Making this Italian seasoning recipe with clean eating, real-food ingredients is totally possible and totally delicious. No fillers, no extra chemicals, and no hidden sugar – just dried herbs and spices! I have to admit, it’s been a while since I’ve been really, really excited about making seasoning mix. I can be picky about homemade […]
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These asian lettuce wraps are a lower carb plate of deliciousness that will fill you up without leaving that “brick” feeling in your tummy. Sometimes, a nice, light lunch is the only way to go. Something that won’t sit in your tummy like a ton of bricks, making you too sleepy to get through your […]
This Greek rice bowl recipe is a wonderful meal for one, and a great way to use up leftover brown rice! I’m very nearly done with my new cookbook. At this writing, I have 10 recipes left to go. It’s been a huge undertaking that has taken me the better part of the summer to […]
We all look for ways to make life easier. And who can blame us? With hectic work schedules, family needs and trying to take care of ourselves, our days are pretty darn full to say the least! So I thought I’d share my favorite kitchen tips to help your life go just a tiny bit […]
This clean eating grocery list for safeway will help you through Safeway’s aisles. While shopping clean at Safeway can be a daunting task, especially for those just starting out, it’s not impossible. I used to work for Safeway, and over the years, I’ve seen a lot of their best products fall by the wayside. But that […]
Many people shop at Walmart on a regular basis. And while the selections may be more or less limited depending on your area, you absolutely CAN shop clean at Walmart. You may have to supplement slightly with other stores if your aim is to be completely clean, but all in all, I was impressed with […]
Trader Joe’s is one of my absolute favorite places to shop. I’m there once per week, at least. And while I don’t claim to know all of their clean eating items, I think I’ve got most of them pretty nailed down by this point. I tried to give examples of both organic and non-organic foods. […]
Costco is a fabulous place for clean eaters. If you can avoid all the taste testing tables (say that five times fast!), you can actually find some pretty good bargains there and stock your clean eating kitchen or pantry at the same time! Please keep in mind that the prices listed can vary greatly by […]
This fig butter is delicious on your morning, whole grain toast! I have two fig trees outside my front door. They seem to take turns offering up their delicious fruits, so I’ve had a plentiful supply since I moved into my new place. What To Do With Lots Of Fresh Figs? While there are tons […]
This brown rice mushroom casserole makes a quick and easy weeknight dinner! I love this casserole because it comes together so quickly, especially if the rice is already cooked. And you can even assemble this the night before and keep in the fridge so all you have to do is pop it in the oven […]
Quinoa is a fabulous thing. I love this recipe because it’s full of good, healthy fats from the avocado and is also a very versatile dish.
Somebody asked me a while back if I could come up with a mock mashed potato recipe that didn’t taste so much like cauliflower. These definitely fit the bill!
I just returned from a fabulous weekend getaway for a friend’s birthday in Carmel. However, there was one thing missing in my perfect weekend. Fajitas!
I love Indian food. I had it for the first time with my husband when we were still dating in 2004. He took me to an Indian restaurant for one of our dates, and after my first bite, I was ready to marry him on the spot. I absolutely fell in love with the food I was eating…. and maybe him too…
I love Tosca Reno. Seriously, she’s my hero. I always figure if she can do it, so can I. She’s just a fantastic role model. Don’t you think? I have several of her books, and have thought about trying her “Cooler 1” plan many times. But I’ve never gotten past thinking about it simply because […]
When I worked as a nanny, it seemed no matter what family I worked for, every household had a steady supply of those frozen taquitos you can buy at Costco. You know, those big orange boxes that just call your name from the freezer? I think I put on more weight eating taquitos in those years than any other food. But when I stopped being a nanny, I completely forgot about taquitos. Until recently.
Many of you know that I am trying out a vegan diet for 3 months. It’s been a huge challenge trying to learn a new way to cook. But it got me to thinking about those of you who are just starting out with clean eating. Those of you who are not used to cooking and eating clean, and I started to realize just how overwhelming a major diet overhaul can be.
I have to tell you that the true secret to these delicious burritos is the chicken. I can honestly say that it’s my BEST chicken recipe yet. And you don’t have to stop with burritos! Use it in tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, taco salad or just about any mexican dish that uses chicken. You can even enjoy it by itself!
As a stay-at-home mom, part time college student and full time blogger, wife and friend, I’m often asked how I can possibly get everything done in one day. It’s not easy, but I do have some tips. Here are 10 of them.
I looked at many, many Jambalaya recipes before I finally formulated this one. What I found was that everyone and their mother has their own version of this dish. There really is no “typical” way of making Jambalaya. It’s one of those “one-pot-wonders” that seems to turn out great no matter what you throw into it.
What I also found out, was that most people who eat Jambalaya or grew up with it, have a very strong opinion about how it should be prepared. If it’s not made the way they are used to, then it’s just not good Jambalaya.
I love sushi, sans raw fish. Maybe that doesn’t make much sense, but stuff some rice and just about anything else into some nori, and I’m a happy girl. The big problem I have with sushi though, is that it’s not clean! Why? (Click the link to find out…)
Ever wish you could enjoy something healthy to eat at the movie theater? You can! Here’s a list with recipes to get you started.
Ya, this one is goooood.
My friend brought me a plate of something the other day and asked if I could make a “healthy” version. She got it at the cafeteria where she works.
Clean eating and travel are not always the best of friends. But the good news is, I’ve done some of the hard work for you. On my last trip, I took careful notes and came up with a nice list of foods that traveled well.
Are you baffled by clean eating and wondering where to start? Today I have 5 tips for getting started now. When I first began eating clean, I was completely confused about where to begin. I had been raised with healthy foods, but after years of eating badly, old habits were tough to break. The good […]
Are you completely baffled by the idea of eating clean on the road? There are six main topics to consider when traveling as a clean eater.
Cranberry Butter is one of those fabulous treats that you get to enjoy only one time a year. That time of year when you see a lot of extra lights around town, you hear holiday music on the radio and homemade smells are prolific in the kitchen.
This Thanksgiving turkey recipe is sure to please the entire family this holiday season! Well I did it. I have put it off for years, but this year I finally got it done. A recipe for my family’s Thanksgiving turkey. LET’S GET STARTED! Cooking a turkey is no harder than baking a whole chicken. You […]
Since the day I told you guys I got an air fryer for Christmas, the enthusiasm you’ve shown for air fryer recipes has been overwhelming! I can’t seem to churn them out fast enough for you guys! So instead of going crazy trying to keep up, I thought I’d do a roundup of clean eating […]
When you’re just starting out with clean eating, it can be tough to know where to start at the grocery store. So I put together this shopping list for beginners.