Peanut Noodles

If you are looking for a quick and simple recipe that is packed full of flavor, look no further. I like to make these noodles as a side when guests come over, and there has never been a single noodle left in the bowl. This is most definitely a crowd pleaser, as well as a…

Eggroll in a bowl

I love chinese takeout but it’s not always the healthiest option. This eggroll in a bowl is a low fat way to enjoy your favorite Chinese takeout without the guilt. It has the flavors of an eggroll, without the deep fried wrapper. This light, quick, one pan meal is one that you will want to…

Grilled Eggplant with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

This oven roasted eggplant recipe is quick, easy and full of flavor. Roasting eggplant is a great way to get tender delicious eggplant, without the extra calories and mess of frying it. I like to use fresh mozzarella, but you can try it with any soft cheese. I suggest serving this immediately out of the…

Arugula and Strawberry Salad

Fruit on a salad seems to scream warm weather is here! Light and fresh, this salad is perfect on its own, or topped with any grilled protein. This salad is great to serve as a lighter side during BBQ season and is definitely a crowd pleaser. If you don’t have pine nuts, feel free to…

Roasted Cauliflower with Harissa Sauce

Cauliflower has always been a difficult vegetable to cook in my house. I am literally the only one who would eat it, until now. I made this cauliflower, and showed it to my husband. Needless to say he was less than enthused to see a large bowl of cauliflower. I asked him to try one…

Orzo Salad

If you are looking for something quick and delicious, then this orzo salad is for you. It is perfect to make year- round. Full of flavor, fresh and light, it is great as a side with any protein or as a meal on its own. Feel free to add more cranberries and feta if you…

The Best Coleslaw Ever!

The Best Coleslaw Ever! That is a bold statement, but in this case, an accurate one. This is the best coleslaw you will ever have, I promise. Everytime friends invite us over for dinner, they ask me to bring the coleslaw. It is incredibly easy to make. I like to make it in advance and…

Ginger and Honey Glazed Carrots

Growing up, my grandmother would make honey glazed carrots for every holiday. I used to love these sticky, sweet treats and could not believe I was “eating my vegetables”. Then my mother began making them, but with her own personal flair. She added ginger. The combination of ginger, and honey, along with orange juice, gave…

Jalapeño Cheddar Corn Muffins

Another wonderful thing I have discovered since moving to the South is cornbread. I absolutely love cornbread! I love to eat it warm with butter. I love the crispy edges on the outside, and the buttery, tender texture inside. The addition of cheese and jalapeños give this sweet bread just the right amount of saltiness…