Crunchy Kale and Mushroom Tacos

crunchy kale and mushroom tacosTapas are a growing trend on the restaurant scene in recent years and I can’t say that I’m disappointed. Small plates that are less expensive make it easier to try different dishes or have a light meal. These restaurants are lining our city streets here in Connecticut and you usually can find a taco on the menu. Because I love to eat out and explore the food world around me I am always trying to replicate the plates I like. Since I don’t have as much time to develop and build the flavors a chef and team do, I work to simplify the dish and bump up the nutrition. Basically, making it work for me.

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tunaless tuna salad

Tuna-less Tuna Salad

Stuff this tuna-less tuna salad in a lettuce wrap (swiss chard pictured), a tortilla, top a salad or eat it straight out of the bowl. You can never have too many go to lunches and let’s face it, it’s easy to get bored of the same old brown bagged sandwich. The tuna-less tuna salad with…

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sweet potato-kale egg baskets

Kale-Sweet Potato Egg Baskets

Up your brunch game, add these baked eggs in a sweet potato and kale “basket” to this weekends menu. Even kale skeptics could love these gorgeous egg baskets with a slightly smokey and sweet flavor. If you like your egg yolk a little runny it adds a smooth creamy texture that compliments the crispy greens. Did I mention this…

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freezer meals before baby

Healthy Freezer Meals to Prep before Baby Arrives

Sorry guys, I’ve been MIA for the last month. I am expecting our second child any day now so I have been listening to my body by resting and preparing for baby. Spending my time with my husband and son as we transition from a three person family to four. While recipe testing and photography has taken a…

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zucchini noodle caprese salad

Zucchini Noodle Caprese Salad

Meet your new favorite lettuce-less salad, and by yours I mean mine because I’m hooked.  I finally whipped out the spiralizer I received as a present back in, um October. It turns your veggies in to twirly, spaghetti-like noodles in minutes and drastically reduces the calories of your favorite dishes. We eat a lot of salad in…

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Warm Cauliflower Chickpea and Quinoa Salad

Warm Cauliflower Chickpea & Quinoa Salad with Turmeric Dressing

This is the perfect winter mason jar salad! Not only because it’s warm and can be re-heated in the jar, it’s crunchy, flavorful with both slightly sweet and tart notes thanks to the golden turmeric dressing. I’ve seriously made this each week for the last three weeks and I want more! I’m always looking for new…

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5 Steps Healthier Diet

5 Steps to a Healthier Diet

Happy New Year! Today I’m giving you 5 simple steps to jump start your health. With the New Year upon us everyone is thinking about what changes to make. Quite often diet and exercise are on the top of the list. I’m not one for resolutions, but I think it’s important to set intentions, goals, and even…

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smoky two bean chili

Smoky Two-Bean Chili

Sometimes I wonder when I make this veggie chili if it’s just an excuse to eat tortilla chips! Seriously though, chili recipes are sweet to have on hand because it’s quick and easy and there are endless combinations. This healthy veggie version combines black beans with adzuki beans, bell peppers and smoky ancho chili’s. Adzuki beans…

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Ball Vintage Jars

Giveaway: Set of 6 Ball Vintage Jars in Blue

I am feeling the holiday spirit folks! Instead of doing the very necessary last minute Christmas shopping for just about everyone on my list, I am giving away these beautiful blue mason jars to one lucky reader! I fell in love with mason jars when I used them as center pieces at my son Mason’s…

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