Dinner

Roasted Whole Chicken with Chili Maple Glaze 00

Roasted Whole Chicken with Chili Maple Glaze

Roasted Whole Chicken with Chili Maple Glaze

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If you’ve ever roasted a whole chicken or turkey, you know that the secret is in the brine. Brining a chicken not only adds flavor and produces a delicious juicy bird, but also tenderizes free-range pastured birds as they can often be tough. There are number of different ingredients and spices you can use in your brine, but I usually keep mine simple – salt, sugar, and cider vinegar. How to...

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Meal Planning 101 – Recap

Meal Planning 101 – Recap

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So here we are again, a whole week gone by. Sometimes half of the frustration of meal planning is that things throughout the week may not always go as planned. No matter how well you plan for yourself, there is always a wrench or two thrown into the equation, that’s life. Check out my weekly meal planning goals here. That being said, here is how my week panned out: Monday – We had...

Vegetable Quinoa Winter Soup 00

Vegetable Quinoa Winter Soup

Vegetable Quinoa Winter Soup

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After a long night at crossfit I enjoyed some  well deserved Vegetable Quinoa Winter Soup with Garlic Crostini for dinner! All I had to do was heat up the soup and bake the crostini for 5 minutes and dinner was served. My day of meal preparation is already paying off! First things first though. Today’s crossfit WOD (for time): 30 air squats 15 front squats (55 – Rx was 65) 30 kettle bell...

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Meal Planning 101 – Preparation Day

Meal Planning 101 – Preparation Day

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To continue my Meal Planning 101 series, today was preparation day! Today was my day off work meaning it was the perfect opportunity to prep my food for the week. Yesterday I shared my 12 easy steps to meal planning. One of the most important steps to successful healthy meal planning is to determine steps in your recipes that you can do ahead of time and plan a day to prep food on your day off....

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Meal Planning 101

Meal Planning 101

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I get a lot of questions about how to plan meals for the week successfully. How could I possibly know what I will want to eat come Friday? What if I don’t have time to cook the meals I had originally anticipated making? How can I ensure the food I buy doesn’t go bad before I get a chance to eat it? It can seem like a daunting task to take one single trip to the grocery store and expect to...

Spicy Spaghetti Squash with Black Beans 00

Spicy Spaghetti Squash with Black Beans

Spicy Spaghetti Squash with Black Beans

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I typically make spaghetti squash to mimic traditional spaghetti dishes – spaghetti squash with marinara, spaghetti squash with meatballs, you get the idea. Then I came across this recipe which really made me think outside of the box. Why not put a southwestern spin on spaghetti squash? Genius and delicious!     Spaghetti Squash with Black Beans  vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free,...

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Barbacoa Chili

Barbacoa Chili

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Barbacoa is a form of cooking meat that traditionally refers to slow-cooking meat over an open fire in a hole dug in the ground. I once saw an episode of Bizarre Foods on the Travel Channel when Andrew Zimmern traveled to a small local village (I forget what part of the world he was in) where he dug a huge hole in the ground, started a fire in it, threw what I remember to be a deer on top of the...

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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

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Fall is finally here! The crisp, cool, and unfortunately rainy weather this morning inspired me to make my first soup of the season. And nothing says cozy comfort food quite like French onion soup. Yesterday I stopped by Crate and Barrel Outlet, and these French onion soup bowls were calling my name as a perfect addition to my kitchen for the winter (plus they were dirt cheap, can you say...

Jambalaya & Cauliflower Rice 00

Jambalaya & Cauliflower Rice

Jambalaya & Cauliflower Rice

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I recently got a new Paleo cookbook, The Primal Blueprint Cookbook and thought I would try a new recipe for dinner tonight! Not only was this Jambalaya delicious, but the idea of cauliflower rice is genius! If you have picky eaters in your family or are trying to incorporate more veggies into your diet, cauliflower rice is a great way to sneak cauliflower into to any meal. If you are adding...

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Friday Night Pizza

Friday Night Pizza

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Pizza is one of the easiest dinners you can make – and no I am not talking about a frozen pizza or calling up the delivery guy. If Friday night is typically pizza night in your household, making your own homemade pizza can be a simple healthy swap! I make homemade pizza at least once a week for a quick dinner on the weekend. I love that I can throw all of my left over vegetables, cheese,...

Homemade Samosas and Chicken Curry 00

Homemade Samosas and Chicken Curry

Homemade Samosas and Chicken Curry

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Samosas are traditional Indian flaky pastries filled with spicy potatoes and peas. These samosas are so simple to make, all components can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. I got this recipe from The New Moosewood Cookbook I made a bunch of these and tossed them in the freezer for later. I made chicken curry for dinner the next day and these as a side-dish! See recipe...

Tomato Basil Barley Risotto 00

Tomato Basil Barley Risotto

Tomato Basil Barley Risotto

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I haven’t posted a really great dinner recipe in a long time. Mostly because my recipes have just been ho-hum lately and not really worth sharing. Because I believe that eating nutritious can be extremely delicious, I want to give you guys the best healthy recipes out there. I want your taste buds to go crazy when you cook nutritious meals! Last night I made a phenomenal Tomato Basil...