Healthy Eats

Quick Vegetarian Pasta

I made this dish for my wife and I, we are both Type 2 Diabetics and so watch what we eat, although we could be doing a better job of it. The dish was easy to make and did not require any exotic ingredients, see the recipe below. I used only garlic as an aromatic […]

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Did you know… Spaghetti Squash, when cooked, shreds like ribbons or strands, like spaghetti. Spaghetti Squash contains many nutrients including folic acid, vitamin A and beta carotene. Spaghetti Squash averages 42 calories per cup. Spaghetti Squash seeds can be roasted just like pumpkin seeds.  A great low-carb, nutricious snack. Spaghetti Squash Casserole Ingredients Cooking spray […]

“Sweet” Potato Fries

Sweet potatoes are packed full of good nutrition providing a good source of vitamin A, fiber an vitamin C.  Adults and kids will love these “Sweet” Potato Fries.The perfect pairing for your Friday night hamburger! Sweet potatoes don’t just belong during the Thanksgiving holiday! Ingredients Cooking spray 2 large sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds total), […]

Chia Seed Pudding with Maple Syrup, Ginger + Vanilla

Chia seeds are a great source of healthy omega-3 fats, fibre and calcium. Yes, they also can make cute (ok, not so cute) Chia Pets. But don’t let that stop you from eating this superfood. They can be eaten whole, unlike flax seeds that have to be ground in order to receive the health benefits. These […]

Salted Peanut Butter Cookies // Raw, Vegan + Gluten Free

Salted Peanut Butter Cookies: 3/4 cup raw almonds (cashews work great as well) 1/2 cup nut butter (I used peanut butter, but almond butter will also work) 8-10 medjool dates, pitted 1 teaspoon vanilla extract flaky sea salt *optional Using a food processor, or high powered blender, combine nuts, nut butter, dates and vanilla. Using […]

Zucchini “Noodles” with Pesto and Tomatoes

I have always generally liked zucchini. In bread, cakes, pancakes, grilled on the barbeque and sautéed over the stove. But I have never really loved it nor have I ever had a craving for it. Until I discovered this fast and easy, and don’t forget extremely healthy, way of eating it. Who knew, raw zucchini […]

Jalapeno Hummus

This week I made a big batch of hummus, and then separately made three different options. One topped with toasted pine nuts and feta cheese, another drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil and blackened flakey sea salt, and then jalapeno hummus. This hummus has quite a bit of heat to it, although you can adjust per […]

Radicchio Salad with Balsamic Soaked Cranberries + Goat Cheese

Ok, I know living in the Pacific Northwest we shouldn’t complain about the heat. But it is hot! And when it is this warm I have very little motivation to cook large dinners. So right now we have been feasting on large salads and no-cook meals. Luckily between our garden and the weekly CSA box […]

Garlic Scape?

Recently my CSA box, from Hood River Organics, has been including garlic scape. Now I have to admit, even as someone who loves cooking and attends farmers markets regularly, this was my first experience with garlic scape. Have you tried it? If you love garlic — and this family loves our garlic — then this is […]

Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas

Over the weekend our 4 year old daughter, Lola, had her first ballet recital. And let me tell you, it was a big deal. I have never seen so many girls running around in pink tutus! Lots of twirling, jumping and giggling. It was great and Lola did fantastic. I may or may not have […]

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