Green and Gold Kale Salad


Confession: Had the Packers not won on Sunday, this salad would have been called the “Honey Avocado Kale Salad.”  But because I’m a sucker for a good theme party (or recipe) and I love lightening-up party food, it is now the Green and Gold Kale Salad.  This salad is so incredibly easy to whip upRead more

Spicy Roasted Broccoli with Apricots & Cashews

  Spicy roasted broccoli with sweet dried apricots and cashews in under 20 minutes!  Dried red pepper flakes give this dish its kick and can easily be adjusted to your taste.   I’ve been trying to focus on keeping my recipes quick and weeknight-friendly, and this side could not be easier.  I’m thinking it would be aRead more

Black Bean Soup with Butternut Squash Quesadillas

  Hello!  Happy Fall!  I am so excited to bring you this comforting, vegetarian, Fall meal!  It is simple, delicious and can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.    I have been working with Home Chef, a Chicago-based (yay!) meal delivery service on a mission to make cooking fresh food at home as easy as possible,Read more

Blueberry Cheesecake Shake

Blueberry Cheesecake Shake

    This post is brought to you by summer! It actually feels like the frost is behind us, and it’s safe to unpack the summer clothes. This blueberry cheesecake shake is the perfect way to celebrate! The base is frozen bananas, but you’d swear it’s ice cream! This shake is sweet enough for dessert,Read more

Paleo Cookie Bars & WLC Check-in

Was one of your New Years resolutions to cut back on sugar?  Definitely easier said than done!  These cookie bars are rich and fudgy with just the right amount of sweetness.  The crust tastes like a cashew cookie, and the topping is like chocolate ice cream… sweetened with just 2 packets of stevia in theRead more

Herbed Butter

Looking for an easy way to elevate your normal dinner to a restaurant-worthy special?  Look no further than this herbed butter.  You will love this recipe, because it is so simple, and just a small serving packs big flavor!  I made this on New Year’s Eve to top our filet mignon, along with sautéed greenRead more

Healthy Travel Snacks

One of my absolute favorite parts of vacation is the planning.  Recently I’ve made more of an effort to make sure to plan healthy snacks for the plane, hotel room, etc.  Tim and I just had an amazing trip to New York City, so I thought I’d provide some ideas for healthy travel snacks… JustRead more

Caramel Apple Cookies

Happy Fall!  I’m so excited to share this recipe.  The cookies have more of a bread consistency, and using Greek yogurt for the frosting gives them just the right amount of sweetness.     Be sure to give yourself plenty of time - the dough needed to sit in the refrigerator for almost 2 hoursRead more

Bruschetta Kale Chips

There are very few things on this earth that give me more pleasure than watching Charlotte unknowingly eat vegetables. She can be pretty picky at times, going so far as to carefully pick out any speck of spinach in her scrambled eggs every morning. I knew I had to do something, so began “hiding” theRead more

Eggplant & Roasted Red Pepper Pizza

This Mediterranean-inspired pizza is the perfect comfort food for a cool fall night.  It’s also quick enough to have on a weeknight! To keep this recipe quick, I used leftover pizza dough from the healthy deep dish pizza recipe.  If you also froze leftovers, take out of the freezer and allow to sit on the counter untilRead more

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