Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? Especially when they have a garlicky kick! MM, they are so good and the ultimate comfort food. A lot of people, however, are trying to stay away from potatoes, including myself. So of course I found a compromise! Mashed cauliflower. Stay with me here. The entire time I was prepping this dish I kept thinking… “ew.” I love toasted cauliflower, I love riced cauliflower, I even love it raw, so why was I afraid to try it mashed up with garlic? I don’t know. The thought was weird. But OMG did it surprise me! I

Garlic Kale Chips

I’m a snacker. I love to graze throughout the day on lots of different yummy snacks, so I like to make sure that I have lots on hand! Kale chips are one of my go-to’s because they are so easy to make and satisfy my constant need to crunch and munch – lol. Kale is also quite the superfood! Kale can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits and its risk-lowering benefits for cancer have recently been extended to at least five different types of cancer.  As if that wasn’t cool enough, kale is now recognized as providing major support for the

Creamy Avocado Zoodles with Steelhead Trout

Fish is something that I could eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Both of my parents grew up by the ocean and so my brothers and I grew up on a lot of delicious seafood and fish. This dish is the whole package. Creamy, rich, crunchy, comforting, lemony, peppery… mouthwatering. If you’re craving pasta, but want something a little lighter and less carbs – than you’re in luck. It is light enough for a summer dinner, but heavy enough for a cozy night in during the fall. Avocado and Greek yogurt mixed with light flaky steelhead – out of this world! If

Eggplant + Tomato Rounds

Are there any vegetables that you have never cooked with? Eggplant is that vegetable for me. I don’t think I’ve ever even noticed them at the grocery store. But a few days ago, I walked into Kroger and it was eggplant mania. They were on sale and Kroger needed to get rid of them, so I helped them out. Only problem, I was stuck with like 4 eggplants and I had no idea what to do with them. Let the brainstorming commence…I decided to use the leftover basil from my Tomato Basil Quinoa Salad and this is where it got me.

Spicy Bison Chili

Here in Michigan, it has started to get cooler. Today was especially a little nippy and nothing sounded better than a big, warm bowl of chili. I make mine with bison for a few reasons. First off, turkey can get old sometimes when you constantly sub it for red meat. Plus, I really like red meat! Bison is the leanest type of red meat you can buy, so I love to cook with it. Believe it or not, bison is comparable to skinless chicken breast when it comes to calories, fat, and cholesterol. It’s a fantastic source of protein and iron, and even though

Loaded Lentils

This delicious soup reminds me more of a stew rather than a soup. Packed with so much goodness, I can hardly stand it! So tasty. So nourishing. Ugh! I love it. Lentil soup is one of my favorites. I have been fighting a nasty virus and this dish is exactly what I’ve needed. Hippocrates hit the nail on the head: “Let food be thy medicine.” Lentils are rich in many vitamins and minerals, but are known for their high amounts of protein, fiber, folate, and iron. I’m all about a high-protein diet and 1 cup of cooked lentils contains 18 grams of