RECIPE: Tomato and Basil Salad

I used to tear up Caprese salads, any time I was at an Italian restaurant. I would kick off my carb-laden meal with a tower of thick, creamy buffalo mozzarella slices and tomatoes.  Because the Caprese salad was listed under the “salad” section of the menu, I though I was being super healthy to precede my fat-filled fettuccini alfredo dish (which by the way is not on … Continue reading RECIPE: Tomato and Basil Salad

RECIPE: Brussel Sprout Hash

Brussel Sprouts.  Those notorious green ‘spheres of gross’ that your parents would bribe you to eat… Turns out,  they’re actually pretty tasty when done up right! This is my husband’s easy-peasy, extra-tasty dish and it goes a lil’ sumthin’ like this: 15-20 brussel sprouts, halved 1/2 white onion, chopped 1/2 head of red cabbage, chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped 2 Tbsp of olive oil dash … Continue reading RECIPE: Brussel Sprout Hash

RECIPE: Healthy “Meat and Potatoes” Dinner

Looking for a fairly simple, hardy, healthy meal? This meal plan is a nod to my world’s best mother in law, who loves a good meat and potatoes meal. Lynne, this one’s for you! Meat: Local, grass-fed, hormone free beef (grill or bake for 15 minutes and slice), Potatoes: sweet potato discs, parsnip mashed potatoes, or  stuffed eggplant and, of course Greens: (Because you should have them … Continue reading RECIPE: Healthy “Meat and Potatoes” Dinner

RECIPE: Healthy Easy Egg Rolls

I used to tear up an All-you-can-eat-Chinese-buffet!  Atop my plate-o-gluttony, were usually not one, but two,  precariously perched fried egg rolls.  Not sure when or were I fell in love with these grease-laden mystery tubes, but they probably ‘had me at “fried”‘. Thank goodness I can easily forego Chinese buffets and their previously tempting egg rolls, now, knowing how disgustingly synthetic and chemical-ly (made up … Continue reading RECIPE: Healthy Easy Egg Rolls

RECIPE: Fresh Pesto

I. LOVE. PESTO. Put it on Pasta. Serve it in soups. Pop it on Pizza. The smell of fresh basil is like Spring and Summer and Tuscany all in one leaf! So if you are looking for something to do with your basil plant’s offerings, or just searching for a pesto recipe, you’ve found it! INGREDIENTS: 2 cups fresh basil 2 cloves garlic 1/4 cup … Continue reading RECIPE: Fresh Pesto

RECIPE: Italian Chicken Casserole

Who likes Italian food!? Who wants an Easy, Healthy, Tasty supper that doesn’t disappoint?! If you answered “yes” to one or both of these questions, keep reading. If you answered “no”, then, well, I just don’t know what to do with you. 1 large bag of thawed frozen chicken strips (hormone free of course) 1-2 cups chopped mushrooms (I totally cheat and get pre-washed, pre-sliced … Continue reading RECIPE: Italian Chicken Casserole

RECIPE: Quick Grab Mini Quiches

Do you know the Muffin Man? He’s quite rotund. So fill your muffin pans with something healthier, tasty and custom made! These mini quiches are great to grab and go! And they keep for several days in the fridge. Nosh on these instead of a high sugar ‘protein’ bars! Whisk together 6 eggs and a Tbsp of filtered water.  Add a dash (~ tsp) of … Continue reading RECIPE: Quick Grab Mini Quiches