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…

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….

Chile-Cilantro Vinaigrette

Salads are super healthy for you! Those dressings you put on them, however, usually are not. Sadly, many of us sabotage a whole lot of nutritious veggies by adding tons of fat and do not even realize it! How to keep the veggies healthy? Use a low fat, low calorie dressing that you made! Like…

Cilantro Lime Quinoa

You know that rice Chipotle makes? It’s been my favorite. However, I rarely eat out anymore. I have been craving that lime rice flavor! I found some recipes, however couldn’t find one with whole grains. So, I made my own! I used it in a veggie burrito bowl, but would be great in a wrap…

Peanut Butter Honey O Snack

Looking for a yummy post or between workout snack?? Or a great boost during a midday adventure? These are a super easy snack that have the perfect combination of fast and slow digesting carbs for energy, plus protein for muscle recovery. What you need: 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (I used crunchy, but smooth would…

High C Salad

Trying to heal an injury? Trying to eat more healthy? Either way, this salad is uch a fun way to get more veggies in.  If you’re on the mend, the vitamin C, A and antioxidants from this mixture will accelerate the healing process! Here is mixture of cabbage, carrots, currants, cilantro, cashews, oh yes. This salad…