Football Tailgate Beef Stew

Fall + football = hearty beef stew. This recipe feeds 8-10 people so it’s perfect for a tailgate or for serving those fans that gather in your family room. I love it because although it’s hearty, it’s made with lean beef, lots of veggies and simple seasonings. Plan to start this early because it will…

Broiled Lamb Loin Chops with Rosemary, Olive Oil and Lemon

I’m not a vegetarian but I seldom eat red meat. My protein sources are mostly seafood, eggs, tofu, nuts and beans. I try to practice what I preach which is very simple, quoting author Michael Pollan, “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants”. However,┬ámy husband and son love to have lamb over the holidays so…

Happy New Year with Pork and Sauerkraut

For many families, pork and sauerkraut is a traditional New Year’s day meal. I can’t remember a New Year’s day without it. I make this dish once a year and although there is little you can do to decrease the sodium content, I use a lean pork loin instead of a fattier pork roast and…

Pop Pop’s Spaghetti and Meatballs

There are some recipes you never change. Recipes that are shared from generation to generation, bringing with them memories of family meals filled with stories and laughter. These are the recipes that elevate our health more than a kale salad or tofu burger. My dad (Pop Pop) has been making this recipe for as long…

Apricot Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is a good choice for a lean, fast cooking protein. This recipe is simple with only 3 ingredients: pork tenderloin, whole grain mustard, and apricot preserves. In a small bowl, mix together 1/4 cup of whole grain mustard and 1/4 cup of apricot preserves. Rub the pork tenderloin with a small amount of…