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Fire up the grill and lather on the sunscreen! I’m personally not cooking on the Fourth of July holiday, but if I was, here are some of the things that would certainly make an appearance on my holiday menu!
Melon, Prosciutto and Mozzarella Skewers – Looking for an easy make-ahead-of-time appetizer? The gourmet look of these sweet and salty skewers will surely impress your guests!
Cucumber, Avocado and Feta Salad – If you’ve been tasked with bringing a salad to your 4th of July party, think outside the box with this creamy...
Trade in traditional baked potatoes for these accordion-sliced garlic herb Hasselback Russet Potatoes! This Swedish dish takes its name from Hasselbacken, a Stockholm restaurant where it was first served. The gourmet potato is crisp on the outside and soft and tender on the inside.
This impressive side dish has a fluttered appearance with pockets stuffed full of garlic, butter and fresh herbs. While these potatoes give the appearance of a complex gourmet recipe, they are actually relatively easy to make!
The trick to a perfect hasselback...
You won’t be missing refined sugar and flour with these nine decadent paleo-friendly desserts! We’ve rounded up some of the most unique and decadent treats for you and your sweetie this Valentine’s Day!
Coconut Flour Classic Vanilla Cake by Healy Eats Real - You don’t have to miss out on classic vanilla cake because you are grain-free. This coconut flour-based cake can be customized for any occasion.
Lemon Meringue Coconut Macaroons by Kitchen Tested - Check out these coconut macaroons filled with...
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! What will you be cooking up for the sweetie in your life? How about putting a fun twist on an old classic with these pistachio stuffed chocolate-chocolate covered strawberries! You feel guilt-free knowing that you’ve done your due diligence to create a dessert that contains protein and fiber!
This post is brought to you by Driscoll’s. Although I did receive complimentary product for the following recipe, all views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely...
Every so often, I am blessed with the opportunity to sample a handful of noteworthy healthy food products on the market! And today I wanted to share with you some of my favorites!
Although I did receive complimentary samples for the following products, all views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely and entirely my own and based on my own unique experiences.
New York-based company, Bestowed helps you discover the latest new and healthy products! The monthly subscription service sends you 7-10 of the best healthy snacks,...
Black-eyed peas don’t get enough love the rest of the year, so we are featuring them again today with spicy balsamic BBQ black-eyed peas!
But how do you recreate that smokey bold bacony flavor without the bacon? The answer – chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. I seriously love these things. I always have a can open in my fridge to add to any dish needing a spicy or smokey kick. If you’ve never tossed a can of these these flavorful peppers into your shopping cart when you peruse down the “ethnic food”...
We are two weeks into the New Year and it’s time to pay homage to our lucky black-eyed peas!
Hoppin’ John is a peas and rice dish made with black-eyed peas, onion, bacon, spices and sometimes greens like collard greens, Swiss chard or kale. The dish, traditionally served in the South, is meant to bring about a prosperous and lucky year. So I wanted to give this traditional dish a unique healthy twist that lives up to everyone’s New Year’s resolution to be healthier in 2015!
These gluten-free, vegan burgers bring...
A few years ago, a family friend gave me a cute little cookbook called Salty Sweets at our engagement party. While the pages are filled with beautiful delectable desserts and tempting treats, they are also packed with sugar, butter, heavy cream and syrups. While many of us are gorging on all of the above this time of year, I decided to flip one of these sweet and salty recipes into something healthy and guilt-free!
This chocolate cherry granola will jazz up any holiday breakfast and your guests will thank you when...
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
The moment you’ve all been waiting for.
Back by popular demand.
Drum roll please…
It’s time to celebrate the Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2014!
All year long I collect and cook from countless healthy cookbooks both old and new. Year after year I am blown away by the innovation and creativity that emerges from competitive healthy chefs and bloggers from around the world. And I research and review them all – just for you! You’re welcome.
So without further ado, my favorite...
The Polar Vortex is on its way to Chicago….great. But let’s look on the bright side. Cold weather means soup season has arrived! Nothing beats a warm bowl of soup on a frigid day, especially in Chicago. The beautiful thing about soup is that you can cook once and eat for the week – who wouldn’t love this?
Would you like chermoula with that? Yes that’s a real thing. Chermoula is a classic Moroccan sauce that is traditionally used to top fish and chicken. I used the sauce to garnish my vegan red lentil soup and it...