Last week I wrote about hanging on to summer with this summer squash dish. Now that it’s mid-month, I’m slowly starting to embrace October. I even stocked up at my favorite local farm market on some fall squashes – spaghetti and acorn. I have spaghetti squash mastered, but acorn I typically just roast and use as a side dish. This time it became the star of the meal. Continue reading “Turkey & Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash”
Happy Spring! This month’s challenge for The Recipe Redux is “Spring Clean Your Fridge” in honor of the first day of spring. I have a tendency to buy a lot of items in the grocery store with good intentions of using for recipe development. Therefore I was thrilled with the recent challenge of ONLY using items currently available in my fridge and pantry. I decided to give my usual lunch a makeover with a lunch bowl. The lunchtime PRO Bowl is born!
Last week I was attending an intensive yoga teacher training. The days were long and they were working us hard, so at any given opportunity we were refueling. I always pack an endless supply of snacks whenever attending these long days because breaks are short, but my hunger level is super-high! Making a batch of these Energy Blasts was a lifesaver in the afternoon when there were still many more hours left in the day and more handstands to be mastered. Continue reading “Recipe: Energy Blasts”
If you haven’t had a chance to try out the Freekeh Risotto recipe that was posted last week, here’s another chance to get your Freekeh on. This time you’ll find your Freekeh in burger form- a high protein way to enjoy your next Meatless Monday meal. And this hearty Freekeh Sunflower burger will have no one asking, “Where’s the Beef?” Continue reading “Freekeh Sunflower Burger”
If you haven’t heard, whole grains are going to be a top food trend for 2016. By this point, you’re probably familiar with quinoa, the super-grain that is found everywhere, from cereals to salads. But there is a whole supermarket aisle that is bursting with new grains just waiting for you to try. And one of those grains waiting in the wings is Freekeh. Continue reading “Freekeh Seafood Risotto”
As you know from PAVE the Way for Success, planning is the key step that needs to occur when it comes to a healthy lifestyle. We’ve all heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yet why do 31 million adults in the US skip breakfast, according to the Morning MealScape 2011 study? And the #1 reason WHY they’re skipping? Time. Continue reading “Peanut Butter-Banana Overnight Oats”
A few weeks ago I had over-purchased on potatoes for a recipe I was working on and was left with 1 potato remaining. Since it was Sunday and my husband was watching the NFL playoffs, I decided to put that potato to use and make some homemade chips. Continue reading “Game Time Decision Chips”
Some nights I feel like I’m on a Food Network challenge show: prepare a meal only using ingredients available in your fridge. Today I had started a slow cooker project a little late in the day, and realized the dish wouldn’t be ready until 11pm. So… it was on to Plan B. I opened the fridge, hoping something would magically appear, when there they were, looking up at me. Earlier in the week I had made dried black beans to have as a side dish, and was reminded that half a package makes a LOT of beans. I had been wanting to explore a black bean burger recipe, so today was as good a day as ever. Continue reading “Bitchin’ Black Bean Burger”