Kale is the Super Hero of Foods

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s….kale? What??? That’s right, kale is the super hero of foods. It’s got so many nutritional benefits, we should be eating kale on a regular basis. I try and make it about once a week. Just like the versatile Brussels sprouts, kale can be prepared a variety of ways. But, why is kale the super hero of foods?

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The Versatile Brussels Sprout

When I was younger, I did not like Brussels sprouts. But, I don’t really know too many kids that like Brussels sprouts. They smell funky when cooking and can have a bitter taste if not cooked properly. As a result, my mom rarely made them. Our vegetable of choice was steamed broccoli with a little olive oil and lemon juice. And, we ate a lot of frozen peas. My dad traveled a lot for work, so we had fish sticks with peas at least once a week.

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The Calorie Myth

I have always enjoyed reading but sometimes life just gets in the way. I have easily read a book a day on vacation. I have also found myself spending too much time staring at my phone when I could be reading or doing something more productive. Last month, I decided I needed to focus more on reading to continue to educate myself on health and wellness topics that are important to me.

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Easy Blueberry Oatmeal Crumble

Where is the summer going? I can’t believe that it’s already the second week of August! Last week, we made a honey-do list of all of our projects we want to complete over the next few weekends and we realized it will take us until the end of the year to get our list completed! We have some things that can be done in one weekend, but we also have some bigger projects on our list – including finishing the floor from where we removed an interior wall last year. Since I’m a super planner, I bought us a desktop calendar so we can plan out all of our projects for the rest of the year. I even color-coded our tasks (which Brad just kind of rolled his eyes lol). But, we stuck to our schedule this past weekend and got everything checked off our list.

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Oven Baked Beans

Backyard barbecues are a fun way to bring together friends and family during the summer. Last weekend, while my parents were in town visiting, we had my future father-in-law over for a barbecue. There are several side dishes that just go with barbecuing – like potato salad and baked beans. We smoked pork and beef ribs and I made mayo-free potato salad and my dad made his famous baked beans. He has tweaked this recipe over the years and made adjustments when I discovered I had gluten sensitivities. I love his baked beans. They are not overly sweet and have a thick sauce that doesn’t run into other foods on your plate.

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Pizza Party!

What a crazy two weeks it has been! Time management is one of my stronger skills but trying to balance working, blogging, and entertaining my parents who were visiting for 10 days was definitely a challenge! Luckily, I’m finally caught up and getting back into my routine.

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Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

It’s no secret that I love tacos. I could really eat them every day. Mexican food is one of the easiest cuisines for me to eat because so much of it is based on corn, not flour. The tortilla chips are corn and I order corn tortillas instead of flour. And, it’s easy to have the restaurant hold the cheese and sour cream.

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Traveling With Food Sensitivities

Tomorrow we are off to Atlanta for a long weekend. I’m so excited because we are visiting my cousin, Marissa and her family, and Brad’s uncle, Uncle Sidney (more affectionately known as Uncle Rubs). This trip is important to me to a few reasons – it’s the first time we will be meeting this group of our extended families and it’s the first time I’m seeing my cousin since she got married – four years ago!

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Easy Kebabs for Entertaining

I can’t believe I’m finally writing my first blog post! I’ve been thinking about starting a food blog for a while and after several months of preparing and testing recipes, I’m finally ready to debut my little passion project to the world!

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