Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Some nights, it is absolutely necessary to break free from the “same old” protein-vegetable meal and make something jazzy and delicious! That’s what this recipe is for me. A fun week-night meal that also makes an easy grab-and-go option for breakfast or lunch the next day. The recipe is quite simple: roast the peppers, chop the […]

Perfect Pumpkin Chili

Perfect Pumpkin Chili

Well despite a beautiful fall, old-man winter is knocking at my door, about to snatch away the last bit of warm weather before the on-set of the official “holiday season” and blustery temps. But you know what that means…only a few days left to enjoy all things Pumpkin before the switch to all things Peppermint […]

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Kale Salad

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Kale Salad

Nothing speaks summer like a fresh dish full of seasonal ingredients! This salad is so fun and combines some of my favorite things like roasted Brussels sprouts, Sweet Potatoes, and Beets with the crispness of fresh veggies. Eating should not only taste great, but you should feel great about the ingredients and nutrients going into […]

Zesty Mexicana Mix with Greens (aka Real Food Taco Salad)

Zesty Mexicana Mix with Greens (aka Real Food Taco Salad)

   I really love Mexican food.  The flavors, the aromas, the simplicity of fresh ingredients coming together in a colorful display.  I have many happy memories from my childhood of devouring homemade nachos, fajitas, or tacos and only buying lunch at school on the occasional “Mexican-haystack” lunch day.  Still today, nothing hits the spot like a fiesta-style entrée!  Unfortunately, the […]

Grilled Salmon with Lemon Yogurt Dill Sauce

Grilled Salmon with Lemon Yogurt Dill Sauce

  I am absolutely loving this beautiful weather, and with the warm spring temperatures comes the two G’s: Grilling and Greens.  Our garden is booming with leafy greens such as spinach, arugula, and leaf lettuces, not to mention the greens we also got from our CSA!  What to do but make a new recipe that […]

Spinach Stuffed Turkey-Burger Meatballs

Spinach Stuffed Turkey-Burger Meatballs

The tasks of this past week, actually, the past several weeks, have proved to be exceptionally demanding of my time.  Warmer temperatures have also brought with them an increasing list of “to-do’s”.  I believe that even when my schedule is packed and the work seems endless, I still have to take time for myself and take […]

Turkish Cabbage Rolls with Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce

Turkish Cabbage Rolls with Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce

It can be challenging to find authentic cultural cuisine at restaurants-especially when you are also trying to eat healthy.  Typically you just end up with some Americanized version of Mediterranean, Asian, Latin, etc.  We, however, enjoy trying new and authentic dishes not normally found on restaurant menus, but it can be challenging to find restaurants that hail true to […]

Mini “Bergers” on a Sweet Potato “Bun”

Mini “Bergers” on a Sweet Potato “Bun”

I find it is more difficult to find the inspiration to whip up fresh and new dishes in the winter compared to summer. Is anyone else with me on that one? Maybe it’s the limited availability of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Or perhaps because I’d rather hibernate, sip hot tea, and gaze at the fluttering snow […]

Quinoa Flour Pizza Crust

Quinoa Flour Pizza Crust

Friday night pizza night, what can I say, it’s a staple in our house. My husband gets a little cranky if we even miss one week! But of course, living healthy and gluten-free means no Papa John’s or Pizza Hut visiting our door. Even though many of the big chain pizza places offer gluten-free alternatives, […]

Crockpot Pulled Pork and Sauerkraut

Crockpot Pulled Pork and Sauerkraut

Another year has come and gone, and we now welcome 2014.  With each new year comes a renewed sense of spirit and drive to improve upon the people we were the previous year.  Often times those resolutions for greatness in some way include goals related to health and wellness.  Everyone, at some level, has the […]