buffalo chicken pasta

Things are a little crazy at my house right now. We are getting ready to get new kitchen appliances! I probably haven’t been this excited to get something in a very long time. Ah, being an adult is glorious. There is some serious prep work that is going down and of course we’re doing it…

Sarah’s Simple Chili

My mind is telling me no, but my stomach, my stomach is telling me yes. That’s what R. Kelly would sing about eating chili in August. I have been CRAVING chili something awful the last two weeks. It’s been an oddly cool August here in Missouri. Of course it’s cool one day and then blazing…

Egg Bites

  The weekend is over and it’s back to watching what I eat. I thoroughly enjoy eating all of these healthy things and learning more about what I am really eating. It’s not something I dread. Breakfast however has been a real struggle. I am not a huge breakfast eater; I usually just drink a…

beef tips and noodles

Beef Tips and Noodles is one of my all-time favorite meals and has been ever since I was little. There is something about the combination of the meat chunks and noodles in a creamy sauce that I just love! I have been making this dish for years and just recently added a change, I made…

Pizza. Zucchini. Boats

I have been hearing about replacing pizza crust with cauliflower and substituting pasta noodles with zucchini everywhere lately. I thought, well I love pizza and I love pasta. If it’s not broke don’t fix it! But then after some research and realization….eh maybe it’s broken just a little. So I decided to give the zoodles…

Salsa Sarah

I mentioned to you all back in the spring that I was going to plant my first garden. To be honest, I was extremely nervous! I am a slight perfectionist and what if I killed everything?! Despite my fears, I went ahead and planted one. I started off very small. I planted lettuce, jalapenos, bell…

80/20

This summer I decided to make a huge lifestyle change. I have immersed myself in learning about natural foods, healthy foods, processed foods and sugar. All I have to say is, MIND BLOWN. I cannot believe all the things that I was eating that were so bad for me. If you are unaware or don’t…

Guess Who’s Back!?

  (Top Row: Springfield Cards game and a lake day with Samson) (Bottom Row: 40’s and Cheese Balls party, Not Journey Concert, park day with Samson) I spent this entire last winter planning events and fun things for us to do this summer. Danny and I declared it “the summer of fun” and hit the…

The Cookie Monster

I am not a huge sweets fan. I will occasionally crave something sweet but I like salt more. With that being said there is something about “not” being able to have things that makes you want them even more. I have really been trying to commit myself to eating paleo/ gluten free during the week….

– seasonings –

So long prepackaged taco and fajita seasonings! Did you know that you more than likely have all of the ingredients you need to make these seasonings yourself in your spice cabinet? I didn’t until I happened to stumble upon this fajita seasoning recipe the other day. It is paleo and Whole 30 approved, which makes…

I Want to ‘Taco Bout It’

I love love love love love Mexican food. It however tends to not be so fond of me. Since starting my clean eating journey I have been searching for recipes that are still the foods I used to always eat but the healthy and clean version. My goal is to “eat clean” throughout the week…

Samson is TWO!

  Yes, I am one of those crazy dog ladies who celebrates their dog’s birthday. Now that we have that statement out of the way, happy birthday to my Samson dog! Growing up we had a dog and a cat that I loved but I would not call myself “an animal person.” Animals should be…