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LENTIL STUFFED CABBAGE ROLLS

LENTIL STUFFED CABBAGE ROLLS

LENTIL STUFFED CABBAGE ROLLS As the war in Ukraine weighs heavily on each and every one of us, I wanted to share a traditional dish. This is a vegan dish (and could be a Passover-safe dish, if you eat rice or skip the rice). #prayforukraine 🇺🇦 6 cups water8 cabbage...

SPICY TURKEY PASTA

SPICY TURKEY PASTA

SPICY TURKEY PASTA This dish calls for whole grain pasta, lean protein, and loads of tomatoes. It is a one-dish meal (though not in the preparation 🙃). This combination will leave you feeling satisfied from the balance of spicy flavors, with fewer carbs, for better...

CREAMY BASIL CHICKEN

CREAMY BASIL CHICKEN

​CREAMY BASIL CHICKEN 🌱🐓🌱Not everyone desires fruit in every dish, so this dish does not contain fruit, but of course I strongly encourage some fruit on the side (ie. the Hawaiian Tropical Fruit Salad😊). This garlicky, creamy basil chicken dish is a healthy take on an...

SUMMERTIME SALMON AND SLAW

SUMMERTIME SALMON AND SLAW

SUMMERTIME SALMON AND SLAW This tangy dressing is tasty on everything from a green salad, grilled veggies to any seafood. It is best (but not a must 🙂 to prepare the dressing one day ahead for a thicker consistency and melding of flavors. The dressing will keep for...

SWEET AND SPICY CHICKEN ON GREENS

SWEET AND SPICY CHICKEN ON GREENS

SWEET AND SPICY CHICKEN ON GREENS The combination of sweet and spicy and never gets old. It keeps your taste buds on high alert, which helps remind you to savor what you are eating, slowing the pace, deliciously. This is a great recipe to prepare extra for weekday...

CUE’ING UP TACOS

CUE’ING UP TACOS

​CUE’ING UP TACOS Though we might be avoiding turning our ovens on, it does not mean we have to give up Taco Tuesdays! The cue'ing up tacos on the grill are just as tasty as the stovetop version, without the massive cleanup. Highly suggest using a grill basket...

JAMMIN’ JAMBALAYA

JAMMIN’ JAMBALAYA

JAMMIN’ JAMBALAYA This traditional jambalaya dish is healthy comfort by going with a lean chicken sausage, less oil and less rice. Not a fan of chicken? Go with a spicy veggie sausage instead, doubling the portion and skipping the chicken breasts. Either way, I...

NOLA-STYLE GUMBO

NOLA-STYLE GUMBO

NOLA-STYLE GUMBO Here is where the roux is most important, as it defines the consistency of the gumbo. It is most important to stir the roux constantly, as otherwise it will easily burn and you will have to start over. To lighten up this dish, I removed the rice and...

ROCKIN’ RED BEANS AND RICE

ROCKIN’ RED BEANS AND RICE

ROCKIN’ RED BEANS AND RICE During our recent visit to New Orleans, one of my favorite meals was in a casual bar, with zero expectations for what might come out of the kitchen. It was the tastiest red beans and rice I had ever consumed. It was the inspiration for this...

CRABBY PASTA

CRABBY PASTA

SUMMERTIME CRABBY PASTA ​As soon as I can feel summer in the air, I start to crave crabs. I am not a big crab-eater, but the slight saltiness combined with sweetness tastes like summer and I can’t wait to dig in. Crab is always so delicate, tasty and satisfying, no...

ROASTED BEET BURGER

ROASTED BEET BURGER

ROASTED BEET BURGER I saw a picture of a roasted beet toast that looked so delicious, I had to create my own. I decided to make the beet into a roasted beet “burger,” but you could also shred the beet for something fun and messier to eat :). 1 large beet (peeled and...

LEMON GARLIC-APRICOT CHICKEN

LEMON GARLIC-APRICOT CHICKEN

LEMON GARLIC-APRICOT CHICKEN ​This lemon garlic-apricot chicken is a recipe I have made and tweaked for years. It is spicy, sweet and sour — quite a tantalizing combination. It was originally for a slow cooker, and much more complicated. This is simplified and quick...

TURKEY LONDON BROIL

TURKEY LONDON BROIL

TURKEY LONDON BROIL This delectable dish offers versatility, whether you opt for the grill or the oven. For optimal flavor infusion, marinate overnight if time allows. Whichever method you choose, remember to baste frequently to elevate the taste experience. If...

BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND CHICKEN

BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND CHICKEN

BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND CHICKEN When it comes to cooking chicken, efficiency is key. To ensure your chicken and veggies are perfectly cooked, I've discovered a handy trick: microwave the veggies before roasting them alongside the chicken. This simple method...

MISO LIME CHICKEN

MISO LIME CHICKEN

MISO LIME CHICKEN Chicken can get a tad boring sometimes, so I try to spark things up here with a tasty zing from the miso and fresh lime juice. This seriously simple and tasty sauce works well with fish or tofu as well! 1 pound chicken tenders or chicken thighs...

Braised Greens and Beans

Braised Greens and Beans

BRAISED GREENS AND BEANS All this talk about vibrant greens for iron, vitamin C, calcium and so on, it is hard not to desire to make them every day. This dish is combination of some of my favorites (and hopefully yours as well;), spinach and kale. Throwing in the...

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