recipes and meal ideas

Focus on plantains

Focus on plantains

You say plantain, I say plantain – huh? If you are not aware of regional differences in the way people pronounce plantain you may not know that there are other pronunciations. In the northeast it is common to hear it pronounced “plan-tin”. If you say […]

Taco Night

Taco Night

Taco night is a tradition in many homes. Tacos are fun to eat, they’re enjoyed by kids and adults alike, and they can be a very quick, simple meal to prepare. Of course it’s super quick if you buy pre-mixed envelopes of seasonings, but like […]

Eating veggies at breakfast

Eating veggies at breakfast

There are many ideas about what constitutes a healthy way of eating – should you eat meat and animal products, or not – low carb, moderate carb, carb cycling? One thing most would agree on, however, is that vegetables are important to include in your […]

Back to school series: Flax Breakfast Cobbler

Back to school series: Flax Breakfast Cobbler

  Flax Breakfast Cobbler 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed 1-2 teaspoons sweetener (such as monkfruit, xylitol, stevia) to taste 1 tablespoon chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, or almonds, etc.) 1 tablespoon healthy fat (ghee, coconut oil, sustainable palm oil) 1/2 – 3/4 cup chopped or sliced fruit of choice (berries, apples, peaches, plums […]

Easy Salmon Patties

Easy Salmon Patties

Everybody needs some quick dinner ideas to use when you’re short on time, but still want to cook a nutritious meal. Even better if you can easily keep the ingredients on hand. These salmon patties fit the bill, and can be adapted for your preferred […]

4 Amazing Apple Recipes for Your Pressure Cooker or Instant Pot

4 Amazing Apple Recipes for Your Pressure Cooker or Instant Pot

Now that it is a officially fall, it’s apple season! There’s nothing like a crisp apple, eaten straight out of your hand, or maybe smeared with a little nut butter. But there’s also something special about cooking with apples – cooking can tend to bring […]

Pumpkin Spice Vinaigrette

Pumpkin Spice Vinaigrette

While out shopping this week I spied bottle of Pumpkin Spice Vinaigrette salad dressing, and I thought it sounded interesting and tasty. A quick scan of the ingredients showed some additives and types of oils that I normally avoid, so I snapped a quick picture […]

Compound butters

Compound butters

“Compound butter” is an ingredient that you might often find on menus. Compound butter is a simple concept – it is basically butter combined with ingredients to add depth and flavor, such as herbs, seasonings, fruit zests, garlic, and more. But it is a wonderful […]