Monthly Archives: September 2017

Jerk Chicken Chili with Serrano Chile Cream

After weeks of crazy hot weather, it finally feels like fall again! And when I feel that cold, crisp breeze come through the window, I immediately crave a warm bowl of soup or chili. This chili has such an incredible depth of flavor and it’s chock full of veggies and protein to keep you full

Baked Tofu Lettuce Wraps with Sweet Chili Sauce

This is my favorite type of meal – quick, fresh and full of flavor. The crisp butter lettuce leaves make a perfect bed for the toasty tofu cubes and crunchy garnishes. And this sauce is deliciously sweet and spicy. If you have any leftover tofu, this also works great served over rice noodles. 1. Preheat

Paleo Pumpkin Breakfast Cookie

I don’t eat paleo all the time, but I do enjoy baking with paleo flour because it’s lower carb so it helps to keep my blood sugar steady. We often don’t put cookie and breakfast together in the same sentence, but these are an exception. They are chock full of good-for-you ingredients and will keep

Roasted Purple Potato and Pepper Salad with Dill Pickle Dressing

It’s tailgate season and that means lots of grilled meats and veggies with tons of side dishes and snacks are being served. This potato salad is just begging to be paired with a burger. I’ve always loved anything pickled, so this dressing is my absolute fave. And this is a dish that gets better the

Baked Jalapeño Goat Cheese Dip with Dried Cherry and Toasted Almond Garnish

We recently visited a goat farm in Fennville where they were selling fresh goat cheese (so good). I sampled several kinds, but I absolutely loved the classic plain. If you haven’t tried goat cheese baked, you’re missing out. This appetizer is so incredibly simple, making it perfect for any holiday party coming up. The jalapeño

Graham Flour Apple Waffles

Graham flour is similar to whole wheat flour, but it’s more coarsely ground and contains all of the germ, oil and fiber from the whole wheat kernel. It’s super nutritious and flavorful and it works perfectly in this waffle recipe. I just picked apples yesterday, so I was excited to start making recipes with them.

Grilled Scallops with Ginger Shallot Sauce

Scallops are amazing no matter how you prepare them – but this sauce takes it over the top. I love the combination of sautéed shallots, ginger and garlic. What really makes the sauce special is sambal (chili garlic sauce) which you can find in the Asian section of most grocery stores. Serve these scallops over

Sheet-Pan Skirt Steak with Roasted Cabbage, Chickpeas and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Nothing beats a meal that’s healthy and flavorful that also only requires one pan to clean-up. I LOVE roasted cabbage and and it’s especially delicious combined with balsamic. This meal is gluten-free, protein-packed and on the table in less than 30 minutes. Dinner is served! 1. Preheat oven to 475. Line a large baking sheet

Chili Rubbed Turkey Tenderloin with Spicy Melon Salsa

 I’m taking advantage of as many sunny, warm grilling days as I can get. Although not a hugely popular cut of meat, the turkey tenderloin is a wonderful lean cut with tons of protein (one serving has 0.5g of fat and 28g of protein!). The spicy chili rub in the recipe is so tasty and