Five Spice Pork with Broccoli, Carrots, and Garlic Scapes

Last weekend we headed out to the farmer’s market with 2 things on our list – Michigan strawberries and kale.  Check and check.  I never leave without several items that I didn’t plan on getting.  This time garlic scapes were on almost every table, so I grabbed a bunch. Garlic …

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WHAT?! No Shampoo!! Why I Use Coconut Oil, Baking Soda, and Apple Cider Vinegar For Body Care…

This is a topic I’ve been wanting to write about for awhile.  At the risk of sounding like a total hippie, here it goes…  Why I Use Coconut Oil, Baking Soda, Apple Cider Vinegar for Body Care. Over the past year or so I have gradually moved away from using …

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Mustard and Herb Marinated Chicken Kebobs with Grilled Vegetables

It’s finally hot and sunny in Michigan.  Grill season has officially started!  I love grilled vegetables and am always looking for a new protein option to accompany them.  The marinade for the chicken kebobs was inspired by the Mustard Herb Marinade found in The Primal Blueprint Cookbook.  I wanted to …

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Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Bacon

It’s been a beautiful fall in Michigan. Autumn is my favorite season for many reasons, but the delicious, warm comfort foods that ease us into winter play a big role! I love farmer’s markets, apple orchards, and road side produce stands. Around this time of year, two items that are …

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