{Nourish} One Pan Greek Shrimp and Vegetable Bake

While today may be the first official day of fall, the 90 degree weather has another story to tell. Hot and humid hardly has me craving stews and pumpkin so I’m taking advantage of this opportunity to share one last summer-ish dish. Honestly, this One Pan Greek Shrimp and Vegetable Bake will likely make my dinner rotation long into the fall and winter months because it’s a crowd pleaser and, of course, it’s easy! It’s naturally gluten free and easily dairy free, just skip the cheese! Whole tomatoes, zucchini and onions roast up with shrimp and fresh herbs in minutes. Top it all off with some feta cheese and you have dinner ready with only 10 minutes of hands-on cook time! Continue reading “{Nourish} One Pan Greek Shrimp and Vegetable Bake”

{Nourish} Tomato and Peach Caprese Salad

Tomato + Peach Caprese SaladThis time of year, a juicy, sweet tomato with a pinch of sea salt and a drizzle of olive oil tastes like pure bliss. Add stone fruits like peaches, apricots, plums and nectarines into the mix and I am in heaven. This salad is exactly that and don’t be intimidated by the presentation. It’s no more than a few slices of each, arranged on a plate with some fresh mozzarella and really simple seasonings. Continue reading “{Nourish} Tomato and Peach Caprese Salad”

{Thrive} Is It Safe to Cook with Aluminum Foil?

Is grilling in aluminum foil dangerous?Aluminum foil lines our baking sheets and envelopes our vegetables, meats and fish in the form of no-fuss packets that make cooking a cinch, but are these simple cooking hacks health supportive? With more talk of the adverse health effects of heavy metals, like aluminum, accumulating in our bodies, it’s worth your time to consider the controversy, the possible outcomes and alternative practices you may choose to adopt from time to time to decrease risk. Continue reading “{Thrive} Is It Safe to Cook with Aluminum Foil?”

{Nourish} Summer Burger Round Up

Summer Burger Round Up Plus Grilling and Meal Prep Tips

It’s officially backyard BBQ season, but we don’t have to compromise our eating habits to have a good time. To kick off this festive weekend I’ve rounded up some of the best homemade burgers I could find. Each of these burgers are made with whole-food ingredients and are beaming with all the right summer flavors. Everything from traditional beef burgers, to salmon or turkey and even simple, delicious veggies burgers. No matter your preference, you’re sure to find a mouthwatering burger in this mix. So grab a refreshing beverage and find your favorite patty to grill up this weekend. Happy 4th of July!

 

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{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} Build-Your-Own Smokey Chicken and Kraut Stuffed Sweet Potato

Smoked Jalapeno Kraut Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potato

Taco Tuesday got a make-over and I am loving it. Sweet potatoes and tacos make regular appearances in our house so the first time I stumbled upon a build-your-own stuffed sweet potato, I was eager to recreate it. Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, this Chicken and Kraut Stuffed Sweet Potato is festive and easy to create. With mix-and-match toppings, everyone can build-their-own adventure and the leftovers, they’re as good, if not better, than the first bite. Continue reading “{Nourish} Build-Your-Own Smokey Chicken and Kraut Stuffed Sweet Potato”