Healthy Cooking

santa claus melon

Ho ho ho, it’s Santa Claus… Melon

We all know I have a strange and deep love affair with melon and love discovering new varieties. Well, here’s my newest wonderful summertime discovery: the Santa Claus melon. What? Santa? In June? Yep. Apparently it’s also called a Christmas melon because it lasts forever, from when it’s ripe in the summer “until Christmastime” according to […] Read more…

Secret Cheater Guacamole

It’s time… I’m about to divulge one of my dirtiest little secrets. It’s lazy, it’s cheap, it’s way too easy, and it’s definitely not authentic. But it tastes weirdly awesome and it’s relatively healthy and only uses two ingredients and zero chopping versus a million ingredients and lots of chopping, so know what, I’m not ashamed. This […] Read more…

meatless lettuce wraps with gardein protein

Spicy Meatless Lettuce Wraps

When Gardein asked me to check out some of their new frozen meatless meats to review on Endless Simmer, I figured it was the perfect thing for my current low-cal redemption period. (Sigh…) Between Cinco de Mayo two weeks ago and an especially booze-and-bar food soaked girls’ getaway in Arizona last weekend (which I will be […] Read more…

Japanese Quinoa Salad

Favorite Japanese Quinoa Salad

Major shout-out to my girl Dayna, who is the one responsible for creating this recipe. I’ve stolen it from her, because it is sooooo good. Healthy, light, and packed with protein (edamame plus tofu plus quinoa!), this has become one of my favorite post-workout snacks and a lunch-on-the-go staple. It’s super easy to throw together and […] Read more…

Coconut Milk + Quinoa = Winner

Fun fact: did you know quinoa isn’t a grain? It’s a “chenopod” (What is that? Real talk: I’m not sure.) Apparently, it’s more closely related to beets, spinach, and tumbleweed. Maybe tumbleweed will be the next hot food trend! You heard it here first. Anyway, since I use quinoa so much in my cooking, I […] Read more…