All-Natural Clean


Greetings friends! I'm over at Domestic Ease today sharing some of my favorite all-natural, non-toxic products for keeping kiddos (and adults) clean this summer. Click here to check it out, and be sure to leave a comment to be entered in this week's giveaway: a $25 gift card to Pottery Barn.

Meal-Planning Mondays


Well friends, I am FINALLY feeling better, which means it's time to get back into some regular posting! So to kick off this week, here's the latest installment of Meal-Planning Mondays.

Fish Tacos
Black Beans
Image: Epicurious

The lime mayo makes all the difference for these fish tacos, so don't skip it. Serve with a side of frugal black beans and rice. Fish tacos recipe courtesy of Epicurious. Get it here.

Southwestern Salad with Chicken
Image: StephModo

This recipe via StephModo sounds like the perfect dinner for a summer evening. Make extra chicken for tomorrow night's dinner.

Chicken & Fontina Panini

Focaccia bread
1/4 cup Mayo
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 chicken breasts, cut into thin slices
1 cup arugula leaves
1/4 pound fontina cheese, thinly sliced
Extra virgin olive oil

Preheat a panini press or skillet. Combine mayo and mustard and top focaccia. Layer chicken, arugula, cheese and top slice of bread. Brush with olive oil and heat on the press or skillet.
This recipe is courtesy of "Brunch," by Georgeanne Brennan.

Zucchini & Corn Tacos
Image: SELF

These have been on the menu before, but with the abundance of summer's produce, we like to eat these often. Try topping salad greens with your left-overs the next day for a quick lunch. Recipe courtesy of SELF, get it here.

Grilled Steak
Green Salad
Image: BonAppetit

I'm getting a little sick of pizza every Friday night, so this week we're mixing it up and grilling steak, a favorite of the hubbie's. Grill your steak and serve with a side of grilled veggies and mashed potatoes or a green salad.

Lebanese-Style Cous Cous

3/4 cup cous cous
2 cups boiling water
1 pund baby spinach
1 cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup chopped mint
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1 cup cooked garbanzo beans (rinsed & drained if using canned)
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup fresh lemon huice
3 tablespoons olive oil
Crumbled feta

Pour cous cous into boiling water. Remove from heat and cover. Let stand five minutes. Blanch spinach in boiling salted water for 30 seconds. Drain and plunge in cold water. Drain thoroughly. Chop and add to cous cous. Add parsley, mint, cucumber, tomatoes and garbanzo beans. Stir well. Combine garlic and salt in a small bowl. Add pepper, lemon juice and olive oil. Whisk until emulsified. Add to cous cous, stir well and let sit 15 minutes. Top with feta and serve. Recipe courtesy of Sprouts Farmers Market.

Left-overs or enjoy dining out!

Lonny New Issue


Since I've been so under the weather, I'm not real sure when the newest issue of Lonny came out, but much to my pleasure, I discovered today that it's out! Click here to browse the enchanting pages of the 5th issue!

I love that there's a piece featuring Catherine of Rikshaw Design! I wish I could order her fabrics for our baby girl's nursery!

And an article featuring the former editor of one of my fave (now defunct mags), House & Garden:

And a few more inspiring images:

My Recent Hiatus


Hello lovely Moms Dish readers! I apologize for my recent lack of activity in the blogosphere. Our family has unfortunately been bit by quite a bug, and within the past couple weeks, we've had walking pneumonia, bronchitis, upper respiratory infections, sinus infections and an ear infection, all between my husband, son and myself. Of course, it just so happens that I have been hit the hardest with it all. Thus needless to say, I haven't been up to posting much of anything. So please forgive my inactivity, and once I kick this thing for good (which hopefully is within the next couple days), I'll resume normal posts!

Until then, a post of mine is running over at Domestic Ease today. So click here to hop over there for ten easy tips on how you can green your family. And fingers crossed, I'll have new content for you here in no time!