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February 19, 2020

This soup is so hearty and satisfying and perfect for winter—and the flavors balance delightfully. I'm sure other cultures have some variation of this soup, but I'm most familiar with the Portuguese caldo verde with chouriço. From the recipes I've seen, it seems that t...

December 6, 2019

Soups that are on the sweeter side can be an acquired taste, but I find they're a wonderful way to add variety to your soup repertoire—as well as a great way to satisfy a sweet craving with a healthy, whole food option in lieu of a sugary dessert. We like this soup ser...

October 25, 2019

Hummus is one of the easiest things to make at home, and ends up being so much less expensive than the store-bought version.

Although chickpeas are primarily carbohydrate, they do also contain a substantial amount of protein, and as a whole food source are definitely a...

June 22, 2019

Tabbouleh is a Middle Eastern salad that is usually made with bulgur wheat. Bulgur is a whole grain so it's actually one of the most health-promoting types of carbohydrate, with vitamins and minerals and fiber due to not being heavily processed. But if you are going fo...

December 20, 2018

Roasting a whole chicken is one of my favorite things to do on a winter weekend at home. Our house gets so toasty with the heat from the oven, and savory herbal scents perfume the air. Then once it's done and enjoyed, I can cook up the bones in my crockpot to make bone...

October 22, 2018

Fish is a weekly staple in our house—usually roasted in the oven since it gets so delightfully tender and flaky when roasted at a high temperature for a relatively short time. Cod fillets from the North Atlantic are my favorite and I buy them at the grocery store froze...

October 8, 2018

I hesitated on putting this recipe up because honestly, it's really not much of a recipe! But one of the things I hear all the time from my clients and followers is that you want more recipes that are fast and simple—and that I shouldn't assume any basic level of cooki...

September 3, 2018

Potato skins get a bad rap because they're usually fat bombs, and often loaded with preservatives (when bought as a pre-packaged freezer food). This homemade version is a bit higher in carbs than I'd usually eat in one sitting, but it makes for a healthy treat made fro...

June 3, 2018

Since I try to eat six servings of protein each day, it's essential to include a variety of protein sources. I eat eggs, cottage cheese, and yogurt pretty much every day, and usually two servings of either meat or fish. Protein bars and shakes are also a go-to option f...

March 10, 2018

We all know we should be getting more greens in our diet... not only because of the fiber, potassium, and magnesium they contain, but also because of key vitamins and minerals that influence our energy levels and hormone balance.

Dark leafy greens are rich in calcium an...

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