Soups, Salads, and Sides

Apple Cranberry Sweet Potato Bake

In my personal opinion, this sweet potato recipe is the epitome of the perfect holiday side dish.  Forget those sugar-laden sweet potato casseroles of the past.  This dish has a nice mix of  flavors characteristic of the season.  The combination not only tastes yummy, it will make a beautiful presentation on your holiday table as well! A few side […]

November 18, 2017 0 comment
Acorn Squash Egg in a Hole

Whether you make these for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, they will be a favorite.  A nutritious and tasty bite with protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats all rolled into one.  Oh, did I mention, only 2 main ingredients?  The rest you probably have in your kitchen.  If not, use whatever combination of spices you’d like.    […]

November 13, 2017 0 comment
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

Are you someone who has never been a big fan of Brussel sprouts?  Well, if you’ve never tried roasted Brussel sprouts, this recipe is a game changer.  Bacon or no bacon, Brussel sprouts truly shine when they are roasted!   If you are going the bacon route, look for a quality brand.  Choose one that is […]

November 11, 2017 0 comment
Salmon Avocado Mash

As far as I’m concerned, canned Wild-caught Alaskan salmon should be a staple in everyone’s pantry!  It’s inexpensive, convenient, versatile, and packed with nutrients.  Salmon is a complete protein with vitamins D and E, selenium, iron, magnesium, and B complex vitamins, but the biggest celebrity of them all, omega-3 fatty acids!  Omega-3’s are crucial in helping fight inflammation in […]

November 10, 2017 0 comment
Arugula and Broccoli Slaw Salad with Tahini Dressing

This is a quick salad you can toss together and add as a side to any meal.  Using pre-packaged greens and slaw makes it so easy and convenient.  The dressing can be made in a food processor or blender but as you can see from the pictures, I did’t even bother getting my Ninja out. […]

October 30, 2017 0 comment
Root Vegetable and Green Bean Medley

I truly love any roasted vegetable!  This combination of root vegetables with green beans  was not only beautiful to look at but so delicious as well.  As you can see, my ingredient proportions are quite large.  This serves two purposes…I always want more the next day (or two days) and  leftovers can be a big […]

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