Crunchy Cilantro-Lime Hummus Tacos

My husband actually raved about these vegan tacos! He didn’t ask for a side of chicken sausage or even sprinkle on cheese. He just happily ate (devoured) them, as I did: slathered with taco sauce and filled with mixed greens. The recipe yields tacos that are...
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Angel Hair Pasta with Wild Salmon, Corn & Basil

What to Do with Leftover Salmon and Corn Now that summer is in full swing, I buy fresh wild Alaskan salmon regularly, since it’s abundant in peak season and often on sale. When my husband travels to the big box retailer, we take advantage of...
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Slow Cooker Lentil Sloppy Joes

Slow cookers offer so much more than hearty winter stews, and in the summer any way to escape the heat of the kitchen is welcome. How about a summertime sandwich of lentil sloppy joes? The inspiration for this recipe stems from a stovetop version by Heather McDougall,...
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California Avocado & Egg Breakfast Salad, and Giveaway!

  Sponsored post Each week I hard-boil a batch of eggs for a weekday morning quick source of high-quality protein for my husband, 3-year-old and myself. Typically I season my quartered egg with olive oil, salt and pepper, and enjoy it with a side of toast...
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Halibut en Papillote with Cherry Tomatoes, Capers & Garlic

Steam up veggies, fresh halibut in parchment paper   There are very few proteins that I simply bake without first searing or browning. You will usually end up with a lackluster lump of pale meat if you skip this step. Fish prepared en papillote (in paper–parchment),...
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Quinoa and Black Bean Cakes with Cumin & Chile

 Quinoa, spices pat into a tasty vegetarian burger Breaking news: My husband agreed to eat one vegetarian meal per week. Upon hearing his statement, I had to act quickly. But why cook quinoa in plain water when you can cook it in delicious vegetable broth?...
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Oven-Fried Onion Bloom with Tangy Dipping Sauce

If you’re like me, you love a good deep fry. I was born and raised in Wisconsin, after all, where I was no stranger to Friday fish fries and deep-fried cheese curds. I’ve enjoyed the deep-fried onion blooms found on restaurant menus across the...
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Clean Eating Spinach and Bell Pepper Breakfast Casserole

 Start the day the healthy way with breakfast casserole When it comes to breakfast, I rely on a multitude of mix-and-match quick-fix basics, including hard-boiled eggs, fruit, oatmeal, smoothies, yogurt, toast, frozen waffles, or perhaps even one of my make-ahead breakfast cookies. But for holidays,...
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