Easy Pesto Chicken Salad

Easy Pesto Chicken Salad

If you are not a big fan of mayonnaise, this recipe is for you! Chicken salad is one of my favorite summer meals, so easy, refreshing and satisfying. There are so many ways to make chicken salad, and this pesto chicken salad is a new twist on traditional mayonnaise...
Broccoli Pesto

Broccoli Pesto

One of the things I think about when I’m dreaming of summer is huge bunches of fresh basil. While basil is usually the main ingredient in pesto, the cool thing about pesto is that you can use a variety of greens as the base – like cilantro, spinach, swiss...
A Mother’s Intuition

A Mother’s Intuition

The greatest gift a mother can give her child is love and acceptance. While this sounds so logical and perhaps even easy, it goes much deeper than simple unconditional love. It takes a fierce commitment to let go of expectations and control….and yet, at the same time...
The New Green Smoothie

The New Green Smoothie

On our way to visit my mom in Florida, Kelly and I stopped at Whole Foods in Miami. Our goal was stock up on some food for the week ahead. But after traveling all day, we also needed some nourishment. So I ventured over to the juice bar, but I didn’t want juice or a...
Letting Go

Letting Go

Before before I met my greatest teacher, before autism came into my life, these were some of the things I believed: That I needed to have a beautifully decorated house and the right clothes and shoes for every occasion. That I needed a recipe to follow whenever I...
Crispy Roasted Chicken Legs

Crispy Roasted Chicken Legs

It was Sunday morning and after a few days in a row of traveling, I was feeling blah. I took some frozen chicken legs out of the freezer thinking I’d make something with them for dinner. As the day went on and I was still feeling quite sluggish, I started to dread the...
Creamy Zucchini Soup

Creamy Zucchini Soup

Happy Spring! Still in soup mode over here in New Jersey with the cooler temps and dreary grey sky. This recipe is a new take on the very popular creamy zucchini soup I posted a few years ago. Today’s version is made with all kinds of green – zucchini, swiss...
Chicken Soup For The Soul

Chicken Soup For The Soul

Remember the Campbell’s soup commercial with melting the snow man? Here’s the scene – it’s snowing, cold and windy outside. Christmas music is playing in the background as the camera zooms in on a snowman shivering in the wind outside. It’s a very cute snowman...
Curried Cauliflower Rice (Grain Free)

Curried Cauliflower Rice (Grain Free)

The first time I ever made cauliflower rice I was super impressed by it’s delicious flavor and appealing texture. Despite the name, it really tastes nothing like rice. It is lighter and less sweet than rice. Does it taste like cauliflower? Well sort of. But because it...
Why It’s Good To Be Hungry

Why It’s Good To Be Hungry

The other day, I was out for lunch with Kelly. By the time we got to the restaurant, it was about 1:00pm and I hadn’t eaten all day. Our kitchen was taped off with plastic wrap while the painters repaired and replaced the water damaged ceiling from frozen pipes....