Simply Roasted

by zesty on September 14, 2012 · 1 comment

You know sometimes the simple things in life really make you smile. – Watching your garden flourish… makes me smile.  - Cooking with fresh vegetables from your garden as opposed to not… makes me smile. – Tasting homemade food made by you… makes me smile. – Asking your son who is 7 to follow a [...]

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Mango Sweet Potato Salad with Honey!

by zesty on April 30, 2010 · 7 comments

Happy Friday!  I know you are going to have a hard time believing this but… Here is another healthy salad.  I am on a new lifestyle kick and loving it.  This week has marked one of my best eating weeks in my life.  I have been really concentrating on eating real foods and watching the [...]


Happy Friday and welcome to the closest day to the weekend you can get!  Whooo Hooo.  So as of late I have been trying to eat more salads in the middle of the day instead of sandwiches and other things for lunch.  Whether it is working on the waist line or not – we shall [...]


Welcome to Mid Week Wednesday!  I have nothing exciting in my life to report except… work work work and some upcoming travel to the DC area.  So I thought I would get right to the point and chit chat about some homemade whole wheat chicken noodle soup that very well might loosen your socks.  I [...]


Happy Monday!  It feels like I have been away for a long time which I guess is not that far from the truth.  Spinach and Mushroom Pasta was my last post since I had a special guest sit in on Friday with Sippity Sup.  This weekend was action packed and full of cooking.  A while [...]


Shepherds Pie, House Work & Open Sky

by zesty on November 2, 2009 · 16 comments

Happy Monday to you!  I hope you had a great weekend.  My weekend was action packed with “the house”.  We started painting the ceilings this weekend and I had to clean the whole house  before paint starts on the walls (today).  We are still having window problems – we had some more rain along with [...]


So Good…Maple Nutmeg Vegetables!

by zesty on October 27, 2009 · 17 comments

Hey to you!  I was walking around the kitchen on Sunday afternoon wondering what to do with another big squash that was hand picked by “The Best Builders” around when I noticed some nutmeg sitting in the pantry.  A little light bulb went off and thought that it would be a great combination.  I then wandered [...]


Dazzled Carrots with Pears and Balsamic

by zesty on October 14, 2009 · 11 comments

Did yesterday feel like Monday to anyone else?  I think for me because of the holiday I was in slow motion and dragging my heels the whole day.  But all in all I survived.  I was excited when I got home because my Mom had one of my favorite turkey left over meal – Turkey [...]


Apple Molasses Roasted Vegetables

by zesty on September 22, 2009 · 12 comments

Last weekend I was playing around in the kitchen and created something unique with some root vegetables and fresh grape tomatoes. Ever get tired of tasting the same old vegetables with your dinner? I do sometimes so I wanted to kick it up a notch with a funky glaze for some plain ole vegetables. The [...]


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