Crispy Fried Rice

I’m a horrible procrastinator.  I’ll plan out what recipes I want to make for the week, buy all the necessary items and by the end of the week I’m left with a bunch of produce that is about to go bad because I didn’t make any of the things I planned.  That’s usually when I throw everything into a big pot, call it soup and serve it for dinner. Weeks ago, at a little store in downtown Oceanside called Cream Of The Crop,...

 

Crunchy Apple and Cabbage Salad

So you want to add more cruciferous vegetables to your diet but you don’t really like brocolli, cauliflower or brussel sprouts? Well then, have some cabbage. Crunchy cabbage, tart apples, a dressing both sweet and tart and a few extra good things thrown in will make anyone a cruciferous vegetable lover. The nutritional components of this salad, cabbage, cherries, and pecans are especially healthy for men but really are good for everyone. Kristy Ingredients: 1...

 

Sweet and Sour Chicken

My friend Lori asked me to come up with a recipe for sweet and sour chicken but it couldn’t be just any recipe - it had to taste EXACTLY like the kind you get from your local chinese take out joint.  After several attempts I’m happy to say I NAILED IT!  In fact, for my last attempt I made the whole meal while my husband was upstairs working (he works for home).  I called him down to come eat dinner and after a bite he asked if...

 

Apple Pie Truffles

My husband loves apple pie but I don’t love spending all that time in the kitchen that it takes to make an apple pie.  My compromise - Apple Pie Truffles.  Each bite is like a little bite of apple pie heaven yet they are so easy and quick to make.  These sweet treats are great for get togethers or potlucks so make a batch and let your friends and family taste the healthy eating difference! ~Sarah Ingredients: 5 Medjool dates, pitted heaping...

 

Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

I read in a national health magazine once that if something tastes good then it’s probably not good for you.  What????  Is this really the message we want to convey to people - healthy eating = bad tasting food?  I wish I could have invited that author to my house for dinner one night!  Give me ‘clean’, natural, wholesome ingredients and I will give you a dish that will have you asking for more.  Case in point -...

 
Cuban Pork Tacos

Cuban Pork Tacos

I love making tacos but for the Super Bowl I wanted to step it up a notch.  These tacos are out of this world delicious!  Plus they are really easy to make ahead of time and you can have all the ingredients laid out and ready to go by the time kick off starts.  Guests can help themselves and you can sit back, eat and watch the game! ~Sarah Ingredients: For pork: 1 1/2 lbs pork (pork tenderloin or a pork shoulder or roast will work well) 2 cups...

 

Homemade Candy Bars

Bag of chocolate chips - $4.99.  Pack of peanuts - $3.99.  Getting your candy bar fix without cheating - PRICELESS!  Who would have ever thought you could eat a candy bar without any refined sugars or added preservatives?!  Not only is this candy bar completely clean but it’s less than 130 calories and only 4.5 grams of fat.  Be warned - it is really hard to eat just one! ~Sarah Ingredients: 12 Medjool dates, pitted 1...

 

Swedish Pancakes

I don’t know if these crepes are truly Swedish pancakes or not, it’s just what my mother called them. They have always been a favorite of Sarah’s, so grandma always made them for her when we went for a visit. I cleaned the recipe up so Sarah can still have them for our traditional Christmas brunch. Kristy Ingredients: 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 2 eggs 1/2 cup skim milk 1/2 cup water 3 tbsp brown rice syrup or raw honey, divided 1...

 

Beef and Broccoli

Why do I love this recipe?  Let me count the ways!!!  First, it’s ready in less than 20 minutes and that includes the 10-15 minutes for marinading.  It’s completely customizable to your tastes and it’s so delicious!!  Both my kids and husband had finished eating this dish before I even got a chance to sit down at the dinner table to eat mine!  Thank goodness I made extra! ~Sarah Ingredients: 1 pound organic grass fed flank...

 

Fruit and Nut Truffles

When I hear truffles I think soft, melting chocolate confections. What I have here are not that classic kind of truffle but they are a soft, melt in your mouth sweetness that can be rolled in cocoa powder or even drizzled with melted chocolate and will make you think you are eating a piece of forbidden fruit. The best part is that they are not forbidden as they contain only fruit, nuts and spice.  I have three varieties made with classic...