Dark Chocolate Quinoa Trail Mix Balls

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Almond Butter Granola

After a GLORIOUS three-day weekend, I had some fun in the kitchen. Oh Yes. I am slightly obsessed with Almond Butter. I can put in on anything.  Mix it up with honey and cinnamon…& I am sold!  But First, let’s talk about the Farm to Table convention.  I had a blast.  Met …

White Bean, Potato, & Kale Soup

First off, I have some very exciting news…I did my very first guest post over at Julie’s awesome Blog, A Better Life…With Burgers Show some major love…check it out!  Now, on to the main event: I have the perfect meal for you…especially on a cold, snowy/rainy day.  Oh YES! Let me introduce you …

Avoid that 2:30 feeling

Monday…We meet again.   I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! However, today…my butt is dragging!  After a late night of hanging out with friends and watching the Superbowl, this morning was a struggle.  I am not  the morning person (it’s a work in progress, I’m trying!) Therefore I am always looking for …

Super Easy Yummy Side Dish

This is one of my favorite winter side dishes. It goes with just about anything…chicken, fish, or a veggie burger. It’s super easy and adds a punch of nutrients! Kale is loaded with vitamins and minerals, its a super food. Give it a try tonight, add your own twist. It doesn’t get much easier than this side dish!

Kale & Leeks


1-2 Tbsp Olive oil

3/4 C. Chopped Leeks (Or onions)

4-5 C. Chopped Kale

Salt & pepper (to taste)

Red pepper flakes (to taste)

1/2 C. Hot water

Heat olive oil in pan. Add chopped leeks and saute for about 4 minutes. Add Kale, salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes. Toss the kale and leeks to coat with olive oil. Add the water. cook until the water in the pan is evaporated.