Mushroom Risotto (even a Novice can make!)

Yum I don’t usually tell stories in my recipes posts, but I had to take the time to write this one as … well, as it involved risotto. My husband I took the kids to Vermont last year to go skiing.  As we were driving back home through Canada, we hit a very nasty snow […]

Sweet Potato, Bean and Veggie Breakfast Hash

Yum So I’ve been perusing through my Forks over Knives book again.  Do you go through cycles where you don’t look at a cookbook for months then become obsessed with it again like me? I like this book, along with Engine 2 Diet.  I seem to go back to them often when I’m in need […]

Wild Rice with Caramelized Sweet Potatoes, Shallots and Mushrooms

I was looking for something to make for lunch yesterday and I’ve been doing pretty good at steering away from breads.  But for some reason I have a harder time at lunch.  Maybe because I was brought up with the traditional sandwich and chips or soup for lunch each day. So as I was deciding […]

Red Beans and Rice (GF/Dairy Free/Vegetarian)

Do you ever want to KISS {Keep It Simple Stupid}? There are days, even as a full time food blogger, that I need to get in and out of the kitchen but I still want to make something substantial and nutritious. The key for me, and should be for you, at EVERY meal, is protein […]

Mexican Rice

  While we enjoy this Mexican Rice recipe with our Burritos or Tacos, I had a bunch of leftover brown rice the other day from when I had baked it. If you’ve never tried this method, you have no idea what you’re missing and how easy it is!  I swear I will NEVER boil rice again. […]

Cashew Almond Bars

While I love the ease and convenience of store bought Lara bars, I also like to experiment at home.  I think I’ve made almost every imaginable variation of Lara bars with Dates. These bars do not have dates. And even better, they have coconut which happens to be one my Top 5 favorite foods ever! These […]

White Bean Chicken Chili

I’m not sure if this white bean chicken chili deserves the title ‘chili’.  Does substituting chicken for ground beef still count as a chili? Well, you can look at this yummy dish as a chili or a very hearty soup.  Either way it’s loaded with goodness. Cannellini beans, if you aren’t familiar with them, are large white […]

Buttery Garlic Shrimp

Garlic and butter.  I ask you, is there anything better? This dish is so summery and light and comes together in under 20 minutes. There are several variations to this.  A traditional shrimp scampi recipe will have butter along with white wine and can be either baked in the oven or done on the stove. […]

Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip

This 4 ingredient peanut butter and yogurt dip will change the way your (and especially your kids) eat!  Totally addictive, totally healthy and totally unprocessed!   Do your kids love to dip as much as mine do??   I swear it’s in their DNA to dip. Unfortunately not all dips are created equal though.  Lots of […]

Easy Yellow Rice

Since our desire to remove white flours and sugars from our diet in 2011, I have been turning more and more towards rice as a side dish.  The whole family loves it, it’s inexpensive and basically fool proof.  You do, however, need to watch the arsenic levels in rice. Since our pantry has been purged of […]

Mediterranean Spinach, Cannellini Bean and Barley Soup

This soup was supposed to be something else but ended up being a happy accident instead.   🙂 I have decided to go public with a condition I have been suffering with for a little bit.  I’ve gone to Doctors periodically for pains in my body in different places.  I finally connected all the dots one night […]

Peanut Butter & Oat Energy Bites

  According to my family, I have to hurry up and finish this post so they can all devour these little bite sized peanut butter & oat bites. My husband is the ring leader on that request, by the way and since he’s already chowed down on 4 of them, I’ll take that as a […]