Sweet Potato Corn Chowder

sweet potato soup

Well....  HELLO there!  It's been a while.  Not much.  How 'bout you?  (name that song - ha!) Have you ever tasted something that became an instant favorite?  You knew you HAD to get the recipe and HOPED you could make it just as good?  That's what happened to me with this soup.  My friend, Heather, brought this to a party and EVERYONE raved about the deliciousness.  Thankfully, Heather shared the recipe..... If you're looking for a cure for this never-ending, unbearable winter...  this is … [Read more...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

peanut butter cup and chocolate cheesecake

So I had mentioned that February would find me doing a detox after my month-long birthday celebrating.  And I'm sure that WILL happen.  But not today.  Today it's Monday.  And Mondays are hard enough.  But they are even more difficult when they are cold and dark and dreary.  So today, we won't talk detox....  we will talk CHEESECAKE! I've been wanting to try my hand at cheesecake for a sweet forever....  and never had.....  until..... Go Big or Go Home.  This one goes BIG.  And this is … [Read more...]

Banana “Ice Cream”

banana berry icecream

With the New Year came a renewed commitment to healthy eating.  Clean Eating.  Whole Real Foods.  I started on New Year's Eve.  I know, right?  I launched into The Daniel Plan 10 Day Detox.  Essentially, no dairy, sugar, wheat/gluten, alcohol, caffeine, processed or fast foods, etc. Having been in such a cycle or poor eating in November and December it wasn't so hard.  My energy was low.  And I could feel my body calling out for a fresh start. The detox went great and I didn't really miss … [Read more...]

Turkey Chili

The Daniel Plan Turkey Chili Recipe

As I type this we are on day 5 of what's become a trending hashtag, #snowpacalypse.  We are on day 20 of Christmas Break (extended due to school closings).  We are grateful because after 4 days without tv, our satellite dish somehow got clear enough that it's back on.  Well, we are grateful for a LOT...  not the least of which is that we all stayed safe and warm in what was a record setting blast of arctic air and a pounding of more than a foot of snow.  But to keep things real, also VERY … [Read more...]

Healthy Black Eyed Peas

blackeyed peas

This is one of those times I wish I was a food blogger with amazing skills to do this recipe justice visually.  I wish I had one of those photos that showed how DELICIOUS this dish is.  But, I don't!  So PLEASE take my word for it! We wanted to make the traditional Black Eyed Peas for New Year's Day….  channeling our inner "southernness".  But having just started The Daniel Plan, I needed it to be healthy.  So I decided to forgo old recipes and try my own version.  I gotta say, I'm super … [Read more...]