Moroccan Chicken Stew

This homemade comfort stew takes an exotic twist with curry and cinnamon and is so delicious my husband was trying to say, “this is a keeper” before he even got his fork out of his mouth. Yes, it’s that good. The quinoa pilaf made with toasted almonds, apricots and parsley for the side, brings this … Continue reading

Hashbrown Egg Nests

I wanted something quick and yummy for Christmas brunch so I cooked up a batch of these cuties. They’re almost too adorable to eat when they’re finished and with the turkey, red peppers and dillweed on top, they fit right into any Christmas decor. Pssst… You can eat them anytime of the year. Go ahead. … Continue reading

Carrot Dip with Red Pepper Dippers

Since smoked paprika is my new favorite flavor, I went searching for anything that had it in it. I found this yummy little dip over on Meatified, a mostly paleo recipe blog. Easy to make and healthy. Simple. Ingredients:¬† 1 lb. baby carrots- peeled and steamed till fork tender 1 – clove garlic, peeled and … Continue reading

Raw Gingerbread Cookies

Yeah, I know. Raw? That’s what I said too. But stick with me here… These cookies, made with mostly dates, are one of the super foods Dr. Oz recommends adding to our diets. These are packed full of antioxidants, super healthy fats, and magnesium for a great heart healthy snack for Christmas time or anytime! … Continue reading

Orecchiette with Ricotta, Pancetta and Peas

Orecchiette means “little ears” in Italy. The round pasta is made to hold on to thicker sauces and ingredients and are a nice change from regular pasta. Here, the pasta holds onto melted, thick ricotta cheese and tucked inside of each “little ear” is pancetta and healthy sweet peas; a sneaky way to get your … Continue reading

Brussel Sprouts Roasted on the Stalk

I guess I never gave it much thought as to how brussel sprouts grow, but when I found them on the stalk at Trader Joe’s this past summer, I was amazed! I made them with my usual recipe here,¬†until tonight… With the use of maple syrup and dried cranberries, I think this would be a … Continue reading