Costa Rican Watermelon Mojito Popsicles

Costa Rican Watermelon Motijo Popsicles -

I’ve always thought an interesting career would be to be a Social Anthropologist. I'm fascinated about the trends of the collective consciousness. Why out of the blue every TV network might feature medical or law programs, for instance.  Why there is a current fixation with reality showcased in bizarre and intrusive exposes on TV and the internet.  What shifted the public eating to a more down-to-earth sensibility (though that to me is an easier thing to explain)?  Why a certain food leaps to … CONTINUE READING

Grilled Thai-Style Chicken Thighs with Sweet-Spicy Dipping Sauce and Coconut Rice

Grilled Thai-Style Chicken Thighs and Coconut Rice -

Sometimes as a food blogger, you just have a great recipe to share.  There is no deep-and-meaningful story behind it.  No tie to an impactful personal experience or a deep cache of wisdom surrounding it; you just have some great food begging for others to have the chance to be excited and elevated by it. Grilled Thai-Style Chicken Thighs with Dipping Sauce and Coconut Rice is one of those great recipes.  I could extol the virtues of chicken thighs as essentially nutritionally equivalent to … CONTINUE READING

Fresh Strawberry Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Whipped Cream

Fresh Strawberry Chocolate Chip Pancakes #gluten-free -

I have one foot over the summer starting line and will hop fully into the season after today.  The start of summer for me is directly tied to the school year and a week separates my tots finishing up.  There is a very specific feeling when one knows ‘school’s out’ and summer has started.  I recognize its texture like a huge exhale coupled with the jubilation of an unexpected surprise birthday party (a good one). Last Friday was the first summer day for my youngest who’d wrapped up fourth … CONTINUE READING

Banana-Peach Almond Smoothie & the Secret to Making the Perfect Smoothie

Banana-Peach Almond Smoothie & the Secret to Making a Perfect Smoothie |

It’s funny when I look back at college the random learning that stands out.  I recall a professor (whose name I’ve forgotten) in a lower division Psych class who stated her goal to know each student by first name before the end of the term; there were 400 students in the class (and she did it).  She also would hand out bubble gum to the entire class before a test stating studies that indicate people perform better on tests when chewing gum.  I don’t think I’ve taken a test since without … CONTINUE READING

Mango-Kiwi Limeade Fruit Popsicles {Paletas}

Mango-Kiwi Limeade Fruit Popsicles {Paletas} -

As if right on cue our temperatures have accelerated to summer-strong with no gentle segue.   Currently I can’t eat enough fruit, drink enough water, fathom the idea of eating anything with much substance and am obsessed with fruit popsicles.  Last week I shared a recipe for Pink Lemonade Lavender Thyme Sorbet that completely hit the hot weather spot with a cooling, quenching effect.  I would gladly pass on ice cream when the heat is high for a natural sorbet or good fruit popsicle.  To me it is … CONTINUE READING

{Quick and Light} Rainbow Quinoa Summer Salad

Rainbow Quinoa Summer Salad -

I love color in my food.  I note exuberance in my outlook when presented with colorful, textured food versus a more subdued visual palette.  I’m sure you’ve heard about ‘eating the rainbow’, a school of thought providing that the more varied color in one’s diet, the better the overall nutritional value due to the different nutrients in the spectrum of colored foods. Summer is such an easy time to include lots of color and robust flavors in food.  With my sights on the upcoming long, … CONTINUE READING