Lemon & Garlic Rainbow Swiss Chard

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Hope all you mothers had a wonderful relaxing Mother's Day! Mine was perfect- the best gift you can give a mom is sleep so I got to sleep in for a change, then went to mass, followed by a homemade brunch and lots of relaxing down time. Just what I wanted to do! First thing my husband said when he saw this rainbow swiss chard I picked up at Pike's Place market...."did they dye that?". Shocking the the answer is no, right? Rainbow chard  is just a mix of the other colored varieties as opposed to being a variety unto itself. Swiss chard is a nutritional superstar with it's … [Read more...]


Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus & Meal Planning

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

I have mentioned before that I love serving vegetables for appetizers. They fill you up on less calories plus it's just nice to get extra veggies into the meal. These are a little more sinful than regular roasted veggies because of the addition of the salty crispy prosciutto. They've got the red and green going on which makes them perfect for a Christmas party. I love that they are so simple to make and require very few ingredients which is something I look for when planning an appetizer spread. Some prosciutto can be extremely salty so make sure to compare the packages at the store (there … [Read more...]


Sauteed Sesame Kale and Meal Planning

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It seems like the weather is always a popular conversation topic, especially for those of us in the Seattle area. It's the first thing out of people's mouths once they find out we've just moved here. So far July has been perfect. Mid 70's and clear skies. Then this weekend we got a little surprise heat wave- 91 both Sat and Sunday! What!? The majority of homes here don't have A/C for a reason so I am very thankful this will be short-lived. As the kids played outside in the mini pool yesterday I tried to brainstorm my menu plan for the week. My mom is visiting starting on Tuesday so I want … [Read more...]