Gluten Free Orzo Chicken Salad

This was my very own creating and it turned out so well, that the family asked me to keep it around. Bonus, this was a crazy easy recipe to make.  When I first made it I was not eating gluten free, but have since given it a tweak to match my gluten-free cooking needs. When…

Pineapple Coconut Muffins

Right after we opened our catering company we got nutty and opened a café, mostly because we needed a home base kitchen for our catering company, but also because we are completely crazy. I experimented with many muffin recipes so we could have a good variety of them on our menu. This recipe for pineapple…

Dairy Free Fennel Bake

A few years ago I became a big lover of fresh fennel. I had not eaten it much while growing up, but as an adult love it to pieces. I discovered this recipe when the CSA box we were getting delivered kept having bunches of celery week after week. I originally made this with celery…

Quick Meat Sauce

I like to make large batches of spaghetti sauce so I always have some in the freezer ready to thaw for a busy school night dinner. This quick meat sauce lives up to it’s name. It goes together quickly and is tasty as well. I prefer to make marinara for my batch cooking days, but…

Heather’s Vegetable Soup

We have been having some colder weather here on the central coast. Not cold by New England standards (I can totally hear my East Coast family laughing at me), but cold enough away from our 80’ norm that I have been chilled to the bone and have had a hard time warming up. All I…

Loaded Cauliflower Bake

Do you ever have moments where you want to come up with additional ways to eat vegetables that the whole family will enjoy? Do you get curious by all the recipes for cauliflower that you find on the internet? I know I sure do. This recipe for loaded cauliflower bake falls into that category. This…

Healthy Eating Chicken Burrito Bowl

Sometimes it feels like too much effort to make a prepared dish, especially when you’re working on healthy eating. I found a bunch of recipes calling themselves such-and-such bowl. They seemed like an easy way to put dinner together with little effort. I came up with this healthy eating chicken burrito bowl recipe. Let me…

Oso Buco

This is a Suzanne Somers recipe. While I do not follow her food combining plan, I do very much enjoy cooking recipes from her cook books. They are usually easy and packed with amazing flavors. This recipe for oso buco is a fix-it and forget-it kind of recipe. Good for a night when you do…

Potato Rounds

Need I say more? No – at least not to my sisters as they read this post. Not a French fry but similar, and oh so good. If ever I am in the need for some good old emotional eating, that will surely make me feel better (and always a necessity when I am sick),…