Creamy Blue Cheese Mushroom Skinny Pasta
This savory Creamy Blue Cheese Mushroom Pasta features blue cheese, mushrooms, and bacon all blended together in a creamy low carb, "pasta" dish. By using zoodles (zucchini noodles), you eliminate the calories of traditional pasta. Add some chicken or shrimp to make it an excellent main dish or serve it as a delicious side dish. (updated 5/20/20).
What are Zoodles?
Zoodles are zucchini noodles and a great low carb option to traditional noodles. Because zucchini is mild in taste, it ...
Easy Instant Pot Crispy Parmesan Potatoes with Bacon
These crispy potatoes (also called cottage fries) with parmesan cheese, bacon, garlic and herbs make an easy no fuss side dish. Use the Instant Pot to cook the potatoes perfectly and finish up the dish using a nonstick skillet. Depending on your main dish, these Instant Pot potatoes will fit easily within your points/calories if you're careful to limit your serving size.
I originally started making these Instant Pot Crispy Potatoes years ago when I wanted some carbs for my skinny kids. ...
Instant Pot Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Port
This easy gourmet homemade cranberry sauce recipe is done right in your Instant Pot. You can make it up days ahead (it lasts for about 2 weeks). Made with port, rosemary, cinnamon and ginger, this cranberry sauce is one of the Thanksgiving essentials, you just can't have turkey without it! After making this recipe, you will never buy canned cranberry sauce again! (If you ever did - this website is for foodies, so I'm pretty sure many of you never bought the canned stuff to begin with). Serve ...
Oven Roasted Cedar Plank Vegetables
These Healthy Oven Roasted Cedar Plank Vegetables are super easy to make, taste delicious and will impress your guests. All you do is soak the planks at least 15 minutes, arrange vegetables, season and bake. That's it! Gorgeous fresh tasting vegetables without the fuss! No mess either! Just throw the planks away when done. Serve them as a side dish or toss them over salads for a main dish.
Plan to do them alongside your main dish
These vegetables are so easy to make and go well with ...
Garlic Scapes and Garlic Spears: Air Fried, Grilled and Roasted
Originally published: June 14, 2018. Updated: June 15th, 2019
It's Garlic Scapes Season (also called Garlic Spears) here in the Northwest! My favorite time of year! Even my youngest son gets excited. I brought home 3 bunches today! They are available only a few weeks out of the year. You can also find onion scapes as well this time of year. Look for them at your local farmer's market as well as in the produce market at higher end grocery stores.
Fresh garlic scapes! Delicious air fried, ...
Crispy Sesame Air Fried Brussels Sprouts
You're going to love these healthy, crispy, salty, sesame air fried brussels sprouts even if you think you won't! Let me explain!
I hate Brussels sprouts, or at least I thought I did until recently. I first had some that I liked a few years ago at a restaurant in Seattle called El Gaucho. My friend said, "We have to get these as an appetizer! They are delicious!" I thought and said to myself, "Yeah, right." But she's a foodie like me so I trusted her opinion. They were crispy and ...
How to Peel and Spiralize Butternut Squash
Having trouble peeling your butternut squash? Tired of cutting your fingers? Not sure what spiralizer to buy? Making butternut squash noodles is super easy when you have the right tools and the right know how.
What kind of tools or equipment do I need to spiralize?
I recommend two spiralizing products:
1. Paderno Spiralizer
This Paderno Spiralizer was my very first spiralizer. It has a great price point. I've used mine for years.
It has different attachments you can ...
Balsamic Roasted Vegetables
Roasted Vegetables are my secret way to stay trim. They are full of vitamins (not empty calories) and they keep you full throughout the day. Throw whatever vegetables you have on hand in a large roasting pan. Add a few tablespoons of oil, some balsamic or spice and roast in the oven. Also see my post on Roasted Vegetables – My Secret Way to Stay Trim.
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Roasted Indian Cauliflower Vegetable Medley
Who said vegetables have to be bland and boring? This Roasted Indian Cauliflower Vegetable Medley has a kick and makes a unique side dish or snack. Add some chicken and it becomes a main meal. I make and prep a variation of roasted vegetables every Sunday (See my post on Roasted Vegetables - My Secret Way to Stay Trim).
Prepping on Sunday helps me choose wisely during the week if I already have them in the refrigerator ready to go. Often times I will make this Roasted ...
Mandarin Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries, Mint and Pecans
The Perfect Thanksgiving Side Dish!
This Mandarin Wild Rice Salad recipe has been in our family for years. It's a hearty autumn salad with cranberries, pecans, green onions, and mandarins with a delightful orange vinaigrette. It makes a perfect side for Thanksgiving or anytime as it goes great with many fall and winter dishes. I love it with roasted turkey, chicken or pork. When I had my tea room in California, I often served this in the fall in cute glass tea cups lined with spinach. ...