Hello November

I loved waking this morning to the cool air coming through the window.  No rain today, but a fall chill with just the right amount of sun {California weather}.  It’s Sunday and the first weekend of November is here.  My favorite time of year is now starting.  We are done with October, Halloween is over.  In my mind, this is the start of Fall.  The kids are starting to sleep in a bit longer on the weekends, even the dog stays snuggled up.  I am taking in the quiet while lying in bed, because I know that once my feet hit the floor, it will be a very busy morning … I have plans and they include work and a to do list with the hubby. I don’t know if it is the time of year or what,  but moving a bit slower and taking more time to get things…  Read More…

Puritan’s Pride Seasonal Smoothie and Giveaway

Smoothies are so great no matter what time of the year.  I love making a smoothie for a pre-run or post-run quick meal.  I make smoothies for the kids for a quick addition to their breakfast in the morning, an afternoon snack after school.  Smoothies even make for a great dessert in the evening.  With so many options out there to make and come up with, it sure helps when I have Puritan’s Pride and their products to get creative.   I have been lucky enough to join Puritan’s Pride and their three month smoothie campaign.  While I make and share my own recipes, I look forward to seeing yours. For the next three months, I am partnered with Puritan’s Pride to create and share my own smoothie recipes and how I incorporate them with protein powders and superfoods-based products. Puritan’s Pride® (http://www.puritan.com) began over 40 years ago, with the…  Read More…

Roasted Pumpkin and Sage Risotto Cakes

So we are in full swing of “pumpkin” season.  It’s fall, the flavors, the colors, the lattes, the recipes, the warm fall clothing.  It is all about the cozy.   When using pumpkin in any of my recipes, I love using a cooking pumpkin instead of canned pumpkin whenever I can.  Sure it is more work, however I really enjoy prepping and cooking in the kitchen and if heating the oven to bake or roast veggies of any kind is top of my “fave” list.  Especially this time of year. So my hubby and I were brainstorming yesterday as to what to make for dinner.  This was “date night dinner“.  I just happen to have the cutest pumpkin sitting on the kitchen counter {well he’s been there for about two weeks, just staring at me, wondering if I was going to make something creative out of him}.  After some note taking…  Read More…

Fresh Pumpkin Ginger Soup

Thanks to my Better Homes and Gardens Soups…I was able to make this great pumpkin soup…With a few tweeks and revisions of our own, we added some fun to it..:)  The prep was easy and with grilled tuna and tomato on whole grain sour dough, it made for an amazing fall lunch. Ingredients 1  – 15 ounce can pumpkin 1 – 14.5 ounce can veggie broth (low sodium) 1 1/2 cups mango OR apricot nectar (SEE Revision) 1 tbls grated fresh ginger 2 cloves minced garlic 1 – 5 ounce can evaporated milk OR 2/3 cup of unsweetened coconut milk 1/4 creamy peanut butter 2 tsp rice vinegar 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional) 1/4 fresh cilantro chopped/minced Sour cream OR plain Greek yogurt *REVISED* Ginger snaps, pumpkin seeds, fresh mango In a large saucepan combine the pumpkin, broth, nectar, ginger and garlic.  Bring to a boil, reduce the…  Read More…

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