Among the fondest memories of my childhood are the times I spent with my mom and grandmother in the kitchen as we prepared dinner for our family. They always made sure we sat down around the dinner table to a home cooked meal each night.
Easy delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert recipes that work for the whole 30 diet: no added sugar, grains, legumes, dairy, alcohol or chemicals.
I’m writing this from the local coffee shop where I’m enjoying some special time with my daughter, Nicole. What could make the day more wonderful? Well, how about knowing that there’s a tasty beef chili with bacon simmering away in the slow cooker
Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday. I’m kicking off the new year with this savory chicken stir fry that’s flavored with a beautiful medley of Indian spices.
This quick and easy ragoût is one of my favorite go-to meals on busy days. I usually workout at 5:00 in the evening. After an intense workout, the last thing I feel like doing is spending a lot of time cooking dinner. So on workout days, I either prepare dinner in the morning and set it in the slow cooker or I turn to one of my recipes that come together fast, like this incredibly tasty ragoût.
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.
Mayonnaise is a favorite condiment in my house, but the highly-processed store bought variety is not something I want my family eating. It’s filled with unhealthy fats, preservatives, and chemicals. I’ve tried making mayo by hand with real food ingredients, but that was hard work and it only kept about a week in the fridge….
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.
Discover many important sauerkraut benefits and a step-by-step tutorial with beautiful photos showing how to make sauerkraut and restore gut health. You’re going to love this sauerkraut. There’s nothing like the taste of homemade. 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…
Trying to get more fish in your diet? Why not enjoy a bowl of cod chowder? Cod is a meaty and delicious fish with a mild flavor and delicate texture. In this chowder, I’ve paired it with bits of crispy bacon and healthy vegetables and spices.
It’s the first Monday of 2016, and the temperature is dipping here in New York! If your new year has gotten off to a chilly start too, you’re going to love today’s recipe. A delicious bowl of steaming hot homemade roast lamb soup is the perfect way to warm up and boost your health during the…
Friends, I hope you all have been enjoying the holidays, and that they have been filled with fun times and lots of tasty food!
I can’t believe 2016 is almost here, and I’m planning posts for January. This year has gone by so fast. It’s been wonderful being able to cook up good food and share it with all of you.
The days are growing colder here in the Northeast, and winter is nearly upon us. That means it’s also nearly cold and flu season. Drinking a steaming mug of beef bone broth is a wonderful way to strengthen your immune system during these months. In fact, bone broth is such a wonderful health-boosting food that my family and I love drinking it year round.
Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the turkey…or the leftovers! Really, no matter how many family members and friends crowd around the table or how much we eat, I’ve never been to a Thanksgiving feast where there weren’t lots of leftovers for the next day (or even the whole week!). But you can only eat so many turkey sandwiches….
How to cut and prepare spaghetti squash for every spaghetti squash recipe. If you close your eyes, you’ll think you’re eating angel hair pasta. That’s why you’re going to love this satisfying, healthy, low carb alternative to pasta. Would you like my Garlicky Chicken Over Spaghetti Squash recipe? Top your spaghetti squash with a juicy…
This savory, spice rubbed pork roast with its rich basting sauce makes a wonderfully satisfying dinner. This morning John and I went on a walk around our neighborhood. What a lovely, crisp fall day! John commented that these kinds of days remind him of long-ago autumn Sundays when he was a kid. His mom would…