Category Archives: Recipes

Eat This, Not That: Simple (and Delicious) Food Substitutions That We Swear You Won’t Notice

healthy food substitutions

Your waistband feels a bit more snug than usual. You’re bloated. Sluggish. Distracted. Uninspired. Yes, it’s time start eating healthier and your body is sending you that message, loud and clear. You clear out your cabinets, toss the junk, and hit the grocery store to stock up on “healthy” foods:…

Recipe: Sautéed Kale with Smoked Paprika

Sautéed Kale with Smoked Paprika

We all know kale is a wonder food. Put it with some smoked paprika, and you have a healthy and tasty dish! My recipe for Sautéed Kale with Smoked Paprika can be served as a side dish with chicken, lamb, and beef. It’s a yummy, hearty dish! Sautéed Kale with…

Recipe: Roasted Garlic Bulbs

Roasted Garlic Bulbs

Here’s an easy appetizer for garlic lovers! Serves: A whole garlic bulb is an appetizer for two people Ingredients:      One or more whole bulbs of garlic Olive oil Italian or French bread Salt and pepper Steps: Preheat your oven to 400°F. A toaster oven works great for this!…

Recipe: Cinnamon Acorn Squash

Cinnamon Acorn Squash

This is one of my favorite ways to cook acorn squash—Roasted Acorn Squash with Cinnamon. Not only is this recipe quick, easy, and healthy, it’s also delicious! Cinnamon Acorn Squash Serves: 4 Ingredients:   Two acorn squash Olive oil Cinnamon Steps: Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut the acorn squash in…

Fall’s Seasonal Fruit and Vegetables (with Recipes)

My go to apple is the Gala

I am excited for the seasonal fall fruit and vegetables. Pears, apples, pomegranates, winter squash, beets, and parsnips to name a few. My all-time favorite fruit are apples—what is your favorite fall fruit? My go to apple is the Gala, I buy the small ones and always have one on…

Recipe: Mashed Potatoes with Nutmeg

Mashed Potatoes with Nutmeg

Nutmeg even works well in classic American dishes! Here’s how you can use it to turn mashed potatoes into something amazing. Mashed Potatoes with Nutmeg Serves: 4 to 6 Ingredients:    2 lbs. potatoes (either Russet, Yukon Gold, King Edward, or any long white potatoes) ¾ C milk ¼ C…

Recipe – Golden Roasted Cauliflower

Golden Roasted Cauliflower

I love cauliflower any which way, but my husband does not. He remembers the days of overcooked cauliflower that turned to mush. I had to get creative and came up with my Golden Roasted Cauliflower recipe. The cauliflower in this bright dish has hints of yellows on them! I serve…

Recipe: It’s Always A Perfect Season For Soup

It’s Always A Perfect Season For Soup

I love soup! On most Sunday afternoons I find myself on a sad veggie hunt. I search my refrigerator, looking for the droopy little veggies – the slightly old ones or the leftover small pieces of ones. These are the veggies that will be heading to the soup pot! I…