{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} Turbot with Roasted Grapes + Tips for Buying Fish

Turbot with Roasted GrapesDinner in 15 minutes? It can be done and I would know because it has become a personal goal to see how quickly I can get a nourishing meal on the table. And while I am sure many of you have banned your oven for the summer, this quick and simple fish recipe is reason enough to turn it on. You don’t even have to pre-heat because you simply broil the fish for 10 minutes and dinner is ready. Did I mention we are roasting grapes? Fancy right? And simple. Plus, it all goes into the pan at once so there is little to no clean up when you finish eating.

 

 

 

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{Nourish} How to Roast Vegetables: A Cheat Sheet

A helpful cheat sheet for how to roast vegetablesI love my oven. You know this by now. Most of our weeknight meals consist of roasted chicken or fish and a vegetable of some sort. That veggie, it tends to be roasted as it’s fairly hands-free and I only do easy during the week. Now, to make my kitchen madness approachable and easy for all of you, I created this cheat sheet. How to roast vegetables. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. Continue reading “{Nourish} How to Roast Vegetables: A Cheat Sheet”

{Nourish} “Creamy” Cauliflower Soup with Za’atar

Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Za'atar | Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Cozy and Delicious Seasonal Soup

Winter may be winding down but there is still time to make one last soup. This “Creamy” Cauliflower Soup with Za’atar is a bowlful of good feels. No Za’atar, no problem. It is stand-alone delicious. Plus, with only a few ingredients and about 10 minutes of hands-on cooking time, it’s too simple to pass up.  Continue reading “{Nourish} “Creamy” Cauliflower Soup with Za’atar”

{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”

{Nourish} Lemon Za’atar Roasted Chicken with Cauliflower

Lemon Za'atar Roasted Chicken | Zesty lemon and aromatic za'atar come together in this simple roasted chicken dinner. Perfect for a simple and delicious weeknight meal.

Tired of cooking that same old chicken recipe? I hear ya! Chicken is one of our go-to healthy dinner recipes so I am always looking for ways to mix-it up to avoid the inevitable “chicken again!?” eye roll. We’ve all seen it.  Thankfully, this naturally gluten free recipe is going to save you from despair. The whole family will love it. Mine does! As you know, quick and easy recipes are a must in our house and this one-pan Lemon Za’atar Roasted Chicken is exactly that. Don’t freak out over the idea of Za’atar. It’s just a fancy name for a blend of spices you can put together in minutes. No Za’atar, no problem. I’ll give you an alternative blend of herbs that you probably have hanging out in your spice cabinet. This easy to make, easy to clean up chicken recipe is going to be on rotation in your house as early as tonight!  Continue reading “{Nourish} Lemon Za’atar Roasted Chicken with Cauliflower”