{Nourish} 3 Super Simple Ways to Cook Salmon + A No Flip Grill Tip

I used to avoid cooking fish at home. I was scared I would mess it up, stink up the house or both. So imagine my surprise when I gave it a try and realized that it’s quite easy and it takes very little time. Here are three ways to cook salmon that are foolproof and truly delicious including a no flip grilling tip so half the fish doesn’t end up falling between the grates!

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{Nourish} Mix and Match Simple, Healthy One-Pan Chicken Dinners

one pan chicken dinner, healthy chicken recipe, paleo chicken recipe, gluten free chicken recipe, easy chicken recipeA One Pan, No-Fuss, Healthy Dinner? Yes, Please! If I am going to make dinner, it needs to be fast and it needs to be simple like the Lemon and Za’atar Roasted Chicken I posted last week. Lucky us, that healthy chicken recipe can easily become a one-pan dinner; as in you cook all of the ingredients in the oven, on one pan! While I love to cook, like many of you, I don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen each night (like many of you!). That is why I am obsessed with one-pan recipes. Even better, all of the healthy recipe ideas in this post are naturally gluten-free and dairy-free to boot. Easy, healthy and delicious. What more could a girl want? Continue reading “{Nourish} Mix and Match Simple, Healthy One-Pan Chicken Dinners”

{Thrive} 5 Ways to Eat Less Processed Food + Meal Prep Tips

5 Ways to Eat Less Processed Food, Clean Eating, Whole Foods, Meal Prep, Meal PlanningIt’s unrealistic to completely avoid processed food. Remember, perfection doesn’t exist. With that being said we can definitely cut back on our processed food intake – this is another positive intention you can set for the New Year.  Whole foods tend to be more nutrient dense and nourishing than their processed counterparts. Plus, whole foods lack the added sugar, salt, additives, preservatives and more that tend to be lurking in processed foods. Are you ready to make the switch? Here are some tips to help your eat more whole foods and to decrease the number of processed foods in your shopping cart, pantry and on your plate. Continue reading “{Thrive} 5 Ways to Eat Less Processed Food + Meal Prep Tips”

{Nourish} Everyday Herb Oils

DIY Herb Oils Around this time of year, my herb garden begins to take on a life of its own. In other words, it’s out of control and then I feel out of control  because seriously, what am I supposed to do with all of those herbs!? I used to get totally freaked out at the thought of wasting them. It felt like such a loss. The same loss I feel when a bunch of purchased, fresh herbs begin to look weepy and abandoned in my fridge. Well, weep no more. This everyday herb oil may be my all-time favorite kitchen hack/cooking tip.
I honestly can’t remember what gave me the idea to make large batches of herb oil–maybe it was my go-to ritual of making and freezing pesto to use up my basil bounty. What ever it was, I am grateful because these herb oils have become the foundation of so many recipes. The possibilities are endless.

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{Nourish} Almost From Scratch: Time Saving Ingredients

Time Saving IngredientsI wish I could tell you I cook EVERYTHING from scratch.  The reality is, busy times call for a few “cheat” ingredients every now and then and this time of year–I am all for a few time saving tips. Yes, my intention is to avoid overly processed foods that are loaded with less-than-healthy ingredients–but, there are a few minimally processed ingredients I always have on hand so that I can get a nourishing meal on the table quickly.  The truth is, these meals are almost always a healthier option than take-out (though we enjoy that from time to time as well!).

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