I have a few friends (I won’t name names) who have poked fun at my love of kale. Well, Friends, get ready to poke some more.
I don’t know why, but when other really green things have scared away my children, one in particular, kale hasn’t. It started when I baked up my first batch of Kale Chips. Both kids could eat an entire batch in the blink of an eye. So, I started adding kale to soups and salads, and even smoothies, in an attempt to get more “good” into my kids. Nine times out of ten, it works! Kale is really, really nutritious. I won’t bore you with the nutritional nitty gritty, but if you’d like to know more, check out there article here. (Not only will you learn something about nutrition, you’ll learn about “massaging your kale”, which I’ve never done, and I find hilariously funny for some reason.) Read more...(675 words, 7 images, estimated 2:42 mins reading time)
Spring has sprung (finally), and believe it or not, summer is right around the corner! I’ll fully admit that this time of year, every year, I get a case of the “Ohmigosh, I have to be in a swim suit, in public, in just a few short weeks.” heebie jeebies. Thankfully, as the weather warms up, I feel like eating lighter anyway. Hopefully, shedding the heavier, comfort food that winter brings will help me shed a few pounds as well.
That said, nobody wants to starve. Read more...(1077 words, 9 images, estimated 4:18 mins reading time)
Warmer weather means better produce! This quick and delicious side dish is the perfect thing to throw together after a visit to the farmer’s market on a warm spring day, or even just a visit to the local grocery store.
I started by prepping all of my veggies. I chopped up a bright, yellow pepper, and some crisp green onions. I thinly sliced up a bright green zucchini, and then peeled and chunked up a small eggplant. Finally, I halved a pint of grape tomatoes
Then, it was time to cook! Read more...(458 words, 7 images, estimated 1:50 mins reading time)
I love all things Buffalo Chicken related. Wings, dips, pastas…they all work for me! The problem is, the different varieties I’ve seen are usually packed with calories and fat, so diving into them is a splurge. I’m trying to lighten things up around here now that spring has sprung (We think.), and I was really excited when I came across this Buffalo Chicken Salad recipe from Ellie Krieger. I’ve made quite a few of her recipes, all healthy, and each and every one has been delicious. I figured I’d give this one a try too! Read more...(759 words, 8 images, estimated 3:02 mins reading time)
This getting ready to move thing is exhausting. Actually, it’s not the getting ready to move that’s tiring me out, it’s more the getting the house ready to sell. I feel like I’ve been packing, hauling, pitching, cleaning, buffing, and shining for months…and my house wasn’t that messy to begin with. I’m to the point where having the house on the market will actually be a welcome relief, because then all I’ll have to do is tidy it up each day. At least, that’s what I’m telling myself. Read more...(745 words, 8 images, estimated 2:59 mins reading time)
Christmas vacation is over. What a bummer! It was a fantastic, much needed break for all of us in the Chew Nibble Nosh house. Tomorrow marks the beginning of a new semester of school, after-school activities, and our usual craziness. Plus, sadly, it also marks the start of when I need to start setting my alarm clock again. That’s always a rough one for me.
Oh, well. Let the busy begin! Read more...(770 words, 9 images, estimated 3:05 mins reading time)
It’s so nice when things work out just the way they are supposed to, isn’t it? It seems like our lives have been in warp speed lately between holiday prep, trips, school, after-school activity overload, homework, projects, meetings, deadlines, etc. etc… The few months that the girls have been back in school have been a whirlwind, and the next few months, as we prepare to move, are going to be just as crazy, if not crazier.
So, it’s always nice when I’ve planned something simple, and it works out to actually be…simple. Read more...(760 words, 7 images, estimated 3:02 mins reading time)
This is a recipe that I’ve been making for years. It’s simple, and quick, and perfect for a crazy weeknight. Plus, anytime I make a lighter version of a traditional recipe and it manages to hold on to some of the integrity of the original, I’m a happy girl. Come to think of it, this may have a little more integrity than the original, if the original you’re thinking of is the day-glo red/orange stuff they serve at fast food Chinese restaurants. How do you make a sauce that color? I mean, really. There’s something about that sauce that kind of creeps me out. Read more...(679 words, 8 images, estimated 2:43 mins reading time)
Yesterday, the temperature outside finally dove into “almost chilly”. It was wonderful! It’s creeping back up into “warm” today, but yesterday sure did feel like fall. To celebrate the occasion, I decided to put together a dish I’d come across that looked to epitomize fall. I found this recipe while looking around for ways to use the preserved lemons that I’d made. When I started the lemons, though, it just wasn’t quite time yet for this type of dish. Now that we’re into October, and I can confidently wear jeans and a long sleeved shirt outside without turning into a puddle, we’re good to go. Read more...(804 words, 9 images, estimated 3:13 mins reading time)
One of our favorite dishes to splurge on at a local Mexican restaurant is an amazing burrito that’s stuffed with richly flavored shredded beef, corn, tomatoes and all sorts of other goodies, and then it’s slathered in the most amazing green chili verde sauce. My husband and I LOVE that sauce. It’s what makes the dish!
So, when I came across this recipe in my latest issue of Cooking Light, I figured I’d give it a go. No, it’s not the burrito that we love, but it was a recipe for a quick, easy, and healthy chili verde, and it looked like something I may be able to get my kids to eat as well, which is always a plus. Read more...(978 words, 9 images, estimated 3:55 mins reading time)