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Healthy Recipes

Twice Baked Spaghetti Squash thumbnail

I’ll be honest. The first time I had spaghetti squash, I was a little underwhelmed. The texture is obviously not pasta, so I wasn’t expecting some kind of culinary miracle, but the squash “noodles” didn’t really absorb the flavor of the sauce. Mixing it with the sauce before plating didn’t really make it any better. […] Continue Reading

Rosemary Pork Chops (with Sauteed Kale and Apples) thumbnail

I used to be super intimidated when it came to cooking meat. Which cut should I buy? How do you cook it? How do I know I’ve seasoned it enough if I can’t taste it until it’s cooked? It just seemed complicated. Then, a few years back, we did our first cow share. We had […] Continue Reading

Low Carb Cabbage Enchiladas thumbnail

It’s fair to say most people who grew up in Southern California, like myself, have a thing for good Mexican food. Fresh tortillas, homemade salsas, local avocados… Yum! But once I realized that I feel my best eating lower-carb, I decided to re-imagine some of my favorites. That meant looking for alternatives to things like […] Continue Reading

Grass-fed Beef Shepherd’s Pie thumbnail

There’s something about the whole refined carbs meets additive-laden soup that doesn’t exactly make me wanna dig in. But, good casseroles are out there - both in terms of flavor and health benefits. Honestly, there’s a lot to love about one-pan meals when they taste good and are good for you! A variation of my […] Continue Reading

Balsamic Carrot Slaw thumbnail

Winter can make eating in-season produce a challenge. When I lived in a remote area of Alaska and everything “fresh” was shipped in (and I use the word fresh lightly here), I had to get creative to keep my vegetable intake up around this time of year. (Psst - You can read more about how […] Continue Reading

Garlicky Roasted Romanesco thumbnail

I have a thing for weird vegetables. Not just the bent carrots or funny-shaped squash, but the lesser-known varieties that you often can’t find at the regular grocery store. Part of the reason shopping at the farmers’ market is so fun is that you get to see some of these odd ball, heirloom vegetables that […] Continue Reading

Baby Broccoli with Bacon thumbnail

Fresh, local produce is my jam. Since I relocated back to the “lower 48,” I’ve been relishing all the tender veggies at my local farmers’ market. (And, of course, missing all the wild salmon and halibut from Alaska. You can't have it all, I s'pose.) There’s one farmer, in particular, who’s somehow managed to show […] Continue Reading

Green Beans with Macadamia Nuts and Thyme thumbnail

Green beans aren’t meant to be mushy, nor a dull shade of olive. And although I have a soft spot in my heart for the classic Thanksgiving green bean casserole (I mean, really, there’s something about that uber salty, canned soup-ness that takes me right back to childhood), there’s simply no excuse for limp, overcooked […] Continue Reading

Honey Lime Halibut thumbnail

I haven’t always been a fan of fish and seafood. I also don’t pretend to be a fisher(wo)man, but when you’re in Alaska, you kind of have to become one. When fish is as bountiful and delicious as it is up here (and when the rest of the goods in the grocery store are either […] Continue Reading

Zucchini Noodles with Garlic Avocado Sauce thumbnail

If you follow a gluten-free, grain-free, or low-carb diet, regular pasta is out of the equation. And if dairy is also out, you may as well kiss Italian food goodbye.. Thankfully, someone invented the spiralizer! >>> If you don’t have one, get on it already! I like this one because it’s inexpensive and doesn’t take […] Continue Reading