This Greek yogurt French onion dip literally comes together in 3 minutes, made with ingredients you likely have in your pantry. I throw this together when I’m craving salty/crunchy and serve with Trader Joe’s Plantain Chips or Siete Cassava flour tortilla chips.... Read More »
Recipes for quick, healthy food.
If you own a slow cooker, a four ingredient slow cooker pork roast is as easy as it gets: place ingredients in the pot and turn it on. Eight hours later, you have an amazing outpouring of pork love. Doubling or halving the recipe is simple too… it shrinks and expands with the poundage of your ... Read More »
I’m one of those weirdos that doesn’t like licorice. Black or Red. Groan. No… it goes beyond that. It makes me nauseous… unhappy and desirous of fleeing. So it wasn’t until well into my adulthood that my love affair with the fennel bulb began. Before I discovered this ... Read More »
Is there a better smell in a home than roasting chicken? The way the fat melts all over the skin, basting the meat with all its goodness… it permeates a room with tummy-rumbling aromas. Mmmm.
It’s taken many years to craft my quintessential roasted chicken recipe — it captures ... Read More »
This recipe is one for the home cooks who love throwing a few, uber high quality ingredients together to form a perfect union. In this tomato salad, the ingredients absolutely make the difference and if skimping is the only option, you might not experience the ethereal feeling which comes from a ripe ... Read More »
I developed this recipe for xanthan gum-free, gluten free chocolate chip cookies a bit by trial and error, but its base is the good, ole-fashioned Nestle Toll House recipe, without the bloat. I use coconut sugar for a softer cookie. And, although you likely won’t need to, they also freeze quite ... Read More »
I discovered fresh fennel as an adult, after getting over my aversion to anything licorice. I still can’t eat red or black licorice candy but have fallen head over for this anise-scented, bulbous vegetable. I also make salads with it, tossing in whole grain mustard and rice vinegar but this ... Read More »
Another quick weekday protein out of my recipe stash. This BBQ rubbed pork chops recipe is on the table in 30 minutes, including the measuring. I make a double batch of the rub and also use it on salmon. Once the chops are cooked, it’s only slightly spicy but you might call it earthy-zesty. ... Read More »
It’s now cliché to say that we’re all trying to save money, especially at the grocery store. My $100 budget used to fill 3-4 (fabric) bags and now I look depressingly down into the 2 bags I trudge to my car. I now strive to transform base, cheap groceries into ethereal food worthy of ... Read More »
Part of my food life journey is exploring all areas of the protein spectrum and, to be honest, fish was somewhat of a new frontier for me. I ordered it all the time in restaurants (and loved it) but it was an intimidating home meal. All that worrying about freshness, the higher cost and sometimes ... Read More »
On a specialized diet, any cook gets bored with making the same thing over and over and over again. Hell, sometimes it’s easier to go through the rote motions but then I get fed up with the monotony. In these dark times, I turn to the internet to refresh my palate. There is thankfully a massive ... Read More »
Although the paleo lifestyle allows for almost all vegetables, fresh corn unfortunately falls in the no-no column. Considered a grain, it’s also high in sugar — being the base of high fructose corn syrup, that’s a duh, but the corn for syrup is a different strain than what you eat ... Read More »