Travel Snacks

Cheese, crackers, and an orange – Photo by Juliana Barquero on Unsplash Travel is beginning to open up again, even though the COVID-19 pandemic is not yet over. I'm dreaming of future airplane trips and what snacks to bring. Jaclyn London's book Dressing on the Side helped me think about grouping snacks for maximum nutrition, instead of just... Continue Reading →

Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Dressing

The perfect summer salad Cook’s notes: This delicious salad by Kathleen Ashmore has gone viral for a reason. In fact, I found it through an article about popular dinner salad recipes on TikTok. The ingredients are flexible — sauté the onions, add chicken, use black olives instead of green, add cherry peppers, or use feta…but don’t change... Continue Reading →

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Turkey breast cooked in the slow cooker Cook’s notes: Cook turkey breast in the slow cooker with broth and veggies. Cooking time will change depending on the weight of the turkey breast. 2-lb turkey breast needs between 2 hours 45 minutes and 3 hours 15 minutes3-lb turkey breast needs between 3 hours 45 minutes and... Continue Reading →

Snack meals

This suggestion from nutritionist Milk & Honey Nutrition is brilliant. I work from home and often use this method to build balanced lunches while I work. Pick one item from each category: 1 or more proteins2 oz turkey or salmon3 oz tuna salad2 deviled egg halves1 cup Greek yogurt3/4 cup cottage cheese1/2 cup roasted chickpeas1... Continue Reading →

Mild Guacamole

Cook’s notes: Very ripe Haas avocados are the key to this recipe. We omit the cilantro and jalapeno.  Yield: 3 cupsTime: 15 minutes Method Ingredient 1.     Mash 2 of the avocados to a relatively smooth puree using a fork in a medium bowl. 3 Haas avocados, pitted and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 2.    Fold the... Continue Reading →

Coleslaw, simplified

The creamy version of the coleslaw is shown with chicken prepared using a Budget Bytes recipe. Updated 05-Jun-2022 Cook’s notes: I had too many coleslaw recipes on this site, so I’ve cleaned up and consolidated them. We’ve moved away from mayo-based dressings or anything with a lot of sugar in it. You only need two... Continue Reading →

Light carrot cake muffins

Carrot cake muffins Cook's notes: This recipe is adapted from a recipe for zucchini and chocolate chip muffins; it's very flexible. The muffins have a lot of texture. They don't dome like traditional muffins, but they are just delicious. I used my Vitamix blender to grate the carrots with a little water, and then drained... Continue Reading →

Asian-style Broccoli

Delicious on its own Cook's notes: I'm not a huge fan of broccoli or any other cruciforms, but roasting the broccoli with a sweet-hot sauce makes a delicious side dish. This broccoli recipe was originally part of a sheet pan supper with salmon; I've scaled it down to use just 1 crown. We brought the... Continue Reading →

Black Bean Brownies

Fudgy, delicious, and gluten-free Cook's notes: Vegan, gluten-free, and delicious. The flavors blend really well so you don't taste the beans or the oats. I’ve adapted this recipe to be made with a Vitamix blender, since I don't have a food processor -- the recipe is originally from the fabulous Chocolate Covered Katie blog. Heat... Continue Reading →

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