Spring Vegetable Soup

I like to start the week out with a big pot of soup that is simple and plain so that I can have a warm bowl to add to lunch, dinner, or for a snack. I like keeping it plain so I can spice it up with a curry or fresh herbs. A pot of vegetable…

Family Meals

As a child, our family dinners were spent focused on two topics – sports and politics. The political discussions were always heated and while the disagreements around sports were just as strong, they were not nearly as charged with emotion.…

Rock Cod En Papillote

En papillote sounds fancy, but it translates from French into food cooked and served in a paper wrapper. I love cooking fish and vegetables together in a parchment paper packet. Everything comes out moist. The fish does not smell and clean-up…

Are Your Habits Supporting Your Goals: TV

Making change is hard and uncomfortable. It seems unfairly easy to make a change that can negatively impact your health and so restrictive to make the changes that support wellness. I have been an occasional TV watcher for a long time. When…
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Thai Steak Salad

Ingredients 1 lb of skirt or flank steak 1 head of romaine lettuce 1 package of rice noodles (you can use seaweed noodles here as well if you are cooking a grain free meal) 1 head cilantro chopped 1 package green onions chopped A…

Meal Planning Made Easy

When we first think of meal planning, it can seem overwhelming. But if you break it down into steps, it is pretty simple, empowering, money saving, and sets you up for stressless dinners. Meal planning is most often a weekend activity, but…

Sheet Pan Steelhead Trout with Vegetables

Ingredients 1 Small cabbage quartered 2 Delicata squash sliced in half rounds, seeds removed 1 Fennel bulb sliced 3 Spring onions sliced in rounds 1 Beet sliced in rounds 1/2 -1lb Steelhead Trout (or salmon, cod, or any other…

Lime, Carrot, and Parsnip Soup

Ingredients 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 yellow onion coarsely chopped 3 cups coarsely chopped parsnip (about 1 pound) 3 cups coarsely chopped carrots (about 1 pound) 6 cups water, stock (vegetable or chicken) or…

Simple Roast Chicken

Roasting a whole chicken is a great way to ensure that all the meat is juicy and it can make meal planning for multiple meals super easy. I always have leftovers that make for another quick meal. Heat up the leftover meat with some salsa and…

Sleep: Getting Back to Basics

We spend about one-third of our time sleeping.  Quality sleep and getting enough sleep is essential for feeling our best. Sleep affects almost every type of tissue and system in the body from the brain, heart, and lungs to metabolism, immune…