Saturday, November 29, 2014

Winter Salad with Homemade Cashew Cranberry Dressing


Here is a wonderful combination of flavors that can turn just about anyone into a salad lover.  The homemade dressing is bursting with flavor and an easy way to use fresh cranberries - no cooking required! 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Winter Holiday Recipe Round-up


Well the snow has fallen, melted and is falling again so it must be late November in Wisconsin. Time to start thinking about the winter holidays. Cookies, pies and candy - oh my! It can be quite the treat overload this time of year. I have rounded up some of my favorite healthy recipes, perfect for the winter holidays, that prove healthy food can be fun (and tasty)...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pumpkin Honey Cake {Gluten-Free}


Recently my daughter had a school function that allowed parents to eat in the lunchroom with their kids . They served a Thanksgivingish meal.  I brought our lunch since my daughter has a severe intolerance to artificial dyes and flavors and I have Celiac's Disease (we're a fun pair). At the lunch they served pumpkin cake.  My kind-hearted daughter asked me if I could create a pumpkin cake recipe that would be safe for both of us. Done sweetheart, done. I love this recipe because you can literally use any flour.  A whole wheat flour would work for a non-gluten-free version as well.  The pumpkin does the hard part for you, resulting in a soft, delicious treat.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Root'n Roasted Veggies


This recipe is sure to please everyone at your family table. I love the warm, comforting combination of rosemary and root vegetables. It makes a wonderful side dish for thanksgiving or a nice addition to any salad. 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Rice Cooker Dumpling Squash & Arugula Risotto


This recipe is thanks to an Instagram challenge by Jennifer Tyler Lee, the creator of Crunch a Color® (the awesome healthy eating game). Her new book 52 New Foods is more than a cookbook - it has a healthy new food for every week of the year plus recipes and activities for each week. It is available for pre-order now and will be released on Tuesday. I can't wait!

I have never used dumpling squash before and my girls have rarely had arugula. I decided to create a risotto, we normally do soup or salad with squash around here. The result is an easy (throw it in the rice cooker) recipe that is so yummy my girls were gobbling it up and asking for seconds before I could even serve the grown-ups. Thanks for the challenge Jennifer!