Salsa Soup

By: Martianne Stanger We’ve been eating from our pantry and whatever is left in the fridge more and more, and this what-do-we-have-let’s-throw-it-together recipe was a hit with four of five of us here, so I thought I’d share it to inspire others: Salsa Soup INGREDIENTS: 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 6 mushrooms, chopped … More Salsa Soup

3-5 Ingredient Healthy Treats

By: Martianne Stanger During COVID-19 social distancing, we’ve been shopping less, of course, which mandates greater creativity in the kitchen. My daughter has nailed the kitchen creativity, cooking meals and experimenting to develop her own snack recipes. Among my daughter’s successful food prep forays has been a not-so-exact, every-time-a-bit-different, but always-devoured-within-a-day recipe that we have … More 3-5 Ingredient Healthy Treats

Eating Al Fresco Right Into Autumn

By: Martianne Stanger Moms everywhere attempt to balance budget, time, and convenience while feeding their families as well as they can.  Kristin’s recent posts on “Kale Chips” and “Creating Healthy Eating Habits” and Kris’ on “Eat Your Veggies” attest to that.  My personal daily experience does too. Straight through Autumn, many of our family meals … More Eating Al Fresco Right Into Autumn

Kale Chips

By:  Kristen Clifford Like I’ve mentioned before in the past, I’m trying to watch what I eat and lose weight.  My problem is I love to sit down in front of the TV, after the kids go to bed, and watch mindless shows while snacking.  I’ve recently found a snack that allows me to do … More Kale Chips

My New Favorite Indulgence: Healthy “Chocolate Pudding”

By: Martianne Stanger Last month, my husband and I attended a Nourishing Hope mini-conference as a part of our National Autism Month focus.  While there, we picked up a copy of “Cooking to Heal,” in which I found one of my new favorite recipes for sweet, healthy indulgence: Chocolate Pudding!“Healthy?!”, you might balk.  “How can … More My New Favorite Indulgence: Healthy “Chocolate Pudding”