Category: Recipes

Never buy salad dressing again

Never buy salad dressing again
Salad dressing is very easy to make and much cheaper and cleaner than any store bought one you would buy. You only need a few things you might already have. Any kind of oil Any kind of vinegar Salt Pepper Any herbs The only measuring you need is two parts oil to one part vinegar.... Read more »

Almost Meatless Monday: Egg Drop Soup and Fried Rice

Almost Meatless Monday: Egg Drop Soup and Fried Rice
This summer, I’ve been pretty bad about Meatless Monday and cooking in general.  We’ve been eating a lot of grilled foods, salads and eating out too frequently. Luckily, I found two recipes and got excited to prepare an Asian inspired vegetarian meal with Egg Drop Soup and Vegetable Fried Rice.  It was a hit and... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Greek Salad

Meatless Monday: Greek Salad
I have a love/hate relationship with salad.  I know it is healthy and filled with nutritious vegetables, but I rarely crave salads.  This simple, yet fresh and tasty salad hits the spot every single time AND my kids eat it.  Yes, you heard that right – my children will eat this salad.  (minus the lettuce,... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Mayo-Free Potato Salad

Meatless Monday: Mayo-Free Potato Salad
Who doesn’t love a mayo-laden potato salad at a summer barbecue?  I do, but know they are filled with fat and little nutritional value. I became inspired to make a healthier variety from a Summer Potato Salad recipe Daphne Oz shared on The Chew. (Do you ever watch it?) I didn’t have the apple, peas... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Thai Cashew Chopped Salad with Ginger Peanut Sauce

Meatless Monday: Thai Cashew Chopped Salad with Ginger Peanut Sauce
I can’t say enough good things about this colorful and visually beautiful salad.  It is packed with a variety of nutrient rich and fresh vegetables and the peanut sauce will make you find excuses to eat the leftovers for days. Thai Cashew Chopped Salad with Ginger Peanut Sauce Ingredients 4 cups spinach 1/2 head red... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Food Babe's Avocado & Carrot Salad

Meatless Monday: Food Babe's Avocado & Carrot Salad
More and more I’ve been reading about clean eating programs that help autoimmune diseases, sensory processing disorders, behavior and a general sense of well being for everyone.  The Food Babe does a wonderful job of making our food (and world) healthier and shares this simple recipe that makes eating vegetables enjoyable. Food Babe’s Avocado &... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Roasted Beet and Potato Salad

Meatless Monday: Roasted Beet and Potato Salad
This unique salad from Fresh Bites Daily is one that gets better with time.  When I served it with dinner, I had made it about an hour prior and it was fine.  The next day it was about a million times tastier as all the flavors merged together. It became so good that I found... Read more »

The Best Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

The Best Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
My kids will not eat oatmeal and very rarely eat bananas…until now!  This breakfast cookie tastes like banana bread and is so simple you will not believe it. I threw the chocolate chips in to entice my children to eat them, but I think they would have eaten them even without the chocolate!  This is... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Meatless Monday: Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip
Last weekend in honor of the snowstorm, Superbowl and husband’s birthday, I attempted to turn one of our favorite comfort foods into a healthier version. I think I succeeded. Healthy Spinach And Artichoke Dip Ingredients 1 can artichoke hearts, chopped 10 ounces frozen spinach 1 cup cashews 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 clove garlic, crushed... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Mashed Cauliflower

Meatless Monday: Mashed Cauliflower
I usually don’t buy cookbooks, but a cute, new independent book store opened in my neighborhood and I really want to support the locally owned business.  Or maybe I used that as an excuse to buy Well Fed, a beautiful paleo cookbook of photos and recipes. First I tried the mashed cauliflower, because my children... Read more »