{Nourish} What to Cook for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite food holiday but that doesn’t mean I want to spend days in the kitchen! Lucky for me (and you) I created a menu that’s nourishing, delicious and  EASY. This is your Thanksgiving cheat sheet. A snapshot from my turkey day meal last year, these gluten-free, dairy-free recipes include many make-ahead items as well as creative spins on classics.  From salads to flavorful sides, these dishes are sure to please any crowd. Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Continue reading “{Nourish} What to Cook for Thanksgiving”

{Nourish} Egg Scramble with Kale and White Beans

My breakfast of late has been a bowlful of pre-made grains like quinoa or buckwheat that I heat with almond milk, ground flax and spices. Come the weekend though, I am craving something a bit more hearty and this Egg Scramble with Kale and White Beans has done the trick. It was inspired by a reader when I asked for recipe suggestions for the site and, it’s a keeper. Made with only a few simple ingredients you’re likely to have on hand, this quick and easy saute is naturally gluten-free and dairy free (optional), plus it boasts many familiar flavors with an option to get creative if you see fit.    Continue reading “{Nourish} Egg Scramble with Kale and White Beans”

{Nourish} Healthy Cooking Video: Everyday Chicken One Pan Meal

This roasted chicken recipe with smoked paprika, oregano, maple and mustard is a true representation of week nights in my house. I roast chicken at least once a week and this is one of our favorite combinations. Whether I choose chicken thighs (are current favorite) or chicken breasts, I also maximize the fact that my oven is on by adding potatoes, sweet potatoes, winter squash and a more traditional vegetable to the mix. With very little hand-on cooking time, these one-pan dish recipes are lifesavers for weeknight. Continue reading “{Nourish} Healthy Cooking Video: Everyday Chicken One Pan Meal”

{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?”