Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Chili

March 31, 2017

I can’t quite decide the best part about this recipe. It’s a crock pot entree that is as simple as it should be: dump, stir and put a lid on it. The chili really does has all the delicious heat and flavor of Buffalo wings, minus the messy fingers required to eat them. Lastly, it’s [...]

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Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

March 29, 2017

On a rainy day, sometimes you need to make your own sunshine. These lemon poppy seed muffins are light, fluffy and just about as happy as a muffin can be. Coconut flour and coconut oil work really well with lemon, as the subtle sweetness of the coconut pairs perfectly with the tart citrus flavor. I [...]

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Extra Crispy Oven Fries

March 28, 2017

Usually if I see a recipe that describes sugar as its secret ingredient, I run in the opposite direction. I have to admit I was intrigued, though, to find a technique for crispy oven fries that claimed a tbs. of sugar made all the difference in texture. I have blanched my potatoes, sprinkled them with [...]

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BLT Pasta Salad

March 22, 2017

Now that it’s officially here I have spring on my brain. We can finally see our grass again as the snow melts away, and yesterday it was sunny and mild. I thought it was the perfect excuse to lighten up pasta night and try out a recipe from Whole Foods that I wanted to adapt [...]

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Steak & Sweet Potato Fry “Pot Pie”

March 21, 2017

I am pretty proud of this one, because I created it solely based on my husband’s request for steak and fries. Sure, I could have just made the man steak and fries. Between you and me, he doesn’t even really like sweet potato fries. But when have I ever been one to keep things simple? [...]

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Sweet Potato & Chorizo Quesadillas

March 20, 2017

Quesadillas are easy to make but difficult to photograph. These have a lot of good stuff going on inside: spicy chorizo, tangy feta and the nutritious powerhouses of sweet potato and baby spinach. I largely took quesadillas off our family menu when I couldn’t find satisfactory gluten-free tortillas, but since we discovered Udi’s tortillas they’re [...]

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Grain-Free Zucchini Bread

March 17, 2017

I’m not Irish. I don’t eat corned beef and cabbage or drink green beer on St. Patrick’s Day. Nationality aside, I’m not a huge fan of the former and the latter has food dyes So I decided to get a little creative with my St. Patrick’s Day recipe post and offer up a healthy “green” [...]

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Stuffed Pepper Casserole

March 16, 2017

My kids love bell peppers. They’ll gladly eat them raw and have even stolen some right from my cutting board when I’m prepping dinner. Explain to me, then, why their enthusiasm suddenly wanes when I serve up stuffed peppers. They both have a knack for eating the middle and leaving the sad, empty pepper carcass [...]

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Sausage & Kale Skillet with Polenta

March 15, 2017

I know I am supposed to love kale, but I will freely admit that it’s not my favorite to eat “straight up.” Dishes like this, however, are the perfect way to get the nutritional benefits of kale without really knowing it. Any time you saute greens they reduce down and mix into whatever else you [...]

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Low Carb Pigs in a Blanket

March 13, 2017

I haven’t met too many kids who don’t like pigs in a blanket, and my two are definitely in that majority. I challenge you, however, to find ANY versions out there that are healthy. I spied some in-store ones at Whole Foods once, but they were exorbitantly expensive and the “blanket” was a bit decadent [...]

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