Do you have a movie, a book, or a tale that inspires you? It never fails; every time I sit down to watch Julie and Julia, my heart settles into a puddle. I am inspired to create, to bake and blog. And to eat, with a side of wine in an oversized glass goblet.… Continue reading Sometimes you just need a little inspiration
Lately my sweet tooth has taken over. But sugar only satisfies for so long! I can easily go from the freezer stash of chocolate morsels to the cookies pillaged from a recent potluck gathering to a piece of toast laden with jam. It’s bad. What I really needed was a sweet treat that would fill… Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Butter Mini Smoothie
Back in March, I journeyed into cleanse land, where my diet restrictions were numerous, yet meals were delicious and fairly easy to manage. It wouldn’t be too difficult to continue eating that way. I ate a lot of quinoa and chicken, fruits and veggies. It was great. I also learned some new tricks and alternatives… Continue reading The Secret Six: Lessons learned from the cleanse
Summer is for salads. Even though we here at the Honey Hive eat salads with most dinners, year-round, summer has a special hold on salads. When it’s warm and sunny, nothing satisfies like a fresh, light meal. One thing, however, is for certain: you can’t make the same boring salad again and again and expect… Continue reading Two salads, no lettuce. Pure yum.
Honey Dude admitted something to me yesterday that struck a chord in my own guilty conscience. Sugar overload. We can’t stop. Now that the cleanse is behind us, our eating habits have gone back to the way they were. Sure, we eat healthy. We do. But we also eat crummy. And sugar? Well that’s our… Continue reading How to nix the sugar fix
My favorite time of day is bedtime, when Honey Dude and I snuggle and giggle and bring out the goofy. We say some odd things in those last moments of the day. When all the stress has passed and not a worry resides on our brow. When the simple treasure of rest allows us to… Continue reading Banana Manna Cakes
Sometimes you just need a good crunch. And that’s hard to come by, in the world of gluten free. But oh. This bag of little gems was opened at eight and gone by nine. I didn’t realize what I was doing until I noticed the crumbs collected at the bottom of the bag. Oops. Suffice… Continue reading Gluten-free product review: Cheddar Soy Crisps by Genisoy
Sometimes I get online to post a blog and I just sit there for an hour, scanning other blogs, commenting, and enjoying the creative talent out there in the world. By the time I’m done, I usually have to get to work or get to bed. It’s not a sustainable habit. But there’s not enough… Continue reading Confessions of a food gawker. And Mango Chicken Black Bean Salad.
One of the perks of my job at a nonprofit is our annual retreat, where all of our collective staff from Washington, Idaho, and Oregon gather (with our spouses) for a restful weekend at a nice, northwestern lodge. Last year it was the swanky Coeur d’Alene resort and this year, the woodsy Heathman Lodge in… Continue reading Princess for a day. And lemon-cream stuffed gingerbread whoopie pies
Patience is one of those virtues that takes it out of you. Straight to the gut. There’s no easy way through patience. It just is what it is, and you have it or you don’t. During the cleanse, I wasn’t just gluten free; I couldn’t have grains altogether. That meant I couldn’t experiment with substitute… Continue reading Patience. And Salmon Wow Burgers