Recipe: Rosemary Chicken Dinner with Roasted Potatoes & Asparagus

I’ve said it before, making a nutritious dinner with real ingredients can be challenging with work, kids, and all the other things going on in our lives. That’s why I love my one-pan Rosemary Chicken Dinner with Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus.

This Rosemary Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus recipe is an easy, one-pan dinner that tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen!

Made with simple ingredients that are easy to find, this dish comes together quickly. And once you’ve made it a couple times, you won’t even need the recipe. Yes, it’s that easy!!! 🙂 (more…)

This Rosemary Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus recipe is an easy, one-pan dinner that tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen!

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Recipe: Triple Berry Salad with Toasted Almonds

Looking for an amazing salad to dress up any meal? Then you’ve got to try my Triple Berry Salad with Toasted Almonds!

This Triple Berry Salad with Toasted Almonds is so delicious and super as a side dish or as a main meal!

I love simple AND delicious recipes, and this one definitely qualifies. And if you end up serving it to guests, they will truly be WOWed—despite how easy it is to make! (more…)

This Triple Berry Salad with Toasted Almonds is so delicious and super as a side dish or as a main meal!

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Recipe: Cocoa Black Bean Chili with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

If you haven’t noticed, it’s that time of year again. Super Bowl time that is—an annual tribute to America’s favorite sport and love of junk food. That’s where my recipe for Cocoa Black Bean Chili comes in.

This Cocoa Black Bean Chili recipe is super easy and made with black beans, cocoa, and sweet potatoes. Seriously, it's so delicious and hearty nobody will know it's vegan!

Unfortunately, most Super Bowl party-goers are going to be greeted by tables crammed-packed with highly processed foods that tantalize our taste buds and have been relentlessly marketed to us. What’s the biggest myth about these foods? The only way to get great-tasting food is from a box or bag!

In fact, some processed food manufacturers have gone so far as to say real food tastes bad. You and I know that’s simply untrue, and my recipe for Cocoa Black Bean Chili with Roasted Sweet Potatoes is proof positive that healthy food is delicious food! (more…)

This Cocoa Black Bean Chili recipe is super easy and made with black beans, cocoa, and sweet potatoes. Seriously, it's so delicious and hearty nobody will know it's vegan!

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Recipe: White Bean Chicken Chili

There’s nothing more satisfying than a warm bowl of chili during these cold winter months. I absolutely love it! But way too often people forget about white chili as an option, and I’m out to change that with my White Bean Chicken Chili recipe!

This delicious White Bean Chicken Chili recipe is filled with vegetables, the perfect blend of spices, and includes a vegan option!

Made with fresh, real ingredients like onions, garlic, red pepper, chicken, white beans, corn, fresh greens, and a delicious blend of spices, my white bean chicken chili packs a flavorful punch. I made it for my brother’s family a couple of weeks ago, and my brother liked it SOOO much, he asked for leftovers so he could pack it for lunch—something his wife claims he’s done only once before in their 8 years of marriage. 🙂 (more…)

This delicious White Bean Chicken Chili recipe is filled with vegetables, the perfect blend of spices, and includes a vegan option!

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Recipe: Deliciously Simple Broiled Grapefruit

Today’s recipe for Broiled Grapefruit is inspired by one from my childhood. I grew up in Florida, and one of my mom’s favorite “Old Florida” restaurants to visit was Chalet Suzanne in Lake Wales. Mom loved the quaint, old-world charm of Chalet Suzanne. And she always enjoyed the delicious, Broiled Grapefruit on their menu. So with grapefruit season in full swing, I decided it was the perfect time to share my version of this restaurant-inspired recipe.

This broiled grapefruit is an amazing, restaurant-inspired recipe that's perfect for breakfast or a wonderful start or end for any meal!

I’ve revised the ingredients a bit since the original Broiled Grapefruit recipe called for granulated white sugar and chicken livers as garnish. Instead, I opt for a little coconut sugar or maple syrup plus fresh berries and/or mint leaves as garnish. (more…)

This broiled grapefruit is an amazing, restaurant-inspired recipe that's perfect for breakfast or a wonderful start or end for any meal!

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Recipe: Hot Swiss Cheese Dip Appetizer

Need a quick appetizer your guests will love? Then look no further! This Hot Swiss Cheese Dip Appetizer will have your friends and family asking for more!

Here's a quick, go-to recipe for a hot cheese dip that's a delicious appetizer your guests will devour!

