Ok! I am back! Finally! I knew I loved being in the kitchen…cooking, sharing meals with my family, hosting parties and even just sitting over a cup of coffee (tea for me) with friends to talk. We just had work done in our kitchen that required us to clear ALL the stuff out of the cabinets and were not allowed to use it for a little over a week. Believe me…you never realize how much you use that space until you are forbidden to use it! After a week of eating and living in our basement, I am happy to say that the kitchen is done and looks amazing and we are back to spending most of our time in it. So…that means I am back to cooking. I apologize for not posting, but I didn’t think you would want any recipe for anything I created without a stove, oven, sink or fridge. Believe me, it wasn’t pretty.
So my kids and husband are happy to have some home cooked meals to enjoy and I can’t wait to share them with you. I have a lot of great recipes to share with you so please keep checking back!
I have recently started adding fruit, yogurt or a sweet treat after family meals. It is something fun for the kids to look forward to, and for the most part I am making healthy sides that the kids are calling “desserts”. This one was a big hit with the family and not only is it a great after dinner treat, but it can be part of breakfast, lunch or a snack too. Feel free to play around with it adding fruit that you like, but this combination worked really well for us. The honey lime flavor really makes this salad so as long as you have that, I am sure any fruit would taste great.
Honey Lime Fruit Salad
2 cups strawberries, sliced
5 kiwi fruit, peeled and cut into chunks
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
2 tblsp fresh lime juice
1 tblsp honey
Toasted coconut (optional)
Mix all fruit in serving bowl. In a separate small bowl, whisk lime juice and honey. Toss with fruit. Top with toasted coconut right before serving.