Family Meal

Dinner time! The time that the family stops everything they are doing, calmly sits down to eat, discusses the amazing details of the day, a great bonding time as a family, then peacefully put their dishes away and embarks on their way…. Does this sound like your family? Rarely or never right?! Well here you will find recipes, tricks and tips for the sit down family unit, the fly away fam, or if you are on your own!

Red Wine vs White Wine

Now that Thanksgiving is over, the holiday season is in full swing. Have you found yourself with a calendar full of social gatherings, family dinners and holiday parties? You are not alone – that is the season. Unfortunately at this season, all the extra calorie...

The Daniel Plan Simulcast

As some of you may know, for some time now I have been involved in a project with Saddleback Church called The Daniel Plan, as one of their fitness experts. The Daniel Plan is a lifestyle program that centers around five aspects of life: faith, fitness, food, friends...

Low Calorie Snack Foods

Have you ever been sitting at your desk and were suddenly struck with the urge to snack? Or what about watching the game on a Sunday, when having something to munch on just seemed appropriate? Sometimes we are in situations where hunger and nutrition are not our...

Beef and Barley with Edamame

Great healthy meal for the day or family. If you are looking for more of a kick add some chili pepper!
What you will need:
½ c. onions, chopped
8 oz. organic, grass-fed beef tenderloin
1 c. edamame
4 c. low-sodium stock
2 tsp fresh thyme

Chinese Casserole

When was the last time you used your casserole dish? It’s time to bust it out for this Chinese inspired dish!
What you will need:
1 lb bulk sausage
1 lg onion, chopped
½ green bell pepper, chopped
½ c. celery, chopped
½ c. uncooked rice

Quick Southwestern Chili

What screams louder than a summer barbecue or a cold winter night? Chili. Cook this up for the neighborhood party or cozy up next to the fireplace with a loved one!
What you will need:
1 lb. organic, grass fed beef combined with 1 lb. organic ground turkey
1 onion, chopped

Black Bean Sweet Potato Salad

Very refreshing salad that can be put together in a pinch! Enjoy this for lunch or dinner!
What you will need:
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1-15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
½ c. chopped yellow bell pepper
1/3 c. chopped toasted pecans

Crab Puff Breakfast

This is a tasty snack or appetizer for the whole family! This one takes a little bit of time to cook, but worth it!
What you will need:
1 – 6 oz. package snow crab (I use Dungeness if available)
½ c. sliced mushrooms
¼ c. finely sliced celery
¼ c. finely sliced green onions and tops

Cheesy Vegetable Egg Dish

This is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Very easy to make and will hold a day or two for future meals! This recipe serves 8-10.
What you will need:
1 med. zucchini, diced
1 med. onion, chopped
1 can (4 oz) mushroom stems and pieces, drained (or can use fresh)

Gluten Free Mac & Cheese

One of the staples in American households! If you love cheese, macaroni and a little spice, you will love this recipe!
What you will need:
1.5 c. gluten-free elbow macaroni
3 T. butter
2 T. gluten-free flour
½ tsp sea salt
Dash pepper

Savory Corn Quinoa Casserole

Quinoa is the new craze and it can be delicious! Try this casserole out with the family and watch the smiles on their faces!
What you will need:
5 c. cooked quinoa
4 c. corn
1 red pepper
1 c. kale/spinach (finely chopped)
2 green onions (thinly sliced)