My Golden Salad Dressing

It’s no secret, I love my salads.  I love kale, arugula, spinach, mixed greens…you name it.  In fact, my brother-in-law recently said I was going to turn into a leave of kale since he witnessed me front and center during our re-model making my green smoothies sometimes twice daily during when I was without my kitchen.  It’s a known fact, I love vegetables of every color and texture, and I love creating the perfect little combo bite with each one of them.  I aim for 6 fistfuls of them a day.  

Celebrating New Years in Chicago

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake

New Years Fun in Gurnee Illinois with my nieces!

What was your New Years like?  I am pleased to say mine was everything I had hoped for.  I did lots of my favorite things like run, workout, enjoy good food, and most importantly, spend time with family.  My hubby, mom and I packed up my car, headed out on the highway about noon on Friday December 3oth, and almost 7 1/2 hours later we arrived in Gurnee, Illinois.  We were tired, hungry but definitely excited!  

Baked Apples


Fall not only screams for pumpkin treats, smoothiessquash soups, and other festivities like a halloween themed race, but what about apples!  Fall is here, which also means it’s apple season!  I can hardly believe the only recipe on my blog with this quintessential fall fruit is my mom’s amazing Baked Apple Pie Birthday Cheesecake?  How could I let this happen?

Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie


Yeah for pumpkin season right?  I am seriously loving all the different recipes showing up on Pinterest, blogs, in magazines, and Facebook.  YUM!  Have you made these Pumpkin Spice Protein Bites yet?  I am so addicted.  They’re almost as good as my original Nut Butter Bites.  In fact if you add chocolate chips to this recipe, I think they’d be as good.   You could call them Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Protein Bites!  Yikes, lets move on to my EPIC Pumpkin Spice Smoothie ok!