Nutritious and Delicious Winter Snacks

Well, it’s officially winter. In some places, it’s incredibly cold right now! -25°F with windchill? That should be illegal! So while you’re bundled up in your house staring hypnotically at your fireplace (if you don’t have one, I recommend streaming this to your big screen TV), you might want to try out a few new nutritious and […]

The Great Granita

Summer is coming to an end, but warm weather is in full swing and it’s a great time to take advantage of everything it has to offer. The longer days allow for more outdoor activities, relaxation, and my personal favorite: al fresco dining. There’s nothing in this world I enjoy more than sitting on the […]

Easy, Healthy Summer Snacks

If you think about it, summer is cursed with a lot of second-place finishes. It has the best songs besides winter, the best smells besides fall, and the best weather besides spring. But summer is the hands-down, blue-ribbon winner in the fresh fruits and veggies category, which means healthy, seasonal snacking couldn’t be easier. Here […]

Easy Cheese

As a pastry chef, most people assume that everything I make uses ten different tools, ingredients, and mixing methods.  While that might be true in a restaurant, that style of cooking just isn’t going to fly at home.  I neither have the energy nor the desire to stress myself out after a long day or […]

Summer Burst Tomato Pasta with Deconstructed Pesto

It’s summer and there’s nothing better than picking up some colorful and natural ingredients at your local market. This pasta sauce is full of fresh ingredients and is easy to make. While its flavors are delicate on the palette, it packs a great nutritional punch! (4 servings) 200 calories per 2-ounce serving of linguine 167 […]

Coconut Lime Chicken w/ Sticky Soy Dipping Sauce

All I can say about this recipe is that it’s YUMMY! It is so good. Plan ahead with this one because it requires at least 2 hours of marinating. But, it’s worth the wait! (2-4 servings) 225-275 calories per chicken leg with skin (depending on size) 125-175 calories per chicken leg without skin (depending on […]

Sweet Soy and Ginger Glazed Salmon

I love fish. It is probably my favorite food. And salmon is one of my favorite fish dinners. Not only does salmon have a lot of really great health benefits, like omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, and protein, but it’s filling. You don’t walk away from this meal hungry. I usually pair this salmon recipe […]

Crustless Spinach, Onion, and Gruyère Quiche

This recipe is one of my favorite go-to dishes for several reasons. It’s tasty, it’s easy, and it has all three macronutrients. I am providing you with two different versions: one low-calorie and one higher-calorie. I like to use the low-calorie version when I make it for myself. I eat a slice after I make […]