Spinach Baked Ziti

As I mentioned on Sunday, I spent last Saturday cooking up some meals to freeze in advance before our Baby Boy arrives.  First I made two homemade frozen pizzas.  And then I also made two pans of spinach-baked ziti.  A big thank you to Ginnette who commented last Friday that I needed to check out the… Continue reading Spinach Baked Ziti

Cooking · Garden · Health

Strawberries Are Good For Your Butt

 Last night after my run I went straight to the garden.  I hadn't been out there since before I left town!  The garden was totally soggy since it had been raining all weekend and all the vegetables were muddy.  I spent almost an hour picking strawberries.  Check out this haul: I haven't weighed it yet… Continue reading Strawberries Are Good For Your Butt

Cooking · Health

Mini Monsters

As I travel around the food and healthy living blogging world, I keep reading about these things called Green Monsters.  It seems like everyone is drinking them and going on and on about the health benefits.  I decided to hop aboard the bandwagon and check it out. What is a Green Monster?  Apparently its a smoothie… Continue reading Mini Monsters


There’s a Cotyledon in My Spinach

 Last night when I was making salads to go with dinner, I noticed this little leaf in my spinach: It doesn't look like the rest of the spinach leaves.  That's because it's a cotyledon spinach leaf.  I recognized it from growing spinach last year in the garden.  When spinach plants sprout, their first two leaves… Continue reading There’s a Cotyledon in My Spinach


Cheesy Spinach Rice Bake

 Last week I had some leftover rice, half a bag of frozen spinach and the ingredients to make "cheezy" sauce from Veganomicon.  What did I do?  Made a Cheezy Spinach Rice Bake of course!  Cheezy (or Cheesy) Spinach Rice Bake Leftover rice, about 2-3 cups, brown or white (I used brown) Half a bag of… Continue reading Cheesy Spinach Rice Bake