Easy Baba Ganoush

By |April 5th, 2017|All Recipes, Dietary Restrictions, Gluten Free, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian|

So...I love baba ganoush. It's easily in my top 5 of favorite foods. I will order it any day, any time that I see it on a menu. I will drive miles to get it. There is a restaurant local to me that has baba ganoush. It is so delicious, but it costs me SEVEN [...]

Best Breakfast Smoothie

By |January 24th, 2017|All Recipes, Breakfast, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian|

Smoothies are so good for breakfast. If you're in a hurry all the time, like me, something as simple as a smoothie can keep you from going without breakfast on days where you hit snooze one (or two) too many times. This particular smoothie was inspired by ingredients that I had in my home and [...]

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Flank Steak

By |January 24th, 2017|All Recipes, Dinner, Gluten Free, Slow Cooker|

Flank steak! I love flank steak. IMHO it's the most underrated steak of them all. I find it's the easiest to cook if I'm in a hurry. No mess to clean, no opening windows in the dead of winter because my smoke alarm is going off, no letting the steak rest for 20 minutes at [...]

Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings with Spicy Garlic Sauce

By |January 24th, 2017|All Recipes, Appetizers, Dinner, Gluten Free|

A couple of weeks ago I went through a phase where all I wanted was a spicy batch of buffalo wings. In Ohio there is no shortage of wings, but I didn't want something that was battered and deep fried. Wings are rich enough as is without adding breading and oil. I tried to bury [...]

Turkey Quinoa Meatloaf

By |September 27th, 2016|All Recipes, Dietary Restrictions, Dinner, Gluten Free|

Ever have a craving for meatloaf? It can't be just me...can it? Well I'll pretend like that's normal and tell you that I wanted meatloaf, but something that wasn't totally heavy and greasy. Something I wouldn't feel totally guilty about eating. So, I thought, why not use quinoa as a filler instead of breadcrumbs. And [...]

Pumpkin Soup

By |September 27th, 2016|All Recipes, Dietary Restrictions, Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, Slow Cooker, Vegan, Vegetarian|

Pumpkins, pumpkins, everywhere! I'm not the typical pumpkin fan. I'm not a huge fan of pumpkin pie or pumpkin spice lattes (gasp), but I do like my pumpkin savory. This Pumpkin Soup recipe is adapted from a recipe I found online. It's hearty, smooth, and creamy. It really hits the spot on a chilly fall [...]

BBQ Chicken Quinoa Casserole

By |September 21st, 2016|All Recipes, Dinner, Gluten Free|

I've been super into quinoa lately. Thanks, Costco! I had a huge bag of quinoa staring at me each time I opened the cupboard, so finally I gave in to that small tinge of guilt and shame. I originally purchased it because quinoa is good for me and then a month went by and I still hadn't [...]

Crustless Pizza Snacks

By |April 5th, 2016|All Recipes, Gluten Free|

Pizza! Raise your hand if your favorite food isn't pizza. That's what I thought. My husband and I run our own business and are in the process of moving. We are busy. The easy answer is order a pizza. One can only do that so often before the heavy guilt starts to set in. I [...]

Homemade Hibachi Chicken

By |March 31st, 2016|All Recipes, Gluten Free, Large Groups|

Do you love teppanyaki style restaurants but hate sitting with a bunch of strangers? So I'm the weird one? Haha... Nothing satisfies a craving for me quite like hot fresh hibachi chicken with tons of veggies. It salty, rich, crunchy, flavorful...it's heaven, but to have it regularly can break the bank! I had a craving [...]

Breaded Baked Cod with Sauteed Broccolini

By |March 8th, 2016|All Recipes, Gluten Free|

I love to cook (obviously...I just get excited)! I especially like to keep some meals on hand that are not only delicious but contain lean protein and veggies for the majority of my food consumption. If the meal is light AND mouthwatering, that is a big bonus. I make a conscious effort to eat more [...]