Stuffed Kale Rolls: The Most Creative Kale Recipe I've Seen Yet

Have you joined the kale fan club yet? It's been a few years now since kale burst into the number-one slot as the most popular leafy green. All the fanfare led to so many more people loving kale—and so many new and interesting ways to cook it. I couldn't be happier about that. ...more

Make This Easy, Healthy Cumin-Lentil Spread

Mmm, lentils. Tasty and good for you, they're packed with 18 grams of protein, 16 grams of fiber, and only one gram of fat per cup. This spread is simple to make, and you can throw it together as a quick appetizer or snack. If your time is very limited, you can even use a can of lentils instead of dried. ...more

Eureka! This Gluten-Free Casserole Is the Healthy Comfort Food You're Looking For

My latest experiment in cheesy + healthy comfort food is this Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash with Kale, Feta, and Mozzarella. It's low-carb, gluten-free, and vegetarian. But most important, it's a deliciously cheesy casserole that I'd happily gobble down for a main dish or side dish. ...more

Onion Ranch Sliders with Sweet Potato Bun

The other night I totally winged it for dinner and it’s funny how sometimes it’s in those times when you stumble upon something extra good.  These tasty Onion Ranch Sliders with Sweet Potato Buns made my husband very happy....more

Blackened Tilapia Taco Bowls

Who loves seafood?  Honestly, confession time…. I don’t.  Eeeeek!  Or at least, I thought I didn’t.  This Blackened Tilapia Taco Bowl changed my mind… big time ...more

Stir-fried fiddleheads with shrimp & noodles

Ever since I was young, I’ve been obsessed with nature. I spent the better part of my childhood/young adulthood hunting for bugs, pressing leaves, watching birds, painting trees, photographing mushrooms, catching frogs, collecting seashells, turning my Polly Pockets into houses for ants (don’t ask about that one!). I even went to university intending to become a zoologist....more

Chicken Satay w/ "peanut" dipping sauce

I actually didn't know what Chicken Satay was exactly before seeing this recipe.  All I knew was how good it looked! :)...more

Make-Ahead Meals Make Health So Much Easier

One of the concerns my class participants ask me about often is their diet. They are having trouble sticking with the healthy habits that they started when they first lost weight and those unwanted extra pounds are beginning to creep back up on them. It can be a frustrating and scary thing when you see the weight start to come back and you feel like you have no control over it. One of the things I try to stress for these women, who are clearly coming to the gym and doing the work, is to prepare their meals ahead of time....more

Tabbouleh Recipe with Couscous

I am very fortunate my mother-in-law stays with us during the year for months at a time. She cooks a LOT. It’s so nice for me because I get more work done and get to play with the kids more. Plus I love her cooking. Last week she made a tabbouleh recipe with couscous just out of the blue....more
Fresh tabbouleh is definitely the way to go.  I recently made it with quinoa for a friends who a ...more

Avena al Horno con Toque de Coco

¡Miércoles! Aún tenemos que organizar los desayunos, las comidas y las cenas de los días que faltan hasta llegar al fin de semana. Cuando se tiene una vida laboral activa y aún más cuando hay niños suele ser una tarea difícil. Esta receta de avena al horno y toque de coco es un “Salva Desayunos”, que puede aliviarnos durante los días de trabajo porque es fácil de hacer y de transportar, y se puede refrigerar por varios días....more

Kale Salad with Mint, Walnuts, and Blackberries

After living in Seattle my whole life, you would think that I would get use to the grey and rainy days. Although recently, we have been fortunate to have some amazing (/abnormal) warm and sunny weather, I am getting greedy and asking the sun gods for more. I mean, it is technically spring...right?...more

A Healthy Version of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Its OK to crave chocolate and to succumb to it every now and then. We are human after all, live a little bit! There's too much stress on ourselves for staying on track, not caving into cravings, etc; and while it's important to have self discipline, It will not hurt us to treat ourselves....more

Triple Threat

 This platter all started with jicama. Jicama! I spotted the apple/potato hybrid while grocery shopping and decided to give it a try. I figured that you would cook it just like you would potatoes!...more