Healthy Cooking

Southwest Hatch Chicken Chili

Southwest Hatch Chicken Chili

FINE. I finally gave in and got a Crock Pot this past weekend. I say “finally” because I feel like slow cookers are really experiencing a renaissance in this generation, thanks to Pinterest and other domestic-y sites – I’m one of the last 20something girls I know who didn’t have one. My wonderful midwest-raised mom was all about […] Read more…

Avocado Quinoa Cashew Cole Slaw

Creamy Cashew Quinoa Cole Slaw

Yikes! I haven’t blogged in… weeks. That’s what happens when you buy a house. Non-moving related things kind of fall by the wayside. I’ll have to write more on that later, when life settles down. For now, let me just say that cooking hasn’t been my strong suite in the last month while we’ve been packing/unpacking. […] Read more…

Honeyed Strawberry Apple Salad with Almonds

Honeyed Strawberry + Almond Salad

At this point I feel like I’m getting a reputation among my friends… a reputation for being the person who always brings the salad to the dinner party or cookout. Here’s the thing, though: salads are not boring if you do ’em right. I like to load mine with all sorts of vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, and […] Read more…

Tamari-Marinated Spring Power Bowl

Tamari-Marinated Spring Power Bowls

I love Tuesdays so much! Normally they’re one of the most boring days of the week (sorry Tuesday, but you know it’s true) but thanks to our friends at Johnson’s Backyard Garden, NO LONGER. Now, when I get home from work on Tuesdays, there’s a big box overflowing with gorgeous organic produce waiting for me […] Read more…

Rutabaga Beet Organic Hash

Rutabaga + Beet Organic Breakfast Hash

So in my never-ending adventures with my Johnson’s Backyard Garden CSA box, I come across some curious specimens. And by “curious” I mean “I’ve always been too lazy to buy and cook them before.” Case in point, rutabaga. I’ve always known rutabaga existed, but I couldn’t tell you anything about it or how to use it […] Read more…

Red Quinoa Cabbage Kale Pilaf 4

Sweet + Spicy Triple Red Quinoa Salad

Let’s talk about cabbage. I love cole slaw – like, really love, it’s one of my favorite sides/snacks. Sometimes I will eat a big bowl of slaw for dinner. Is that weird? Probably. Other than cole slaw, though, I don’t really do much with cabbage. So I had to get a little creative with the huge […] Read more…

Strawberry Fields Spinach Salad

Sweet Strawberry Fields Salad

This recipe is so simple I almost feel bad posting it as a “recipe”… except for I don’t feel bad, because it is SOOOO GOOD. You’ll see. So, every week I do a little Bachelor watching party with a group of girl friends. It’s basically an excuse for us to sit around, drink copious amounts […] Read more…

Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Southwestern Quinoa Salad

As part of the Love Your Body Challenge (I will have to write more about this series – and its creators, Tone It Up – in my next post!) I’ve really been trying to focus on easy, healthy meals lately. This super simple quinoa salad is a lovely mix of flavors and textures. Cool, creamy avocado and spicy squash are […] Read more…

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Pumpkin-Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

Well, Thanksgiving came and went and it was awesomely delicious. Oh, and then Thanksgiving leftover sandwiches on Black Friday happened. Then on Saturday our Christmas house party full of spiced cider, cookies, dips, and other party apps happened. Basically, I ate a ton of amazing holiday treats and I don’t particularly regret it, but I […] Read more…