Creamy Potato Onion Soup

When my husband and I were coming off our 5 day juice detox we needed to make sure that we eased our way back into eating solid foods.  One of the things that is recommended is starting off with soups.  My husband is not a fan of broth based soups so I needed to come up with something creamy that he would enjoy. The potato often gets a bad rap but it’s really just a myth!  After all the potato is a vegetable and vegetables are good for...

 

Gluten and Grain Free Pizza

Did you know that the Super Bowl is one of the Top 5 biggest pizza selling days of the year?!  Pizza Hut alone will sell over 2 million pizzas this Sunday.  Eating healthy doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good pizza and boy oh boy is this one amazing pizza!  Aside from the bonus of being gluten free AND grain free this pizza crust is so flavorful and has a great crunch to it.  I may or may not have eaten half of the crust by itself!...

 

Chipotle Chili Carnitas

 Sometimes I find inspiration for recipes in the weirdest places.  A couple of months ago I was standing in line at the grocery store and ended up having a conversation with the cashier about vegan restaurants in our area.  She mentioned that there was a place in LA (sadly, it’s now closed) that served a taco with jackfruit which reminded her of pulled pork.  I’ve tried my fair share of faux meat products and I honestly can’t...

 

Pho Noodle Bowl

There’s this restaurant on the corner where I get my hair cut called Pho House. The aroma that comes from that place is killer. I feel like I am being put under a spell and drawn towards the doors to go in and eat whatever is creating that lovely smell. I mentioned this to my hair dresser and she asked me if I’ve ever had a pho noodle bowl? She said you have to try it. The broth is unlike anything else you have ever tasted. Unfortunately...

 

Roasted Tomato and Quinoa Soup

I did it again. I got carried away at the market and bought more than I should have. This time it was cherry tomatoes. But they were on special and they had this nice tray of testers and those beautiful little red nuggets were so sweet and juicy. How could I resist? My favorite thing for using extra tomatoes is to roast them in a little olive oil and then use them in a bean salad but it was cold and damp out and I wanted a nice warm soup so here...

 

Sweet and Spicy Salad

I find dishes that have a contrast of taste and texture really interesting and delicious. I like to be surprised by the combination of un-traditional flavors and seasonings. This salad really has all that for me. I have seen chayote in the market on many occasions and I love to try new things but for some reason this fruit/vegetable scared me off so I never tried it. Not any more! Chayote is a part of the gourd family like melon, cucumber and squash....

 

Garbanzo Bean Nom N’omelet

The Urban Dictionary defines nom nom as ”the sound made when someone is eating or chewing something and really enjoying it”. I call this dish Nom N’omelet because it will have you making just this sound. The title also fits because it’s no omelet as it doesn’t contain eggs but has the appearance and similar texture of an omelet. You can make it with vegetables or not and season any way you like, it’s up to you....

 

Slow Cooker Lentils and Rice

I like to do most of my cooking on the weekend so I can put meals together during the week without too much effort. This recipe is perfect for that since it really cooks itself and I can be preparing other things while it simmers away filling the house with it’s delicious aroma. Another plus is that it’s one of the most versatile recipes I have. With a change in seasoning and vegetables it can become a whole different dish. It’s...

 
Italian Style Lentil Loaf

Italian Style Lentil Loaf

This lentil loaf has got it all. It’s easy to put together, low fat but still full of flavor and nutrition. Your whole family will love it. I like to use the leftovers, if there are any, in a tossed salad (just chop it up into chunks) or as a topping on pizza (my grandchildren came up with this idea). This loaf works really well as you work towards reducing your meat intake. It’s hearty and satisfying even for a man sized appetite. Kristy Ingredients: 2...

 
Thai Soy and Nut Patties

Thai Soy and Nut Patties

We all have lots of burger recipes and why not? They are the perfect little package of yummy goodness. There are so many delicious combinations of ingredients that I never get bored making and eating them. Thai Soy and Nut Patties are one of my favorites with the spicy flavor of the Thai Chili Paste and the tanginess of the tamari roasted almonds all mixed up inside them. The outside is crispy and the inside soft and tasty. Served with Coconut Chili...