Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

I love easy recipes, especially when I can make ahead.  This makes a nice alternative pudding for special occasions… and no one will EVER know it’s dairy free unless you tell them!         Ingredients: 1/3 cups chia seeds 3 TB cacao or unsweet cocoa powder 1/8 tsp salt Dash of cinnamon 1-1/4 […]

Egg Muffins

You think you have no time for breakfast?  Think again!  I MUST have a morning breakfast that includes protein in order for my brain to function, but probably like you, the mornings always seem a bit too rushed to scramble up some eggs.  So I came up with egg “muffins”!  It takes me about 30 […]

Inspector In The Spotlight: Allen Schimmelmann

In 1985 Allen Schimmelman’s Wife Told Him to “Go Fly a Kite”. Being an Obedient Husband He’s Now Been Flying Kites on the Beach for 30 Years! Funny how hobbies morph into obsessions. After Allen’s wife Kay bought Allen his first kite he fell in love with kite flying. It is believed that the kite […]

Hot Pink Smoothie

In support of breast cancer awareness month, PINK is the theme of this month’s recipe! As always, my ingredients are gluten- and dairy-free, but feel free to substitute any ingredients below to make this your own.  I’m a huge fan of using what you have on hand – what’s in your refrigerator?       […]

Homemade Mouthwash

This month I’m taking a bit of a detour from the typical monthly recipe! While you COULD eat this if you wanted to, it probably wouldn’t be very satisfying. But as a mouthwash, this recipe is VERY satisfying! I’m extremely focused on reducing toxins in the Conway home, and several years ago started using more […]

Kickin’ Kiwi Coleslaw

Ah the tastes of summertime!  I love this for outdoorsy activities like grilling and boating since there’s no mayo in it.  Very light and refreshing, but with a bit of zing.  You could substitute any in seasonal tropical fruit – mango or papaya, even mandarin oranges would be nice.  Super versatile and yummy!  I like […]

What are the Inspectors up to

Super-Dad and Inspector Austin Barbour is focused on family!  He and his boys, Tyler and Dylan had an extra active summer playing pirate while exploring the pirate ship down at the St Augustine City Dock. The Barbour Boys come from a long line of pirates, even Grandpa Barbour got into the act, but it was […]

King of the Muddy Action Photo!

Doug Othmer has become the “King of the Muddy Action Photo”!   He was inspecting an (8) unit apartment complex in San Marco that had a crawlspace.  A single family crawlspace is enough mud, spiders and critters to deter most people.  An apartment building with a crawlspace is yet another level of commitment!   Getting good […]

“No Meat March” Peppers

It’s No Meat March!  Wally and I take up the challenge each year, we find it’s a fun way to get creative with our food – check it out at  But we’re still busy people, so it has to be fast and easy.  So here goes – my version of a one pan meal […]

Jicama, Black Bean, & Papaya Salad

You’ve got to love using seasonal ingredients because they are usually freshest – plus, they’re also cheapest!  I recently found some jicama, which I don’t see very often, and it was on super sale, so I just had to get it.  When I also found the papaya on sale, I knew what I wanted to […]