Quinoa with Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberries

Quinoa Cranberries Butternut Squash

Fall vegetables are so darn good, aren’t they?  Eating seasonal vegetables means that you get the most flavorful produce packed with the most nutrition possible.  Every year I look forward to the big beautiful butternut squash at the market.  I find every excuse I can to eat them while they’re in season. I make this […]

Simple Roasted Cranberries (Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo)

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For some, Thanksgiving side dishes are a bit sacred.  They’ve been eating the same green bean casserole and mashed potatoes for twenty years and aren’t interested in seeing anything different on their table.  Then there are people like me.  I’m always looking for ways to bring in fresh flavors without giving the family the shock […]

Vegetable Couscous with Citrus Vinaigrette, and a Giveaway!

GFree Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Have you ever eaten something that just made you happy it’s summertime?  Watermelon does that to me.  It just tastes like summer.  And so does this dish.  Vegetable Couscous with Citrus Vinaigrette – it’s like summer right there in your mouth.  The light, fluffy texture and bold bright flavor are a perfect pairing for these […]

Roasted Parmesan Green Beans – side dish

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Roasted Parmesan Green Beans – an easy, low fat, low carb side dish During the summer months I depend on easy side dishes more than ever.  These roasted Parmesan green beans are just the thing to pair with almost anything that comes off the grill.  The best thing about them is that you can pop […]

Deviled Eggs Two Ways

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Chocolate and candy may get top billing when it comes to Easter, but deviled eggs are the treat I look forward to most.  They just go hand in hand with Easter and springtime and the table isn’t complete without a big platter of eggs in the middle.  Preferably one of those special egg plates that […]

Celebrate Earth Day – and a Giveaway!

pork sliders

With Earth Day right around the corner, I’m teaming up with Cascadian Farm to celebrate!  What better way to celebrate all that the Earth has to offer than by enjoying a fun, organic meal with friends?  And how about if that meal was practically effortless? I love that Cascadian Farm has so many organic products […]

Side Dish Recipe: Herb Roasted Tomatoes

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Easy side dish recipe: Herb Roasted Tomatoes Side dishes aren’t usually the star of the show at meal time, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be great, even when you’re in a hurry.  This herb roasted tomatoes are a staple side dish around here because they’re completely effortless and are practically bursting with flavor.  They […]

Thanksgiving Sides that Shine

butter pecan sweet potatoes

Let’s face it, the turkey is, well, turkey – but the sides are what makes the Thanksgiving meal. Everyone has their favorite that they expect to see on the table. I know I look forward to eating more casseroles on Thanksgiving than at any other time all year. I’m not suggesting that you do away […]