Dinner Tonight: Salmon with Spring Vegetables

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted a fish dish. When I say awhile, I mean months....more

A Dessert to Bump Up Your Health: Carrot Cake Chia Pudding

When soaked, chia seeds have the texture of tapioca. Chia seeds have a neutral taste, so they blend easily into any recipe, savoury or sweet. A great feature about their "blandness" is the chia seed's ability to be added to any recipe to bump up the nutrition, without changing the taste.  Health Benefits of Chia Seeds  ...more
Great idea! I like to sneak it in anywhere I can.more

A Bite o' the Irish: Lamb and Guinness Shepherd's Pie

I’ve mentioned a few times in other posts that Ryan is a “pie guy.” When we first met, without realizing they were all pies, he said his favorite foods were chicken potpie, shepherd’s pie, and banana cream pie. Over the years I’ve made some of these dishes for him. I’ve also expanded his food horizons quite a bit, which is a trait that comes from my family. I am pretty sure my mom would brag that she is not, in any way, a pie lady. We rarely (if ever) had those dishes growing up. The words “pie” and “casserole” were only mythical dishes from another world. ...more

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins

  A few weeks ago I posted banana muffins on instagram when I was making them…while of course enjoying some wine on a beautiful sunny, Sunday afternoon. Today, I don’t feel like wine but I’m totally craving these muffins again; they were really good.   Continue R...more

Zucchini and Bulgur Cakes

To continue the breakfast theme this week, I thought I would post something savory. As we know, everyone is particular about breakfast; when they eat it, if they eat it… so it’s time to focus on the people who like a little something salty in the morning. My sister and her friend Allison have a great routine of getting together on Sunday afternoons and making dishes for the upcoming week. Sometimes they make a big pot of soup, or a roasted chicken, but I was particularly intrigued when she told me about these zucchini and farro cakes that they make for breakfast....more

Healthy Pecan Waffles

When I posted my first cookbook giveaway a few months ago, I asked you all what recipes you wanted me to post in 2014. Quite a number of you mentioned that you were looking for breakfast recipes, and I created a whole variety of options for you to browse through this week. Breakfast is certainly a meal that people feel very strongly about. While some like to sit down to a full plate of food each morning, I know others that cannot even think of eating in the morning without feeling a bit queasy. I sort of lie somewhere in between....more

Simple Low Fat Cooking Styles and Healthy Dinner Recipes

Losing weight always remains a fight for many people and if you fall under the same category then you would understand; dieting is not the only solution. In fact, dieting is considered to be really bad for health and have plenty of ill effects on it. So what we can do?...more

Healthy Turkey Meatball and Kale Soup

If you are petite, gaining a few pounds means that you can only fit into your loose jeans. In an effort to return to my “skinny” jeans, I added this soup to my diet. The intent is to pack a nutritional punch into one hot, healthy and comforting bowl. Start with the turkey meatballs—it has flaxseed, mushrooms and sweet potatoes. For even more goodness, kale, white beans, carrots and tomatoes are added to the soup. To maximize the nutritional value and for bulk, I use a high-fiber pasta or a vegetable-added pasta. ...more
BlogHerFood This sounds so good. Maybe a good idea for dinner tonight. Thanks : )more

Zucchini Turkey Sliders

Over the winter my mom and dad bought the Jerusalem cookbook  a few months ago, and I was lucky enough to dine on quite a few dishes from the book over the off season. If you haven’t seen it, check it out. The pictures are incredible, but more importantly, all of the dishes have been superb. If you have any interest in Middle Eastern cuisine, this book will really expand your repertoire....more

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Do you ever have the days when time just totally slips away from you, and all the sudden it’s dinner time!? I feel like I’m having those days more and more now that we are living in Florida with a less regimented routine. If you are like me have that oh sh*t moment, this is a serious lifesaver to have in your recipe book. There are about 7 ingredients in this recipe, four of which I can guarantee are always in your home. Fifteen minutes later, dinner is served and looks pretty darned delicious....more