Although some people give Brussels sprouts a hard time, this salad is sure to change your mind! A mix of kale and shaved Brussels sprouts, this simple raw green salad is extra crispy and flavorful with a lemon dressing, grated Parmesan cheese, and the secret ingredient: a dusting of buttery Ritz crackers. You can whip up this dish in only a few minutes for a perfect lunch by itself or jazz it up for dinner with some grilled chicken on top. Either way, it’s a crunchy and healthy staple to add to your work week lunch go-to meals, enjoy! Continue reading
When I was a little kid, cooked carrots were one of the foods I never put on my plate, which might have been due to the fact that I loved and still love the crunch of a raw baby carrot. But with age comes wisdom, and lately, I have become very wise in learning the joys of this sweet vegetable. A spicy sauced version of cooked carrots, this recipe is a great side dish to accompany a bowl of rice and rivals any fast Chinese food veggies you may already love. Packed with a zing of ginger, fresh cilantro, and a touch of crunchy sesame seeds, this recipe will soon be one of your new favorite ways to prepare this root vegetable! Continue reading
Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, a perfect gift for your honey or yourself is the simple pleasure of breakfast in bed! A perfect size for one or two, this mini casserole breakfast is sure to fill you up with the comfort of sausage doused in gravy. And with a Paula Deen worthy amount of your daily butter intake, this biscuit topped savory start is also filled with a base of roasted vegetables sure to wake you up on the right side of the bed. Enjoy!
Oh pizza, how I love thee. With a new pizza stone in my kitchen, I am ready to take on the world of the topping packed crispy dough goodness and create some delicious savory pies. The first test on the new stone is a version of white pizza full of crunchy brussels sprouts, caramelized onions, and a thin layer of creamy ricotta. Packed with hearty vegetables, this pie is a great post-Super Bowl party meal that will ease you back into eating some greens. And no worries if you don’t have a pizza stone, you can use any baking sheet for this pie, so let’s get to cooking! Continue reading
Fries are my weakness, I just can’t say no to the starchy greasy goodness of crispy potatoes. But with a new year and my goal to stick to a healthier diet, boardwalk fries are not in the cards. This week I decided to create a twist on one of my favorite french fry dishes, garlic parmesan fries. This mix of sweet potatoes and a savory topping of garlic and butter is a great side dish to any meal and a great way to curb your fast food fix. With the big game coming up this weekend, these fries are also a perfect finger food to serve up at your Super Bowl party or a snack to keep all to yourself, enjoy! Continue reading