Potato Leek & Cauliflower Soup

Potato leek & cauliflower soup

Potato leek soup has long been a favorite of mine. It’s creamy. Smooth. Delicious. Pure comfort during the colder months. I’ve lightened the classic French vichyssoise (vish-e-swa) by swapping half of the potatoes for cauliflower and eliminating the dairy. Perfect for a vegan diet. In doing so, it nearly cuts the calories in half and adds nutrition without […]

Zucchini Noodles Arrabbiata

zucchini noodles

Zucchini noodles are super popular right now because swapping a carb-heavy bowl of pasta for zoodles (not sure how I feel about their name?) saves at least 200 calories, and adds nutrition. Bonus, you could eat them raw! It’s seriously a no starch “pasta” dish, so delicious, it feels like Sunday dinner at Grandma’s. I’ve always […]

The Neti Pot to Prevent & Relieve Allergies Naturally

neti pot

I’m sure you’ve all heard about the neti pot to clear nasal passages, maybe have seen a demo video. Those usually get lots of laughs or grossed out faces. The process is called nasal irrigation and has been used for centuries. Since allergy season is upon us and I am starting a wellness page on […]

Easy Vegetarian Lentil Soup

lentil soup

This hearty lentil soup is filled with veggies and makes enough to keep you warm and cozy for weeks! It’s a favorite in our house. When my son was first eating solids I would take a few ladles and blend it so that he could enjoy it too and get used to the flavors of […]

Broccoli, Cheese & Walnut Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Skinny Stuffed Sweet Potato

This is the perfect weeknight dinner. It’s quick, easy and most importantly healthy! I use the microwave to bake the potatoes to save time. Then top each half with broccoli, a spicy yogurt sauce with a hint of citrus, melted cheese because who wants a stuffed potato without it, finished with roasted walnuts and green […]

Healthy Labor Day Recipes

healthy labor day dishes

Impress your guests or host this Labor Day with these simple recipes. They are so tasty they’ll never realize it’s good for them. Charred Corn with Spicy Cotija Cheese – Take advantage of the sweet summer corn and toss it on the grill to get the perfect char. Topped with a little Cotija cheese mix with a […]

Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad

Grilled corn avocado salad

This is the perfect summer salad when you want something light yet satisfying. Corn is so sweet and delicious in season it’s a sin not to take advantage. The combination of the creamy avocado and grilled corn with the punch of lemon is as magnificent a bite of salad could be.  I think parmesan cheese can […]

Tomato, Cucumber and Red Onion Salad

Tomato cucumber red onion salad

This simple, healthy garden salad is light and refreshing. It’s perfect for the summer for that reason and also because it takes less than ten minutes. It stores nicely in the fridge for days and even tastes better after it soaks up all the vinegary dressing. I love apple cider vinegar, it brings a raw […]

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

apple cinnamon oatmeal

In under ten minutes you can make this creamy, healthy oatmeal that your kids will love, without the added sugar and lengthy shelf life that come with prepackaged oatmeal. It’s easy to prepare ahead of time for breakfast during the week. The combination of warm apple sauce, cinnamon and vanilla are the perfect flavor combo and a […]

How to get a Crispy Crust on Leftover Pizza

reaheating pizza

Even a healthy lifestyle requires a delicious, crispy slice of pizza from time to time. Instead of eating the entire pie (sometimes), we freeze or refrigerate leftover slices. It’s only recently that I discovered the best way re-heat pizza so forgive me if you’re already in the know! If you’re re-heating a slice or two, […]

Simple Meal Planning for the Week

Menu planning

Planning meals saves you money, spares you unhealthy extra calories, and lastly saves you time. Find me someone that doesn’t want those three things?! I know it can be intimidating, but it doesn’t need to be complicated. I’m not saying this is the way but it’s A way. We’re working parents and don’t have time to […]

Cucumber Mint & Apple Juice

cucumber mint apple juice

This pale light green juice is refreshing and perfect for summer. The apple and mint provide just the right amount of sweetness and flavor to compliment the cucumber. Now that we know it tastes good, here’s why it’s good for you. Top 5 reasons cucumbers rock: 1) hydrating since they are mostly water 2) loaded […]

Light Pasta with Sun Dried tomatoes, Artichokes & Spinach

Quinoa pasta with sundried tomatoes, artichokes, and olives

I’ve recently discovered Ancient Harvests Supergrain pastas and they are better than expected, and perfect for a gluten-free diet. The Garden Pagodas I used in this dish are made of organic quinoa, corn, red pepper and beet showing off the beautiful colors of those veggies. Even if you are not intolerant of gluten it’s nice […]

Charred Corn with Spicy Cotija Cheese

Grilled corn with cotija cheese

Grilled sweet corn with a squeeze of fresh lime, topped with Mexican cheese and cayenne pepper, screams summer.  I love being inspired by local chefs and dining out. What’s better than taking a break in the kitchen, having someone serve you delicious meals and cleaning up?! Since that can’t happen everyday I usually take our favorites […]

Spicy Red Pepper Smoothie

Spicy red pepper smoothie

This is a quick and easy to way to get your daily dose of veggies and vitamins. I kick it up a notch with crushed red pepper. It tastes like a raw, fresh Bloody Mary without the alcohol (um…it would be perfect with vodka, think brunch). It’s more common to juice these ingredients but I like keeping the whole […]