Garlic Mushroom Quinoa

This is such an easy, healthy side dish that you’ll often want to make!  This side dish of quinoa has a fun twist.  It is chocked full of mushrooms, garlic, and thyme. It’s so simple and comes together so easily – it’s practically fool-proof! Mushrooms have an amazing distinct flavor, but they also add a range of nutritional and ... Continue Reading

Classic Caesar Salad

At first glance, this may look like your typical Caesar Salad.  However, lots of love went into making this simple Classic favorite.  I grew the Romaine in my organic backyard garden.  The croutons are home-made.  The Parmesan is shaved, not grated.  The homemade Caesar dressing is lovingly blended to the perfect consistency.  Why do I like ... Continue Reading

Simple Caprese Chicken

I love Caprese Salad, so why not add it to a chicken dish for a super simple and tasty meal anytime!   Tomatoes cooked in balsamic vinegar are the perfect sweet-tart complement to this cheesy chicken.   I served this with home-grown, organic Broccoli Rabe with Garlic. Continue Reading

AirFryer Chicken Cutlet Milanese with Arugula Salad

Even though "good healthy fats" are essential to a good diet, at times I like to use my fats for other purposes, like the peppery arugula salad that goes great with this Air-fired chicken dish.  I used the Breville Smart Oven.  There are many air-fyers on the market and you will have to adjust the time and temperature to fit your specific ... Continue Reading

Turkey & Bean Chili

This is a very simple and hearty chili with plenty of flavor.  It's even better the second day!  When it comes to making chili you really can’t go wrong.  You throw in your basic ingredients, chop up your veggies and let everything simmer until all the flavors have marinated and your chili is piping hot.  Boom, EASY.  This recipe is a quick ... Continue Reading

Easy Pressure Cooker Chicken Soup

I love making soups in the pressure cooker; they’re so quick and easy and you get the flavor of slow simmered chicken soup in a fraction of the time when you make it in the pressure cooker. It is winter and also flu season, so having a piping hot bowl of soup for a quick lunch or dinner just hits the spot. I batch cook it in large ... Continue Reading

10 Brilliant Tips for Meal Prepping & Staying on Track

How many times have you finished work and thought, "I'm just too tired to cook tonight and there's nothing in the fridge.  I'll just hit the drive-thru?"  By planning and prepping, you can help prevent that from happening.  Once you get the hang of planning and prepping your meals, you'll be amazed at how much time and money you will save. ... Continue Reading

Warm Baby Greens Salad with Onion, Mushrooms & Egg

Winter does not mean that your healthy salad needs to go by the wayside! The mixture of greens could include all your favorites.  I love the mixture that comes from my little raised-bed organic winter garden.  Living in Florida, I have the luxury of growing year round.  I mix baby kale, swiss chard, mustard, arugula, lettuces, and spinach. ... Continue Reading

Iron Skillet Creole Red Snapper

This is one of the most flavorful ways I have found to make fish.  It is simply delicious.  Your family will think you have spent hours in the kitchen preparing this dish. I served this dish with Fall Roasted Vegetables  and Pan Roasted Brussel Sprouts.  I added Pistachios and Parmesan Cheese to my brussel sprouts. The paring was ... Continue Reading

Mushroom Asiago Chicken

This is such a wonderful, creamy, one-pan comfort food.  It's so wonderful served over brown rice, pasta, or potatoes or can easily stand on its own. Asiago, an Italian cow’s milk cheese, tastes a lot like Parmesan but is a bit sharper. It melts nicely and is really easy to cook with—and even better to eat. The recipe only calls for a ½ ... Continue Reading