Pear and Goat Cheese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

I came across a recipe on CookingLight.com for a grilled peach salad that is to die for! The spicy nuances of the arugula pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the balsamic dressing. I can’t claim this recipe as my own, except that I changed the peaches to pears and added pine nuts. Here’s the link … Continue reading

Cobb Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

There’s nothing better to me than a crisp and fresh salad for dinner. Especially when the weather is warm and turning on an oven only adds the heat. I do the chicken on the grill to keep the heat outside, and usually boil my eggs in the morning to have a few extras in the … Continue reading

Easy Trail Mix

I’ve been reading a lot about the benefits of soaking and dehydrating nuts prior to eating them, so I thought I would try it for the first time for my trail mix. I purchased all of my raw nuts and seeds at Whole Foods in the bulk section. It is much cheaper than buying a … Continue reading

Crock Pot Italian Fagioli Soup

This soup was inspired by a copy cat recipe of Olive Garden’s Pasta e Fagioli soup that a friend passed along to me.  Her soup was delicious, but not SCD legal and also had a lot of ingredients that I can’t eat right now (see my Facebook Post). I substituted ground turkey and chicken broth … Continue reading

Thai Style Coconut Curry

I love to go out to Thai food but it gets so pricy and my favorite restaurant won’t deliver outside a 5 mile radius (we’re about 6.5..they won’t do it). My first venture into the land of Thai was my Thai Coconut Soup (Tom Kha Gai), a relatively easy soup that warms the soul and … Continue reading

Prawn and Heirloom Tomato Pasta

The produce available right now is so mouth-watering! All of the gorgeous squashes, pears, and apples are so inspiring and make me want to buy them without even having a purpose for them. One of my favorites are the succulent heirloom tomatoes, in all of their vibrant colors. This dish features these gems, along with … Continue reading

New Recipes and Update on Health

My husband and I went to Mammoth Lakes for a wedding for the weekend and left our little guy for the first time! SO grateful to have our parents nearby and so willing to hang with him. We had a great time, but came back to a very sick little boy. Darn colds. We’re homebound … Continue reading

Cheesy Stuffed Summer Squash

This is dish is deceiving! At first site and bite, you’ll think you’re eating something that is undoubtedly filled with calories and fat. However, using olive oil instead of butter and mushrooms to give it a meaty filling, each serving is only about 130 calories and is delicious! Ingredients (serves 6) 3 medium yellow squash … Continue reading

Chicken Citrus Salad

One of my favorite salads is my spinach mango salad, but since I was out of spinach and mango, I decided to come up with something else inspired by it. Turned out pretty good if you ask my husband and me! Any citrus will work for the dressing and marinade, but you definitely don’t want … Continue reading

Lamb Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce

I often associate cooking lamb with special occasions, but this recipe is actually very budget (and time!) friendly. The whole meal cost me about $30 at Whole Foods, and took about 30 minutes to prepare. Not bad at all! To ensure you get tender slices of meat, have the butcher trim all of the fat … Continue reading