Dairy-Free

Curried Eggplant and Chickpeas

Curried Eggplant and Chickpeas

Another meatless recipe for my meat-free month of February – curried eggplant with chickpeas served with spaghetti squash!  This dish was inspired by a client request for eggplant, which, admittedly, I don’t cook very often. It’s never been a favorite ingredient of mine, however, I […]

Kale and Sweet Potato Lentils

Kale and Sweet Potato Lentils

You may have heard over on Instagram that I have given up meat and alcohol for the month of February, and I’m also trying to consume less dairy (i.e. cheese!). This is what I do when I want to eat better, I make restrictions for […]

Hoisin Chicken and Pork Lettuce Cups

Hoisin Chicken and Pork Lettuce Cups

So, a new thing you may not know about me is that I spent four years as an official recipe developer. I wrote original recipe content for a unique, algorithm-based website known as Cooking PlanIt. From that job, I learned all kinds of food-and-interweb type […]

Shrimp and Artichoke Cakes

Shrimp and Artichoke Cakes

What can I say? I am always looking for new ideas for food and recipes. So often in fact, that my mind is just constantly, naturally, processing various input. Sometimes I have literally no idea where an idea comes from. Like in this instance for […]

Green Olive and Walnut Pasta

Green Olive and Walnut Pasta

One of my absolute favorite things is when someone cooks for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love feeding other people, but when someone cooks for me it always feels special…no matter what. Even if it’s just a normal, casual get-together. It feels so kind […]

Salmon Roll Grain Bowl

Salmon Roll Grain Bowl

Sometimes I get downright giddy about recipes. Like this salmon roll grain bowl; it just makes me happy! A few reasons I enjoy making this dish is a) it’s easy, b) it’s healthy c) it’s a hassle-free way to enjoy salmon at home and d) […]

Incredibly Easy Kale and Pistachio Pesto

Incredibly Easy Kale and Pistachio Pesto

Friends, if you have followed along with me even a little bit, chances are you are aware of my love for kale. I don’t know what it is, but I absolutely love kale. Yes, I love the texture, the flavor and the fact that it’s […]

White Bean Chicken Chili “Étouffée”

White Bean Chicken Chili “Étouffée”

Baby, it’s cold outside! Buuuurrrrr!! To stay warm, I’m enjoying lots of nourishing bowls of soup, stews and chili. But really, who isn’t? This week, to warm up and stick with my on-going health goals (yipee!) I turned my recipe for White Bean Chicken Chili […]

11 Healthy Snack Recipes

11 Healthy Snack Recipes

As follow up to this recent post about the challenges of healthy snacking, I decided to round up some more nutritious recipes to help us all satisfy those pesky snack cravings. I called on some fellow food-blogger friends and asked them to share their favorite […]

Avocado-Sweet Pea Hummus with Baked Corn Chips

Avocado-Sweet Pea Hummus with Baked Corn Chips

When it comes to eating healthfully, breakfast (for me) is no problem. In the morning, I’m super motivated and ready to begin each day with the best intentions. Lunch is also pretty good, the perk of working from home a lot. But, by mid-afternoon my […]