Sesame Orange Chicken Stir Fry

Rich in protein, fiber, the B-vitamins and vitamins A, C and K, this dish is a nutritional powerhouse!

Last night was busy with tennis lessons, homework, and a swim team meeting.  I had to prepare a healthy meal fast!  So, I quickly thought of this dish – which I knew would satisfy my active kids and not have me in the kitchen cleaning up all night. After I dropped one child off at […]

The Most Expensive Post I’ll Ever Publish

Moroccan Butternut Squash stew - over quinoa and topped with feta (very un-Moroccan but I liked it)

My kids have this Dr. Seuss book called Wacky Wednesday.  It’s about a child who gets up with a shoe hanging from his ceiling and proceeds through the day with out-of-sort things happening all around him… I had my own Wacky Wednesday this week….sigh. I have been singing the praises of the Breville Fast Slow […]

Amazing Carrot-Ginger-Orange Soup

Fantastic carrot-ginger-orange soup.

This past weekend was rainy and cold…perfect weather for more soup!  You can clearly see a trend in my kitchen this fall.  I believe soup is the perfect vehicle for bumping up your daily veggie requirement (that’s 9+ servings of fruits/veggies a day friends).  What’s more, research shows soup can play a big role in […]

Spicy Bean & Vegetable Soup

Spicy Bean & Vegetable Soup

Today was chilly, and when it gets cold like this (for S. Carolina, under 55 degrees!) I crave warm, comforting soup!  I’ve been making this spicy bean and vegetable soup for a few years now.  It is inspired by my one of my fave Food Network chefs, Giada de Laurentiis.  I love her spicy bean soup […]

Vietnamese-Style Rice Noodle Salad

vietnamese-style rice noodle salad

My friend Melissa brought over a magazine for me to check out: Cook Fresh by Fine Cooking.  The spring issue was chock-full of great looking recipes, many of which I’ve already made, others on my list of to-do.  One in particular that my family enjoyed was a vietnamese-style rice noodle salad.  Filled with carrots, cucumbers, […]