Simple food, present mind, and passionate heart

Simple food, present mind, and passionate heart

Category: B : Lifestyle

Crockpot SW Quinoa Garden Soup

Crockpot SW Quinoa Garden Soup

The other evening I had my family over to do a little food prep. I find that cooking is always more enjoyable if it’s enjoyed with others or by others. During this time in the world, the few small get togethers that we have are […]

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, and Meat Free OH MY!

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, and Meat Free OH MY!

Recently my food habits were thrown a curve ball. I’ve been working with my acupuncturist on some problems I’ve been experiencing like fatigue, body pain, bloat, inflammation, sinus problems, and so much more. She asked me to go gluten free and dairy free… UM WHAT?!?!? […]

Grocery planning tips for a pallet divided household – Save money and have less waste

Grocery planning tips for a pallet divided household – Save money and have less waste

I wanted to start this series of posts because I feel like delicious food, food beliefs, budget, and health are important to all but it seems we have to give up one or more in the name of time or money. I know it has […]

End of Summer Easy Tomato Ricotta Toast

End of Summer Easy Tomato Ricotta Toast

Anyone else running into extra tomatoes from the garden? I love this time of year, although it definitely takes getting creative with ingredients. I recently made pickled jalapeños and just started throwing ingredients from the fridge in with them so they didn’t go bad! Another […]

Finding a way to give through travel – Our Honeymoon in Jamaica

Finding a way to give through travel – Our Honeymoon in Jamaica

When we decided to go to Jamaica, we had no idea how hard we would fall in love with the island. We learned all about how to give back, just by getting to know the fabulous people around us.

How to pick the right food and wine pairing for your next special dinner and know its good before you serve it.

How to pick the right food and wine pairing for your next special dinner and know its good before you serve it.

Maybe you don’t drink wine with dinner or much during the week at all. Try these tips to make sure you get the chance to taste your food and wine together before serving it at your next special event. Whether it’s a date night in or just friends over for dinner, elevate your experience with the best food and wine pairings that you already know you enjoy.

We’ve baked too much during quarantine and might just pair some wine with it!

We’ve baked too much during quarantine and might just pair some wine with it!

We’ve been entertaining our kids, it’s time to do something fun for ourselves! Try these tasty wine pairings with easy baked goods. The baking keeps the kids happy and the wine keeps you sane

Easy burrito bowls and wine pairing

Easy burrito bowls and wine pairing

I resisted the instant pod fad for so long and now I’ve been wishing I hadn’t!  This baby has saved my grain game.  It used to be hit or miss whether or not my rice came out right, and the pans never stood a chance […]

How to do Thanksgiving table decor on a budget & my favorite red and white wines to add to any holiday feast <3

How to do Thanksgiving table decor on a budget & my favorite red and white wines to add to any holiday feast <3

I was just on the phone with my good friend Courtney and realized that I better get this blog out because Thanksgiving is next week already! I was sure that it was still two weeks out. That means that I need to get my butt […]

Tips to easily find season friendly wine and my favorite fall to winter pairings and recipes

Tips to easily find season friendly wine and my favorite fall to winter pairings and recipes

Fall seems to have left us pretty quickly here in MN. In my mind, as soon as the first snow flies, it’s time to start feeling all the Christmas joy. Since we’ve officially had our first snow, I figured it’s a good time to share […]