Fun with Mangos {Recipe included} – Let’s Mango!

When it comes to fruits and vegetables I can truly say that there aren’t really any that I would turn away. There might be some that I don’t eat or buy as often as others, but for the most part if it’s in the kitchen or refrigerator my family will gobble it up, as long […]

Our first CSA

So last year at about this time I got a recommendation from a friend for a local farm to contact because I expressed interest in trying a CSA. Now you’re either Googling CSA or you’ve made up something in your head as to what it stands for. Go ahead, have fun with that. OR maybe […]

Meatless Monday – Fried Brown Rice with Veggies and Tofu

I know what you’re thinking right now.  It’s been like forever since I posted a Meatless Monday post and you’ve all been eating meat like crazy because I have failed you miserably as a leader.  Or maybe, wow Cathy, you’re such a slacker and yeah, we’ve been doing just fine without your Meatless Monday posts […]

Meatless Monday – Baked Potatoes with Broccoli and Cheese

Since I pretty much cook meatless meals every day of the week they aren’t always the most intricate dishes.  Sometimes it’s just about eating something healthy, simple, and seasonal.  A meal that will fill everyone up and meets all of those requirements is baked potatoes.  They can easily be a meal with the right toppings […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Something I look forward to most about fall is the amazing harvest of vegetables, with all the beautiful colors and warmth, and of course the delicious recipes that go along with all of them.  Pumpkins are one of my favorites to cook with.  I promise, once you have prepared pumpkin puree from scratch, from a […]

Meatless Monday – Vegetable Stew

One of my very favorite meals when it starts to get chilly outside is stew.  Finding a recipe for vegetable stew that had a creamy base similar to those with meat in them was a big challenge, but a must for me. I decided to see what I could throw together on my own and […]

Please disregard the school’s wellness policy

My sons’ school district has a wellness policy, a clearly written, well defined wellness policy.  For the most part it is followed.  For the most part.  There are no soda machines that the students can purchase from (you read that correctly, none accessible to the students, but there might be soda machines where the teachers can make […]

Meatless Monday now Appearing on our School’s Lunch Menu

As you may know, I am a huge supporter of Meatless Monday and have often promoted it on Twitter and often write and share recipes here on my blog on Mondays.  I don’t have a recipe to share today, but I am happy to share a small victory within the school district that my kids attend.  Meatless […]

Meatless Monday – Easy Pasta and Vegetable Salad

It feels like a while since I posted for Meatless Monday.  The main reason is because I don’t like to share a recipe without a picture.  When I look up recipes for myself, I like to see a picture, so I like to share one when I post a recipe. (I’m visual like that!)  This one […]

A School’s Responsibility to Provide a Healthy Lunch Program

I am on a committee to work toward a healthier lunch program in the school district my children attend.  Some will say that feeding our kids healthy starts at home and is ultimately the responsibility of the parents.  I fully agree with this, however, for the one meal a day that the school district provides […]