Healthy Shepherd’s Pie – Try It!

I haven’t posted a recipe in a while, but I made this yesterday, and it is beyond delicious. I’m not kidding! My husband and I both agreed that if we didn’t tell people, they would believe there were mashed potatoes on top, but the cauliflower is much more nutritious and weight friendly. I highly recommend[…]

Quick and Easy Roasted Veggie and Hummus Wrap

I came home hungry today with no patience for a complicated lunch preparation.  The wrap I made was so easy, and this was the best lunch I have had in weeks!  I had leftover roasted veggies – always a good idea – and the homemade hummus was leftover from the weekend. The wraps I found[…]

Roasted Vegetable and Avocado Lettuce Wraps

Hunger grabbed me around 3pm today – not unusual.  When I’m home on the weekend, that is when I tend to drift into the kitchen and start searching for just the right snack that can hold me over until dinner. Today I used some leftover roasted vegetables (mushrooms, eggplant, carrots and red pepper) and a couple of[…]

Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts

We all need them – quick, easy, delicious, healthy, (and YES, pretty!) meals.  I made this last night to go with my baked walleye with almonds.  It took very little active cooking time.  I love creating dishes when inspiration hits! When the air gets crisp, I crave fall vegetables in hearty dishes with rich flavors.  This[…]

Question: What Can You Fill An Avocado With?

The answer is . . . just about anything! Make a quick, delicious, satisfying – and healthy – snack or mini meal out of one of nature’s healthiest fats, an avocado. Try stuffing half of one with salmon salad (I mix my canned salmon with plain Greek yogurt, celery, and onion), egg salad, a blob[…]

What’s for lunch? (or a quick snack?) I have no time (to cook or shop)!

One of the biggest problems with eating healthy is lack of planning.  I’m not talking about the kind of planning some people do:  make a list for a week of meals, go to the store and buy the ingredients, cook all afternoon on Sunday to prepare for the week, freeze some . . . .[…]

Who Doesn’t Love a Man Who Cooks?! (Listen Up You Young Guys.)

When my 29-year-old son was much younger, I taught him how to cook.  Let me just say that this has served him well – practical for himself, but also a fine advantage with the ladies! My husband also used this trick – with me – and it worked.  He is a great cook, and he looks[…]

Healthy Chocolate Shake Alternative

I found this recipe as I was looking for something a little healthier than a chocolate milkshake.  I love thick, creamy drinks when I am especially hungry . . . and wanting chocolate!! Low-fat options just don’t quite do it.  This one uses avocado instead of dairy fat, so you could call it a “Mediterranean[…]

I’m Back. Oh the Adventures I Had!

It has been over 2 weeks since my last post, quite unusual for me!  My son got married in Seattle on Sunday, October 6, and I decided to give myself a break from technology during my 2 weeks on the West Coast. Congratulations to Brent and Marina!  May they be this happy for the rest[…]