Broccoli Bites

broccoli bites recipe

Are you a parent who is having trouble getting your kids to eat healthily? Are you looking for delicious vegetable options for yourself? Try broccoli bites today! I recently got a job as a nanny to two ADORABLE two-year-olds.  They are just about the cutest twins you’ll ever see and sometimes I can’t believe I … Read more

Avocado Brownies

That’s right.  You heard me.  Avocado BROWNIES. My initial reaction was, “gross… I have to try these!” And when I did, they were surprisingly fudgy and delicious! I have mentioned before how I have an addiction to chocolate.  I’m not kidding… chocolate addiction is very real and very serious, kids.  Indulge responsibly.   I’m on the … Read more

Bacon and Brussels Sprout Gratin

Happy New Year!  Who doesn’t like to start the new year with some healthy new recipes?  I cooked up this skillet of Brussels Sprout Gratin earlier this fall.  The recipe came from Guy Fieri.  Well, not to me personally, but via the Food Network!  The bacon – well that is my addition.  Yum. I’ve made … Read more

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I’ve been cooped up at home with mono for the past three days,  so with all that free time, I’ve cooked up quite a few recipes I’m excited to share (avocado brownies being my favorite)!!! But today I’m sharing homemade hummus!  I love hummus with pita chips or celery sticks and carrots.  It’s a great healthy … Read more

Parmesan Baked Tomatoes

The frost is almost upon us!  That means it’s time to harvest the herbs! I work at The Celtic Cup Coffee House in the small town of Tullahoma, Tennessee.  I don’t have my own herb garden, but The Celtic Cup does.  I love getting to use the fresh herbs when I bake quiches, casseroles, and … Read more

Vegan Dark Chocolate

This is my initiation post, so I thought it would be fitting to share a couple of things about myself.  First of all, I really like eating healthy.  I love working out and running and eating well because it makes me feel good.  Second, I REALLY love chocolate.  Especially DARK chocolate.  Almost anything with chocolate … Read more

Broccoli Cheese Patties Shared By My Friend

Got broccoli?  I really, really like broccoli.  As a kid, I don’t think I ever tasted broccoli, except maybe in a broccoli, rice, and cheese casserole, and even then that may have been after I grew up and started cooking on my own. My last blog post was about friendship and this recipe comes from another … Read more

Fresh Kale Salad You Are Gonna Love!

I have to admit that I see “fresh kale” this and “fresh kale” that all over the food blogs.  I usually just keep on moving past them.  My Chief kale-lover husband would appreciate a kale dish now and then, but my kale-loathing sous-chef dish-washer mom turns her nose up at kale! Enter Heidy.  Heidy is … Read more

Blackberry Dumplings Healthified

I don’t remember eating anything “blackberry” when I was a kid.  I asked my sous-chef dish washing mom if my memory serves me right.  She agreed that in western Nebraska we just didn’t have blackberries available to us fresh and she rarely bought them canned.  On-the-other-hand my Chief Culinary Consultant grew up eating blackberries right … Read more

Strawberry Trifle Dessert – It’s Not Too Late for Easter

Easter is Sunday and you may have planned your dinner menu for weeks.  Or then again you may be surprised that it is here already!  I saw this dessert on Facebook and I have made a similar version many times.  It is so quick and easy I decided to share it now if you are … Read more

Healthy Baked Fish Sticks and Tarter Sauce

I haven’t eaten fish sticks, you know the frozen take and bake kind, since my kids were little.  I am actually a little ashamed that I foisted those awful things off on them when they were growing up.  But alas, I did.  I thought fish sticks were healthy as opposed to say, hot dogs.  What … Read more

Healthified Triple Chocolate Pie

With Valentine’s Day next week wouldn’t it be lovely to make a chocolate pie to share with those you love?  How about a chocolate pie that is fast and easy?  How about 58% less fat and 33% fewer calories than the original recipe? Now am I talking your love language? The recipe can easily be … Read more