Creamy Lemon Chicken Quinoa Bake

Friends, do you remember when quinoa got, like, HUGE? I do. My super-healthy friend was all about putting quinoa in her chili and I thought that was the most disgusting thing ever and NO WAY would I ever eat this weird, hippy seed. Well guess what. I eat it now. And I love it. And it's the perfect carb and you should be eating it too!! Yeah, I get it, it's been presented as a fad (unfortunately, right there with kale), but quinoa has some serous perks, those fluffy, little nuggets!  All About Quinoa First of all, … [Read more...]

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Strawberry Basil Lemonade. Does that sound a little unusual to you? It's kind of different. When you first  drink a sip of the lemonade you're hit with a sweet strawberry sensation, then comes the bubbles (if you used sparkling water) and then the basil, followed with minty, refreshing aftertaste in your mouth! I recently served this at a dinner party and everyone asked for the recipes. They LOVED it. One woman said "You know how lemonade is so sweet it doesn't really quench your thirst or leave you feeling refreshed, … [Read more...]

Lemoncello Lemonade

  Click HERE  to enter our BLENDTEC GIVEAWAY!!     I really love the word- lemoncello. Isn't it beautiful, and fancy? You hear it all the time as titles for different foods that are flavored lemon-y... but a legit lemoncello drink is a lemon syrup + alcohol + lemon peel left to marinate in the syrup and served very very cold..... or something like that. I haven't ever made one, or drank one, or even seen one in real life. That is just what the internet told me, and you know, the internet … [Read more...]

Individual Red Velvet Trifle + Lemon Yogurt Filling

  In case ya didn't know, cupcakes are soooo last year, and trifles are sooo this year. OR so says my nine year old.For her birthday she wanted red velvet cake.... but not just your regular old cupcake. We had to change it up a bit. Make it a little more sophisticated, a bit more fancy. And let me tell you, all the other lil ladies who came to her party gobbled them up like crazy. Don't tell my husband this, but I even let them eat them in the living room. They were way way way less messy. I was a little … [Read more...]

Lemon Yogurt Cookies

These are my friend's cookie recipe. They call them crack cookies. is that too harsh of a thing to say here? They call them this because they are so good they are severely addicting. Just the glaze itself you could bathe in. no joke. I have been looking for a good lemon cookie for a little bit. I really wanted to try out some lemon curd in one, when one day she showed up to a get together with these babies. After that all searching came to a halt. When I made these cookies I substitutes the oil for a greek yogurt. I … [Read more...]

Lemon Herb Chicken and Rice

I was so blessed after having baby Oliver. Sweet friends surrounded my not-so-little-family with food, and cleaning, and babysitting. We are now a family of 6! So feeding and help us is not an easy task! But man, it helps sooo much. For me I needed it so SO much more than when I came home with my second baby. Kids needed to be at school, needed to be entertained, needed to be fed. Overwhelming to an emotional mama who can barely walk. One night a meal looking much like this was delivered to us (My friend who did this … [Read more...]

Lemon Raspberry Red Velvet Trifle and an ode to Lémon, the lemon tree.

I'm so excited about the attention this trifle is getting on instagram...we all read everyone's comments and they mean something to us. In fact they mean ALOT! We value our readers beyond measure. It is so fun, and a great treasure to be able to share this with you. SO! on to the mysterious trifle. I had this at christmas, It is a very fitting christmas dish too, dontcha think? Red and white, maybe add some mint. My first bite was totally unexpected. I expected red velvet and like a frosting? or vanilla-y whipped … [Read more...]

Talkin’ Tacos

  Oh Cherie I LOVE tacos. we  I eat a lot of tacos. Lets talk about Tacos. Typically, our tacos have meat.correct? That's always a constant. You can have flour or corn tortillas. cheese or no cheese. no salsa, or extra sour cream, but chicken, pork or carne asada- that is what we love! its our special somthin'somthin' on that taco. well, the guacamole is pretty important too. Lets talk about how we flava that meat. I have TWO things to discuss. cause there are two different kinds of meat. Whole pieces of … [Read more...]

Lemon Albacore Quinoa Salad

Do you know how to say quinoa? I'll give you a hint, it's not kwin-o-wa. It's actually keen-wah. Also, did you know that quinoa is The UN's 2013 superfood of the year? It supplies all of the nine essential amino acids, it's not a grain but a seed so it's gluten-free friendly, has twice the fiber as most grains, great source of protein (14% by weight), has twice the amount of calcium as whole wheat, and basically is just 'pure health' (as one of our friends used to say!) I've started to use quinoa instead of brown … [Read more...]


      *citric acid is tricky to find. Look in whole foods stores. Co-ops. pharmacy's or online.   I found mine at our local co-op in the bulk section. and I asked like 3 people- finally the last person actually knew what I was talking about... [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:282]       … [Read more...]