How to make Cauliflower Rice… VIDEO!

May 30th, 2016 | no comments

  Hi everyone, Check out this video I did with Heather Hemmer from the30Clean where showed how to make cauliflower rice.  It is a great substitute for starchy rice and can add some delicious texture to your meal.  I love making bowls that would typically be made with rice using cauliflower rice instead.  Even my kids like it- well one of them does, anyway!   Check it out on YouTube!

Easy & fast egg recipe for busy mornings

May 14th, 2016 | no comments

Here is one of my favorite go-to breakfast recipes when I haven’t prepped much and don’t have a variety of food in the house.  It is a tasty way to add fresh greens to your breakfast and you can add any extras you do have such as sliced tomatoes, salsa, guacamole or clean pesto.   Egg Crepe with Arugula 1/2 tablespoon clairified butter or choice of cooking oil 2 eggs, beaten 2 cups arugula 1/2 lemon, squeezed 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil salt & pepper to taste Add the cooking oil to pan heated over medium heat.  Beat the eggs in a bowl and pour into skillet.  Let eggs cook all…

Creamy non-dairy Broccoli Soup

April 27th, 2016 | no comments

My 2 year old loves this broccoli soup and asks for it for breakfast!   Creamy Broccoli Soup- no dairy   1 tbsp olive oil, clarified butter or fat of choice 1/2 cup sliced leek or yellow onion 2 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken broth 1 can cannellini beans, rinsed 1 head (1 lb.) broccoli, chopped 1/2 tsp lemon zest and 1 tbsp juice   In a sauce pot heat the oil over medium high heat.  Cook the onion/leek until translucent and tender, about 2-3 minutes.  Add the broth and beans and bring to a simmer.  Add the broccoli and…

How to make clarified butter with VIDEO

April 22nd, 2016 | no comments

I love making clarified butter (or ghee as many use the two terms interchangeably) at home because it is so easy.  I cooking with ghee for most all recipes because of the high smoke point for this fat, which is up to 500 degrees and is great to use in any stovetop cooking.  Also, there a many digestive benefits to using ghee and most all French and Indian cuisine favors this oil. Recipe 1 lb. grass fed unsalted butter 1 small sauce pot Put sticks of butter into the sauce pot and bring to a simmer.  As butter boils, it…

Mustard Crusted Pork… kid-friendly!

April 15th, 2016 | no comments

Hi Everyone, I am passionate about healthy eating for everyone- especially kids.  On the topic of kids’ nutrition, I thought I would blog about some tips and tricks that have worked for me for serving kids clean food.  I am a mother of two and when I wrote my meal plan, I modeled it after how I like to eat and prepare food in my household.  With two young ones, I can get away with a delicious salad maybe for my lunch, but I’m usually cooking dinner for the whole family so it has to be husband and kid approved.  Most of the dinner meals in my…

Thai Curry Soup that makes a great base recipe…

March 1st, 2016 | no comments

Hi Everyone, I am a Chef running my own business and a mom of two girls, 2 years old and 6 years old so I am always short on time.  I need my meals to be easy to make and with prep ahead components so that is the basis for my recipes.  I also love recipes that you can use as “base recipe” and modify as needed depending on what you like to eat or what ingredients you have on hand. This recipe is a nice light soup that I love having for lunch or dinner whether it is a…

Some recipe inspiration…

October 21st, 2015 | no comments

An easy healthy weeknight meal!  This whole meal is seven ingredients (not including spices and olive oil)! Just using what I had at home I made Pork Tenderloin with Fig Balsamic glaze, roasted garlic cauliflower and zucchini “zoodles.”  I used dried figs, balsamic vinegar and the juice of an orange and just added garlic and olive oil to my cauliflower before I roasted it in the oven at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes or until it was browned and a little crispy.  YUM!

Easy dinner that looks gourmet!

October 14th, 2015 | no comments

I made this quickly on a weeknight while the kids played, and I had a lot of these ingredients on hand already. Simply coat the salmon with paprika, salt, pepper and a little cinnamon and heat a pan of oil (I used coconut) over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, place salmon skin or skinned side down and cook 2:30 seconds each side to crust and place on a baking dish in oven at 375 for 5 minutes and then let rest for 3-4 minutes out of oven**. In the same pan you cooked the fish, add sliced yellow onion,…

No time to cook meat for Lunch??

August 21st, 2014 | no comments

When I am running around to pick up and drop off the kids sometimes I just don’t get around to cooking myself a full meal for lunch.  Baby T likes to be home around lunchtime and keep me company in her highchair so that gives me a little time to make something for myself.  When I have no leftovers or no easy to cook proteins ready (like shrimp) then I add eggs to my salads.  I love a good poached or over easy egg that breaks delicious runny yolk all over the greens.  I usually use a butter lettuce or…