Arugula, Spiralized Beet and Jicama Salad

Arugula, Spiralized Beet and Jicama Salad
I want to share this stunningly beautiful side with you of Arugula, Spiralized Beet and Jicama Salad.  In spite of the strong individual flavors of each ingredient, they all play well together. But first this... The hubs and I have entered a new era.  As of early May, we sold our business and are now officially retired!  We took a ... Read More

Curried Mango Chicken Salad

Curried Mango Chicken Salad
You're going to love the flavor of this salad and it has so many applications.  Curried Mango Chicken Salad makes the most delicious wraps to go either to work for lunch, or for travel.  Road trip anyone? This Primal Kitchen's avocado mayo is as clean as they come.  No soy or canola oil, just avocado oil.  It's sugar-free and uses ... Read More

Daikon Noodle Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

Daikon Radish Noodle Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing
Okay, so you've never heard of Daikon radish before?  Give it a try in this Daikon Noodle Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing.  The dressing alone is the bomb...but add the veggies and you have one cancer fighting delicious bowl of goodness. I was first introduced to the daikon radish while studying cooking under the tutelage of a tiny powerhouse Japanese ... Read More

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

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

Winter Greens Salad with Tahini Dressing 2.0

Winter Greens Salad with Tahini Dressing
It's countdown time to Christmas and like me, you're probably planning your menu for the big meal. This Winter Greens Salad with Tahini Dressing was a hit last year for Christmas and its making a return by popular demand.  Looks like a new tradition was born in the salad department.  It has made an appearance to other gatherings and has ... Read More

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate and Almonds

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate and Almonds
Wind gusts of 70-80 miles an hour hit our city last Tuesday and the whole city went black.  Trees uprooted everywhere, falling on power lines leaving many homes without power.  Slowly we are regaining electricity, neighborhood by neighborhood.  But many, including our kids and their families still have homes that are dark and too cold for living in.  Our power ... Read More

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower
The easiest and tastiest technique for cooking vegetables is to roast them.  Roasting brings out great flavor while carmelizing the vegetable.  Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower is a new twist on an old favorite and by adding a different spice mix, increases its health benefits.  We love it so much, it reminds us of popcorn! We just returned from a whirlwind trip ... 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

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