Chinese Chopped Chicken Salad

Chinese Chopped Chicken Salad.
The seasonal outdoor responsibilities have been beckoning and I dove completely in.   The hubs and I planted the garden and our flowers and cleaned up our yard from winter debris. This is a photo of our garden from a few years back.  Our soil was in need of organic replenishment this season.  Production has been down the last few years, ... Read More

Steak and Bok Choy Asian Skillet Dinner

Steak and Bok Choy Asian Skillet Dinner
Steak and Bok Choy Asian Skillet Dinner takes the well loved stir fry concept to an easier 1 pot skillet dinner. I know I rarely post beef recipes on here and that is because we were vegan for so long that reintroducing meat has required some new skills on my part. Also, you know how much I love seafood.  As ... Read More

Restorative Chicken & Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl

Restorative Chicken & Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl
Returning home after a little warm weather vacay makes me oh.so.grateful. to cook in familiar surroundings with favorite tools (hello spiralizer).  I had expected to cook more in our Airbnb, but the kitchen was so lacking in functionality and light that I soon defaulted to very basic home cooking or giving in to the amazing food scene of Scottsdale, AZ. ... Read More

Chili Lime Sweet Potato Fried Rice

Chili Lime Sweet Potato Fried Rice
I'm excited to share this recipe for Chili Lime Sweet Potato Fried Rice with you.  But first a little about my health journey and why. My journey to clean eating began 45 years ago at the age of 18 after learning of my mom's breast cancer diagnosis.  Her diagnosis came after my grandmother and aunt's cancer diagnosis and since then ... Read More

Spring Shrimp Noodle Bowl

Spring Shrimp Noodle Bowl
If you'd have told me 2 years ago that I would thrive giving up all grain including bread and noodles, I would have said you're crazy.  My whole30 experience changed the way I do food and I'm so grateful!  While raising our big family fresh bread rolled out of the oven bi-weekly.  Over time I'm learning to individualize my personal best ... Read More

Creamy Spring Greens Soup

Creamy Spring Greens Soup
Just because  winter is fading away, doesn't mean we leave soup behind too.  Have you noticed with warmer temps we crave lighter and more fresh flavors?  It's true.  Every year it happens.  And then I take notice.  More salads gradually take over as the weather warms up. But don't give up on soup.  These off and on rainy days of ... Read More

Pad Thai Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl

Pad Thai Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl
Here is a low carb twist on an old favorite that I used to make with gluten-free noodles. Pad Thai Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl is something that can be made ahead and used as a side or for lunch throughout the week.   We just returned from a get away to Red Mountain, which is our very favorite place to ... 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

Make Ahead Freezer Sweet Potato “Buns”

Make Ahead Freezer Sweet Potato "Buns"
You know it's fall when the evenings grow longer, it gets darker earlier, and a lit candle brings that beautiful cozy glow you didn't realize you were missing.  When the thought of wearing sweaters, boots and scarves feels like a welcome change from shorts and sandals.  A new routine sets in.  You find a need to plan and organize schedules. ... 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