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…

Salmon Chowder

There’s no feeling quite like curling up with a warm bowl of creamy soup on a cold evening. Plus, if you haven’t noticed, I am a huge fan of salmon. It’s one of my 5 major food groups, along with candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup. Name that movie! That’s why I am so excited…

Whitefish Curry

I order some delicious chicken curry takeout from a local Indian restaurant almost weekly. It’s one of my favorite meals, but I must admit it’s not the healthiest of dinner choices. The curry sauce is thickened with heavy cream and butter, which are both inflammatory foods. In an effort to lighten the negative effects of…

Gluten Free Bolognese

Bolognese sauce is an Italian classic that is traditionally made with ground beef, carrots, and celery. However, I don’t eat beef and I also have a strong aversion to cooked carrots (I know, it’s weird. I’ve always hated them though). So I decided to try my own version with all the modifications to make it…

Mexican-Style Cauliflower “Rice”

I recently came across the cookbook One Part Plant, which is all about slowly adding more plants into your diet and cutting down processed foods and animal products. It introduces a plan for making one meal per day 100% plant-based. In other words, a guide to being pretty much 1/3 vegan. I know that both…

Sopa de Pollo Verde

Whenever I’m eating something that I truly enjoy, apparently I do a “happy food dance.” I’ll take a bite of my food and kinda shake my hips and do a little shimmy in my chair. Its funny because most of the time I don’t even realize I’m doing it until someone else points it out…

Avocado Salsa

I called this a salsa, but I can envision a wide variety of uses for this delightful green sauce. As a salad dressing, a dip for veggies, or, as I used it, a drizzle over tacos or dip for gluten free tortilla chips. It’s one of the most delicious salsas I’ve ever had – nobody…

Veracruz-Style Tilapia (One Skillet!)

If you like bland, flavorless, monochromatic food, this post is not for you. I was browsing through Pinterest the other day (my favorite pastime) searching for new recipe inspiration when I came across this delightful looking dish. I happened to have two tilapia fillets in my freezer, and decided to give it a try! Luckily,…