Candied Orange Peels

My cooking philosophy has always been about minimizing waste in the kitchen. I assume it comes from my grandmother and mother’s frugal ways in the kitchen and I appreciate that their practices made an impact on me. Whether it’s using all of the vegetables (stems and leaves), saving peels for stock, or repurposing leftovers, I…

Roasted Cabbage Wedges with Crispy Parmesan

I know! I know! Cabbage, really? Well, my prediction is that cabbage will be the new kale and lookout Brussels sprouts because this sweet and creamy roasted veggie is taking its well-deserved seat at the cruciferous table. Like kale and sprouts, it’s in the nutrient powerhouse family of cancer-fighting cruciferous veggies and we should all…

Parmesan Crusted Smashed Potatoes with Fresh Herbs

Potatoes are so versatile and can be served with any meal. They can be baked, mashed, roasted, and made into a salad. These smashed and roasted potatoes topped with Parmesan and fresh herbs are my favorite way to eat them.

Power Tea

I call this my “Power Tea” because it gives me the power to say NO to diet coke. I was getting into a bad habit of drinking diet coke as a mid-morning pick-me-up. Since I’m not able to tolerate coffee, I was looking for a healthier caffeine solution and this antioxidant-rich tea was my answer!…

Whole Grain Soda Bread

Many of us were baking bread in the early days of Covid but as we get back into life again, finding the time to bake bread from scratch is likely a distant memory. But not with soda bread! Soda bread gets its rise from baking soda, not yeast, so there’s no kneading and no waiting…

Green Goddess Dressing

This is not the trending TikTok version that calls for over 16 ingredients but rather a deliciously easy, 6-ingredient dressing that comes together with a whirl of your blender. You’ll want to keep it on hand for your favorite salads, a dip for crunch veggies or as a marinade chicken or fish. This dressing uses…

Pizza Beans

Looking for ways to boost the nutrients in your diet, add more beans! In fact, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend eating at least 3 cups of legumes per week. I get that not everyone is as excited about beans as I am so I thought you could use a little coaxing. These pizza beans…

Chocolate Date-Caramel Cups for Your Special Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day! I want to bring these little treats back for another round! Instead of a box of chocolates, make these sweet bites for your special Valentine. They remind me of Turtles, that chocolate, caramel, pecan candy, and my husband thinks they taste like they are laced with bourbon (unfortunately they are not). This…

Chimichurri

One of the best ways to elevate your meals is to have a few easy sauces in your fridge. Green sauces can be found in so many cuisines around the world. Basil-based pesto in Italy, salsa verde in Mexico, and Chimichurri from Uruguay and Argentina. Chimichurri has a tangy, salty, spicy flavor from fresh parsley,…

Superbowl Cauliflower Wings

Who wouldn’t want to save 500 calories on their game-day snack? These Buffalo cauliflower wings are a delicious swap for the traditional calorie bomb we all know and love. Cauliflower wings give you the same Buffalo wing flavor profile but with  80% fewer calories. And did I mention they are super easy to make? You…

Ginger Dressing

This dressing is inspired by our favorite Japanese restaurant, Harusame, in Wynnewood, PA. We love their ginger dressing so I decided to try to replicate the dressing at home and I think I got pretty close. Not only is it a gorgeous, vibrant orange, it’s extremely healthy (made mostly from carrots) and super easy to…

Pear and Ginger Salad

When pears are in season, I love using them in as many ways as possible. Tossing them with a light ginger and soy dressing and serving them over greens with a sprinkle of walnuts is a fast and easy way to give them the attention they deserve.