TACOS FAST AND EASY

Dinner Recipes, Recipes

There’s really nothing like Mexican food. It’s got spice, warmth, creamy guac, earthy refried beans, all served up alongside salty, crunchy tortillas with a cool, sweet salsa on the side. Does it really get any better than that? I love all things Mexican. What I don’t love is the lard, high sodium, saturated fats, heavy … Read More

CHILI-QUESO STUFFED SWEET POTATOES

Dinner Recipes, Recipes

I know what you’re thinking!…How can a white potato show its face in a healthy recipe on this blog, after its high glycemic index was revealed long ago? But, think again! See that red skin? Today’s superstar is a white sweet potato! That’s right! I love this fleshy, dense potato, more subtle in sweetness and … Read More

BBQ JACKFRUIT SANDWICHES

Dinner Recipes, Recipes

There’s nothing better than fast, easy, nutrient heavy, and plant-based meals. That’s the queue,…enter Jackfruit! If you haven’t heard of this amazing fruit, it’s time to add it to your weekly repertoire. Jackfruit is a great source of Vitamin C and the B Complex Vitamins with a buttery taste, similar to a banana. It aids … Read More

LEMON ROASTED ASPARAGUS

Dinner Recipes, Healthy You, Salad Recipes

Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables to prepare and to share with others, but probably not for the reasons you might think. Sure asparagus is low in calories, packed with nutrients, and provides a great hangover cure with its good dose of minerals and amino acids to rid the liver of alcohol’s toxins. And, … Read More

PUMPKIN CHILI

Dinner Recipes, Lunch Recipes, Recipes

I know pumpkin in your chili might be a leap, especially when other odd ingredients are involved, including bulgur wheat and cocoa. Who really thinks to put these things together? You’ll have to trust me on this one! Chocolate, squash, bean, and grains were all treasured in the  Aztec culture! If it was good enough … Read More

WILD RICE PILAF WITH CRANBERRIES AND PECANS

Dinner Recipes, Lunch Recipes, Recipes

When I think about the quintessential fall food, it includes wild rice, earthy nut flavors, sweet and tart cranberries, and all things sausage! I don’t even eat sausage, but it seems to go with stuffing, hearty breakfasts, and yes, even rice dishes. I’m unwilling to compromise adding sausage to my amazingly healthful dishes, however! Queue … Read More

GARLICKY CAULIFLOWER MASHED POTATOES

Dinner Recipes, Healthy You, Recipes

Cauliflower Mash…it’s the latest rage, but so is everything involving this amazing cruciferous vegetable! Pizza crust, rice, steaks, and now mash. There’s pretty much nothing you cannot do with this veggie. It has a neutral taste that adapts to whatever you are using to combine it with, and cauliflower typically comes together in these recipes … Read More

STUFFED ACORN SQUASH

Dinner Recipes, Healthy You, Recipes

There’s nothing better than fall flavors and colors all stuffed into one meal! Think stuffed acorn squash! This has it all…The ubiquitous fall squash with its deep green and orange hues, brightly shaded peppers, the nutty and earthy flavors of bulgur wheat, and warm spices. It’s all there! And what I love is the hidden … Read More

GRILLED CHEESY CAULIFLOWER

#WednesdaysWeCook, Dinner Recipes, Recipes

LOOKING FOR A FUN AND INTERESTING TWIST ON VEGGIES? Look to your grill and to your produce aisle for a cruciferous Cauliflower! I love to grill veggies because of their ease and also because it keeps the kitchen clean. This is a super way to pack nutrient dense veggies into your daily diet and also to … Read More