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…

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…

One-Pot GF Lemon Pasta

Has this ever happened to you? You’re making dinner, watching TV in the background, absentmindedly stirring a pot of pasta. Suddenly you smell something burning. Uh-oh, you forgot about the sauce on the other burner! It’s overcooked and sticking to the bottom of the pot. Maybe I’m just a terrible multitasker, but that happens to…

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…