Grain Bowls

This past month, March 16th, I created a variety of grains, beans and other items for our second “Women on Wellness” event.  I fell into  a Fresh Mexican theme and added warm spices, fresh lime juice and pickled onions to bring a fresh way of making a grain bowl.  Try this recipe, let me know if you like…

Thai Noodle Salad

I had an Asian Noodle Salad at the tail end of summer and it was delicious. I’ve been thinking of reproducing something similar since then.  I would have liked more spice. So being inspired by the flavors in the version I ate, I searching my pantry and spices.  I kept coming back to wanting a…

Red Lentil Pasta

I have been experimenting this fall and winter with alternative protein pastas. I love chickpea pasta. Banza is my go to brand. It’s in a bright orange box if you are looking to try it. The penne and elbow shapes work best with sauces and pestos. I wanted to try red lentil pasta next. Fortunately…

Blood Orange and Fennel Salad

I saw blood oranges on sale today which means winter citrus is in their prime. Winter citrus makes life so sweet in the Midwest and other Northern states during the dreary and sunless days. I’m featuring my Blood Orange and Fennel Salad. This dish has everything to make you feel sunny and bright on a cold…

Roasted Acorn Squash & Red Kale Salad

What a show stopping salad. I have been roasting vegetables all fall and now that we are officially into winter, the roasting continues. Acorn squash looks so pretty when it’s cut this way and you can even eat the peel. I use a simple method of just dusting the pieces with a little coconut sugar…

Kale & Farro Salads

Who doesn’t love a tasty grain-based salad? They fill you up and give you energy all day long.  This recipe is genius because you can switch out the grain, the greens and add all sorts of items in your fridge.  Toss with a vinaigrette/dressing of your choice, and like magic, a delicious and healthy meal….