seasonal : fall tagged posts
Thursday, August 9, 2018 Cooking
Stuffed zucchini takes on a whole new look when it’s cut hasselback-style then stuffed with pepperoni pizza fixins’ for an easy, healthy, all-in-one 6-ingredient meal or pull-apart appetizer.
For most every backyard farmers the question isn’t how to grow zucchini, it’s what to do with it all once the harvest begins. These guys are prolific!
So what are some ways to use up all that zucchini? Stuffed zucchini is likely one of the first recipes on your idea list.
But how about this…how about we make the method even simpler and forgo the scoop and hollow method and simply slice these bad boys hasselback-style instead?
They’re ripe for the stuffing, so let’s get slicing.
What Does Hasselback Mean In Cooking?
While this method dates back to a Swedish restaurant back in the 1700s,...Read More
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Cooking
This Chinese Chicken Salad takes the healthier high road than the heavier versions I always see at those popular food chains that everyone loves. But this one with crunchy romaine, wontons, and an almond crunch, topped with protein-packed chicken breast, pasta noodles, and a flavor-flav sesame dressing.
Lighter fare that totally satisfies is what I’m craving now. And as summer’s flowy skirts and loose-fitting shift dresses morph into fall’s jeans and thigh hugging pants, it seems lighter food is part of my weekly anthem.
And that’s where my all-time favorite—and healthier—Chinese Chicken Salad comes in.
I’ve updated this recip...Read More
Thursday, August 2, 2018 Cooking
These easy stuffed peppers are made without rice, and instead filled with healthy ingredients like spiralized zucchini, protein-packed quinoa, and ground turkey sausage for a fast and super healthy all-in-one dinner everyone at the table will love.
The other day I read that the day of the family dinner plate being made up of a main protein (meat, chicken, fish), a side of carbohydrates (rice, pasta, potatoes), and then a side of veggies (carrots, broccoli, whatever is languishing in the fridge), is quickly losing ground as the best idea of what dinner should look like. I grew up on the same idea of that ratio and for many years followed suit.Read More
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Cooking
Getting your fill of seasonal vegetables just got easier with this list of 31 quick and healthy seasonal vegetable side dishes that can be prepped in 30 minutes or less.
This time of year brings on a love/hate relationship with the season.
On the one hand, it can be completely comforting to daydream about weather cool enough for a cozy sweater, spicy pumpkin goodies, and getting the kids and ourselves back into the pleasant hum (fingers crossed) of a school-day routine.
But it’s always bittersweet to lose the relaxed vibe of those chilled out summer months and all the extra moments of family time we sneak in around the campfire, up at the cabin, boarding on the lake, or just in our own back yard.
To help ease the craziness that can surround the first few weeks of a new schedule and busy...Read More
Sunday, July 22, 2018 Cooking
Grab and go breakfasts can be the saving grace of any weekday morning. The eggs in this homemade Egg Mcmuffin sandwich recipe can be batch cooked in the oven, on the stove top, or in the microwave, and make eating a healthy breakfast your easiest decision of the day.
This recipe is brought to you by Kroger
We’re all guilty of it. The alarm blares at some ungodly time of the morning (no matter what time it is) and our first reaction is to fumble about and emphatically hit that snooze button for just.10.more.minutes.of.I.NEED.MORE.SLEEEEEP.
And that my friends is how you your morning time table suddenly becomes irrevocably out of whack. So what’s the first thing to go in your morning routine? Breakfast.
You think to yourself as you hustle out the door, “I’ll just grab something later,” ...Read More
Monday, June 25, 2018 Cooking
Making a salad for a crowd doesn’t get any easier than adding all the antipasto toppings like olives, pickled veggies, artichokes, pepperoncini, salami, salumi, prosciutto, pasta and mozzarella balls to a big pile of lettuce for an Italian salad everyone will love.
This recipe is in partnership with DeLallo Foods
Antipasto is known as the first course of the Italian meal. It’s the time to get a nibble of olives and pickled peppers or a bite of cured meats and cheeses, and to prepare your belly for the feast about to come.
What I love about this Antipasto Salad Platter is it bridges the gap between that appetizer course and the salad course, for a more relaxed vibe that mixes all my favorite tastes together, and can easily be made into a meal all its own.
And when you serve this salad ...Read More