Dear Legs, We Need to Talk

Dear Legs, You’re failing me. I have tried to reconcile with you on many occasions, telling myself everything was OK. Searching for the sunshine in a storm. Making excuses every time I have to dial back on life a little because I cannot do what I want to do. This just isn’t working out and … [Read more…]

The Greatest Life

I published the following article earlier this summer, after the passing of Mohammed Ali. I was inspired by the many different interviews and news clips of his life from his rise to his supposed fall, although there was never really a fall. He went from the greatest in his sport to the greatest in grace … [Read more…]

Stir Fry, Oh My!

Hi! Hope you all are enjoying the farmer’s market season, your CSA or the abundance of fresh veggies at your local supermarket. I know I am! I have to be honest though, there are definitely phases with what’s “in season”. You might be seeing a heavy rotation of onions, kohlrabi, garlic scapes, beets, zucchini and … [Read more…]

What’s in the Box? Kohlrabi!

HAPPY SUMMER! Our What’s in the Box series is back. Insert happy dance! The farms are in full production mode growing a wide variety of veggies to enjoy. At this time of year you’ll find plenty of salad greens, swiss chard, radishes, carrots, onions, garlic and garlic scapes, beets beets and more beets, and…kohlrabi! Kohlrabi is an … [Read more…]

#The100DayProject

You may have noticed I have taken a hiatus from the Edible Monster.  I noticed because Google analytics tell me the truth: no posts, no readers.  For a new blog, I completely derailed.  Isn’t this the ebb and flow of life?  We fall off the proverbial wagon and get back on again?  Sometimes it moves … [Read more…]

Southwest Style Black Bean Soup

A friend of mine sent me a recipe a few months ago for a southwest style black bean soup.  I love easy recipes, and this one was super simple.  The days are getting longer and I’m almost ready to put the crockpot on hiatus for awhile, but still like to cook ahead and freeze some … [Read more…]

Spaghetti Squash and Scallops

Spring is upon us and this squash & scallops recipe is light, refreshing and surprisingly easy to prepare any night of the week. So, we were members of a CSA this past summer (which was super wonderful) and our veggie boxes toward the end of last season contained lots of great squashes.  The squash is … [Read more…]

You (Literally) Are What You Eat

You are what you eat. Yep. You’ve heard it all before. But have you really ever thought about how deeply this means? The clean eating movement has brought a lot of food & nutrition awareness to the fore front. We at least know that refined, processed foods are bad for us and whole foods are … [Read more…]