Main Dishes

Primal Meatloaf with Veggies

Do you have memories of your Mom’s meatloaf growing up?  Whether those are good or bad memories, I feel like most of us don’t think about making meatloaf anymore.  This recipe isn’t filled with bread crumbs and ketchup like I remember.  Instead it is grain-free and loaded with veggies!  The veggies make this meatloaf super moist […]

January 4, 2018 0 comment
Fajita Beef Stew

  I had some beef stew meat in the freezer but wasn’t feeling the traditional beef stew with carrots, onions and potatoes.  I snooped around a bit and saw a recipe that inspired me to make this dish.  This could be served over a bed of cauliflower rice, stuffed in a sweet potato or served […]

January 1, 2018 0 comment
Italian Spaghetti Squash Pie

When my kids were growing up I would make a spaghetti pie recipe that would make them do a happy dance.  It was of course made with spaghetti noodles and a few other unhealthy ingredients.  This recipe reinvents that old favorite and turns it into a healthy and very tasty version.  You might even fool […]

December 6, 2017 0 comment
Salmon and Sweet Potato Stuffed Portabello Mushrooms

Do you love (or even just like) mushrooms?  If so, these mushrooms on steroids are the way to go!  Portabellos are large and meaty mushrooms that can be stuffed with a variety of fillings.  They have “stand alone” quality and can easily be the centerpiece of your meal.  If desired, you can serve a small salad […]

November 29, 2017 0 comment
Chicken Sausage, Apple and Kale Skillet

I love using apples in savory dishes this time of the year.  Toss in some kale, pecans, and cranberries and you have a delicious and festive dish.  Buying fresh quality ingredients whenever possible will increase the nutritional value and flavor of your dishes as well.   The chicken sausage I bought was Coleman from Costco. […]

November 7, 2017 0 comment
Autumn Lamb Hash

I named this dish autumn hash because of its combination of  flavors…squash, pumpkin, and cinnamon.  I used some ground lamb that I had in the freezer but feel free to use ground beef, turkey or sausage.  For a time saving option, purchase fresh, pre-cut and packaged squash in produce section.  No shame involved!   Ingredients  (serves 4-6) 1 […]

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

You have to love anything in a slow cooker.  Add the ingredients, plug it in before you leave the house in the morning and come home to a hot meal!   Pulled pork gives you the added benefit of serving it throughout the week in different ways.  I usually put everything in the crock the night before, […]

November 5, 2017 0 comment
Chicken and Vegetable Frittata

Frittatas are a quick, easy, and extremely versatile meal.  You can serve them as your main entree one night and for breakfast the next morning.  I don’t think you can go wrong.  Any combination of meat, veggies and spices will work.  While you can certainly go with some sort of theme (Mexican, Mediterranean, or seafood), you […]

November 2, 2017 0 comment