How to easily peel a pomegranate

Now that pomegranate season is in full force, here's a super easy way to peel a pomegranate. Have you ever wondered how to get all those little squishy seeds out of a pomegranate? I was terrified of this little fruit until only a few years ago. Every time I even attempted to pluck all the little seeds out, they would burst and my kitchen would end up looking like a crime scene. The power of the u-google-izer taught me how to tackle this harmless ball of deliciousness so I figured I should pass on my newfound knowledge to all of you. First, wash your pomegranate. … [Read more...]

Organizing 101: Organizing School Lunches {gluten-free}

Gooooooood morning! I hope you are off to a fine start this beautiful Wednesday morning. Have you been following along so far on our Organizing 101: Back to Basics series? I hope so because it's been a lot of fun and a whole lotta great organizing tips! Today is my day to share how to organize that chaos each morning that is making the children's school lunches (and yours and the misters for that matter!). I am by no means a professional organizer or lunch maker. I am however, a mom who's been making school lunches each and every morning for more than 5 years. :) Before … [Read more...]

How to peel a pomegranate

I'm going to show you how to peel a Pomegranate! I know this isn't really a recipe, but I suspect there are many out there who don't know how to get all those little seeds out of a pomegranate. Heck, I didn't know how to peel or eat a pomegranate until I was 28! {I'm not kidding.} I avoided the orange-sized red fruit like the plague for 28 years because the idea of peeling one was so intimidating. Finally, I just sucked it up and bought a few, went home, and googled "how to peel a pomegranate". It's not hard or scary! And if you do it *my* (googled) way, your kitchen wont … [Read more...]

Apple Pie, low-cal style

If you know me well, you know I've been on a "diet" since I was at least 14. (You'd think after 16 years I'd actually be thin...) One day while watching The Biggest Loser, Jillian Michaels shared a yummy healthy recipe. Now, normally I don't make (much less even remember to make) recipes I've seen on the boob tube, but this one stuck (probably because it entails 3 ingredients - water being one of them.) Cinnamon Apples, Allison-style (this is my even easier version of what Jillian shared, and hers was pretty easy!) Or you can also call them Healthy Apple Pie, or Apple Pie, … [Read more...]

Best Popcorn ever || very healthy

Today (June 1) was my birthday. 30th birthday to be exact. :) After a FUN day at the Santa Monica Pier, I'm now about to enjoy a movie with my hubby and my sister. What is the best thing to eat with a movie? POPCORN! I don't know about you, but I LOVE popcorn. LOVE IT. I've tried all sorts of types of popcorn and after lots of trial and error, here is my FAVORITE way to make a yummy bowl of popcorn. First off, you need a popcorn air popper. Trust me, buy an air popper if you don't have one. I got mine at Wal-Mart for like ten bucks. In the long run, you will also … [Read more...]