Easy Potato Flatbread

What is the best way to use leftover mashed potatoes? I would argue for these easy potato flatbreads! They go great with dips, or you can use them for wrapping fresh vegetables and sauce. You will need a cast iron skillet to cook the flat bread once it is rolled out. I like these potato flatbreads plain, but you could also add fresh herbs, garlic, etc. For this recipe, I start from preparing the mashed potatoes. If you already have […]

Anti-Inflammatory Reset Soup

Happy New Year! New year, same me. The same me that doesn’t believe in juice cleanses or detoxes or intermittent fasting to jumpstart weight loss or a diet plan of any kind. Did you know the word “diet” means to eat? Meaning, my diet consists of real foods. Not, I’m going on a diet to lose weight. Somewhere along the lines of modern day talk we lost a sense of the word. Anyway…you won’t find any weight loss tricks around […]

Tarte Flambée

I brought this Tarte Flambée recipe home with me from my very first trip to Germany. It is normally made with creme fraiche as the sauce, but I lightened it up by using a mixture of light sour cream and creme fraiche. A splash of nutmeg and pepper makes all the difference. On top sits thinly sliced onions and chopped ham. Cheese is optional, but I like to sprinkle a little gruyere or mozzarella over the top before putting it […]

Parmesan Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

We rarely buy store-bought salad dressings. Making them at home is so easy, and saves a lot of money in the long run! This parmesan vinaigrette requires few ingredients, and is very flavorful. I used pre-shredded carrots to save time, and threw some bread crisps on top for some carbs and extra crunch. All you need for the dressing is olive oil, garlic, mustard, red wine vinegar and shredded parmesan cheese. Parmesan Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Ingredients ¼ cup fresh grated […]

Zucchini Meatballs

Lately, our family has been trying to cook more vegetarian meals. I saw this zucchini meatball recipe somewhere on social media, and thought it was a delicious idea for a vegetarian version of spaghetti and meatballs for dinner one night. Turns out, zucchini and breadcrumbs fried in a pan have a similar consistency to meatballs, and are absolutely delicious bathed in marinara sauce and poured over hot spaghetti noodles. Zucchini Meatballs Ingredients 2 large zucchini, grated 3 cloves garlic, minced […]

Rosemary Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

Have you ever tried pasta sauce that wasn’t red or white? I admit that I haven’t had any other sauce besides tomato or Alfredo (or other cheese sauce) with pasta before I tried avocado pasta sauce very recently. My next non-traditional pasta sauce experiment: rosemary butternut squash pasta sauce. I had a lot of butternut squash left over from a butternut squash soup I made, and when trying to think of other things to cook with it, I thought of […]

Watermelon Arugula Feta Salad

This fresh watermelon, arugula feta salad is inspired by summer. When I saw watermelon at the grocery store on sale, I had to bring one home. While I was chopping it up, I had the idea of tossing it into some arugula, mint and citrus dressing. Feta cheese adds a nice savory touch to this salad, but it can be omitted or substituted with another soft cheese. Watermelon Arugula Feta Salad Ingredients 4 cups arugula 1 small watermelon, sliced into […]

Tzatziki Sauce

I am always looking for new ways to spice up my lunch and snack! Sometimes the same old hummus and veggies can get boring, which is why I love this Tzatziki sauce. I usually make a loaded veggie sandwich for lunch, and this sauce pairs perfectly with it. It also makes a great veggie dip for later on in the day when I’m needing something to snack on. The best thing is that it’s so easy to make, especially using […]

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

I recently discovered a delicious new side dish: stuffed Portobello mushroom caps. Normally, you may think of stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer, but these Portobello mushroom caps are so huge that they are probably better as a side! In fact, two people could probably share one. Goat cheese is blended with herbs and breadcrumbs to form a creamy stuffing for these large mushrooms, which are then baked in the oven. I love the combination of goat cheese and walnuts, so […]

Carrot Tahini Soup

Carrot soup is a regular side dish in our family. After making it for so many years, I decided to change things up a little and add tahini. Now, I don’t make carrot soup without it because it tastes way more interesting than a plain carrot soup. A pinch of turmeric gives the soup a nice, bright color, and pistachios add another pop of color and texture while acting as a delicious topping. This recipe makes four servings, so you will have to blend […]