Kale Pesto

As I’m making my way through my Whole30 and am getting bored with my plates fats. I mean, who knew that I’d get tired of avocado in 22 days… or ever? I looked at the options and decided to get creative. My first CSA share from Farmhouse Nashville came and I got a big bundle…

Coconut Balsamic Carrots

I’ve been working my way through The Whole30 trying to be as creative as possible to keep the love alive! Feel me? This style of eating has been an easier transition than I would have expected. I’m 18 days in and haven’t felt this good in a long long time. My skin is clearer, I…

Mindful Monday and your Crock-Pot

Listen, the Crock-Pot needs to be a staple in the lives of busy families everywhere! Not only does it provide a means to a delicious meal with minimal effort, but you can make a lot at one time which makes for easy meal prep! This weeks meal prep is the tortilla-less burrito! All of the…

Mindful Monday: Spicy Cabbage Peanut Salad

This Asian inspired salad is a crunchy mouth party! The Rock Star LOVES Thai food. We were having some friends over and I decided to do some Thai flavors. One of the side dishes was this salad. Crunchy red cabbage and chopped snow peas are the star of the show but they get set off…

Mindful Monday and a Spicy Green Smoothie

So, you all remember the Fritaffle, right? Well, I went to town with that thing! I had it for breakfast everyday for weeks! I would switch up the ingredients, but eventually I needed a change. I decided a smoothie was in order. I’ve been making it for The Rock Star and I for a couple weeks now. I…

Mindful Monday and The Art of Self Love

Mindful Monday is really about loving one’s self. Taking care of myself, mind and body matters. Part of that self love lies within ones village. Look, not everyone is gonna have a dozen girlfriends to call on in their time of need. Every persons tribe is going to be unique to them. Maybe you have…

Mindful Monday Part Two: Weekly Update

No, I did not forget to update you all on my progress in my own personal “Fitness and Weight Loss Challenge”. I lost another pound and a half for a total of 5lbs since I started. Meal planning on a weekly level has been HUGE! Such an easy way to hold myself accountable. Grabbing the…

Mindful Monday: The mixed bag

Well, here we are again at the beginning of another beautiful and promising week! I have a full and demanding calendar and a commitment to take care of myself through all of it! Why is this week’s post a “mixed bag”? It’s because, in the spirit of “Mindful Monday’s” I will be sharing three things…

Korean Inspired Pulled Pork: Bibimbap for Dummies

Back in the day, I used to spend my money on cable. Like, a lot of it! We even had HBO! Somewhere along the line, we decided that we could do better… and we were right. One thing I miss, though… Cooking shows! I LOVED them! I know I can still watch them and every…

Mindful Monday: Nicoise Salad

Fat Tuesday now has some competition! That’s right, it’s the know-it-all, goody two shoes older sister, Mindful Monday. I am going to try to post things that are healthy, natural and/or about being mindful in the way we care for ourselves. I thought it would be a great way to kick the week off and…

Gingeriffic Apple Juice!

Ok, so I’m totally knocking off the Whole Foods right now BUT, in true Swearing Mom fashion I am giving it my own bit of sass. This fantastic juice is an amazing jump start in the morning! It’s sweet and tangy and spicy! Everything in it has a specific health benefit which is why Whole…