If your salads are getting a little predictable and boring I have the perfect Green Goddess dressing recipe for you to jazz things up! Plus since it's summertime you can get half the ingredients right out of your herb garden (or from your local farmers' market).
If you are looking for ways to cook summer squash and eggplant then I have a recipe for you. I recently shared that I used to think I didn’t like eggplant (can’t even remember why I had that in my head), but I decided to give it another chance last year and have slowly started to change my mind. I've even caught myself ordering…
One of the easiest most versatile ways of cooking is roasting vegetables. You'd be amazed at what 20-40 minutes in the good ol' oven can do to vegetables. We're talking crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, warm, comforting, and nourishing real foods. What could be better?! I almost always have a mixture of roasted veggies in our fridge, either prepared to roast…
This particular recipe is my favorite “salad” of all time. Maybe this is because it doesn’t contain any lettuce and I am not too much of a lettuce person. This variation of the caprese salad is especially fabulous with locally grown in-season tomatoes. I ate the one pictured last night, and felt like I could …
These biscuits might be my family's new obsession...they are so tasty good! They are almost like a much better (and better for you) version of those Red Lobster biscuits everyone has probably had at one time or another. And they are so quick and easy to make as well. What's not to love!? :)
Making your own homemade salad dressings can actually be fairly simple, and the taste is far superior to the store bought stuff. Plus most packaged salad dressings are full of unnecessary additives (including refined sweeteners) that you would never cook with at home...so this is a great place to start when it comes to making the switch to real food. Below is a super…
We often serve this tomatillo salsa with pork carnitas tacos. Yum!
I'm so excited to share my new favorite salad with you! This is one of those meals that you keep thinking about for days.
Okay, confession time. I thought I hated okra. That may be partially true because I do hate the gooey mess of okra, but thanks to my good friend Amy with Greenbrier Farms, I was introduced to a whole new kind of okra recipe that makes it crispy and dry and deeeelicious.
I knew this recipe for Cream Biscuits was a hit when my daughter kept saying to me, "Why are these so good?" You gotta love a win like that in the kitchen! And not only are they good, but they are SO incredibly easy to make.
Like most people who often cook from scratch, I am just used to peeling and chopping all my own vegetables, making my own dough, and - not to be overlooked - doing lots of dishes! So when I recently decided I’d like to try making a “real food” coleslaw dish, I looked at the green and purple cabbages in the produce section of the…
We had this Cobb Salad for dinner tonight, and it was absolutely delicious...and, to top things off, my two daughters (ages 3 and 6) ate it for dinner too!
This skillet cornbread is super easy to make and would be a great compliment to so many dishes like chili, black eyed peas (or other beans), taco soup, lentil soup (and sausage!), BBQ chicken or ribs, collard greens, or a big holiday dinner! How do you love to eat your cornbread?
If you're trying to get more greens into your diet (aren't we all?), then I've got a recipe for you. I already LOVE baked potatoes, but mixing the filling together with a bunch of yummy good stuff and then putting it back in? Oh my, even better. My whole family gobbled up these Kale and Bacon Stuffed Potatoes, and I think they're filling enough…
I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again…I am not much of a salad person. I think a lot of people envision “healthy diets” being full of big salads and bean sprouts and tofu, and while there’s certainly nothing wrong with those things, that’s not at all how we eat. Our definition of real …
This basil pesto is a must for my caprese salad recipe and also makes a great pizza topping.
Grilling season is here, and I've got a super easy side dish idea for you: Grilled Zucchini with Feta and Herbs! The first time I made this, my husband sat down at the table and immediately said, "That looks good!" And trust me, it was good.
My kids love anything creamy - so much so that they’ll even overlook the kale leaves hidden in this dish. Normally they turn their noses up at kale salad but not when it comes to this Creamy Kale Caesar Salad recipe. Score!
The ingredients in this Thai pasta sauce may sound unusual at first, but the end product is an exotic and delicious combination.
As it turns out, I am not one of the lucky ones who can happily sit down to a huge bowl of salad greens and chow down. If I find a salad I truly like it must have accessories.
I started making these Sweet Potato Biscuits over a year ago. I didn't initially make them for Thanksgiving. I made them because I thought they were a good way to get some more vegetables into my kids' diets.
I've got a fun summer kitchen project for you that might just get your kids to try some new veggies! Not only are these Veggie Spring Rolls fun to make, but you'll end up eating the entire rainbow in one meal.
This recipe would make a great side dish to go with dinner or lunch, or I could honestly even eat this one for breakfast. YUM! :)
I've got a new super easy weeknight meal for you. This Roasted Cauliflower Pasta could work as a main dish (if you sometimes like to skip meat like we do) or as a side dish.
With the 4th of July just around the corner, I've got a brand new recipe for you that would be the perfect addition to your holiday barbecue! Coleslaw is obviously a staple this time of year, but how about switching it up with a Green Apple Cucumber version instead of typical cabbage?
This is the blue cheese dressing I like to serve with my Cobb Salad recipe.
Take advantage of fresh corn available in summer months and throw together this simple corn salad for a light dinner (or lunch) side item!
If you’re looking to add one more dish to your Fourth of July spread then search no more! Pasta salad is the perfect addition to a summer gathering because it can easily be made in advance and will stay fresh for days. It is also fairly easy to find 100% whole-wheat pasta, which means this …
I am really glad that I tried cooking a pumpkin! I tested out two different ways to make pumpkin puree, and I have results to share.
By using a new technique, I've discovered how to make the fluffiest and flakiest whole-wheat biscuits. My kids can't get enough!
This is a guest post by Lindsay Ostrom with the blog Pinch of Yum. Lindsay is a former 4th grade teacher turned full-time food blogger with a love for spicy food, noodles, and dark chocolate. In addition to sharing simple and mostly healthy recipes on her blog Lindsay, and her husband Bjork are also co- founders of Food Blogger Pro, a learning community where…
This is a guest post by Pamela Salzman with PamelaSalzman.com. Her blog was introduced to me by Shawn (our FB Moderator). Pamela's Instagram feed always leaves me feeling hungry, so I thought you guys would love a guest recipe from her today! :)
The UN has declared 2016 to be the International Year of the Pulses. We are proud to be an ambassador of this issue, so you can look forward to a series of recipes. First up is Spinach Chana Dal, otherwise known as yellow lentils with spinach.
This recipe for Easy Couscous Stuffed Tomatoes is such a great way to close out summer! I served it along with The Best Whole Chicken in the Crock Pot and a simple spinach salad, and it turned out to be a super quick and easy weeknight meal. Enjoy :)
Like mac n' cheese? Then you’ll love this cauliflower gratin packed with veggies instead of noodles. My 10 year-old was surprised it was even cauliflower!
My cheesy kale quiche is worth trying on even your most reluctant eaters. Serve on its own for breakfast or as a side with your lunch or dinner.