All Day Omelets

  My husband and I LOVE omelets.  But we rarely eat them for breakfast.  They are one of our favorite DINNERS!  Yup, dinner!  You can also have them for breakfast or lunch - they are a great meal for anytime of the day!  They are also quick, simple and so easy to make!  Eggs whites are a complete protein, very low in calories and contain no fat or cholesterol.  Add in your favorite chopped veggies, protein and some cheese and you have...

 

Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart

I love fresh tomatoes. I have been known to buy a pint at the farmers market and have them eaten before I even get home. This tart captures that fresh tomato flavor, is easy to make and makes an impressive presentation for very little work. Ingredients: 1 cup brown rice 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese 1 egg, lightly beaten 4 Roma tomaotes, quartered 6 cloves garlic, unpeeled 1 tablespoon olive oil Freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup fresh basil 2...

 

Chicken Meatloaf

  Growing up I hated meatloaf night - sorry Mom!  But I was put to the challenge when my husband said he had never had meatloaf (he’s from South Africa and it’s not a staple food there!) and never had seen any that looked good.  Surely if I used clean wholesome ingredients I could come up with a tasty meatloaf that we would both like!  Mission accomplished!  My husband couldn’t believe how delicious this was and my kids...

 

Ultimate BBQ Sandwich

I have never been a meat lover.  My favorite food has been salad for as long as I can remember.  Seriously, I would eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner if I could.  I can’t remember the last time I’ve even had meat until this week.  By the time I finished making this BBQ sandwich there was little I could do to say no to this meal.  It’s delicious, tangy, oozing with flavor and CLEAN!  Not only do you get all this flavor...

 

One Pot Miso Soup

The past couple of weeks we (my family) have all been participating in the “share and share alike” maxim by passing along a nasty little cold germ to one another. I was the latest victim. I was in need of some chicken soup but being vegetarian I needed another option. A nice nourishing miso soup would do the trick. This is a basic recipe for miso soup. It can be changed to suit your taste by adding whatever vegetables you like, cubed...

 

Pizza AND Breadsticks!

Asparagus, Feta and Caramelized Onions Pizza I’ve had a love affair with pizza for a very long time.  In fact my mouth is watering right now just thinking of that thin crust, yummy gooey cheese and delicious toppings.  When my family first started clean eating, pizza was one of the first dinners we tried to clean up.  I found a clean pre made pizza crust and got all the other toppings to go with it.  My happiness was short lived after I...

 

Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables This is a pretty basic dish that I eat probably 3-4 times a week. You can change it up by using different vegetables, adding beans, serving over cooked quinoa or rice or adding in a scrambled egg. I like to use the vegetables that are in season and freshest. Ingredients: 3-4 cups total of whatever vegetable combination you like (the following is a sample combination) 8oz mushrooms (I like baby bellas) 1 red pepper 1 onion 1 medium...

 

Black Bean Lasagna

A friend of mine who knows how I love to read recipes, gave me some cooking magazines a couple of weeks ago. I was browsing through one and found a recipe that looked interesting, Black Bean Lasagna. I was disappointed after reading the recipe. It was a typical lasagna with a chili sauce rather than pasta sauce, ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan. That’s no fun. If you’re going to make it a mexican style lasagna with a black bean chili...

 

Adult Mac N Cheese

Trust me, the picture doesn’t do this dish justice!  It was surprisingly AWESOME!  It was cheesy, tangy and like nothing you ever got out of a box!  And as a bonus - it’s super quick and easy to make!  My husband especially loved this dish as he is not a fan of tomato sauces. Ingredients: 2 cups cooked whole wheat pasta 6 ounces Feta (you do NOT want to used crumbed.  Our favorite one to use is from Whole Foods and it’s...

 

Scalloped Potatoes

I have made scalloped potatoes many times. It was one of my husbands favorite meals. I recently made a cleaner version from the Clean Eating magazine, September/October 2010 issue.  I never thought to saute the onions first, but what a difference. It adds such flavor. I made a few minor adjustments to accommodate my son in laws love of cheese. Ingredients: Olive oil spray 1-2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, halved lengthwise and thinly...