Simple Chili Garlic Fish

Simple Chili Garlic Fish
One of my favorite childhood memories is fishing with my dad.  I can picture our little fishing spot now a large rock on the edge of a small lake.  He had what I viewed as a fancy grown up fishing pole, and I in my overalls and pigtails was armed with the attitude of a ...

Crispy Oven Fries

Crispy Oven Fries
Just look at that picture? Don’t you want some fries now? Of course, so do I, BUT what I really never want is to break out a big pot pour in a whole bunch of pricey oil (no cheap crappy oil for us here!) and cover my kitchen and my face with a thin layer ...

Lemon Mousse – I’m sorry chocolate, it’s not you it’s me…

Lemon Mousse - I'm sorry chocolate, it's not you it's me...
This post is almost blasphemous… here it is the day before Valentine’s Day, chocolate’s day to shine and I’m telling you about not a chocolate mousse, but a competitor!!! Don’t worry friends, I haven’t lost my love of chocolate, but this year winter has been so long, and it has snowed so much that I ...

Veggies for the Haters

Veggies for the Haters
If there’s someone in your life who doesn’t like vegetables, here’s how to turn things around: Roast them. Trust me, roasting caramelizes them nicely on the outside, concentrating and sweetening their flavor while leaving a creamy delicious center. What’s especially great about roasting is that it’s fairly quick and easy. You can even cut up the ...

Skinny Vegan Buffalo Wings 3

Skinny Vegan Buffalo Wings
Did you blink when you read that headline? Skinny vegan buffalo wings what??? Who on earth would want that anyway? Well, I do promise there’s no fake meat here, just a few crispy roasted vegetables getting a makeover.  What I like to do is put these out WITH your regular wings, as a light alternative ...

Blueberry Custard Baked Oatmeal 2

Blueberry Custard Baked Oatmeal
Last weekend I did one of my very favorite things, I taught a 2 day cooking class, a “Healthy Weekend Makeover.” It’s really very fun a small group of people spend 2 full days with me in a gorgeous kitchen.   We make breakfasts, soups, quinoa, they spatchcock a chicken, grass-fed meats, salads, dressing, eggs, ...

Soup’s On! Beans and Greens 2

Soup's On! Beans and Greens
When I was a teenager every once in a while my mom would make a huge pot of soup, not just any soup, but the soup for the soup diet.  It’s a not half bad vegetable soup, that you eat nonstop for 7 days… so by the end it seems like a HORRIBLE soup, because ...

Fresh Start in the New Year!

Fresh Start in the New Year!
Beginnings are so exciting.  At the start anything is possible, new love, new babies, and of course, a new year could be the best year of your life.  I’m definitely planning on 2014 as the best year of mine.  I’m a lucky enough person to have had several best years ever… which means I suppose that things ...

Party Puffs – Parmesan Thyme Gougeres

Party Puffs - Parmesan Thyme Gougeres
Do you love party food? Appetizers, little bits and bites, the best part of a meal in my opinion.  Small plate restaurants and tapas places are all the rage so I bet more than a few agree with me. I have a few requirements for these small bites, they can’t be a TON of work… ...

Christmas Strata

Christmas Strata
My husband laughs at me every time I call this a strata… he says it’s just marketing,  this is just a casserole putting on airs.   Ok, fair statement but  don’t you feel better eating strata than a casserole? I mean, the name makes it special, company and slow cups of coffee worthy.  Plenty of ...