Healthy Eating Recipes

Summer Days

Did anyone else think May felt a bit funky?  I can’t exactly pinpoint it, but it wasn’t the fantastic month I thought it would be.  There were most certainly very high points like Mt. Rushmore and a sister visit. 

But.  There was work drama, travel drama (I got clunked very hard on the head on one flight and my bell rang for hours), pet drama.  I don’t know.  I’m just sort of really looking forward to June and some time off and summer food and summer exercise.

Now, here’s how I’m kicking it off.

Classic Fruit Salad

DF Deb sent a link for this fruit salad.  Although I frequently make seasonal fruit salads, I never dress them.  Generally, I think the fruit stands alone.  But, it’s a bit early in the season for perfect fruit and I thought I’d give it a whirl.

I used the fruit I found for a decent price (does that exist anymore?) at Trader Joe’s and whipped this up in a jiffy.  The leftover lime went into my glass of seltzer water.  Perfect.

On another note, I loved Downshiftology and will be trying more of her recipes.  Her site is gorgeous, so check it out if you’re on the hunt for healthy and appealing recipes.


Of course, nothing beats living in Arizona in my book, but I do miss spring and early summer flowers the rest of the country enjoys.  Tulips, daffodils, lilacs and peonies top my list.  Trader Joe’s had peonies and I couldn’t resist getting a small bouquet for my kitchen.  No, they are not fragrant like the ones in your backyard.  The ones covered in ants.  But so pretty.

Frankly, there are some faux peonies out (I got some from Walmart) that look fantastic.  But I wanted fresh. 

And they had peony-scented hand soap.  Well, I needed that too.

What I’m Reading

On audio I am listening to another Peter Heller DS Monique recommended, The Painter.  So far, so good.  Sure makes me want to spend the summer in Colorado.  Heller is that good describing his setting.

This one seems much different than Celine we recently listened to by Heller.  I can’t wait to report back with the final verdict.

In print on my Kindle I’m reading a David Baldacci, Walk the Wire, the sixth in the Amos Decker series.  Which just included Will Robie in the store.  Ugh. Why do I read him?  His stories are getting worse, the character is no longer interesting and he is so clearly doing a bad copy job on Jack Reacher.  Well, I’ll finish this one up, but that’s it.  And I mean it.


We have a couple little projects getting ready and I can’t wait to share with you.  But that’s all I’m saying for now.

May blessings rain down upon you this week. XO