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Kick Ass Sea Bass

kick ass sea bass

Between the time change and a kitchen remodel getting a decent picture of my food is a challenge (my “photography studio”, or garage, is covered over in boxes).  I’m still able to use my oven right now though so here you go.   So, if I can do it you can get a kick ass sea bass cooked for the family easy peasy. The first time I tried miso glazed sea bass was at Cafe Lurcat in Minneapolis and I’ve...

One Pan Chicken and Figs

one pan chicken and figs

New York Times is my go-to for tons of stuff.  News, food, healthy living.  They can make any story interesting.  And when it comes to the food part, they don’t post just anything. So, when I stumbled across this recipe with figs and chicken it was a no-brainer. Figs aren’t always easy to find, but when I see them at the store I grab them, take them home and find something to do with them.  I put them on a...

Easy Miso Soup

easy miso soup

Lately, we’ve been hearing so much about having a healthy gut.  I kind of ignored all of these articles until I started to have problems of my own.  As a result, I’ve been on a quest to feel better.  I’m getting there! At this moment, I honestly have no tummy bloat, regurge, acid reflux and fatigue since I’ve been doing what I’m doing.  I’ll have a more in-depth article coming soon about my journey to a healthy tummy. 😉 Meanwhile,...

Dad’s Tortilla Soup

dad's tortilla soup

Ok I called this Dad’s tortilla soup, because he originally made this for us.  Who knows where he got the recipe.  He had his favorites and they were his favs for a reason!  From his homemade orange bread to the Mexican caldo, we loved all of his concoctions.  This was no exception.  And we’ve been making it around here for years. You should see my recipe book I refer to when I make this.  It’s a binder I started when...

Braised Brisket and Shallots

braised brisket and shallots

It’s fall!  My favorite season for so many reasons.  The smells, football, cooler weather and of course the food!  It’s so nice to have a cozy sweater on while cooking a nice comfort meal.  One of the first meals I usually cook in the fall is braised brisket and shallots. The first time I made this meal, my family was flipping over it.  The first time I made this for guests, they were flipping over it.  So, I’ve got some...

Crockpot Texas Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich

crockpot texas pulled pork bbq sandwich

School is in full swing and if your kids have after school activities there’s a strong chance you’re playing taxi driver for the next 9 months.  Usually, the last thing you have time for is to cook dinner.  I’ve found myself cooking half of it early in the day and finishing it off when the kids get in.  Well, that’s one way.  The best way is to get out the crockpot. A lot of people think they have to have...

Paleo Chocolate Truffles with Golden Milk

paleo chocolate truffles with golden milk

If you haven’t heard of adaptogens, you will soon. They are the miracle herbs that not only relieve stress, but also increase energy and vitality as well as bring balance to our stress-ridden lives.  (Read my upcoming article that delves into adaptogens in more detail). Ashwagandha is one of the most powerful of the adaptogens.  Also known as “Indian ginseng” it’s in the tomato family.  It’s been used as a healing remedy for years, namely for stress, fatigue and the...

Nutty Chicken Salad with Grapes

People laugh at me because I find that stopping what I’m doing to eat lunch annoying.  While the kids are at school, I’m usually running errands, working out and of course blogging!  So, I definitely don’t want a time-consuming lunch to make. That’s why a quick meal like chicken salad is perfect.  Just scoop it onto a plate, add some crackers and you’re done.  It doesn’t interrupt your day. Chicken or tuna salad has been a family lunch since I...

Clean Eating Banana Bread

clean eating banana bread

Since summer has flown by for most, or gone way too slowly in our case, we find ourselves already getting ready for school to start.  On school mornings, one of the trickiest things I find between running around looking for shoes and making sure the library book made it in the backpack is…is that we’ve gotta find a way to get a healthy breakfast in the belly.  Banana bread is one of the easiest breakfasts for school mornings and a...

Pesto Chicken and Zoodles

I have a spiralizer that we’ve been using like crazy.  Zoodles have become a new favorite.  Even the pickiest here in the fam are embracing them.  So, pesto chicken and zoodles have been added to the dinner rotation. Zoodles have a nice texture to them.  Even if you’re a noodle devotee, you’ll be surprised at the nice consistency.  They have a bounce with a slight crispiness.  And incredibly easy to make! The first time I made them I kinda worried...