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Pesto Pasta

Pesto Pasta

Are you ready to feel fancy? I sure did when I was able to transform my plain spaghetti pasta into this delicious bowl of flavor! Serves 2-3 INGREDIENTS: 8 oz. whole grain pasta 1 medium onion, minced 4 cloves of garlic, minced 2 cups frozen […]

Vegan Peanut Rice & Veggies

Vegan Peanut Rice & Veggies

Makes 4 servings Tofu, a soybean product, is easy to use, packed with 7-9 grams of protein (depending on the brand and type). It is low in both saturated fat and sodium, and contains no cholesterol. When it comes to protein alternatives, it is a […]

Yogurt Curry with Tofu

Yogurt Curry with Tofu

Indian food is just incredible, right? All of the unique flavors and the ways they are combined is intriguing. Yogurt curry is one of my favorites. It is so alive with flavors and spices that you cannot help but be delighted. I have fashioned my […]

Beef, Barley & Lentil Soup

Beef, Barley & Lentil Soup

Mmmmmm–beef, barley and lentils goes so well together. This soup is packed with goodness. All the spices and herbs make bring out so much flavor. Good news, any or all of the ingredients can be easily exchanged. Serves 8-12 1 hour 15 minutes INGREDIENTS: 1 […]

Bean & Snow Pea Tomato Soup

Bean & Snow Pea Tomato Soup

This soup has quite a few ingredients–don’t let that scare you. It is as easy and sautéing the first few and throwing the rest in the pot to simmer. I opened my refrigerator, found all of these items and made an entire meal. You, too, can […]

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken and Veggies

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken and Veggies

YES! I love it when dinner is as simple as tossing a bunch of stuff in a crockpot. Needless to say, this dish is pretty easy and completely delicious.   PREP TIME: 30 minutes COOK TIME: 3 hours SERVES: 6   INGREDIENTS: 3 garlic cloves, […]

Chicken and Snow Pea Peanut Sauté with Basmati Rice

Chicken and Snow Pea Peanut Sauté with Basmati Rice

If you have never enjoyed something sautéed in peanut oil, you are in for a treat. It is a very distinct oil, bold and flavorful. It is similar to olive oil in its caloric amount and fat distribution (less monounsaturated fats and more polyunsaturated ones). […]

Salsa Chicken & Roasted Peppers

Salsa Chicken & Roasted Peppers

Once you have the chicken marinating, this dish can be done and ready to eat in 20 minutes. Yes, 20 minutes– I’ve got time for that! Cheers to easy, healthy dinners. Serves 4 40 minutes   Ingredients and Directions: CHICKEN 4, 4-ounce chicken breasts 1 […]

Fresh & Summery Chicken Soup

Fresh & Summery Chicken Soup

Serves 8-10 1 hour                        I am just as much a fan of soup in the winter as I am of soup in the summer. They key to transforming a soup to be served in the hot and humid summer months is freshness. The ingredients you […]

Roasted Brussel Sprouts & Quinoa

Roasted Brussel Sprouts & Quinoa

Quinoa is a whole grain, rich in iron, fiber and various vitamins.  Along with the pinto beans in this recipe, quinoa offers valuable plant protein. Brussel sprouts are an excellent source of so many vitamins and minerals.  I encourage you to try it even if […]