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...

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...

Maple and Sage Breakfast Sausage

Here’s a question I get ALL the time: “What should I eat for protein at breakfast if I’m allergic or intolerant to eggs?”. While there are many nutritious and tasty breakfast protein options beyond eggs, for those also allergic or intolerant to dairy, wheat, soy, corn, tree nuts, and legumes/peanuts (my husband falls into this group — I will share more on his story soon), or for those...

Perfect Oven-baked Bacon

This is the only way we make bacon in our house! It comes out perfectly every time, and is extremely low-maintenance with minimal clean-up. You can easily cook up a package of bacon at the beginning of the week, store it in the fridge in an airtight container, and use it on salads, sandwiches, and soups, or alongside breakfast throughout the week. Like everything else, not all bacon is created...