Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Apple-Squash Springtime

Spring is finally starting to show up all around us, from the little bit of green grass starting to poke through the ground to the sunny days that are practically begging us to come play outside.  Although the days are getting warmer, it will still be a bit longer until all the delicious fruits and veggies will be ripe and in season.  So until that happens, try this recipe to bring your winter squash into the Spring.

Apple-Squash Springtime

1 butternut squash
1-2 apples (last time I made this I used Fuji and they were delicious)
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
Cinnamon, salt, and pepper to taste (a dash or two)

Peel squash and apples, then cut into cubes (about 1/3 inch). Warm 1T oil (olive, coconut, or just plain ol' butter) in a pan. Add squash, and cover.  Cook on medium heat  for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the rest of the other ingredients. Lower temp to med/low and cover again, stirring occasionally. Cook until tender. 

Note: need it sweet kick?  Add the second apple. Need more of a sweet kick?  Add 2 tsp honey once everything is tender and ready to eat. 

This is not only something I love, but also something my kiddos love. Plus, its great both hot and cold. 


Carpe Diem!

Monday, March 10, 2014

My Choke Hold Defense on Fox4KC

Hello All and Happy March!  It finally feels like spring and that mean's more time to play outside!  With the warm weather comes exciting and fun events outside, like the upcoming St. Patty's Day parade we are going to be in; watch my Fox 4 KC video to learn how to karate chop (and leprechaun dance) your way out of a choke hold should a festivity goer come in for an attack.

In you live in KC, come see us in the Brookside St. Patty's Day parade, Saturday, March 15th at 2:00pm.