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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 […]

Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo

Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo

With all the healthy trends going on over social media this month, I was reminded of one of my favorite kitchen tools – my spiralizer! I bought it a few years ago and used it quite a bit at first, but like many little gadgets, […]

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 motivation wanes and my cravings for junk food spike, especially around that 3pm hour. I know I’m not the only one, either. Healthy snacking is the most common challenge I hear about from my weekly meal clients who are trying to eat well, too. With the new year in full swing and so many of us still working to achieve various healthy goals, it seems like the best time to share my recipe for avocado-sweet pea hummus and baked corn chips.

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Build a Better Salad

Build a Better Salad

Does seeing the word salad in the title of this post feel like a let down? I hope not, because I love a really good salad. Sure, there are some sad, sad salads out there (SMH), but like everything in life, we can’t let the […]

Shrimp Tortilla Soup

Shrimp Tortilla Soup

I love soup, especially when I am trying to eat healthfully. My favorite way to make wholesome soup is to pack it with tons of veggies, fresh and dried herbs and spices, and then puree everything into a thick and satisfying bowl of warm, cozy […]

Easy Roasted Chicken and Mushrooms

Easy Roasted Chicken and Mushrooms

Truth be told, I don’t really care for boneless, skinless chicken breast. I have always loved other foods exponentially more, so I’ve tended to ignore chicken completely. Some exceptions apply, like braised chicken thighs or crispy chicken thighs, of course, but dark meat is a whole other conversation completely.

As a personal chef, its literally impossible for me to avoid cooking chicken breast. Clients love it, health-conscious people love it….pretty much everyone besides me loves it. Unfortunately, one of the most common grievances I hear from people about chicken is that they don’t like to cook it themselves. Fears of serving undercooked chicken cause home-cooks to over-compensate by brutally overcooking it, so it never turns out very good. Well, I hear your grievances, and offer you this technique/recipe for easy roasted chicken with mushrooms.

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How to Meal Plan Efficiently and Effectively

How to Meal Plan Efficiently and Effectively

Let’s start with the most important question – “Why should you meal plan?” In a nut shell, by planning meals ahead of time you will eat better, save money, waste less food, and reduce the stress associated with mealtime. Wow! Meal planning sounds so awesome! […]

Deliciously Simple Vitamix Green Juice

Deliciously Simple Vitamix Green Juice

So, I did something new recently. Something I should have done a long time ago! You see, I’ve been stuck in a paradigm. The Vitamix Smoothie paradigm. Whenever people talk about smoothies, and why they love their Vitamix for making smoothies, my mind would just […]

Butternut Squash and Arugula Salad

Butternut Squash and Arugula Salad

Friends! I love this recipe so much. If recipes were employees, I’d proclaim this dish “Employee of the Month – December 2017”. Whether I was cooking for healthy clients, or just trying to offer something wholesome on a holiday table, this simple side dish has been a real crowd pleaser. Now that the holidays are over and I’m craving all kinds of healthy foods for the new year, this dish is at the top of my “To-Cook” list. I hope it will be on yours, too!

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Southwestern Quinoa-Rice Bowl with a Six-Minute Egg

Southwestern Quinoa-Rice Bowl with a Six-Minute Egg

Quinoa bowls are all the rage. Any grain bowl, really.  Sure, “bowls” are borderline too trendy, but I can’t really hate on this trend because they basically sum up exactly how I like to eat all in one dish. Boil a big batch of whatever […]