Autumn in New York usually means a slight chill in the air, a visit to the pumpkin patch or apple orchard, and afternoon walks to admire the vibrant fall foliage. It doesn’t mean softly falling snow. But this morning I looked out the window only to see that it was snowing. I’m not ready for winter yet! Thankfully, the tiny snowflakes soon turned into rain.
I’m so excited to share this recipe with you today! These pork chops are mouthwateringly tender and cooked over a bed of sweet carrots and onions in the most intense savory gravy. The flavor is like a gourmet meal, but your slow cooker does almost all the work for you. And that also means that there isn’t a pile of pots and pans to clean up after dinner.
Quick one pan meals are one of the best time-saving strategies for getting healthy meals on the table on busy weeknights. This quick one pan, Spanish style chicken with cauliflower rice is super easy and big on flavor.
Sometimes recipes are born in times of adversity. That’s how this easy paleo chicken with baby spinach and mini sweet peppers entered the world. I had planned to roast a turkey breast for dinner. But when I turned on the oven, I heard a pop! Hmmm….That didn’t sound good. I also noticed the power to the stove had gone out. Obviously, the breaker had tripped. I reset the breaker, but when I turned the oven on, again I heard that pop! That was it. My oven was dead.
Who doesn’t love a good massage? Well, my kale is loving one right now as I’m getting ready to prepare a delicious kale salad tossed with pistachios, cherry tomatoes, and juicy Kalamata olives. But why am I massaging the kale first? If you’ve ever had a raw kale salad, you might have noticed that the kale was a little bitter and its texture a little coarse. However, if you massage the kale for only about five minutes, it will begin to soften and wilt. This seems to break down its dense cellulose structure leaving it easier to digest and much tastier.
Potatoes are a real comfort food and what better way to enjoy them in the summertime but in a rich, creamy potato salad? There’s just something about a cool dish of potato salad that makes a summer meal a true delight. At the same time, though, I used to shy away from eating potato salad. I used to think something this tasty couldn’t be good for me. After all, it’s potatoes and mayonnaise. We all know what potatoes do to our waistline, right? And commercially prepared mayo is processed with all kinds of ingredients that we really don’t want to eat. Fear not!
Today, I’m excited to share a step-by-step tutorial for making your own super-nutritious sauerkraut. John and I have been having fun making sauerkraut at home. First, let’s look at why homemade sauerkraut is such an important food to add to your diet. Recently, on the blog, we discussed the importance of keeping our gut microbiota…
I rarely eat pasta anymore so I usually quickly pass by the pasta aisle of my local natural organic grocery store. Since going on a gluten free diet, I just never was thrilled with the taste of gluten free pasta. Maybe I just have high standards when it comes to pasta. Before going gluten free, I ate…
This healthy and delicious lemony marinated zucchini salad is the perfect side dish to bring to a summer cookout or on a picnic! The zucchini is topped with slivers of red onion, crumbled goat cheese, toasted pistachio nuts, Kalamata olives, and crispy bacon. So much tastiness in every bite!
When you want something healthy with tons of flavor for dinner but don’t have time to fuss, this nutritious paleo and gluten free meal comes together in a flash. The secret? An hour before you’re ready to cook, marinate the chicken breasts.
These savory turkey wings with their wonderfully crispy skin and tender juicy meat are destined to be a new favorite dinner choice. The homemade cranberry sauce takes them to a whole new level of amazing flavor.
It’s casserole time! And today I’m serving it up Tex-Mex style! This healthy Tex-Mex chicken and rice casserole is a fun and tasty meal for any day of the week. I’m seasoning the rice with an array of spices (basil, chili powder, cumin, and black pepper) before tossing it with chicken, colorful bell peppers, and tomatoes in a casserole dish.
If you’ve been looking for ways to add fish to your diet, this wild cod piccata can’t be beat. When you want something healthy and tasty for dinner but are tired after a long day (you know those days! 😉 ), this nutritious meal comes together in just fifteen minutes and is packed with flavor.
Had enough of boring chicken breast dinners? You’re going to love this post. It’s a collection of six of my favorite sauces that will transform any chicken dish into an incredibly delicious meal. Chicken breasts are fantastic for dinner in a pinch. They take just three minutes to cook on each side. Then whip up…
Ever have one of those insanely busy days when you know you’re just not going to have enough time to prepare dinner?That’s what happened to me the other day. I had a lot of errands to run in the afternoon, and then Nicole and I planned to workout at 4:00. I’ve been doing resistance training after learning about the many benefits; however, the last thing I wanted to do after lifting weights was cook dinner.