Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe! I thought for sure it would be one of those healthy substitute recipes that tastes like a bad knock-off of the original dish, but much to my excitement this one was actually a pretty great alternative to the carb-filled chow mein we’re all used to. And let’s be…

Chipotle Chicken

This recipe began as an attempt to recreate the flavor of the chopped chicken from Chipotle or Qdoba. I spend way too much money on the taco salads from both of these fast food restaurants for a couple of reasons. One is that the food is delicious! I know that Chipotle has had a few…

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…

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…

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…