Sugar-Free Apple Pie Breakfast Quinoa

Anyway. Breakfast quinoa. It’s awesome. This apple pie breakfast quinoa is slightly sweet with crunch from the apple. The apple is key. If you have a morning sweet tooth, but crave something healthy, I cannot recommend this enough.

  Quinoa for breakfast isn't the typical. I feel like oatmeal is the big winner of breakfast and quinoa shows up in salads for lunch or as the grain for dinner. The very first time I ever heard of quinoa being a breakfast food was when I saw a box of GoGo Quinoa Flakes in the gluten-free aisle of the grocery store: I also remember that I pronounced the word quinoa quite incorrectly when I first told my hubby about it. This is a thing you should know about me-I'm pretty sure I'll be famous for it one day, but I find a way to CONTINUE READING →

Whats in Your Top Secret Snack Cupboard? My Reveal and a @BareFoods Giveaway! #spon


The other day one of my friends posted a Facebook status message that said her daughter had found her secret snack cupboard. I immediately started drooling and wondering what she keeps in her secret snack cupboard (I 'm a voyeur like that). Truthfully, I have my snack cupboard too †" though it's not so secret because I've caught my girls stealing my bite-sized Luna Bars from it. Although the contents of my cupboard varies from day-to-day, and week to week, I thought I would give you a glimpse of what's inside mine: Clockwise from CONTINUE READING →

Lean Turkey Meatballs


These turkey meatballs were a fantastic hit with the kiddos, and little did the kids know that these are far healthier for them than the pre-cooked frozen meatballs that can be bought at the store - it's a bonus that these are also cheaper to make at home! CONTINUE READING →

Food Friday: Are You Formatting Your Recipes Right?

I read an interesting article today about how Google indexes blogs & recipes with micro formatting to show up in a recipe search (Google Recipe View: Here's the article in case you're interested: Basically if you aren't formatting the recipes on your blog right, then they aren't being indexed by google to be included in Recipe View - meaning your missing out on site visitors because they aren't finding your site in the most popular search engine there is. How CONTINUE READING →

Food Friday: Yummy Mango Salsa


This past weekend I threw a Hawaiian Luau party for my little Brookie and was faced with a challenge... What do I feed our guests? I quizzed people on Twitter and the Bookieboo Forums and came up with: Pulled Pork sandwiches, grilled pineapple, and tortilla chips with mango salsa. The mango salsa I choose to serve got rave reviews so thought I'd share the recipe with you:     CONTINUE READING →