Recipes: Fresh salsa, 3 ways

Nothing says “summer” like salsa. Every time I take a bite of fresh tomato salsa or homemade guacamole I feel like I’m poolside or oceanside, basking in the sun and relaxing. Even if I’m just standing at the counter trying to enjoy a quick snack while my children tear apart the house around me.

That’s why I have an arsenal of salsas in my cooking bag of tricks. It’s like a vacation in a bite. Today I’m going to share three quick recipes for fresh, savory-and-sweet salsas for you to enjoy poolside or counter-side, or wherever you may need a pick-me-up on a humdrum day.



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A blog award! Plus, my 10 favorites

What a pleasant surprise I got today: I have been nominated for the One Lovely Blog award by Kim Humphrey of Learn to Love Food.



Kim is a new reader, and I recently discovered her blog, as well — a must-read for parents struggling to get their children to love food. She is a speech therapist specializing in pediatric feeding therapy and she not only knows her stuff, she presents it in a fun and casual yet impactful way. Even if you don’t have children with food aversions, you’ve just got to check out her whimsical and delicious-looking edible creations. Thank you for the nomination, Kim, and I’m excited to keep the tradition rolling forward. Continue reading

Stop being a short-order cook! Tips for making one meal for your entire family

You may be on board with eating a healthy diet, but what about your kids?

Kids are tough customers, to say the least. They’re notoriously picky — and they’re not quiet about it.

I’ll share my method in an upcoming eGuide, but today, I’m going to tell you why you should stop being a short-order cook to your kids, plus share the easiest way to adapt your meals for your kids without changing the entire menu.

The struggle is real

I get it: The daily dinnertime battle is intense. Some children can get so worked up about eating even familiar foods, let alone new ones, that tears are the least of your problems. Pouting can quickly escalate into a full-on meltdown — or, worse, end with someone gagging until they throw up. Then nobody wants to eat after that.


(This is not my kid, but I can totally relate.)

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One week of eating the Healthy Little Changes Way

I make some pretty big claims on my home page:

♥  Lose weight easily and keep it off effortlessly.

♥  Make healthy, delicious meals your whole family will enjoy.

♥  Cut your grocery budget and keep it under control.

♥  Get organized so that cooking from scratch becomes an easy, seamless part of every day.

It may sound like a lot of hyped-up promises, but let me assure you, it’s not. This is the real deal, folks. I know, because I live this way.

I’m in the process of writing detailed eGuides to give you all the knowledge you’ll need for implementing my plan into your own life, but now, I’m going to give you a behind-the-scenes look at how I make this work in my life. Continue reading