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Oven “Fried” Okra + Honey Dijon Dipping Sauce

Oven “Fried” Okra + Honey Dijon Dipping Sauce

If you're from the south, live in the south, or have indulged in southern cuisine, then you know how central okra is to eatin' in the south. It's typically eaten battered and fried but we all know that eating lots of fried stuff makes us feel like crap, makes us...

Curry Chicken Salad Wraps

Curry Chicken Salad Wraps

I've made this curry chicken salad in the past and it's always been a crowd pleaser. There's something about the savory and warm flavor of curry married with the sweetness of apples and creaminess of the mayo-yogurt combo that pleases the palate. This time I added...

Creamy Polenta with Spring Veggies + Health Benefits of Asparagus

Creamy Polenta with Spring Veggies + Health Benefits of Asparagus

Do you like asparagus? I can't keep my hands off the stuff. Especially since it's been on sale for the past 2 weeks. It's usually pretty pricey so during most of the year I only cook it once a month or so. But since it's starting to feel a bit more like Spring here in...

Blackened Fish Tacos with Red Cabbage & Avocado Crema

Blackened Fish Tacos with Red Cabbage & Avocado Crema

Ya'll, these are the best tacos I've created yet. While I used salmon, you can use any fish you like. I like salmon mostly because it tastes amazing to me, but also because it's rich in Omega-3 fats which help to reduce inflammation in the body. Inflammation...

Kiki’s Summer Bowl

Kiki’s Summer Bowl

Since she's such a good helper in the kitchen, it only seemed fair to name a dish after her. Kiki is quite diligent about keeping the floor clean, ensuring that any food scraps that fall off the counter during food preparation are not left to sit on the tile floor to...

How to Build a Better Salad

How to Build a Better Salad

I'm about to get pretty snobby about salad. You've been warned. I feel like people hate eating salads because of the typical "House Salad" they've been introduced to at restaurants: iceberg lettuce topped with a few cherry tomatoes, some shredded carrots, and a few...

Broccoli & Shrimp Zoodles

Broccoli & Shrimp Zoodles

Need a juicy, zesty, fresh-tasting meal for Spring? Try this magical bowl of zoodles and angel hair topped with broccoli, kale, and shrimp, and doused with a lemon-garlic-white wine-butter sauce. I'm usually content with the meals I make for dinner but this one really...

Spiced Quinoa Parfait + Tips for Choosing a Healthier Yogurt

Spiced Quinoa Parfait + Tips for Choosing a Healthier Yogurt

Ya'll. Have you tried using quinoa in place of granola in your yogurt parfaits? It's so good! The chewy quinoa is a nice texture against the creamy yogurt. It's also a great way to get your whole grains in as well as up the fiber and the cancer-fighting antioxidant...

Roasted Broccoli Latkes

Roasted Broccoli Latkes

Ingredients 1 head broccoli, chopped into small pieces 4 red potatoes, grated 4 cloves garlic, sliced 2 eggs 4 TBSP almond meal (you could also use flour) Olive oil salt and pepper 1. Preheat oven to 375. Place broccoli and garlic in large bowl and toss with 1-2 TBS...

Mushroom Miso Ramen

Mushroom Miso Ramen

This recipe has a few moving parts but if you have some extra time on your hands, it's well worth it. The broth uses mushroom base as well as fresh mushrooms, producing a deep, earthy, umami flavor. Just about every component of this dish provides nourishment, from...

Apple Pumpkin Pancakes

Apple Pumpkin Pancakes

Growing up, it was common for my dad to throw some diced apples into the pancake batter on Saturday mornings. I didn't know it then, but it was such a pro move. Not just because it adds some natural sweetness to the batter, but also because the apple pieces cook only...

Anatomy of a Balanced Breakfast + Siggi’s Toast

Anatomy of a Balanced Breakfast + Siggi’s Toast

I did not receive compensation for promoting Siggi's in this post. I support Siggi's because I enjoy their products and believe that they are a healthy alternative to many other high-sugar, ingredient-laden yogurts on the market.  Ever thought of spreading yogurt on...

Gluten Free Almond Crusted Salmon Cakes

Gluten Free Almond Crusted Salmon Cakes

Got some canned salmon or tuna that you don't have plans for? Make fish cakes and serve with salad or another cooked vegetable. Fish cakes are a simple way to get a hearty dose of anti-inflammatory omega-3's. They're also a tasty way to meet the American Heart...

Cooking For a Crowd

Cooking For a Crowd

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the thought of entertaining family and friends may be creating some undesired stress. Whether your stress comes from trying to cook to please everyone or just the thought of getting all that food on the table, these tips have...

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Toast

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Toast

This peanut butter pumpkin mixture is simple, addicting and so versatile. It only takes 4 ingredients and comes together in minutes. It's rich in heart-healthy unsaturated fats, fiber, and plant based protein, and can add a nutritional boost to your day. Dip apple...

Easy Broccoli & Kale Pasta

Easy Broccoli & Kale Pasta

This broccoli and kale pasta can be fixed in under 30 minutes and is a tasty way to get your veggies in. By blanching your broccoli and kale in the same water as your pasta, you save yourself some cooking and cleaning time. The pasta to vegetable ratio is nearly 1:1,...

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal with Sweet & Spicy Mixed Nuts

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal with Sweet & Spicy Mixed Nuts

The perfect heart and belly-warming breakfast for Fall. Creamy pumpkin spice oatmeal is topped with crunchy honey sweetened mixed nuts -- I promise this will make your taste buds dance and your body thank you for the nourishment.  Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal with Sweet...

Chicken Sausage, Kale & Curried Delicata Squash over Barley Risotto

Chicken Sausage, Kale & Curried Delicata Squash over Barley Risotto

A hearty meal to welcome fall. Delicata is a tender, quick-cooking squash whose skin can be eaten making meal prep and cooking time less than other squashes. If you cook the squash and barley at the same time, this meal can be cooked and served in about 30 minutes. ...

Five Tips for Making Healthier Tacos

Five Tips for Making Healthier Tacos

I was never really a fan of tacos until I met David. I mean, I liked tacos, I just never considered them a staple for dinner. David on the other hand, could live happily on only tacos. In our wedding vows, he even tried to require that tacos be served for dinner at...

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