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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 […]

Roasted Garlic White Queso Dip

Roasted Garlic White Queso Dip

With the big football game coming up, I knew I had to share my warm Roasted Garlic White Queso Dip recipe with you. Perfect timing, no? I won’t even say how much I love chips and dip, cuz’ y’all know that already! But, I will try to convince you how much better homemade dips taste compared to store bought. Don’t believe me? Start making your own dips from scratch and you’ll begin to notice a huge difference. I can’t really put my finger on why, exactly, but fresh just tastes better, I guess! Don’t be discouraged! This recipe takes 15 minutes. It’s simple, straight-forward and 100% worth it.

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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 so darn good for me. All of it! If you’ve followed along a little bit closer, chances are you have seen me talk about kale pesto before, too. What can I say? It’s probably the best way I know of to serve kale, especially for people who are still haters, or on-the-fencers. Consider it a gateway recipe to the hardcore world of kale, if you will.

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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 […]

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, I eventually tucked it in a cupboard and forgot about it. As I daydreamed about putting it back to good use, zucchini noodles of course came to mind. I don’t try to live gluten-free, but I enjoy Zoodles for two reasons – one, super fun word to say and two, they are a great way to get more zucchini in my life!

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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 […]