Spatchcock Chicken with Maple Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Spatchcock Chicken With Maple Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Cooking whole chickens did not come natural to me. Quite frankly, they intimidate me and sometimes still do.

However, from an economical standpoint they are normally always your best bet. Read the rest of this post »»

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Pumpkin and Sausage Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Spinach

Pumpkin and Sausage Soup With Sweet Potatoes and Spinach

I think I used this metaphor before but I don’t care, I’m going to use it again — this soup is autumn in a bowl!

I was craving soup something fierce yesterday and decided to use the only protein I could quickly pull from my freezer — sausage. Read the rest of this post »»

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Chopped Avocado Cucumber and Beet salad

Chopped Avocado, Cucumber and Beet Salad

I made this twice last week, once with leftover roasted beets and a second time (because I liked it so much) with a can of beets.  It’s such a simple salad but so satisfying in a fresh way. The creaminess of the avocado paired with crispness of cucumber and the earthiness of beets really creates the perfect bite. Read the rest of this post »»

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Shirataki Noodles

The Secret to Shirataki Noodles — Plus a Quick Peanut Sauce

Shirataki Noodles, marketed as “Miracle” or “Skinny,” are a very low carbohydrate, low calorie, translucent, gelatinous noodle made from the konjac yam. They are largely composed of water and glucomannan, a water-soluble dietary fiber, and have little flavor of their own. Read the rest of this post »»

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Snack Girl's Ham and Cheese Zucchiniwich

Snack Girl’s Ham and Cheese Zucchiniwich

There are quite a few bloggers I admire from afar but only a handful I subscribe to. Snack Girl is one of them. Her site is full of fun simple food advice for those looking to eat a little healthier and a lot less processed.

Lisa reached out to me when her book, Snack Girl to the Rescue! was coming out and asked if I’d like a copy to review.

Ummm, of course! And here’s why: Read the rest of this post »»

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Turkey and Baby Kale Salad with Avocado Sage Dressing

Turkey and Baby Kale Salad With Avocado Sage Dressing

The other night it was just me and the kids for dinner and I decided to get a little creative with the turkey cutlets I had defrosted.

I have been trying to keep avocados on hand for taco nights and because the 3-Year-Old can’t get enough of them. The 9-Year-Old, well, that’s another story, more on that later.  Read the rest of this post »»

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Simple Mayo-Less Cole slaw

The Simplest Mayo-Free Coleslaw Ever!

I’ve been feverishly loading up on fresh veggies from the farm stand like they are going out of style because, well, they are!

I’ve already gotten the itch to experiment with pumpkin but I’m just not ready yet. Read the rest of this post »»

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Coconut Crusted Flounder Over Pineapple Fried Rice

Coconut-Crusted Flounder Over Pineapple Fried Rice

Monday night I defrosted flounder fillets with no real dinner plans besides “Hey, let’s have fish!”

At first I was considering breading them in pistachios like I do tilapia but then I remembered it was just going to be the kids and I for dinner.

Time to experiment! Read the rest of this post »»

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Citrus Thyme Chicken on a Stick with Grilled Brussels

Citrus-Thyme Chicken on a Stick with Optional Brussels Sprouts

Last year I discovered something magical in the realm of home cooking and feeding little people:

Sticks.

Well, skewers, but whatever.

They’re sticks. Read the rest of this post »»

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Pear Beet Salad with Walnuts and Goat Cheese

Pear and Beet Salad With Walnuts and Goat Cheese

Have you ever had a plated salad at a fancy schmancy restaurant? The kind where you take a bite and wonder how they came up with and made these few ingredients taste so amazing!

Well, I did it!

This is, hands-down, the best salad I have ever made. Read the rest of this post »»

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Sweet potato and Sausage Casserole

Homemade Sausage and Sweet Potato Strata

My gym started a new feature on its website called “Tasty Thursdays” and our new trainer posted a sweet potato casserole idea I just had to make my own — because, you know, I can’t follow a recipe.

Anyway, I’ve made it twice, once using a package of premade sausage and eggs. The second time I ventured on my own and made homemade ground sausage.   Read the rest of this post »»

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Greek Yogurt Bowl with Coconut and Cocoa Nibs

Greek Yogurt With Coconut and Cocoa Nibs

Sometimes I feel weird sharing my more simple ideas here on the blog so I just instagram and post them on Facebook and twitter. But then, I forget not everyone is confident in the kitchen, and I start to get questions like, do you have the exact recipe? Read the rest of this post »»

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