Life Update

You know how I wrote last week about how life happens and you just have to roll with the punches and do the best you can?  Well, life has REALLY happened this past week and I am getting a big dose of my own advice and trying my best to roll with it.

For those of you who don’t know, or haven’t seen one of my numerous cat pictures, we have three cats.  As much as I get annoyed by the people who treat their pets like babies and dress them up and prance them around, our cats really are members of our family.  Dot, our first and oldest kitty, has been in the animal hospital since Friday and it’s been a roller coaster ride. Life Update | Life Healthfully Lived Continue reading

Sweet Potato Dumpling Salad

This recipe was a series of, “Hmmmm… I wonder what would happen if I did this…?” Luckily, the cooking gods blessed me and at each experimentation step everything worked out.  I’m always amazed when my random thoughts turn into edible recipes but I guess that’s pretty much how ALL recipes come to be.  Someone thought of throwing a collection of things together and then eating that collection of things.

Man, I make cooking sound like poetry. Sweet Potato Dumpling Salad | Life Healthfully Lived Continue reading

Muhammara with Za’atar Pita Chips

You know what’s really fun?  Listening to your husband try to say fun new words like muhammara and za’atar.  To be fair, it wasn’t until a few days ago that I even read the word muhammara let alone ate it or said it out loud and za’atar is a little funky with that apostrophe.

It’s mu (like in mud) ha (like in hum) mar (like in mark) a (like in uhhh) and za (like the end of pizza) a (this is silent… don’t say it) tar (like the black sticky stuff).

I’m not a linguist folks.  I just like words.  And food.  Always food. Muhammara with Za'atar Pita Chips | Life Healthfully Lived Continue reading