Egg Drop Soup

One of the best chain restaurants for celiacs and gluten free dieters is PF Chang’s. They have a pretty large gluten free menu that includes most of their classic dishes such as fried rice, chicken lettuce wraps, and of course egg drop soup. They prepare the gluten free food in a different area than everything…

Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash

“Eat your vegetables” they said. “It will be fun” they said. I don’t think any of us fell for that as kids. One of my earliest memories is choking down a mushy cooked carrot from my bowl of pot roast that my mom made me eat. If I could have had it my way, I…

Roasted Eggplant with Feta and Tomato

I really hope that one of you reading this enjoys eating eggplant. It seems like nobody in my life – or at least nobody that I regularly eat with – likes eggplant. So I made this meal for myself one night when I was alone in the house and there was no one to complain…

Shrimp Ceviche

This is one of those recipes that I find myself making multiple times a week, especially in the summer. I live in Seattle, where 80% of the year we see cool temperatures and cloudy weather. Since we need it so rarely, most buildings don’t have an air conditioning system – my apartment included. So, June…

Green Goddess Dressing/Dip

Lately I’ve realized that approximately 70% of my adult life seems to be spent at the grocery store. It’s crazy how quickly I run out of things, and how often I’m saying “But we just went to the store two days ago! How do we already need to go again?!” One of the most annoying…

Chicken Apple Gouda Stuffed Acorn Squash

Ingredients 2 acorn squashes 1 pound of ground chicken 1 1/2 cups of chopped mushrooms 1 cup of chopped apple 1/2 tablespoon of minced garlic 2 teaspoons of onion powder 2 teaspoons of rosemary 1/2 teaspoon of sage 1 cup of Gouda cheese, shredded Olive oil as needed to prevent sticking to the pan Salt…

Mediterranean Tilapia

Ingredients 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil 2 tilapia fillets 1 cup of sliced mushrooms 1/4 of a white onion, chopped 1/2 tablespoon of minced garlic 1 can (14.5 oz) of diced tomatoes 1/3 cup of pimiento stuffed green olives, sliced 1 tablespoon of fresh oregano leaves Salt Red pepper flakes Instructions Heat the oil in…

Nicoise Salmon Salad

You may have read in my previous post that I had an amazing salad experience a few weeks ago at the Nordstrom Cafe. Don’t worry, this is the last you’ll be hearing of it. 🙂 It was just such a fun surprise to feel so passionately about a salad. I like salad but I don’t love it, which…

4-Ingredient Brownies

I’m so excited to share this recipe! It might sound weird at first, but I promise it’s one of the greatest healthy substitutions that I’ve ever found. When a friend shared their version of this recipe with me, I was skeptical. How can pumpkin taste good in a brownie? I know it’s not a popular…

Herb Crusted Salmon

I had thought that I’d exhausted every salmon dish possibility. Salmon is one of my favorite foods because of its versatility and health benefits, so I make it for dinner multiple times a week. As I’m sure you’ve seen from my previous posts, I’m always trying to come up with unique salmon dishes so I…

Tuscan Roasted Potatoes

I love these potatoes because they’re so versatile in how you can use them. They make an excellent side dish, a flavorful salad topping, and a filling snack. Whenever I’m going to a dinner party or potluck type of event, I get several requests to bring this dish, and so far I’ve never brought home…

Balsamic Dijon Vinaigrette

It can be difficult to find truly healthy salad dressings that don’t contain any gluten, dairy, sugar, or preservatives. And some of the specialty ones that are free of these ingredients can get pretty expensive. I love this recipe because it’s super easy, inexpensive, and it makes enough for probably about a dozen salads, depending…