Soups, Salads, and Sides

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
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili

Fall is officially here and the one ingredient that instantly comes to mind is pumpkin!  So with a nip in the air and a craving for a bowl of chili, I decided to combine the two and make pumpkin chili?  Talk about a match made in heaven…so yummy! I opted to pull out the beloved slow cooker […]

October 29, 2018 0 comment
Flourless Keto Bread

Have you been following the primal/paleo way and avoiding all the grains?  Do you sometimes just crave a slice of bread or a sandwich for lunch.  This bread will do the trick without causing you to derail off your eating plan.  Grain-free, low carb and delicious!  The key is the psyllium husk powder which comes from the husk […]

October 15, 2018 0 comment
Primal Broccoli and Apple Salad

There is so much to love about this salad!  It’s fresh, crunchy, creamy and really easy to put together!!  It makes a great side dish for any occasion or evening meal.  If you’re taking this salad to a potluck or serving a larger group of people, you may want to double the recipe…it’s that good!  Note:  Ingredient […]

September 20, 2018 0 comment
Asian Zucchini Noodle Salad

A cold zucchini salad is a great option for a summertime meal or side dish.  Make the dressing ahead of time and store in the refrigerator so it’s ready to go once you put your salad ingredients together.  Mix and match your vegetables to your liking (cabbage or snow peas would also be delish!).  If […]

July 5, 2018 0 comment
Cold Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

This salad has only six ingredients (plus the vinaigrette) but it is so flavorful and pretty to look at!  If you’ve never tried shaved Brussels sprouts, they’re a great way to switch up your salad greens.  Adjust the ingredient amounts according to your likings as well as what size bag of shaved Brussels sprouts you use. […]

April 22, 2018 0 comment
Asian Cruciferous Salad

This salad would be great to pack for lunch or served as a dinner side dish.  I used the Cruciferous Crunch from Trader Joe”s.  It’s a combination of kale, shredded Brussel sprouts, broccoli and red and green cabbage.  If you can’t find this product, simple combine whatever prepackaged veggies you’d like.  One more tidbit, for my garlic […]

April 17, 2018 0 comment
Cauliflower Hummus

Hummus and fresh cut veggies are a great appetizer for any party and all the bright colors make such a pretty presentation. This time around I wanted to switch it up a little from the traditional hummus made with chickpeas.  This makes it a great alternative for those who don’t tolerate legumes.  And even if you’re not […]

April 11, 2018 0 comment
Roasted Cruciferous Veggies with English Peas

This veggie side dish is so quick and easy to put together!  I used some pre-packaged veggies from Trader Joe’s.  These are great to have on hand when you’re crunched for time.  This dish literally took less than 10 minutes to prep and it was ready to go in the oven.  If you don’t have […]

March 12, 2018 0 comment
Sardine Faux Pate

For lack of a better name, PÂTÉ is what I came up with.  I know there are a lot of you out there who just can’t get themselves to jump on the sardine bandwagon.  Well it’s time to let that go and embrace these little fellas!  They are an easy, convenient and inexpensive way to pack […]

February 17, 2018 0 comment