September 22, 2013

pesto potato salad and layered dip

Filed under: Recipes in a Flash — Kristen :) @ 4:38 pm

Happy first day of Autumn!!  I can’t believe we finally had a pretty cool morning for the first time today.  Imagine that 🙂 I like when it starts cooling down but the moment it gets super chilly I’m wishing for summer again.  Spring and Summer with lots of sunshine are definitely my favorite months 🙂 If you still have the chance to grab some basil and fresh tomatoes before they are gone till next summer, definitely whip up this easy pesto potato salad.  It is great for get togethers as a refreshing side dish or main. (more…)

August 4, 2013

one pot wonder – bacon wrapped pesto chicken

Filed under: Comfort foods,Dinner — Kristen :) @ 5:03 pm

Hi there!  How is everyone’s weekend winding down? Chris and I have been pack, pack, packing away and getting everything ready for moving next week.  I’ve been trying to keep dinners super simple in order to save time for moving.  This dish is awesome because it’s pretty simple and all the cooking is done in one multi-use pot. Yes, please!


July 15, 2013

home sweet home

Filed under: Projects — Kristen :) @ 1:59 pm

Oh boy it has been a long time, hasn’t it?  It’s been a little crazy around here with work, traveling, attending the Young Living Essential Oils Conference and getting ready to move!!!  We definitely just signed the last round of papers for our new house. I can’t believe we are going to have a home soon!  We had a townhouse before which was really nice and I’m excited and nervous to actually have a free standing house.  Here’s a sneek peak of a few pictures the previous owners posted.  (more…)

May 29, 2013

roasted brussels sprouts

Filed under: Comfort foods,Dinner — Kristen :) @ 7:03 pm

Hey there!  Did you hate brussels sprouts as a kid or still don’t really like them?  I didn’t really not like them, but didn’t eat them very often. Chris hated them when he was a kid (and rarely ate vegetables!). Boy were we wrong. This recipe is super easy, delicious and we love them now.  I’m sure a little crispy bacon helps too 😉   (more…)

April 27, 2013

simple strawberry asparagus salad with lemon mint vinaigrette

Filed under: Lighter Fare,Recipes in a Flash — Kristen :) @ 10:36 am

Spring is definitely here!  It’s such a nice time of year and I love all the new, colorful produce that will be in season.  Spring is great for fresh salads and lighter fare and this one fits the bill well.  Sweet strawberries in season are my fav!  There is nothing like fresh mint to really give a recipe some fresh zing. (more…)

April 21, 2013

raw chocolate macaroons

Filed under: Comfort foods,Desserts — Kristen :) @ 3:08 pm

Since eating more fermented foods, I don’t really have too much of a sweet tooth like I used to after dinner. I used to always want a little something sweet!  Still, occasionally, I do love a good piece of rich, super dark chocolate or something that is not loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients.  Chocolate macaroons are the perfect treat or on-the-go snack.  These have a super rich chocolate flavor using raw cacao and I added a special spicy kick using cinnamon and cayenne. It really works well with the chocolate for a ‘Mayan’ flair.


March 31, 2013

zukay live foods review

Filed under: Fitness/Health — Kristen :) @ 4:37 pm

Chris and I have been making and consuming lots of fermented foods and drinks.  It’s so much fun to make them and they are super beneficial to boot.  I was very excited when I received some Zukay Kvass to try.  While we do try to make our own fermented foods most of the time, because it is usually cheaper, it’s always nice to have an easy back-up ready in the fridge.   (more…)

March 28, 2013

beautiful florida wedding

Filed under: My Travels,Party — Kristen :) @ 9:38 pm

Hello friends!  I had the privilege of being in a good friend’s wedding this past weekend in St. Pete’s Beach and it was absolutely stunning! Chris was able to come along too and we really enjoyed it.

I got in Thursday evening and helped the bride get a few more last minute things done…   (more…)

March 2, 2013

raw carrot avocado soup

Filed under: Fitness/Health,Lighter Fare,Recipes in a Flash — Kristen :) @ 8:45 pm

I’ve been experimenting with more raw recipes lately, especially since we have a dehydrator now.  It’s lots of fun to try new things that are also packed with nutrition.  Another piece of equipment that is a must-have in our house is the Vitamix.  I swear we use that thing 2-3 times a day sometimes.  It’s so powerful and useful!  This soup is definitely one of my favorites and is very refreshing yet also satisfying from the healthy fats in the avocado.   (more…)

February 24, 2013

winter festival

Filed under: My Travels — Kristen :) @ 11:02 am

Because we don’t get much snow here in Vegas, but every hundred years, we have to go out of town to higher elevation to romp and play in the snow.  Our friends invited us to the Winter Festival at Ruby’s Inn in Bryce Canyon this year and it was a lot of fun!  They have a full schedule of events and there are plenty of fun winter activities.   (more…)

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