Roasted Summer Vegetables

Roasted Summer Vegetables

I get pretty excited when the fresh summer vegetables start pouring in from the garden. Even though the season is winding down, thanks to this hot summer, the tomatoes and squashes are still producing! Okay so maybe you don’t have a garden (although you should give it a try!) but a quick stop at your local […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]