recipes · Side Dish

Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

I love Fall. I don’t know about you, but when October comes, all I crave warm foods that make me feel cozy.  I love hot tea and warm socks and scarfs (although we haven’t needed those just yet in California!).  Roasted vegetables, squashes, and everything pumpkin (yes pumpkin is a squash!).  Is it a coincidence…… Continue reading Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

Appetizers · recipes · Side Dish

Easy Zucchini Recipe… Margherita Zucchini Sticks

Easy Zucchini Recipe Zucchini has got to be one of the most versatile vegetables I can think of!  I have made pasta out of Zucchini using a Spiral Slicer, added it to ground turkey or beef with carrots for an added nutritional bonus, made muffins or zucchini bread, etc.  Zucchini is very mild in taste which…… Continue reading Easy Zucchini Recipe… Margherita Zucchini Sticks

recipes · Side Dish

Homemade Natural Cranberry Sauce and Relish

Forget store-bought or canned, homemade natural cranberry sauce is essential for Thanksgiving.  It may seem like just one more thing to make for the big day, but with a little planning and making ahead of time, homemade and natural cranberry sauce and/or relish make the perfect addition. Natural Cranberry Orange Sauce (serves 12) Ingredients (preferably…… Continue reading Homemade Natural Cranberry Sauce and Relish

Dinner · recipes · Side Dish

Naturally Made… Vegetarian Eggplant Parmesan and Roasted Maple Acorn Squash

What makes a meal great? Real food and real ingredients.  The more I go out to eat, the more disappointed I become.  Real food is lacking in the restaurant industry.  Why?  Because real food takes time to make.  And I get it, everyone needs to make money, so out with whole  and real food ingredients…… Continue reading Naturally Made… Vegetarian Eggplant Parmesan and Roasted Maple Acorn Squash

condiments · recipes · Side Dish

Seasoning Your Best Sweet Potato Fries

  We all know yams are good, they are really good for you and are full of mega nutrition… fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6 (hello energy), and potassium (great for blood pressure!).  Baked yams with a little homemade smart butter and cinnamon, yes please!  But, I love sweet potato fries because they take half the…… Continue reading Seasoning Your Best Sweet Potato Fries

Appetizers · recipes · Side Dish

Italian Roasted Peppers, Fresh Mozzarella and Pesto Crostini

  I’ll never forget the time when a group of friends I walked down to the little market down the street from our dorms.  We picked up some of the best bread I have ever had, a bottle of probably cheap Italian wine and some fresh cheese. It was right at dusk, the air was…… Continue reading Italian Roasted Peppers, Fresh Mozzarella and Pesto Crostini

Dinner · recipes · Side Dish

Naturally Made… Split Pea Soup

  Growing up we did a lot of road trips. One of the family favorites was to drive up the coast to Pismo Beach! The very famous Anderson’s Split Pea Soup was and still is a must stop.  Split Pea Soup is so delicious and is packed with protein, fiber, is a perfect addition to…… Continue reading Naturally Made… Split Pea Soup

Dinner · recipes · Side Dish

Naturally Made… Swiss Chard, Cannellini beans and Goat Cheese

Growing up in Southern California, it is almost a given, beans are going to be a major part of your diet.  I loved eating beans as a kid, especially refried beans! Refried bean and cheese burritos’ were my favorite, especially with the red sauce on top! Yum! I grew up a vegetarian and did not…… Continue reading Naturally Made… Swiss Chard, Cannellini beans and Goat Cheese