Jan 022015

This tortellini with asparagus in a light creamy lemon sauce recipe and shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BackToBalance #CollectiveBias

Did you indulge a little during the holidays this year?  I know I did.  Though maybe not as much as in holidays past, as everyone has been a little under the weather the past couple of weeks so I didn’t bake as much as I usually do.

Three Cheese Tortellini & Asparagus with a Light Creamy Lemon Sauce #BackToBalance

Every year I make resolutions along with the rest of the world.  But this year I’m less about making a resolution and more about putting balance into my life.  I have a lot of posts I plan to share with you this year on taking a lifestyle approach to a “new you”, everything from getting better sleep and making smarter food choices to how to get more active (without necessarily doing that “e” word that some of us dread). Continue reading »

Sep 132013

Thank you to Bertolli for providing the olive oil used to make my Parmesan Roasted Asparagus recipe.  All words and thoughts are my own.

Up until the past few years, I was convinced that I didn’t like asparagus.  Granted, I couldn’t ever remember actually trying asparagus, but that doesn’t really matter, right?  You’re allowed to know what foods you’ll like and won’t like just by looking at them.  Aren’t you?

Then a few years ago we were at our local farmer’s market in Florida and lo and behold there was a whole stand of asparagus that day.  Hubby wasn’t really sure if he liked asparagus, either, but we are always looking for a new side to pair with our proteins, so we decided to go for it.  I consulted with the attendant at the market to get her thoughts on what makes “good” asparagus, and we took a bunch home.

Parmesan Roasted Asparagus Recipe

That night we just roasted it (again on the suggestion of the girl from the farmer’s market) and we both were surprised to find just how much we liked it.  Through a little trial and error, I ended up with this recipe for Parmesan Roasted Asparagus. Continue reading »

Oct 262011

My husband and I love asparagus but aren’t that crazy about green beans.  That means that a holiday staple – Green Bean Casserole – is off the menu for us.   So I was excited to find Asparagus Casserole recipe in the Gooseberry Patch Quick & Easy Christmas cookbook.

We decided to give it a try tonight as a pairing with chicken cordon bleu.  Generally we make Parmesan roasted asparagus to go with it but the fresh asparagus in our area hasn’t looked too hot lately and this recipe called for frozen, so it was a good fit. Continue reading »