Just Beet It! Smokey Beet Burger with Creamy Blue Cheese Spread


One of the most meaningful takeaways from the Intro to Nutrition class I just completed was just how significantly diet affects every single chronic disease that Americans are suffering from at ever increasing rates.  The resulting socioeconomic disparities in health outcomes are far more serious than most realize or care to acknowledge. … Continue reading

Paleo Spaghetti Squash Hawaiian Pizza Pie


When I saw this I knew I had to make it, given my childhood history with Hawaiian pizza and my current obsession with spaghetti squash.  And honestly, it was pretty good, but didn’t excite me the way that little pile of ham and pineapple did as a kid.  But then again, … Continue reading

Spiced Turkey Lasagna with Butternut Squash Noodles (+Beware of Mandolines!)


I really loved this recipe.  What I don’t really love?  Mandolines.  Those things are straight-up dangerous.  Seriously, they need to come with dexterity checks and “you will at some point lose a sizable chunk of your finger” warnings.   I posted this picture on Facebook (because I obviously have no … Continue reading

Swedish Pea Soup & Pancakes (Thank God It’s Thursday!)


It’s Thursday!  In the U.S. that just means we’ve made it over the hump, the weekend is so close you can smell it.  To the Swedes?  It means pea soup and pancakes, of course! (I talked a little bit about the tradition in my Taste of Sweden post, but now I’ll … Continue reading

Pomegranate Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Whipped Tahini


This morning I have a recipe I’ve been meaning to share with you for almost as long as I’d been meaning to make it.  Trust me, it’s worth the wait. And you’re going to have to wait just a moment longer, because first I’m going to go on a little … Continue reading

Black Forest Ham and Béchamel Crepe Torte {Cookbook Club}


I should preface this post with a full disclosure: I said “this is the worst recipe I’ve ever made” no less than 60 times while making this torte.  And really, it’s right up there.  Not the final product; in that department it was a relative hit.  This recipes is just … Continue reading

Date Pecan Rosemary Cookies with Chia Seeds and Dark Chocolate Chips {Leftovers Club}


I’ve been craving some healthy cookies lately.  You know, the ones that when you bite into them, they satisfy both your sweet tooth and your taste for nuts, grains and seeds.  With Leftovers Club coming up, I figured it was a good time to make them.  Hopefully my partner Elizabeth … Continue reading

Paleo Pumpkin Tahini Sauce with Spaghetti Squash and Tahini Chicken

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I won’t be telling you much about my Superbowl snacks this year.  Not that I didn’t make any (buffalo cauliflower bites, buffalo hummus, carnitas tacos).  It just seems that I accidentally poisoned Courtney, myself, and all of our guests with said snacks.  Or we all got the stomach bug at exactly the … Continue reading

Cranberry, Feta and Pecan Stuffed Chicken


The cranberry sauce is officially the last Thanksgiving leftover still standing.  Unless Courtney has something hoarded in a backpack/desk drawer/under the seat of our car.  Which wouldn’t be the first time.  But the cranberry sauce is the last that will be put to good use. Put to such very good … Continue reading

Butternut Squash & Tahini Soup (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

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As I write this, the last piece of produce from my CSA sits roasting in the oven.  A small sugar pumpkin that I’ve struggled to eat because it’s just so dang cute!  Instead, it’s been sitting as a center piece on our dining room table. But tomorrow, it’s becoming part … Continue reading

Turkey and Vegetable Soup with Stuffing Dumplings

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You’ve probably heard my mantra on food waste.  If you haven’t, it goes something like this: don’t waste food.  No, but really, I hate wasting food.  So much so that when we had to get on the road first thing in the morning the day after Thanksgiving, I put the … Continue reading