Soups, Salads, and Sides

Crispy Brussel Sprouts with Onions and Apples

Crispy Brussel sprouts with a touch of sweetness!  Yum!  Of course, anything with Brussel sprouts and I’m all in.  It’s apple season…yah!  They’re everywhere and there are more varieties than ever before.  I used Pink Lady because that’s what I had on hand but that is certainly not a must.  However, I would recommend an apple variety […]

October 10, 2019 0 comment
Kimchi Pancakes

If you are not a fan of kimchi or don’t even know what it is for that matter, then you will either ignore this post or read on out of curiosity!  Kimchi is a Korean fermented side dish made of fermented vegetables and spices.  There are a wide variety of combinations.  Most will include cabbage but after […]

September 24, 2019 0 comment
Shaved Brusssel Sprout Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

What says summer better than a light and fresh lemon vinaigrette salad?  One with blueberries it…YUM!!  The vinaigrette is easy to prepare ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator until you are ready to put your salad together.  Just pour over the top and toss.  This would also be delicious with dried cranberries in place of the blueberries […]

July 20, 2019 0 comment
Mexican Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables

Let me begin by saying, zucchini and carrots are not typically “Mexican-style” veggies, but they taste delicious in this dish!  In other words, there are no rules.  Add whatever floats your boat.  Zucchini is abundant this time of year, so why not?  I had a ton of carrots in my fridge, so why not?  You get […]

July 2, 2019 0 comment
Pickled Red Onions

I love having a jar or two of pickled red onions in my refrigerator.  A lovely pink condiment that will add extra crunch and tanginess to any salad, burger or taco!  Be creative and change up the spices to suit your fancy.   Ingredients: 1 large red onion, thinly sliced 1/2 cup ACV 1/2 cup rice […]

May 10, 2019 0 comment
Grain-Free Rosemary Bread

Have you been rockin’ a grain-free, low carb lifestyle but find yourself craving the feel of some bread in your mouth?  Well this bread will satisfy that craving and keep you on track with your healthy eating plan!  It’s extremely easy to make and you will not be disappointed.  You can serve this with some seasoned […]

April 13, 2019 0 comment
Cabbage and Apple Slaw

Here’s a quick and easy side dish that can be put together in no time.  This cabbage slaw recipe is not your “typical” cole slaw.  It has that touch of sweetness from the apples which adds extra crunch and freshness!  My husband, who is  not a big cole slaw fan, loved this.  Also, as a little side note, the […]

March 19, 2019 0 comment
Chicken Cauliflower Curry Soup

I can honestly say that this soup is ranked up there as one of my favorites.  I happen to adore the flavor of curries but there are those people (like my husband) who are not big fans.  Let me follow that with…he inhaled two bowls!  Besides, it’s always good to be open-minded about trying new foods so […]

January 28, 2019 0 comment
Smoked Oysters with Olives and Tomatoes

If you’ve never tried smoked oysters, I highly recommend them!  They are inexpensive and a great source of protein, healthy fats and iron.  I always have these on hand and will often toss them on a salad or serve them with a veggie and cheese platter.  Not an olive fan, try replacing them with chopped celery […]

January 8, 2019 0 comment
Crunchy Celery and Apple Salad

I admit I’ve never been a real big celery fan.  It always seems stringy and flavorless to me unless you pile it with dip or almond butter (and that can get dangerous very quickly).  So lately I have been trying to embrace celery and I guess you could say, give it a second chance!  This […]

November 13, 2018 0 comment