Inspiring healthier eating one dish at a time

Grilled Pesto Tomato Flatbread {Recipe ReDux}

Don’t you love it when you find little treasures at the bottom of your freezer? I’m really good at saving little scraps of things that can be really useful and totally lifesaving – like Parmesan cheese rinds to perk up soup, or the ends of French bread to make fresh breadcrumbs. And I always have a few bags of cranberries at the bottom of the freezer, and sometimes when I think there’s nothing to eat, I spy a stray veggie burger that escaped its open box. Unfortunately, I’m also fairly guilty of freezer neglect, so I usually don’t find those things until years later. Eeek.

Every time I clean out the freezer, I vow to have a really good organizational system – frozen produce items on the left hand side, meat or frozen meal items on the right side, shredded cheese and bread scraps in the top basket. But inevitably, there’s always something that doesn’t fit into my system, and all hell breaks loose, and suddenly it’s chaos in there. Continue Reading..

Rice Frittata with Caramelized Tomatoes Asparagus & Smoked Gouda

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by USA Rice Federation and I am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time but as usual, all opinions are my own.

How much do you know about rice? I’ll bet you don’t think about it much, unless the server at the Chinese restaurant forgets to bring it to the table!  Rice is actually a pretty important food, and a great choice to talk about (and eat more of) for National Nutrition Month, and all year long.  This month, The USA Rice Federation challenged members of the Recipe ReDux to Think Rice – and show you how and why healthy cooks love to include rice in our meals.

So let’s have a pop quiz about rice! Continue Reading..


Individual Herbed Vegetable Pot Pies

I received free samples of Libby’s new Vegetable Pouches mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Libby’s and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

I’m a nutritionist and a food blogger, so of course I love food, and I love to cook and create drool-worthy, lick-the-plate clean recipes. I’m not gonna lie, some of them take lots of time, so they’re for special occasions only. Those are the kind of recipes you serve to company so they think every single thing you make takes hours and comes out tasting like you’re in charge of a five star restaurant and your family never has to raid the pantry or forage for their dinner. Most nights, it’s not really like that though. Continue Reading..

Rotisserie Chicken and Orzo Greek Salad

I’ve been feeling a little bit stretched in many different directions lately because we’re moving! I’ll share details about when, where and how soon – don’t want to jinx anything. So let’s just say I have lists of things to do today, tomorrow, within a week and within a month all over the place, boxes are starting to pile up in each room, random people are stopping by my house to buy my junk treasures, and I’m trying to work and create a recipe or two for you in between it all. Continue Reading..

How to Get A Healthy Dinner on The Table In 20 Minutes

It’s beginning to look, and feel a lot like fall.  Cool, crisp mornings, refreshingly dry air, apples on sale, pumpkins at Home Depot, packing the lunches every night (or morning), school bus traffic delays, late to work, driving the carpool, helping with homework that you swear you didn’t learn until grad school, soccer practice until dark, what to do about dinner….  Sound familiar?  If not, that probably just means you’re young and carefree and don’t have kids.  Just wait.

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