Posts tagged "healthy"
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Geez it’s a blusterous day today! Sandy is wailing away at our house and evacuations are going on everywhere, so what do I decide to do? Spend the day cooking and eating! I’m totally in the mood for something simple and seasonal…after all, Halloween is in a couple of days. Since I ate all the...
Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce

Since I have so many apples laying around these days, I figured I’d share another simple yet flavorful apple recipe that should be a staple in your recipe box: homemade applesauce. If you’ve never have it, you don’t know what you’re missing. The jarred variety doesn’t capture that in-your-face apple deliciousness that you can only...
Apple Chips

Apple Chips

What do you do when you have around 18 lbs of apples laying around the house? You cook…duh! After the great apple picking adventure of 2012, I had more apples laying around than I knew what to do with. Lately I’ve been trying to eat healthier, so I didn’t want to make ten thousand different...
Peanut Butter Banana Oreo Muffins

Peanut Butter Banana Oreo Muffins

Cooking and baking allows me to unleash my inner mad scientist. I get to mix and match whatever ingredients I want without anyone telling me to stop playing with my food. I can pile on anything I want, give into my inner fat kid and then excuse my binging by saying “I’m just being creative”....
Garden Gazpacho

Garden Gazpacho

  Fresh summer produce always makes my mouth water. The smell, taste, and colors just scream “I’m delicious!”. Since almost everything in my garden and at the market has been so perfect this season, I really haven’t wanted to mess with it at all. I mean, if its not broke, why fix it. Because of...
Roasted Carrot & Cauliflower Soup

Roasted Carrot & Cauliflower Soup

Roasting vegetables is incredibly easy – toss in a little oil then slide into a toasty oven. Done. Simple. But don’t let the simplicity fool you, the smell and taste of roasted vegetables can’t be beat. They get sweetly smoky while keeping just the right amount of crunch. Because the flavors concentrate in the oven,...
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Smoothies are a dime a dozen, but one that fills you up, tastes delicious, and is healthy…well that’s pretty rare. The combination of peanut butter and bananas can never go wrong, and in this recipe they’re blended to silky smooth perfection. The smoothie gets thick, creamy, and decadent while giving you the necessary nutrition to...
Veggie Shepherd’s Pie

Veggie Shepherd’s Pie

A few years ago I tore this recipe out of a magazine, and then tweaked it by adding in garlic, worstechire sauce, changing up the veggie amounts, and occasionally adding red pepper flakes (gotta love spice).  It’s nice to get the family to eat some vegetarian recipes, especially with the popularity of Meatless Mondays. This...
Cool Bulgur Salad

Cool Bulgur Salad

A healthy sweet salad that cools your palate with fresh flavors – that’s what this recipe is all about. This salad just has a few ingredients, but each one is packed with flavor….which I think is really important to have in a salad. I love the combination of the sweet grapes with the cool crunchy...
Cucumber Salsa with Heirloom Tomatoes

Cucumber Salsa with Heirloom Tomatoes

Fresh cucumbers. Fresh tomatoes. Fresh onions. Fresh herbs. Sounds like a farmer’s market, doesn’t it? But it’s not! Literally everything came straight from my garden (other than the vinegar haha). Cucumbers are a perfect summertime veggie – they’re crisp, cool, refreshing, and inexpensive if you aren’t growing them out back. This recipe is about using...
100 Calorie Chips

100 Calorie Chips

I recently took a walk down a grocery store aisle I rarely visit – the snack aisle. Don’t get me wrong, I love to snack, but typically prefer to make my own munchies. Anyway, I noticed how many classic American snacks now come in 100-Calorie Snack Packs. I guess the low calorie diet trend is...
Spring Tuna in Lettuce Cups

Spring Tuna in Lettuce Cups

We’re all trying to eat healthier in our day to day lives. Something I started doing years ago was to use lettuce instead of bread (read about it in a Suzanne Somers book haha). Since then, it’s become a pretty popular trend with lettuce wraps even popping up in restaurants (ie PF Changs). Because lettuce...