Roasted Balsamic Beet and Arugula Pizza

Roasted Balsamic Beet and Arugula Pizza

Roasted Balsamic Beet and Arugula Pizza is so easy to make and incredibly good that you'll want to put it on regular dinner rotation throughout the summer. Once upon a time there was a young woman who, while visiting her hometown in New Jersey, went out for pizza with her parents. The sweet Italian gentleman behind the counter took her ... Read More
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Homemade Salad Dressings, a new cooking workshop

Homemade Salad Dressings, a new cooking workshop

Hello cooking friends, checkout this new class format I’m offering.  It’s a homemade salad dressing workshop full of helpful tips and delicious recipes. In this new workshop format, I will demonstrate several homemade salad dressings that are high quality, quick to make, versatile and for less than half the cost of the best store purchased brands.  You can’t beat more … Read More

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Grain Free Morning Glory Muffins

Grain Free Morning Glory Muffins

Made in the food processor, these Grain Free Morning Glory Muffins are the perfect treat for the lunchbox, after school snack or a grab and go breakfast. I'm reading The Hungry Brain by Stephan Guyenet,  and he talks about the most common calorie dense foods consumed by adults and kids.  You know what tops both lists?  Highly refined carbohydrates...as in ... Read More
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Curried Cod Chowder with Kale

Curried Cod Chowder with Kale

Something that makes me so happy is when Costco has fresh wild caught cod in their seafood cooler.  Each package has approximately 3 pounds in it.  We can eat fish everyday and never get tired of it, so we stock up.  Once home we rewrap the fish in 1 pound vacuum packed bags and in the freezer they go.  Being ... Read More
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Slow Cooker Barbeque Chicken Sandwiches with Cole Slaw

Slow Cooker Barbeque Chicken Sandwiches

It was a big week for our hometown as our favored college basketball team made it to the national finals!  We celebrated by making perfect game day food...Slow Cooker Barbeque Chicken Sandwiches with cole slaw and grain free hamburger buns.  The close game was a nail biter and they lost (sad) but we are proud of their hard work getting ... Read More
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Tessemae's Salmon Asparagus Sheet Pan Dinner

Tessemae’s Salmon Asparagus Sheet Pan Dinner

Let's talk fast, easy and healthy. Few ingredients with maximum flavor.  This is it.  Tessemae's Lemon Garlic dressing, available at Kroger, Fred Meyer and Whole Foods markets (look in the refrigerated natural foods section) does a beautiful job of seasoning the salmon and the asparagus. Tessemae's Salmon Asparagus Sheet Pan Dinner with only 3 main ingredients, is simple enough for ... Read More
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Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Drummies with Peanut Sauce

Are you ready for one of those meals everyone in your family will love and takes little time to make?  Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Drummies with Peanut Sauce is that real food convenience meal you're looking for.  If you use almond butter in place of peanut butter it is totally whole30 compliant. You can keep it cooking while you're running ... Read More
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Curried Cream of Broccoli Soup

Curried Cream of Broccoli Soup

Spring is struggling to come out of its winter cocoon.  Rain, sun, snow has been on rotation for the past week.   The once white landscape is showing patches of drenched ground, soon to be bright green grass.  It can't come soon enough. Now is as good a time as any to make a spring soup.  It brings a warm, ... Read More
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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
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Herb-Crusted Roasted Salmon with Roasted Broccoli Steaks

Herb-Crusted Roasted Salmon with Roasted Broccoli Steaks

Who doesn't love the ease of one pan dinners like this Herb-Crusted Roasted Salmon with Roasted Broccoli Steaks? It's fancy yet easy and without fuss.  I'm cooking in a vacation kitchen these days.  We escaped the snow for awhile :)  Living without the usual comforts of my home kitchen has inspired me to prepare one pan simple meals.  Good thing ... Read More
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