Kale & Quinoa Summer Salad

Ingredients: ½ cup uncooked quinoa 1 cup water 3 cups packed kale, stems removed 1 red bell pepper, seeds and stem removed ½ avocado ⅓ cup red onion, small dice ¼ cup fresh parsley, minced For the Dressing: 1 large lemon, zest and juice 1 small clove garlic, minced 3 tbs olive oil Salt and… Continue reading Kale & Quinoa Summer Salad

Main Courses

Pasta Carbonara

Ryan and I love Spring Training because we get to live with our buddies who we don't see very often during the regular season. This year we are living with two of our favorites, Pete and Madison, and have been loving it! Amongst other things, we have an obsession with playing spades and a very… Continue reading Pasta Carbonara


Reflecting on 2012 & A Healthy Start to 2013

Happy 2013 everyone! I hope you had a safe and healthy night of celebrating New Year's Eve. We unfortunately lost my grandfather this week, but the silver lining was welcoming the new year with my entire family... something that hasn't happened in quite a few years. This past year was full of great memories to… Continue reading Reflecting on 2012 & A Healthy Start to 2013

Salads and Side Dishes

Quinoa and Kale Winter Salad

My sister originally sent me a version of the recipe last year; she'd had it for dinner at a restaurant in Stamford, CT and knew I would love it and end up putting it on my blog. I was just wrapping up winter recipes at the time, so I decided to hold off and save… Continue reading Quinoa and Kale Winter Salad