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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Whole Wheat Pasta with Peas and Ham

15-Minute Whole Wheat Pasta With Peas and Ham

Sometimes I feel like my cooking talents are wasted on my family. Other times, when I’m not so self-confident, I assume I must just be a bad cook.

How awesome would it be if they not only liked what I cooked but appreciated how I can pretty much whip together a good meal with whatever we happen to have in the fridge? I mean, they can’t do it. Read the rest of this post »»

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Chocolate Coconut Energy Balls

Chocolate-Coconut Energy Balls

I made my first batch of “energy balls” a couple of months ago and fell in love with their simplicity. I’ve never quite been able to master my own granola bar but put a few forgiving ingredients in a bowl and mash together into balls and voila! A homemade, portable snack or, in my case, breakfast. Read the rest of this post »»

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Indian Inspired Chicken and vegetable Chili

Indian-Inspired Chicken and Vegetable Chili

Let me tell you a little story about me and Indian food.

It all starts in northeastern Pennsylvania in the ’80s. I grew up with an Italian mother who made a pot of homemade sauce once a week. We cooked a lot and lived on pasta and things like stuffed peppers and (as weird as this sounds with an Italian mom) pierogies and piggies in a blanket (stuffed cabbage). Read the rest of this post »»

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