Healthy(ish) cooking on a Budget(ish)

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Brussel Sprout and Kale Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Brussel Sprout and Kale Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

The first week of the new year is suppose to be the start of a new healthy habits: full of waking up early, hitting the gym, and eating healthy. I have a full list of New Year’s Resolutions, read about them here! But, so far all […]

Traditional Stuffing with Kale

Traditional Stuffing with Kale

  Are you a traditional stuffing fan? You hate all of this newfangled Acorn Stuffed Squash with quinoa and veggies and just want good old bread and sodium that comes out of a box. You suffered through Thanksgiving with your health conscious significant other and random […]

Pumpkin Spice Sweet Potatoes

Pumpkin Spice Sweet Potatoes

Pumpkin Spice Sweet Potatoes are a recipe from my new eBook: A Healthy(ish) Guide to Christmas Dinner. Get your free copy by entering your email at the top of this page!  Most people go crazy for pumpkin spice in September and October, and then forget […]

Rosemary & Thyme Roasted Carrots

Rosemary & Thyme Roasted Carrots

Trader Joe’s Herb Pots Trader Joe’s has the cutest little herb plants by their front doors, miniature pots of thyme, rosemary, basil, and sage for $2. A few weeks ago I bought some Sweet Basil and  Thyme (because, why not?!) for our kitchen. They were […]

Balsamic Brussel Sprouts

Balsamic Brussel Sprouts

Most people I know either love or hate brussel sprouts, there isn’t much in between. I obviously love them, my mom loves to tell this story: When Amanda was really young, we were in the check out line at Trader Joe’s. The cashier asked Amanda […]

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Toast

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Toast

Sweet Potato Toast is the new Avocado Toast. Every blogger is making it and sharing it on social media and it all looks so great! I love sweet potatoes, I eat them at least 3 times a week in my breakfast (shredded into pancakes- one […]

Mom’s Cranberry Sauce

Mom’s Cranberry Sauce

When you think of cranberry sauce, what do you think of? Some people think of magazine covers with beautiful cranberry sauce spreads, some people think of it spread on pastries with cheese, and some people despise it thinking that it only comes in a can […]

Easy Stuffed Acorn Squash

Easy Stuffed Acorn Squash

Thanksgiving meals are almost here! It’s almost Thanksgiving! Pinterest and the rest of the internet is exploding with Thanksgiving recipes of all niches: healthy, not healthy, vegan, lots of meat, easy, hard, and of course leftovers. So here I am, throwing my hat into the […]

Fried Peppers

Fried Peppers

Did you try the easy baked veggie samosas I shared the other day? Well if they are on your menu for next week, these fried peppers are the perfect complement to eat with them! Funny story, I got the idea for these peppers while watching […]

Easy Baked Veggie Samosas

Easy Baked Veggie Samosas

Samosas are an Indian fried (or baked) dish with a savory filling, great as a snack, appetizer, or even a main meal. They are one of my favorite items to grab at my local Whole Foods hot bar because they are delicious and filling. But […]