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  • Simple Baked Kale Chips

    My goals are strong this new year but I know the munchies are going to pester me for a few more days. I just want to snack on something crunchy and salty that is not processed. These ever so simple, crisped up greens fit the bill. I started by roughly chopping two decent size bunches [...]

  • Stove Top or Slow Cooker: Tuscan White Bean & Swiss Chard Soup Two Ways

    I hope everyone is having a good holiday season enjoying good food, family, and friends! Pictured above is our Christmas Day dinner: Tuscan White Bean & Swiss Chard soup, decadent truffle macaroni and cheese, maple pecan Brussels sprouts, and a kale pomegranate garden salad. Over the last month, I have been trying really hard to focus on [...]

  • 30 Minute Meal: Capellini Primavera Alla The Easiest Tastiest Pink Sauce

    Whether celebrating winter holidays is your tradition or not, there is something in general about the year ending up that makes life incredibly hectic. My dog Bella tries to help with all of the wrapping. In addition to the usual Christmas shopping and parties we have this time of year, my daughter's dream of having a [...]

  • Thanksgiving Edition: Dijon Rubbed Garlicky Roasted Whole Cauliflower

    Feast your eyes and carve into this beauty. There is something grand and elegant about an entire head of cauliflower golden and speckled. Carving into it is fun too! The cauliflower absorbs the herbs, olive oil, and spices well making every bite delicious. Although it is baked for over an hour at high heat, it [...]

  • Thanksgiving Edition: Chimichurri Drizzled Sizzled Acorn Squash

    Thanksgiving is only about 10 days away! I plan on giving you ideas for healthy, tasty, plant based options to keep your tastebuds happy, keep the infammation down, your waistline slimmer, energy level more stable, and satisfy both vegetarian non-veg guests alike. Whether you call these fries or wedges or use them in as your next taco [...]

  • Spaghetti Squash Peperonata & Pearled Couscous Vegetable Pilaf

    We all enjoyed both dishes but initially I made the spaghetti squash for the adults and the couscous for the kids. Although the recipes are very simple, they turned out unique and delicious. We ate up the rest of the stew too and it complemented both! First, I want to talk about spaghetti squash. Spaghetti squash can [...]

  • Warm Moroccan Style Quinoa With Raw Zucchini Ribbon Salad

    We are loving the fall weather but sometimes it is hard to decide what to eat when temps have been wavering between 40s and 80s! I wanted something soft, spiced, and warming but also cold and crisp. That is how this dinner was born. While my quinoa cooked, I chopped up some vegetables and essentially made a curry. [...]

  • Pesto Everything: Raw, Nut-free & With/Without Garlic

    Pesto is a fresh and flavorful combination of a leafy green (think herb, arugula, spinach, etc.) + some type of nut (pine nuts, walnuts) + olive oil + sharp aged cheese (like parmesan) + garlic that can serve as an Italian sauce or spread. My basil plant is the only thing in my garden that I happen to [...]

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