Skip to content

Quick meals

Jambalaya Sweet Potato Tacos

Jambalaya Sweet Potato Tacos-0022

Flavor, color & texture are essential to make a great meal!

Read more

How Vegetarians Enjoy A Summer Barbecue

Grills are not only for hamburgers and chicken.
Fresh, crisp and savory!

Fresh, crisp and savory!

Read more

Lentil Gazpacho Salad

A twist on Gazpacho Soup that you eat with a fork!

Lentil Gazpacho Salad-0012

Buy sprouted lentils. They’re worth the few extra $$.

This salad is bursting with color and crunch. Coated in a tangy sauce, you can’t help but turn this salad into your meal! Read more

Stuffed Poblanos with Lacinato Kale Jamboree

Can you handle gourmet on a weeknight? I bet you can!
Stuffed Poblano Peppers and Kale -0012

All stuffed and ready to go (in your mouth!)

The kale of champions!

The kale of champions!

Maybe my definition of “gourmet” is loose as a goose BUT when I prepare a healthy meal that’s better tasting than most of the restaurants we frequent, I can’t help but reinforce my own effort. An effort that took me about…….15 loooooong minutes:)! As usual, no fancy recipes. Check this one out! Read more

Breadless BLT+ (Bonus: Snap Pea Salad)

Lettuce is an awesome substitute for bread in many dishes.
Breadless BLT+-0007

Fork? Hand? Use whatever it takes!

Don't let the leftover lettuce go to waste!

Don’t let the leftover lettuce go to waste!

Read more

My Thai

Thai food is one of my favorite Asian cuisines and much healthier when made at home.

Thai Peanut Bowl

Thai Peanut Bowl-0016

The advantage of cooking Thai food at home is that you can control the amount of oil and sodium. Americans make the mistake of assuming that eating out at Asian restaurants is healthy. Quite the contrary! You should consider these dinners a splurge unless, of course, you order steamed vegetables and a dipping sauce on the side. THAT is the only way to insure you are eating a reasonable amount of calories with low fat content.

Remember, you aren’t in China, Japan, Vietnam or Thailand– you’re in America where Asian restaurants have “Americanized” the menu. That means huge portions, too much oil, and mega sodium!  Read more

Tribal Spaghetti with Black Bean Balls

This noodle-less spaghetti is a low calorie, high fiber, water rich, Italian meal you'll want to make over and over again.

Read more

Bringing Side Dishes To Center Stage

For a simple meal, turn a side dish or appetizer into a complete meal.

Ultimate Bruschetta

Read more

Steel Cut Oats with Caramelized Apple Crunch

No matter how cold it gets outside, this breakfast bowl will warm you up from the inside out.

Read more

Chick’n and Pearls over Kale

Try using greens as your platform.

To add nutritional value with fewer calories, sauté greens and then add your couscous, pasta or rice and protein. Not only will the greens have more flavor as part of the main dish but you will need less of the starch to complete the meal. Read more