Broccoli Salad

Healthy Broccoli Salad

This Broccoli Salad is a party or potluck favorite. It’s dressed in a creamy dressing and it’s made with bits of salty bacon, tangy red onion, sweet craisins and crunchy sunflower seeds. This salad is so delicious and the dressing pairs wonderfully with the salad. This salad is easy enough to make for a weekend dinner, yet also perfect to bring to a family gathering or party.  This recipe serves about 12-20 people depending on your appetite. I usually make it the day before and store it and the dressing separately in the fridge. This saves me a lot of time on…

Sausage and Potato Waffles

Sausage and Potato Waffles

Breakfast is a serious business in our family and we don’t skip it. Recently, I made these sausage and potato waffles – they are a fun new spin off the classic waffles. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Delicious, savory and an easy breakfast idea! Just wanted you to know that your newest favorite breakfast, these delicious sausage and potato waffles, are sponsored by my friends over at Smithfield! I try to create delicious and nourishing breakfasts every week. Even though our schedules are very busy and our day starts at dawn, we try not to skip breakfast.…

Roasted Butternut Squash with Bacon

Roasted Butternut Squash w Bacon

This roasted butternut squash with bacon recipe is a simple Fall side dish, made with just 5 ingredients (butternut squash, bacon, dried cranberries, maple syrup, and pecans). It’s slightly sweet and savory. The savory flavor of the cooked bacon blends perfectly with the butternut squash and the sweetness of the cranberries and maple syrup. This side dish is perfect for a holiday like Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years Eve. Last year when I made it for a family gathering, everyone enjoyed it and they wanted to know the recipe. If you are looking for a delicious side dish to bring…

Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon Feta Salad

The classic Watermelon Feta Salad gets an upgrade by adding farro and arugula for a wholesome and delicious side dish. This salad is quick and easy to put together and perfect summer side dish. The sweet and juicy watermelon pairs wonderfully with the salty and crumbly feta cheese, and the tangy champagne vinegar Dijon dressing. Perfect refreshing salad for a hot summer day. I could probably eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I love eating watermelon in the summer – it’s so refreshing and it tastes so sweet. I wanted to create a watermelon side dish that is also…

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

These creamy scalloped potatoes pair comfort and elegance so perfectly. The irresistible layers of thinly sliced potatoes and cream are baked until bubbly and golden brown on top. These creamy potatoes literally warm your soul. Soft at the bottom and crispy on top these scalloped potatoes are delicious and easy to make. And they are both kid-friendly and sophisticated for a special occasion. This potato side dish is rich and wonderful. You can also make them lighter by using milk and a little bit of flour (or gluten-free flour) to thicken it. You can also use cornstarch, arrowroot starch or tapioca flour…

Mahi Mahi with Roasted Pepper Butter Sauce

Mahi Mahi with Roasted Pepper Butter Sauce

This Mahi Mahi with Roasted Pepper Butter Sauce is a delicious and light summer meal. The sauce is amazing – ao flavorful and goes wonderfully with any fish. You can serve it with rice, vegetables (some ideas – zucchini, broccoli, green beans) or with creamy mashed potatoes. (mashed cauliflower bake  or roasted garlic cauliflower would work too to keep it low carb!) You can easily make this Mahi Mahi with Roasted Pepper Butter Sauce Paleo or Whole30 by eliminating the butter or using a Paleo-friendly substitute. I love that this can be done in about 30 minutes (10 minutes to prep and…

Steak with Spicy Mushroom Sauce

Steak with Spicy Mushroom Sauce

This steak with spicy mushroom sauce is an easy weeknight dinner. The spicy mushroom sauce is made with portabella mushrooms, onions and a couple of cloves garlic, as well as tomato sauce and spices. This recipe was adapted from a Publix Aprons recipe. I love to shop at Publix and usually pick up some of their free recipe cards if I find something new I want to try. After trying this steak with spicy mushroom sauce, I knew I had to share it here with you. It’s absolutely delicious and that mushroom tomato sauce is amazing! Initially, I thought that it…

Cucumber Salad Recipe

Cucumber Salad Recipe

This cucumber salad is light and refreshing for a hot summer day. It’s a perfect side for just about anything you put on the grill. I like to serve it alongside chicken, fish or steak. It’s very easy to make and it takes only about 10-15 minutes to put together. It’s a great last minute side dish for your 4th of July get together or BBQ party. If you are wondering what dressing goes with cucumber salad, look no further. This simple dressing is light and delicious. It’s made with white wine vinegar, water, a tablespoon of sugar (or any sweetener),…

Mongolian Beef

Mongolian Beef

Authentic Mongolian Beef recipe – thin strips of tender beef are lightly coated in cornstarch and cooked in a sweet and tangy soy sauce, garnished with scallions. Despite its name, this dish is actually a Chinese-American classic. This Easy Mongolian Beef is very quick to prepare – takes only 30 minutes to make, including 20 minutes to marinate the flank steak. So, the actual cook time is only about 5 -10 minutes. It tastes just like P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef recipe, except that this one is healthier and made at home with fresher ingredients. If you like your  Mongolian Beef…

NOW® FOODS Immersion Event Recap & Giveaway

Nowadays, a lot of companies claim that their products are premium quality and have only natural ingredients. But do you know that there is no legal definition of natural as it relates to consumer goods? According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), products with genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) or highly processed high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and even products that use pesticides in their production processes may be labeled as natural, so even product labeling isn’t always enough. Shocking, right? It’s kinda scary to blindly trust that the supplements and foods you purchase and consume truly are what they say they…