February 2012

Middle of the week is here.  Can you believe it?  The basement renovation is coming along quite nicely with really no hiccups in sight.  Floor is almost completed and we are moving on to trimming out the windows and doors today.  Yesterday was a snow day around here with school cancelled and what better thing [...]


Tomato and Carrot Juice In Your Kitchen!

by zesty on February 27, 2012 · 1 comment

Happy Monday!  How was your weekend?  Hopefully it was well.  I put in about 30 hours of painting and prepping the basement for the floor and kitchen install this morning.  But all in all it was a good weekend.  On the food side of things, cooking was limited and a lot of bread was consumed.  [...]

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Pinterest 101

by zesty on February 24, 2012 · 3 comments

Hi all! Today I want to talk about one of my new favorite hobbies.  Many of you are already familiar with Pinterest, but for those who aren’t, I thought I would do a brief Pinterest 101 post. What is Pinterest?  The simplest way I can describe Pinterest is as a digital inspiration board.  Imagine yourself [...]


Three Fruit Protein Smoothie

by zesty on February 22, 2012 · 17 comments

Busy Busy Busy. I don’t have much time to stay and chat with you.  I am running around with the basement renovation and trying to work on a big consulting job that has m y hair thinning.  I know … thinning.  Terrible.  Anyway – I wanted to do a re post of a great smoothie [...]


6 Tips To a Better Raw Salad

by zesty on February 20, 2012 · 1 comment

Ever have a salad that is wilted, limp and over dressed?  I bet we all did at some point and it really leaves a lot to be desired.  Today, I want to walk through some tips for you to follow to make your next salad – your best one. Raw salads are simple to make [...]

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Squeeze Me Softly: Molasses Cookies

by zesty on February 17, 2012 · 5 comments

Happy Friday! I was thinking about what to write about today last night and debating whether to go sweet tooth or savory, tell you more about my life (winks), maybe do a how-to post, or maybe even shoot a video. After much contemplation ( about 45 seconds), I thought I would go with a sweet [...]


Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake

by zesty on February 15, 2012 · 3 comments

What are your thoughts on a Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cake with cream cheese frosting?  My thoughts were likely similar to yours…. oh hell yeah I will have a piece.  Last night in laws and myself brewed up this little masterpiece compliments of Mama Pea and her gluten free oatmeal chocolate chip cake. We [...]


A Last Minute Puff!

by zesty on February 13, 2012 · 1 comment

OK. It is Freezing. I mean damn cold.  With the wind chill, -32 Celsius ( Fahrenheit conversion -25.6 ).  That is down right cold. What better way to combat the cold weather than with a cold dessert.  I know, I know…. not really what you were expecting but that is part of the fun. I [...]

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Quinoa in the Morning…. A Breakfast Switch

by zesty on February 10, 2012 · 3 comments

Good morning, afternoon or night! It’s Friday morning and the frost is lining the trees.  A gorgeous start to the day. What a better way to start off your day than a balanced nutritious breakfast. Wow – that sounds like something from a parenting report or a TV commercial – but you know better. I [...]


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