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I came up with this recipe by just using what I had around the house from grocery shopping over the weekend. It was a chilly night (for San Diego anyway) and I wanted something that would be easy to make but hearty and warming as well. I had some lentils in the pantry and figured a simple stew with the lentils, sausage and kale would do just the trick!   Ingredients: 5 sweet Italian… Read More

My brother is commercial fisherman in Alaska which means I always (almost always) get some great Alaskan treats sent my way for Christmas or Birthdays. This last Christmas he sent some home jarred salmon which I made into delicious burgers. He also sent a can of smoked salmon which I decided to use to make smoked salmon deviled eggs. It was my first attempt at these but definitely wont be the last,… Read More

Hello All! With all the holiday and baby-on-the-way excitement lately my blog has, unfortunately, taken a back seat the past month or so. Well it’s time to get back on the horse (so to speak) and post a new recipe I have been working on! This recipe is for “Turkey sausage and white bean chili” which has quickly become one of my favorites for cold weather. Its hearty and warming while being… Read More

Hello all and happy Tuesday! With it getting chillier by the day (especially in some parts of the country!) I’ve been craving a good hearty soup. My original plan was to make split pea with ham however Trader Joes didn’t have any split peas so I (somewhat) shifted gears to making a lentil and ham soup instead. To be totally honest I did basically the exact same thing I would have done… Read More

Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s time for Nena’s tip and recipe of the week again! Today’s “tip” is somewhat lengthy as she dedicated an entire page in her book to it. I really believe it shows just how ahead of her time she was when it came to living a healthy lifestyle. In fact to her it wasn’t necessarily a “healthy lifestyle”, it was simply how she was raised and how she lived… Read More

Happy Wednesday everyone, I hope you are all having a great week! For today’s post I am going to put up my first “Nena tip and recipe”. Nena was my Grandma Helen and she was a woman well ahead of her time. She practiced a healthy holistic lifestyle before it was ever known as a “lifestyle”. She was a cook, author, gardener, reflexologist, unlicensed family therapist, and simply an amazing woman all… Read More

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend and got outside to enjoy some summer sun with friends and/or loved ones! For today’s first post I am going to go over the recipe for a super fresh and delicious summer tomato, cucumber and feta salad. I have so many beautiful heirloom tomatoes and cucumbers ripe right now and this recipe is perfect for showcasing their amazing taste and gorgeous colors! There are… Read More