Cauliflower Mac n Cheese

The only thing that could make mac n cheese better would be to sneak in some added nutrition. I’m not a fan of hiding vegetables in classic dishes, but this cauliflower mac n cheese is so creamy, cheesy and delicious that my kids actually ask for it over the traditional recipe. Give it a try and I promise you’ll only make this recipe when you’re craving weeknight comfort food. Cauliflower  […] Read Full Post

Trendy: What’s New on the Culinary Scene

Purple Cauliflower Steaks – photo courtesy and recipe adapted from Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil I went to the regular grocery store, not even a specialty store like Whole Foods, but H-E-B and Tom Thumb (called Safeway in other cities) and I saw such a variety of new foods on grocery shelves, including purple vegetables. Purple cauliflower, purple asparagus, purple carrots, they’re beautiful and delicious! Other foods that are becoming […] Read Full Post

Quick Tip: How to Get Kids to Eat More Veggies

My boys adore what I call ‘yellow food’ – cheese pizza, mac n cheese, chicken nuggets, did I mention cheese? And I’m okay with indulging in those yummy foods, who doesn’t love comfort foods? But I want my kids to eat all fruits and vegetables and get a variety of nutrients and flavors into their diets. So here are my tips for getting kids to try new vegetables:
  • Start young:
 […] Read Full Post

Guilt Free: Low Carb Turkey and Zucchini Lasagna

I absolutely love lasagna, and eating one serving is just impossible for me. The cheesy, gooey mozzarella, tangy tomato sauce and creamy ricotta filling is irresistible! But my waistline doesn’t love it as much as my tastebuds! So I tested out a low carb version using ground turkey and zucchini in place of the lasagna noodles. The result was guiltless perfection! Low Carb Turkey and Zucchini Lasagna For the sauce: […] Read Full Post

Quick Tip: Ground Turkey vs. Beef

Ground Beef vs Ground Turkey, which one is better for you? Turkey has the reputation for being healthier than beef, but here are some stats that may surprise you. Per ounce, ground dark turkey meat and ground beef have pretty much the same calories, fat, including saturated, and protein. Plus, grass fed and free range beef is readily available at most grocery stores, while humane turkey is almost impossible to […] Read Full Post

Eggs – Three Easter Recipes to Try Now

I didn’t grow up going to Easter egg hunts, and I didn’t really develop a love for deviled eggs until I was a grown up. But now, I adore the tangy, rich, and creamy filling and tender boiled egg whites, it’s the perfect appetizer for any meal and a great addition to your Easter table. I’ve compiled three versions I love, plus some other egg inspired recipes that will make […] Read Full Post

Quick Tip: Breakfast Sandwich from Scratch in 60 Seconds

I know what you’re thinking, ‘I don’t have time for breakfast.’ And I get it, I have mornings where a protein bar is all I can manage. But when you’re craving something heartier, know what a real, cheesy egg sandwich, smothered between two crusty pieces of buttered toast, can be yours in less than a minute. Check out the video for the proper way to make an omelet (I’m not […] Read Full Post

Academy Awards Inspired Foods

I love any reason to party, and a Hollywood themed Academy Awards Watch Party sounds like a perfect excuse to invite friends, make some cocktails and serve some Hollywood themed foods! This year I am doing a Biscuit Bar, because what could be better than tiny sandwiches?… tiny buttery biscuits filled with fried chicken (and truffle honey), a BLT Biscuit, or a Pimento Cheese Biscuit. It’s inspired by the movie […] Read Full Post

Top Aphrodisiac Foods and How to Cook Them For Valentine’s Day

We’ve all heard red wine, chocolate and oysters are natural aphrodisiacs, but there are so many more foods that can help you get in the mood. Here are some new ones to try in the kitchen if you’re cooking for someone you love this Valentine’s Day. I included some simple and delicious recipes that use at least two aphrodiciac ingredients in each bite.
  • Avocados: packed with vitamin E, which helps
 […] Read Full Post

How Not To Die: The Book that Got Me Thinking

How_Not_To_Die_image I read this book, well, if I’m honest, I’m still wading my way through the nearly 600 pages of information that’s scientifically based on the studies of plant-based diets and their effects on the leading causes of death in the US. It’s pretty convincing. But while I’m having a hard time giving up some of my favorite products and ingredients like cheese, eggs and meat, I am adding in more […] Read Full Post