Crunchy Cucumber Salad

We have all of these barbeques and get-togethers going on,  usually offering those potato/pasta salads loaded with crap. What kind of side salad can we make that’s healthy? I came up with this very simple cucumber salad that hits the spot! Have it on the side of a BBQ, with any meal, or simply as a snack…

Thick Cut Crispy Cumin Sweet Potato Fries

Tonight I was stumped on what to make. Thank goodness I bought a huge bag of sweet potatoes the other day to help me with deciding what to make.  I kind of threw this recipe together (per usual) and it turned out really damn good (if I don’t say so myself). I ate these on the side of cilantro-lime-quinoa with…

Sesame Sirache Ginger Zoodles

My love for zoodles has grown. Zucchini noodles are a great way to get more vegetables into your daily diet, and are extremely low in calories if you are trying to lose weight. Zoodles are relatively easy to make (you just have to buy a spiralizer) and are fun if you have kids. You can even try…

Grilled Red Potatoes

Summer times means grilling season for many of us! Grilling is a great way to cook healthy! Sadly, some cultures have created a slight problem with grilling–tending to put those unhealthy-high fat foods on the grill. Not that you can never grill a steak or sausage! But, let’s try to get those healthy foods in…

Teriyaki Broccolini

Would you like to feel fancy while making a simple dinner? Broccolini is your guy! Broccolini is a tender, long stemmed version of broccoli. It is a great side to Asian dishes, pastas, chicken, pretty much anything. I had this dish with pasta. Ingredients: Teriyaki Sauce:  1/4 C soy sauce or liquid amios 1 cup water 1tbsp…

One Damn Pan of Salmon+Roasted Veggies

I bought a whole bunch of potatoes, carrots, and cauliflower and my typical go to) is roasting them. Because roated vegetables are amazing. I’d also been craving salmon, so purchased sustainable frozen salmon, and let it thaw in the fridge all day. Wondering how to combine the two, I thought, why not just make one ‘roasted’ dish with these…

Camping with Quinoa

Summer is upon us! For many people, this means camping season! Camping is  a great way to get outside, enjoy nature and explore. It oftentimes also means eating a lot of junk food…that mindless sitting+snacking combo is a very popular one at campgrounds. Also,we tend to center our meals around unhealthy foods because they’re easier…

Banana Muffins

Have you ever had a whole bunch of ripe bananas, and not been sure what to do with them? Well! That happened to me. Although, I do have a few ripe banana recipe…I wanted something that was like bread. I searched and searched for something healthy and low in fat, and decided to tweak out…

Cajun Fish Taco Bowl

I love tacos!! This time, I made it more into a bowl. Not that corn tortillas are bad, but sometimes I just prefer to use a fork. I tend to eat more slowly and enjoy the food more. This taco bowlis filled with colorful vegetables and healthy protein to keep your body happy. Usually, I save my special taco…

Veggie “Fried” Quinoa and Wild Rice

Fried rice was once upon a time one of my favorite dishes at Chinese restaurants. As I’ve gotten older, maybe wiser, I don’t really eat out at these types of restaurants anymore. It’s almost impossible to find a healthy versions of these types of foods when eating out. With the crave for this dish being…

Eggplant-Squash Tomato Basil Bake

Fresh basil paired with the eggplant and squash give this baked dish an aromatic joyful flavor. I love baked vegetable recipes like this one. They’re easy to make, as most of the recipe work includes veggie cutting. This is a great topper for any kind of pasta (I use spaghetti squash) or even as a…

Pepper-Tomato-Bean Salad

It’s kind of spring already!! For some reason, I totally crave foods based on the weather and the season (even though in Tahoe it is supposed to snow this week…). With that, I was craving a healthy bean salad. I had made an amazing  Chile Cilantro Vinaigrette that I thought would go great into a cold bean salad….