Eat our way around the world – France

I was trying to plan out what country to do for what month.  So… February… well, February is centered around Valentine’s Day, and Valentine’s Day is romantic.  What better country to ooze romance than France?  So, on Valentine’s Day, instead of trying to find a baby sitter (nearly impossible) and going out into over-crowded restaurants, […]

Baked Panko Shrimp

It’s Lent, and it’s Friday… so that means a yummy seafood dish around here.  This is my son’s favorite.  I love to use the Argentinian Red Shrimp from Trader Joe’s for this recipe (which is a bit of a new addiction for me).  But, whatever ones you choose, make sure they’re raw and not cooked.  […]

Eat our way around the world – Japan

What better way to teach your family about a different place in the world than through food?  And what if you could make a day of it.. doing art projects, learning about the language, looking at it on the map?  What a fun way to learn. I admit, I didn’t come up with this idea […]

Pan-Fried Tilapia Taco Salad

If you were to ask me about my favorite recipe sites, The Domestic Man’s blog really takes the cake.  He posts gluten-free and Paleo-friendly recipes every Tuesday.  His dishes are unique, internationally-inspired, and in my opinion, a refreshing change from most other sites. Yes, those phrases “Gluten-free” and “Paleo” are popular these days.  However, that’s […]

3 Day Refresh – Carrot Seaweed Medley

Day 2.. and I was able to make a recipe that was very similar to one in the Ultimate Reset, but that I didn’t get to try.  I couldn’t seem to find “arame (or hijiki)” seaweed.  There was a spot for it at Whole Foods, but nothing there… and I went back multiple times.  So, […]

3 Day Refresh – Veggie Stir-Fry

So today I started Day 1 of the 3 Day Refresh.  After 2 weeks of vacation, holidays, and general gluttony, I was feeling like I needed a fresh start.  I’m not looking for an instant miracle here, we all know that your body doesn’t change in 3 days.  But I wanted to feel less bloated, […]

Winter Slaw

I used to watch cooking shows while on the treadmill.  Counter-productive?  Maybe.  But I did get some great dinner ideas while working out!  Hey, it’s multitasking, people! This one was from a Barefoot Contessa episode with Tyler Florence.  So, I’m unsure if it’s truly Ina Garten’s recipe, or Tyler Florence’s recipe… but either way it’s […]

Curried Sautéed Cabbage with Ground Bison

When I was little my mother used to make sautéed cabbage and noodles.  It would have lots of butter and garlic salt… and I loved it.  I’ve been craving that flavor, but wanted to stay away from the noodles.  So, this totally fit the bill.  Add in my obsession with curry and lime (see my […]

Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

I could eat Asian food daily, and fried rice is no exception.  This recipe is much like my usual simple fried rice, which I love.  We’re not reinventing the wheel here, folks. But there is one BIG change.  There’s absolutely no rice.  This low-carb, clean-eating dish fooled even the toughest critics.  Yep, you guessed it… […]

Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

I love kitchen gadgets.  When I saw this Spiral Slicer that I could use to make things like zucchini into “noodles” without taking up any space in my kitchen, I jumped at the chance.  It’s so easy to use, and even my daughter asked for “Mommy’s noodles” instead of the noodles that I usually serve […]