Salmon over a Super Quick Brown Rice and Quinoa Pilaf

Salmon Over a Super-Quick Brown Rice and Quinoa Pilaf

Sometimes I say screw the family and make EXACTLY what I want for dinner. That’s what I did Monday and their reaction surprised me quite a bit.

Let me set the stage…

In the morning I decided I’d make salmon but I had NO idea what to serve alongside. I decided I’d just wing it when dinner time came. Read the rest of this post »»

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Napa Cabbage Salad with Ginger, Red Peppers and Almonds

Napa Cabbage Salad With Ginger, Red Peppers and Almonds

I’m going through GreenLiteBites withdrawal! I miss cooking and posting so much!

If you didn’t know, all last week I was on an anniversary cruise with The Husband. We were celebrating our 13th and we had a blast, even though I’ve decided cruising is not my favorite vacation. If you are interested you can see some photos from our trip on my weight-loss blog by clicking here.

Anyway, I’m back and I’ve been cooking up a storm! Read the rest of this post »»

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Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan and Bacon Bits

Roasted Asparagus With Parmesan and Bacon Bits

I’m continuing my series on this year’s Easter dinner sides. This one, like the Roasted Red Potatoes, was a hit all around and super simple.

I roast asparagus all the time, usually with just a bit of oil and salt, but I wanted to have a little fun and add some flavor. So I decided to skip the oil and add two of my favorite things: cheese and bacon! Read the rest of this post »»

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Simply Roasted Red Potatoes

Simply Roasted Red Potatoes

This past Sunday was Easter and I had a BLAST cooking for people who actually like to eat. At least that’s always my joke when extended family is in town because as you know the kids are, well, kids and The Husband isn’t, you know, a foodie.

But with a full house like this… Read the rest of this post »»

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Blackberry and Baby Greens Salad with Sunflower Seeds

Baby Greens Salad With Blackberries and Sunflower Seeds

Sorry for my short hiatus. I was on an amazing adventure with the 8-Year-Old in California. I can’t wait to share more about our trip on my travel blog, but first I had to get back to my kitchen. After eating on the road for 5 days I was craving something light and homemade. Read the rest of this post »»

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Pistachio and Oat Crusted Tilapia

Pistachio and Oat Crusted Tilapia

I’ve been trying to serve the family more fish — NOT in the form of breaded sticks — by serving it at least once a week. Fish has been the only dish I surrendered to making substitutions on in the past by serving The Husband and myself fillets and the kids store-bought fish sticks. It was the only way I could get any fish into the boys and my philosophy was that some was better than none. Read the rest of this post »»

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Sweet Potato and Kale Skillet

You guys know me by now. I love getting inspired with what I have on hand, and after last week’s farm share this is what I had floating around my kitchen.

Saturday morning I decided to have a little fun and whip up something just for me using everything pictured above. The result was a pretty versatile side dish with a lot of flavor. Read the rest of this post »»

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Finished Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie

Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie

I go through smoothie phases. I can go months without making one and then all of a sudden I get an itch. Yesterday was an all-of-a-sudden day. I got back from the gym and even though I was hungry I had no desire to eat. Nothing sounded good. Perfect situation for a smoothie experiment! Read the rest of this post »»

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Turkey Taco Soup

Turkey Taco Soup

It rained ALL WEEKEND and it wasn’t like a nice “spring’s here, YAY” rain. It was a cold, torrential downpour that lasted 48 hours and then started to turn to snow on Sunday afternoon.

SNOW! Read the rest of this post »»

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Blender Brownies

“Healthy” Brownies made in the Blender in Minutes!

I feel like I’ve talked these up so much on social media that everyone is now going to be disappointed but seriously, these things came out AMAZING!

Don’t get me wrong, they aren’t traditional brownies but look… Read the rest of this post »»

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Quinoa Salad with Swiss Chard and Radishes

Quinoa Salad With Swiss Chard and Radishes

Swiss chard may be my least favorite thing to get in the my CSA box. It’s not that I don’t like it, I’m just not as inspired by it as I am with kale or spinach. It has a stronger taste than other greens, and getting it in the family is damn near impossible unless I really hide it in something. Read the rest of this post »»

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