Monthly Archives: January 2015

Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomato Mini Frittatas with Red Pepper Pesto

I love bite-sized foods! Not only are they cute, but they’re also portion sized. What’s nice about frittatas is they are good any time of day. While frittatas can be as simple as ham and cheese, these little beauties take it up a notch with sweet, chewy sundried tomatoes, creamy goat cheese and fresh red

Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Soup

With the big game right around the corner, it’s time to get your menu in order. Living with a guy who loves buffalo sauce on anything, I knew he would be pretty happy with this one. This soup has the flavors of a buffalo chicken dip with the freshness of chicken tortilla soup. Topped with

Farro and Kale Salad with Fresh Mango Vinaigrette

One of the top food trends for 2015 are ancient grains. I’m pretty pumped to see these grains getting some recognition since they are so nutrient dense. While there are several types to choose from, one of my favorites is farro. The chewy texture is very satisfying and works well as a replacement for rice.

Crockpot Turkey and Veggie Chili

Josh and I have finally somewhat settled into our new house. After 2 weeks of packing and moving, I was so ready to get back in the kitchen today. I feel like we have eaten nothing but pizza and/or beer (depending on our stress level), so I decided to put my foot down today and

Teriyaki Salmon and Avocado Wraps

After having a long discussion about heart-healthy fats with a client today, I was motivated to make a dinner that highlights two of my favorite foods: salmon and avocado. More famously paired together in a sushi roll, this wrap combines them with similar flavors like wasabi mayo. The homemade teriyaki sauce and array of fresh

Orange-Vanilla French Toast with Blueberry Compote

Nothing beats a warm, hearty breakfast on a super cold morning. French toast was one of the first recipes I learned how to make growing up. Although a pretty simple recipe, what’s fun about making French toast is that the flavors are so versatile. The standard recipe is awesome, but today I decided to add

Sweet Chili Garlic Shrimp and Crispy Brussel Sprout Stir-Fry

Now that everyone has a health focus or goal for the new year, it’s my job to provide you with some healthy recipes! This stir-fry, for starters, does not disappoint, and it’s mostly veggies so it’s filling and satisfying.  Brussels sprouts used to be my least favorite vegetable until I learned that roasting or pan-roasting