Pineapple Cucumber Salad


When it comes to cooking in the Summer I am always looking for easy, healthy recipes that requires as little work as possible! Who wants to spend time in the kitchen when the weather is warm and the outdoors are calling. We had a get together with some friends and I was looking to bring something simple and refreshing for everyone to enjoy. I came across this recipe on Pinterest that had the unlikely combination of pineapple and cucumber. I was so intrigued and couldn’t wait to try. It came out absolutely delicious! Here is the recipe for Pineapple Cucumber Salad

Pineapple Cucumber Salad

  • 1 Cubed Pineapple
  • 1 Cubed Cucumber
  • 1/2 Lime Juice & Zest
  • Handful Chopped Cilantro
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and serve immediately or let it chill in the fridge till you are ready to eat it. This recipe was so fresh and delicious. It was very easy to make and such a great combo with the pineapple and cucumber, which I have never experienced together before this recipe. I brought it to a potluck and it was well received by all! Everyone loved it, including kids! This salad will be making a regular appearance at potlucks, BBQ’s and home cooked meals in our house! I hope you enjoy it!


Healthy Lunch Recipes


I’m great at planning dinners, but to me mid-day meals always offer more of a challenge. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut! I wanted to share how lunches don’t have to be boring and limited to sandwiches or pre-packaged, processed, non-foods that require a microwave to heat up! They can be fun, delicious and nutritious. Here is a roundup of healthy lunch recipes to provide you with healthy mid-day meal inspiration!

Healthy Lunch Recipes

Cure and Smoke your own Ham- Recipe by And Here We Are 

Lunchtime Mezza for one- Recipe by And Here We Are

Mediterranean Collard Wrap with Zucchini Hummus- Recipe by Real Nutritious Living

Easy White Bean Wrap- Recipe by Real Nutritious Living

Southwest Chicken Salad- Recipe by Primally Inspired

Buttery Sweet Corn Tomato Feta Salad- Recipe by Simple Roots Wellness

Avocado Toast – Recipe by The Antidote Life

Tex-Mex Layered Salad- Recipe by The Antidote Life

Zucchini Avocado Lemon Soup- Recipe by A Harmony Healing

Healthy Tuna Salad and Cucumber Bites without Mayo- Recipe by The Rising Spoon


These recipes can serve as a breakfast, lunch or mid-day snack:

Green Orange Cream Smoothie Recipe- Recipe by The Antidote Life

Chia Pudding Breakfast- Recipe by Green Mom’s Collective






And Here We Are at the Table- Cookbook Review


I am always looking for new recipes to make for my family and couldn’t wait to checkout the new cookbook from one of my favorite bloggers, Ariana at And Here We Are. Her new book is called And Here We Are at the Table. It’s a great addition to my kitchen library and my family has loved all the recipes I’ve tried! This post will share my review of Ariana’s new cookbook And Here We Are at the Table!

If you are looking for a cookbook to add to your collection I promise you won’t be disappointed by this book. Ariana and her family are expats who have lived around the world and this cookbook is a compilation of some of Ariana’s favorite recipes. I can’t wait to try the rest of the recipes because everything looks so delicious.  I have some on my upcoming menu plan!

Some of my favorites from this book include:

  • Apple & Nut Cereal
  • Garlic & Herb Greek Lamb Kabobs
  • Thai Grilled Chicken with Lemongrass, Basil & Lime
  • Chimichurri Sauce
  • Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
  • Cauliflower Rice 3 Different Ways


This cookbook is chock full of great tips such as how to make stock, how to cook a flank steak, how to make sauerkraut, tips on how to go grain-free. There are 80 Amazing recipes with detailed instructions that anyone can follow regardless of cooking experience. What I love about it is that even though its a grain-free cookbook the recipes are something that everyone can enjoy! My husband isn’t always on board when I say I’m making a grain-free meal but the recipes in this book are so flavorful and satisfying that he doesn’t even notice that there are no grains in the dishes because everything is so delicious!

I think this cookbook is a great addition to anyone’s recipe book collection and the recipes are easy, delicious and unique. You can click here to order the book.