Fact: When I cook a new, healthy dish for my family, the percentage of family members who like it looks something like this:
I like it 99% of the time (obv). My husband likes it 90% of the time (probably less but he knows better). My 12 year old daughter likes it 50% of the time and my 9 year old son about 70%.
So as you can see, it is quite easy to please me and my husband, but not necessarily my kids.
Fact: I don’t take a strong stance for or against any certain way of eating. In my opinion, the key to health is tons of veggie consumption.
Fact: VEGETABLE TACOS RULE Continue reading
Tired of making the same old vegetable side dishes?
If so, here is a delicious, simple cauliflower recipe you can add to your rotation!
I love how versatile cauliflower is. In my opinion it has a milder flavor which really allows it to soak in the flavor of its seasoning.
I got this roasted cauliflower recipe from a friend a few years ago and it has become a keeper. The combination of sweet and savory is just perfect.
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Have you ever cooked with tempeh? If you haven’t, it may seem intimidating. I mean just the name – tempeh??
So what exactly IS tempeh?
According to Dictionary.com, tempeh is a traditional soy product originating from Indonesia. It is made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process that binds soybeans into a cake form.
I know that the benefits of soy is a frequently debated topic. Here is my take on soy, and why I believe that tempeh is a healthy source of soy.
Tempeh is a great source of plant based protein and is so versatile. It has a nutty flavor, but when I cook with it I use some type of sauce that the tempeh easily soaks up.
This tempeh bolognese can be used on top of pasta, zoodles, or even roasted broccoli! My husband, who is a meat guy, actually loved it! (Full disclosure – he would have loved it even more if I made it with red meat, but that’s not the point, right?) Continue reading
This past Sunday I caught myself at home, ALONE, at lunch time. It was one of those miraculous times when each member of my family had to be somewhere.
Unfortunately I had not done the food shopping yet, and I was starving. I knew I wanted to load up on veggies at lunch since I was out the night before, had some cocktails….too much dinner….decadent dessert. I needed a Sunday mini detox. But unfortunately I looked in my fridge to find one lonely carrot and half of a cucumber.
But then I remembered I had lots of frozen veggies in my freezer. Yay!! I took out frozen riced cauliflower, frozen broccoli, and frozen onions and thought to myself, “Now what the heck can I do with these?” Continue reading
The other day my family visited my brother and sister-in-law and enjoyed quite a feast. Upon returning home I decided it was the perfect night for a healthy, quinoa dish.
There are endless ways to prepare quinoa. Hot. Cold. With veggies. With meat. Nuts, seeds, cheese….
I like experimenting with different combinations, and this time I scored a home run and couldn’t wait to share it with you! It’s the perfect mix of veggies with some crunch and a little sweetness to boot! (Don’t forget to check out the time saver tips at the end of the post.) Continue reading