Healthy Seasonal Recipes

45 minutes or less

kale salad with blueberries, manchego and pumpkin seed clusters

This Kale Salad with Blueberries, Manchego and Pumpkin Seed Clusters is just what the doctor ordered! It is loaded with nutritious ingredients that will set…Read More

mediterranean black lentil salad

This Mediterranean Black Lentil Salad with cucumbers, spinach and feta is super easy to whip together. Just toss the lentils together with a little dressing…Read More

how to make homemade switchel

Make this homemade switchel recipe with cider vinegar and pure maple syrup. It’s so easy to make (it only takes one minute!). I have been…Read More

carrot ginger dressing

This carrot ginger dressing tastes just like the dressing you’re served at a Japanese restaurant. Bonus: it tastes less than 10 minutes to make! Creating…Read More

mexican cauliflower patties

These low-carb Mexican cauliflower patties are everything! They are the bee’s knees! They are gluten-free and vegetarian and will disappear in a flash, they taste so…Read More

broiled steak with minty napa cabbage slaw

This fresh minty Napa cabbage slaw is topped with chili and garlic marinated broiled flank steak. I cooked the beef under the broiler, and I…Read More

lemon vinaigrette

Today I am sharing a simple lemon vinaigrette. It is vegan-friendly, paleo and naturally gluten-free. It is a basic salad dressing recipe to share on…Read More

thanksgiving salad

If there ever were a Thanksgiving worthy (or holiday worthy) Salad, this Kale Salad with Squash is it! That’s why I am changing it’s name…Read More

black bean burgers with green tea basil aioli

Last June I flew to San Francisco for one night to appear on the cooking stage at the American Library Association annual conference at the…Read More

simple tabbouleh salad

A simple tabbouleh salad with curly parsley, mint, tomatoes and red onion. A perfect healthy summer side dish that requires just 15 minutes of prep…Read More

simple homemade croutons

Today’s #SaladMonth recipe is for a simple, healthy crouton recipe made from rustic bread, olive oil and a little seasoning. If you don’t already make…Read More

Asparagus Panzanella

Here is a recipe for warm Asparagus Panzanella with a runny-yolk poached egg on top. This vegetarian entree is perfect for a brunch entree or…Read More

healthy pasta with romanesco cauliflower with anchovies

Let me count the ways this pasta has a lot going for it in it’s Italian simplicity. It’s made with Romanesco Cauliflower and Anchovies, and…Read More

asian sesame dressing

A 5-minute Asian Sesame Dressing made with orange juice to extend its shelf life and keep the amount of oil below 50% of the volume….Read More

ginger carrot radish salad

Today’s recipe is a cheerful Carrot Radish Salad with maple ginger vinaigrette. If you have been looking for a new recipe to try for all…Read More

lentil quinoa bowls with coriander and lemon

Get a load of these easy 30 minute vegetarian Lentil Quinoa bowls. Here’s what I love about them: the lentils are the star of the…Read More

chicken leek shepherds pie

Today I have a new recipe for Chicken Leek Shepherd’s Pie, an oven to table comfort food recipe, and a cookbook review and giveaway. I…Read More

cauliflower rice

Today I have a from scratch Cauliflower Rice recipe made with fresh cauliflower, scallions, garlic and a little rosemary. It is a simple low-carb side…Read More

brussels sprouts with hazelnuts and sage

Here is an easy Brussels sprouts recipe with Hazelnuts and Sage with butter and olive oil. It’s a simple stove-top recipe that pairs with many…Read More

green beans with fermented black beans ~ aka dirty green beans

I’m calling this recipe Dirty Green Beans. It’s steamed green beans tossed with fermented black beans (which are fermented and salted black soybeans), shiitakes and…Read More

monkeylada smoothie

A raw vegan smoothie inspired by the flavors of a pina colada with banana in it, also known as a monkeylada. I just got home…Read More

cheese and greens omelet

Here’s a healthy protein packed way to start the day: a cheese and seasonal greens omelet for breakfast. I am not one for New Years…Read More

shrimp and corn with cheese grits

You know that old song, “I’m a little bit Country, I’m a little Bit Rock and Roll?” (I think it came out like the year…Read More

turkey pad thai

Here is my Turkey Pad Thai recipe. Finally! This post has been a little slow getting out of the kitchen and onto your computer screens…Read More