forgot to do our meal plan and go grocery shopping!!!  Monday came and we had that YIKES moment!  Neither…

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Zucchini Casserole

Still getting used to having fresh organic produce so early in the year.  Living in a warmer climate definitely has its benefits!  This side dish is great with grilled chicken. Zucchini CasseroleServes 6 2 tsp coconut oil2 medium organic green zucchini, sliced into 1/2″ pieces4 organic scallions, thinly sliced4 cloves garlic, minced1 tsp dried marjoram1…

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Questions Answered: Aches & Pains During Pregnancy

Laura commented on yesterday’s post, Exercises During Pregnancy.  I thought she had a great question, and found myself giving her a full on consultative response.  Wanted to share with everyone as this may benefit many of you.  Here’s Laura’s question: “Love these Elise. Can you recommend any (or others) that will aid in pelvic aches…

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Exercises During Pregnancy

I’m back!  Wah, it’s been way too long since my last post!!  Hope you all had splendid Easter celebrations and that spring has graced your backyard by now..  (My poor family and friends in MN and MI are still suffering from snow!) Well, we made it to Charlotte, NC safe and sound.  And let me…

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