How To Make Vegetable Stock

How To Make Vegetable Stock From Kitchen Scraps We used to use a lot of canned chicken and vegetable stock when we lived in the US. But here in Costa Rica those are very difficult to find and very expensive if you do find them. They only make bouillon here so all of the liquid…

Back to Basics: Asian Sauces

How to Make Different Asian Sauces Time for another installment of my Back to Basics series! I know it’s been too long since our last Back to Basics post on Roasting Potatoes, but Heather and I have been very busy lately with some big plans coming to fruition soon! There will be lots of exciting…

Shakeology, What is it?

Hello everyone, today I am trying something new and writing a different kind of post. I haven’t done any product reviews or endorsements yet but I came across a product that has such incredible nutritional benefits that I felt I had to spread the word and write about it. This is not a paid endorsement….

Crispy Shallots

It’s finally summertime up here in the Pacific Northwest and for us that means lots of salads and barbecue. I know that I’ve been talking about both of those things quite a bit lately, and for good reason, they’re delicious! For today’s post, I am sharing the recipe for our favorite salad topping of all…

Meal Prep Monday- Weekly Meal and Snack Prep

So I know by now that I have mentioned our practice of weekly meal prep on several previous posts. Since it is such a regular and essential part of our healthy diet I wanted to write a post specifically about what we do to prepare ourselves for the week. By doing this at the start…

Back to Basics: Roasting Potatoes

It’s time for Back to Basics, a series on basic techniques to help people eat better and hopefully feel more confident in the kitchen. I was inspired to start this series by talking with friends and family and finding that while most people know some specific techniques or dishes really well they may not know…

Grilling Vegetables

I love to grill. It’s probably my favorite way to cook and that’s most likely because I get to be outside and cook at the same time. I also love nature and right now I happen to have a pretty great backyard to grill in, complete with a nice grill and a big round picnic…

Full Circle Salads

I know I have talked a bit about the weekly produce delivery service that Heather and I use in the past, because it’s amazing and I love it. The service we use is called Full Circle. They provide us with an assortment of fresh, organic produce every week that ends up meeting most of our…

Homemade Taco Seasoning

You know how everyone seems to think they make the best tacos ever? I know I have run into quite a few people who swear they make the best taco meat you’ll ever eat. Then I go over to their house and find out that they use premixed, store bought taco seasoning. Of course, I…

How to Make Applesauce

I had never made applesauce before last fall but at one point I found myself with way more apples than I knew what to do with. So I decided to try my hand at making homemade applesauce and with the help of one of my favorite kitchen gadgets, my Crock-Pot. This is a great way…