Braised Greens with Coconut and Chickpeas

Braised Greens with Coconut and Chickpeas
One of our daughters recently did a 14 day liver fast (where in the world do they get these ideas) ? :) With her dinner choices narrowed considerably, cooked this up and raved about it.  As it turns out she was right, it's delish! And such a great way to get a concentrated dose of nutrient rich greens in one ... Read More

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita's
Are you looking for a healthy menu item for the super bowl? Whether you're hitting the slopes or watching the game (we're doing both), this Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas recipe will hit the spot. This recipe is Whole30 compliant with homemade taco seasoning (recipe below) and home canned salsa, but you can sub out a taco seasoning packet and a ... Read More

Cauliflower Rice Asian Bowl

Cauliflower Rice Asian Bowl
If you've never made cauliflower rice, you're in for a treat.  Trust me, it's not as difficult as it sounds. If you are going low carb or paleo, you will be happy to know you can reinvent you favorite rice bowl meals with this simple process.  And you know what else?  It only takes 10 minutes to get oven ready ... Read More

Crock Pot Thai Chicken Tacos

There is so much going on right now and really all I want to do is hang out with my people but there's shopping, and programs and parties...on and on. I re-prioritized some activities this year so we could do a little Christmas slumber party with the grands.  They are so stinking fun :) We made gingerbread houses, Painted ornaments ... Read More

Crock Pot Salsa Verde Pulled Pork

Crock Pot Salsa Verde Pulled Pork
This recipe is a must share because holiday season is upon us and it can get the best of me when it comes to eating clean.  I cook up proteins like this that will last in the fridge for a week, can be reheated, and served in so many ways.  It can also be frozen and thawed for later meals. ... Read More

Butternut Squash Linguine with Shrimp

Butternut Squash Linguine with Shrimp
The winter squashes that are out in abundance this time of year are so versatile and I've found that my spiralizer gives even more opportunities to make them into vibrant, yummy meals.  If you don't own a spiralizer, consider buying one.  And if you do own one and need more recipes, listen up. A new spiralizer cookbook, appropriately named Inspiralized by ... Read More

Make Ahead Freezer Shepherd’s Pie

Make Ahead Freezer Shepherds Pie
Here's comfort food at it's best, healthy. warming and flavorful.  And to top it off, it's make ahead and freezable.  Always on the lookout for expanding our repertoire of healthy freezer meals but coming up with one that's dairy, gluten and processed food free, I find is a challenge.  This is truly a cozy cold weather comfort food.  This is ... Read More

Lunchbox Chicken Salad

Chicken Apple Salad
Fall has arrived in the northwest bringing with it some amazing sunsets. September ushers in new schedules and commitments which means the day to day pace is kicked up a notch - especially after the lazy days of summer.  Being prepared with clean proteins, plus washed and prepped veggies helps keep me on track and eating well at times like ... Read More

Turkey Thai Lettuce Wraps

Turkey Thai Lettuce Wraps
Are you looking for a healthy, delicious, and fun picnic food?  Something out of the norm? We celebrated a friend's birthday at Arbor Crest, a local winery and outdoor concert venue.   These lettuce wraps were my contribution to our little celebration and they were a big hit. They're not your usual picnic fare so I wasn't sure how'd they ... Read More

Arugula and Wild Salmon Hash

Arugula and Wild Salmon Hash
Our early crops are up and ready to eat.  Arugula is one that makes its debut before most of the other greens are ready.  This is one of our favorite arugula recipes, inspired by the Salmon Hash at Mother's Bistro, a wonderful Portland restaurant. This Arugula and Wild Salmon Hash is a hang around the house and do chores, skip ... Read More