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CRANBERRY ALMOND KALE SALAD

CRANBERRY ALMOND KALE SALAD

Lately, I’ve been struggling with winter salads. I’m missing my homegrown tomatoes and cucumbers! So, I decided to see what I had hanging around the kitchen that would make a good salad. And so was born this Cranberry Almond Kale Salad. I have to say, […]

BREAKFAST COOKIE BITES

BREAKFAST COOKIE BITES

Happy New Year!! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. We sure did! Lots of great family time, cooking and baking (and eating, of course!), playing board games, watching movies, enjoying our wood-burning fireplace … and making these Breakfast Cookie Bites.¬†   While […]

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER & SWEET POTATOES

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER & SWEET POTATOES

Don’t you just love it when you combine two “super vegetables”? That’s exactly what happened yesterday when I made this Roasted Cauliflower & Sweet Potatoes side dish. Known to reduce inflammation and chock full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, these vegetables¬†certainly pack a punch when […]

CHICKEN QUINOA SOUP

CHICKEN QUINOA SOUP

This recipe for Chicken Quinoa Soup is the result of me struggling to make healthy lunches for myself. When I’m home working on my own at my computer, I get engrossed in what I’m doing and all of the sudden it’s 1 p.m. Yikes! I […]

BLACK BEAN BURGERS

BLACK BEAN BURGERS

At least once a week, if not more, I make a family friendly, meatless meal – no beef, chicken or seafood. This is a tall order when factoring my carnivore-eating kids into the picture. However, I made these Black Bean Burgers last night and they […]

CAESAR SALAD DRESSING

CAESAR SALAD DRESSING

I’ve been on a homemade salad dressing kick for awhile now. Frankly, the bottled stuff is convenient, but it never tastes as good as whipping up my own dressing. It’s been a challenge to find a Caesar salad dressing recipe without anchovies or eggs that […]

EASY BRUSCHETTA CHICKEN

EASY BRUSCHETTA CHICKEN

We eat a lot, and I do mean A LOT, of chicken around here. It’s easy to prepare, reasonably priced and versatile. However, it can become, well, boring … yawn. So, while menu planning last week, I had a brainstorm to combine two of my […]

GRANOLA

GRANOLA

I first discovered granola years ago on a family vacation when I had a chance to try muesli, a cousin of granola. Long popular in Europe, Swiss physician and nutritionist, Maximilian Bircher-Benner, first introduced muesli in the late 1800s. His philosophy revolved around eating a […]