Bunless Sloppy Joes

Ground meat can be boring and I’m always looking for easy ways to liven up the flavor and wow my family (without having to slave in the kitchen).  This recipe does the trick while staying light and healthy.

It is an easy one-pot meal with ingredients you will likely have on hand.  It is super […]

By |March 16th, 2015|dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, lunch|0 Comments

Roasted Acorn Squash with Cranberry Pecan Quinoa

I am currently the lucky recipient of a winter Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and this week received a beautiful acorn squash in my batch of local goodies (along with some mushrooms and green onions).  Acorn squash has a mellow flavor and yet meaty and satisfying texture.  It is considered a good source of the antioxidant vitamin C […]

By |February 22nd, 2015|dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, quinoa, vegan, vegetable, vegetarian|0 Comments

Creamy Quinoa-Veggie Stew

Out with the old, in with the stew!  This unique and healthy stew is sure to help kick off your 2015 on the right foot.

This creamy, vegan stew is perfectly satisfying during this frigid weather.  Loaded with protein-filled quinoa and health-boosting veggies – it is the perfect way to stay healthy while indulging in a comfort-food-like recipe. […]

By |January 6th, 2015|dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, lunch, quinoa, soup, vegan, vegetarian|0 Comments

Crispy Quinoa Cakes with Arugula & Sweet Potatoes

Vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free

These crispy quinoa cakes are packed with arugula, sun-dried tomatoes, sweet potatoes, shallots and sunflower seeds.  Delicious!  My husband says he loves them over salmon cakes.  And they actually stay together very well.

They pair well over an arugula salad with avocado and roasted sweet potatoes and drizzled with tahini […]

By |January 5th, 2015|dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, lunch, quinoa, side dish, vegan, vegetarian|0 Comments

Thanksgiving Turkey Leftover Recipe: Southwest-Style Turkey Hash with Creamy Avocado-Cilantro Sauce (+Bonus Recipe)

My latest recipe: Southwest-Style Turkey Hash With Creamy Avocado-Cilantro Sauce featured in The Washington Post (11/25/14)

Leftovers are given a Southwestern spin in this healthful hash recipe loaded with bell peppers, celery, onions, sweet potatoes, red potatoes and tomatoes. It is perfect for the morning after Thanksgiving and all weekend long. It’s naturally gluten-free and also […]

By |November 25th, 2014|breakfast, dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, lunch|0 Comments

Pumpkin Risotto

This creamy and luxurious risotto recipe gets a nutrition boost from pumpkin.  Most risottos are full of butter and loads of cheese.  This version is lightened up so you can feel good about eating comfort food.

Pumpkin is everyone’s favorite fall-time vegetable.  But did you know it is also packed with disease-fighting nutrients?  Pumpkins have […]

By |September 30th, 2014|dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, side dish|0 Comments

Healthy Quesadilla

Forget Taco Bell!  This homemade and very healthy quesadilla is perfect for a Mexican food fix.  It is super-easy to make and a real crowd pleaser.  Plus, it is filling with the addition of ground lean turkey meat.  A full meal!

Serves 2

Ingredients

1/3 pound ground turkey meat (lean)
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon sea […]

By |October 6th, 2013|appetizer, entree, gluten-free, lunch|0 Comments

Baked Chicken Meatballs (Sweet and Healthy)

Egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free

I have never been so excited about a meatball recipe! These meatballs are incredibly moist and flavorful! They are actually kind of addictive. The honey/mustard/garlic combo is so delicious. And the oats are a healthy substitute for breadcrumbs and help hold in the moisture. Plus, I find covering the baking dish while […]

By |March 29th, 2013|entree|0 Comments

Light Shrimp and Noodle Stir-Fry (Gluten-Free)

This is an incredibly light stir-fry that boasts a ton of fresh flavor and a unique sauce.  It is gluten-free and packs extra nutrition from the spinach.

My husband went absolutely crazy over this dish and said it was the best shrimp dish I have ever made.  We both devoured our warm bowl of noodles […]

By |November 25th, 2012|dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, seafood|0 Comments

Endless Summer Penne with Arugula

I’m always searching for new and interesting ways to make pasta differently.  This dish packs the right amount of heat and flavor with spicy jalapeno sausage and peppery arugula but is balanced out by the sweetness of the sun-dried tomatoes and tomato paste.

It is chock full of summer’s fresh produce for an endless summer […]

By |September 17th, 2012|entree, gluten-free|0 Comments