Have You Seen This Vegetable Spiral Slicer? This Is Awesome!

Have You Seen This Vegetable Spiral Slicer? This Is Awesome!

You may have noticed in my last few recipes I mention using a spiral slicer to make veggie noodles. I thought I’d do a product review on the one I love and use often to give you a better idea as to how to use it and what a vegetable spiral slicer actually is. These handy and versatile gadgets make it easy to create delicious, nutritious dishes your entire family will love. Before you know it, you’ll replace traditional pasta noodles...

Cucumber Noodles with Pesto

Cucumber Noodles with Pesto

This super easy cucumber recipe is a great way to savor the delicious, natural flavors of fresh cucumber, basil, garlic, and toasted pine nuts. Cucumber Noodles with Pesto is great on its own, as a lovely side dish, with your favorite cut of meat or topped with shrimp or salmon. I love to make a batch of this to keep in the refrigerator for a refreshing yet filling lunch. It also pairs nicely with my Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps especially on those days when you’re looking for...

Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps: Easy Lunch Idea

Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

I’m always trying to come up with some super easy lunch ideas. When you work from home, having to take a break from a project your working on just to make yourself lunch usually equates to skipping lunch all together or snacking on something we all know we shouldn’t be snacking on. That is why I make it a point to take a few hours on Sunday to do prep work in the kitchen for weekday lunches and suppers. Cutting...

Ageism In The Workplace, Are You Really Prepared?

Ageism In The Workplace, Are You Really Prepared?

The holidays are officially over and life is getting back to full swing. That means a lot of you will be returning to work hopefully refreshed after the long holiday weekends. This brings me to a topic that I feel really needs to be discussed and that is ageism. Ageism is real and it’s made even more real when you wake up to find that you are on the brink of losing everything you have worked for your entire life. You once...

A Fresh Basil Pesto You Must Try!

Fresh Basil Pesto

This versatile, no-cook sauce can be enjoyed with many of your favorite pasta, fish, chicken, soup, or vegetable recipes. While the modern technique, as outlined in the recipe below, calls for making pesto in a food processor to combine the ingredients it produces a very homogenized final result. In Italy, the more authentic approach would be using a mortar and pestle. The mortar and pestle approach, however, does result in more distinct flavors but can be time consuming. I have to say it really does make a...

Daikon Noodle Soup with Mushrooms & Onion

Daikon Noodle Soup with Mushrooms & Onion

Did you do a bit of over-indulging this holiday season? I know I did! So, I decided I would share my all time favorite recipe to help detoxify your body and aide in digestion. This wonderful soup contains daikon root which is a mild-flavored winter radish popular in Japanese cuisine.  Here, Daikon root takes center stage because it is the perfect choice for detoxifying your body and with its high concentration of Vitamin C it’s the perfect partner for your immune...

Are You Aging Healthfully? Helpful Tips To A Better Life

Are You Aging Healthfully? Helpful Tips To A Better Life

Here we are, once again, bringing in a new year … I always find this to be an exciting time for me, a time to reflect on the previous year and determine how I can make this new year better than the last. This year I’m going to make healthy aging my mantra and you should too no matter what your age. There are two things I want to work on this year … First, I want to get moving again:...

Tuscan Bean Dip with Pita Chips

Tuscan Bean Dip with Pita Chips

I have family coming through this weekend for the holidays so I will be hosting a wonderful dinner for them. I haven’t seen my family in quite a few years so it’s exciting to reconnect especially during this time of year. On that note, I am planning what to serve for this joyous occasion and I thought my Tuscan Bean Dip with Pita Chips would be a perfect appetizer for this soiree. This delicious Tuscan bean dip is quick and easy to make and I...

Link Party! Simplify Wednesdays #27 PLEASE SEE UPDATE AS OF DEC 27th

Simplify Wednesdays Link Party

It’s Time To Party at the Simplify Wednesdays Link Party!! UPDATE: Hi everyone! There will be no Link Party this week, Dec. 27th. I have come down with the flu and have been bed ridden since just before Christmas. We will resume on Jan. 3rd as I expect to be better then. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas Holiday and Happy New Year to you all! xo Carla Welcome back to the Simplify Wednesdays Link Party! I really enjoyed...

Please Take My 2017 Reader Survey

2017 Reader Survey

I can’t believe another year is coming to an end, can you? It’s also a time when I start to plan my goals for the coming year. In an effort to make this blog bigger and better I have created my 2017 Reader Survey. I want to create content more relevant to your needs and interests. But, I need to know more about YOU … I know this is such a busy time for everyone but would you please takes a few minutes to...