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Warm Arugula Salad with Quinoa and Goat Cheese

Whenever someone asks me why quinoa, one answer always jumps to the front of my mind. Versatility. To me, quinoa is one of those ingredients that goes with everything. From savory appetizers to sweet desserts, I’ve tried it all, and although not all of my dishes are successful, playing around with quinoa has made gluten-free …

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Balsamic Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Loaded Baked Potatoes

A big loaded baked potato with butter, sour cream, cheese, chives, and bacon is definitely comfort food to me. But, like most comfort food, I realize these don’t exactly fit into the “good for me” category of side dishes. Balsamic Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Loaded Baked Potato is a great lighter alternative to the traditional cheese, sour …

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Spiced Chickpea Smothered Sweet Potato

Spiced Chickpea Smothered Sweet Potato are an easy and hearty vegetarian meal that is perfect for winter. During the winter months, the majority of my cooking is based around squash and sweet potatoes. Save this recipe for Spiced Chickpea Smothered Sweet Potatoes to Pinterest! The hearty texture and robust flavors of these nutrient dense vegetables …

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Taco Recipe

These Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos are a quick and easy vegetarian option for any Taco Tuesday Night or Cinco de Mayo Menu! Our lucky 6 ingredient recipe winner for the American Express 6 Ingredient Dinner Challenge is Lindsay L. Congratulations, Lindsay! She posted this Sweet Potato and Black Bean Taco recipe on …

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Easy Pasta Caprese Recipe (Summertime Favorite!)

This recipe for Pasta Caprese is like the classic caprese salad but in pasta dish form. You’ll love it on a hot summer day when garden tomatoes and fresh summer basil are abundant. Learn how easy it is to prepare this pasta with tomatoes and mozzarella, tips for preparing this recipe, and what to serve with this caprese pasta for a fun, summer dinner party.

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Easy Cucumber Watercress Sandwiches (Yummy Tea Sandwiches)

These cucumber watercress sandwiches are the perfect finger food recipe for a springtime baby shower. This tea sandwich recipe couldn’t be easier to make! It features cucumber, radish, a creamy herb cheese spread, watercress, and fresh herbs. Click HERE to save this recipe for Cucumber Watercress Sandwiches! Creating This Watercress Sandwich Recipe We’re celebrating our …

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Roasted Cauliflower and Tomatoes

I recently had the opportunity to attend the Dole Blogger Wellness Summit at the Four Seasons/California of Health and Longevity Institute in Westlake, across the street from Dole Headquarters. It was truly a treat and a much needed break for me. As part of our stay with Dole at the Four Seasons we received nutrition …

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