As with most of my favorite recipes, there’s a story that comes with it. (more…)

Here's a quick, go-to recipe for a hot cheese dip that's a delicious appetizer your guests will devour!

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Recipe: Quick Party Cheese Ball

I love to entertain, but sometimes it can be a little overwhelming to have people over. That’s why I love to have an easy, make-ahead, real food appetizer that I can pull out of my fridge in a moments notice! And that’s exactly where my Quick Party Cheese Ball recipe comes in!

My Quick Party Cheese Ball is a crowd-pleasing appetizer that can be made ahead of time!

Perfect for a dinner party or a casual get together, my Quick Party Cheese Ball literally takes about 15 minutes of prep time to make if you use a food processor. (more…)

My Quick Party Cheese Ball is a crowd-pleasing appetizer that can be made ahead of time!

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Recipe: Radish Butter

Looking for a simple way to add some flavor and pizzazz to your week? Or how about adding some color to your holiday table? Then try this super easy recipe for radish butter.

Radish butter is a delicious, super easy way to add some color and veggies to your snacks or meals!

Radish what? Yes, radish butter! No, I haven’t lost my mind. Yes, give it a chance !  (more…)

Radish butter is a delicious, super easy way to add some color and veggies to your snacks or meals!

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Recipe: Country Style One Crust Apple Pie

Are you a pie lover? I am. I think that’s one of the many reasons Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Bring out the pies! So after sharing my classic apple pie and best ever pumpkin pie recipes I had to share with you this super easy Country Style, One Crust Apple Pie.

A delicious "open face" single crust apple pie that's super easy to make and even better the next day!

I first learned about this country style, one crust apple pie from an elderly woman I rented a room from one summer in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She’d roll out a crust, pare some apples, and pour a creamy sweet mixture over the top and bake it. (more…)

A delicious "open face" single crust apple pie that's super easy to make and even better the next day!

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Recipe: Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad

I absolutely LOVE roasted vegetables. Not only are they easy to make, but they’re also inexpensive and super good for you! So it should come as no surprise that my latest fall-inspired recipe is a mash-up of my favorite foods: roasted veggies, salad greens, and pasta. Voila! My Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad recipe is born!

This Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad is a delicious, fall-inspired recipe made with your favorite greens. It's perfect as a side dish, pretty enough for your holiday today, but also hearty enough for a meal!

Perfect as a side dish yet hearty enough to serve on its own, this Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad recipe also is a fabulous, new idea for your holiday table. I absolutely love it and so will your family and guests! (more…)

This Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad is a delicious, fall-inspired recipe made with your favorite greens. It's perfect as a side dish, pretty enough for your holiday today, but also hearty enough for a meal!

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Recipe: Fast and Fabulous Fish Tacos And Cookbook Review

It’s no secret, I don’t like highly processed foods. That’s why I’m such a huge fan of Lisa Leake and her recipe for Fast and Fabulous Fish Tacos. Super delicious and easy to prepare this fish tacos recipe shows that eating real food doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, once you get into the swing of it eating real food can be easy! And without a doubt choosing real food is one of the best choices you can make for your health!

Super delicious and easy to prepare this fish tacos recipe from Lisa Leake's new cookbook (100 Days of Real Food: Fast and Fabulous) shows that eating real food doesn't have to be hard.

I’ve been following Lisa for over 4 years now on her blog 100 Days of Real Food where she’s shared her family’s journey from former processed food eaters to real food lovers. In 2013 she launched her first New York Times bestselling cookbook 100 Days of Real Food, and this past week her follow-up cookbook 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous hit the shelves. (more…)

Super delicious and easy to prepare this fish tacos recipe from Lisa Leake's new cookbook (100 Days of Real Food: Fast and Fabulous) shows that eating real food doesn't have to be hard.

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Recipe: The Best Ever Citrus Lime Vinaigrette

I love to eat salads. Not only are they super easy to make, but they’re also so good for you—especially when you use a homemade salad dressing made real ingredients.

One simple way to spice up your salads is to use different types of salad dressings and to choose dressings that pack a lot of flavor. That’s why I love my recipe for the Best Ever Citrus Lime Vinaigrette.

This Citrus Lime Vinaigrette packs a whole lot of flavor and is a simple way to spice up your salad!

Deliciously citrusy, this salad dressing can perk up any salad. Just choose your favorite greens, add some tomatoes, carrots, or peppers, and maybe a little cilantro and your set! (more…)

This Best Ever Citrus Lime Vinaigrette packs a whole lot of flavor and is a simple way to spice up your salad!

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