Hawaiian Hot Dogs

Half the fun of eating a hot dog is loading it up with all kinds of toppings. This time we took a tropical approach. The pineapple salsa combats the spice from sriracha, creating a perfect balance of flavor and texture. Pro tip: Grilling the King's Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Hot Dog Buns makes the buttery bun even more irresistible Made it? Let us know how it went in the comment section...

Canned Chickpeas

Ah, yes, the humble canned chickpea. About a dollar a pop and readily available in most local grocery stores, I always keep a couple on hand in my pantry, just in case a sudden desire to make a quick salad or some smooth hummus strikes. The chickpea is in my top three favorite legumes: second only to peanuts, ahead of lentils because of the superior creaminess they possess. This love led me...

Korean-style Beef Bowls

This Korean-style beef bowl is a staple weeknight dinner meal in my house and for good reason: it’s easy, tastes good, and makes great leftovers for lunch the next day. What more can you ask more? Oh, and it’s nutrient-dense, satisfying, and fun to eat! Feel free to get creative and use whatever veggies and starches you have on hand, but I do particularly love the texture of the wide,...

Weeknight Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

No idea what to make for dinner? Forgot to defrost your protein? Grab your chicken breasts — fresh or frozen — and let’s make a meal! The Instant Pot does all the work for you, and in around 25 minutes, you will have delicious, tender shredded chicken to serve atop a salad, on a sandwich or wrap, or alongside your desired starch and vegetable. I make this recipe at least once, more often...

Spicy Lemon Salmon Cakes

Salmon cakes are such a simple and satisfying protein option made with almost all pantry staples (read: great for when you haven’t been to the store in a while). I think canned fish gets a bad reputation that is totally unjustified! Canned, wild-caught salmon contains the same anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids as fresh or frozen wild salmon, but it’s pre-cooked and can be stored in your...

Very Cherry Smoothie

It’s cherry season (!!!) and we cannot get enough fresh cherries in our house! We eat them plain, atop ice cream and yogurt, in smoothies, dipped in chocolate (yep), and even tossed in salads! When specific fruits are in season they not only taste better, but also are often more affordable and higher in vitamins/minerals. This smoothie is EPIC. It’s quite sweet, so my sweet-tooth peeps are...

Quick and Easy Tropical Green Smoothie

Green smoothies are just a thing of beauty, aren’t they? The vibrant color isn’t just easy on the eyes— it’s also a sign of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and many other glorious nutritious components. I always advise caution with smoothies though, because they can become fiber bombs (read: stomach ache) and sugar bombs (read: blood sugar spike and a headache) very quickly. Check out my...

The Best Instant Pot Chicken No-Tortilla Soup

Who doesn’t love a good soup? Soup can be such a yummy, satisfying and easy meal, year-round— especially this soup! This recipe has become such a staple in our house, and I could not wait to share! Like almost all recipes shared here, this soup is gluten-, dairy- grain-, soy- and corn-free, but trust me, you won’t miss any of that with this nourishing and tasty concoction! If you do not...

Maple Roasted Delicata Squash and Onions

Delicata squash is quite possibly the most delicious squash in existence. I’m finding that many of my clients have never even heard of this delectable squash, let alone tried it! I think one client even said to me, "I thought those were just for decoration!". Oh, the humanity! Nutritionally, delicata squash is an excellent source of vitamin A (hello, healthy winter skin) and a good source of...

Instant Pot Short Ribs with Semi-homemade Ragu

This dish is a kind of Jedi mind trick— at first glance, it seems over-the-top fancy and upscale, but once you really look at it, you realize how beautifully simple it is to put together! The simpler, the better, if you ask me! Short ribs are real crowd pleasers, and they do not disappoint here either. The recipe comes together in 3 parts, but please don’t let that intimidate you. Part 1:...