One of my favorite winter meals, but to be honest I make it year round because it is so comforting and very satisfying. The meat sauce is a staple that I learned from my Pop and once you make it I promise your family will be begging for more!
Spaghetti squash is packed with fiber and vitamins like carotene and vitamin A, plus you do not need any special tools to make it into "spaghetti" you just use your fork.
Tomatillo means “little tomato” in Spanish and that’s essentially what it is. Small, firm and green with a lantern-type paper covering, most people miss them in the produce aisle. When roasted, the firm acidic meat of the tomatillo transforms into a sticky-sweet tomato caramel you'll want to serve with everything. That being said, the naturally occurring sugars in the salsa are better absorbed in our bodies by adding a healthy fat such as MCT or avocado oil.
Who doesn't love a quesadilla? I mean it's a childhood staple, a 2-minute snack and to be honest, it used to be my favorite after drinking go to (times have changed now that I go to bed at 8:30 pm.) I created this fancy and delicious version after having leftover hibiscus flowers from some tea I had made, and me being a weirdo tasted the soaked flower and yummm! The hibiscus adds texture and a slight tang, while the goat cheese leaves it creamy. I added summer squash because they are in season but feel free to add you own twist. Serve with my salsa or guacamole is always my fav.
This recipe is crunchy, creamy and so dang simple. You could make it as an appetizer for a party and throw any veggies on top or have it for lunch as I often do. I know "frying" is thought of as bad for you, but when you control the frying environment and when you cook with a high heat oil, like coconut or avocado oil, you are not getting rancid or oxidized fats which are very inflammatory, which is common for most restaurants.
Pad thai is a favorite for many but do you know what is actually in it? Think inflammatory vegetable oils, oxidized peanuts, and some gluten-filled noodles. Sorry to burst your bubbles but that pad thai is usually not the healthiest thing on the menu! So this recipe was created to give that same creaminess but with a healthy twist of course. Perfect for a spring lunch with friends, or a hot summer day. It is gluten and dairy free and feel free to throw in all your favorite seasonal veggies. I love this recipe with grilled chicken or shrimp, but of course, it's up to you if you want added protein.
This recipe was created as a side dish, dip, spread, to go with my keto reboot plan because so many of you are asking me what I eat and how to eat high-fat. I love making a ton of recipes on the weekend and then using it during the week and this one is dang good. I like to put it in my coconut wraps, dip Mary's crackers in it, or add some to my quick high-fat salad lunch. Remeber that anchovies are a superfood and you can't even taste them! I swear!
So many people have the wrong idea about how brussels sprouts are supposed to taste, thanks grandma for ruining it for everyone! These bad boys are so simple, plus leave a tender inside and a crunchy outside.
This recipe is one of those that will leave people in disbelief that they are not eating potatoes. The cauliflower becomes creamy and satisfying, but does NOT leave you feeling full and gross like potatoes do! This can be your holiday pot luck go to and I promise you will be the hit of the fiesta.
It takes some serious effort to eat a pomegranate, so most think, but either way the rewards are are worth it. In addition to providing a high level of antioxidants, remember antioxidants remove free radicals which are the bad guys causing inflammation. This fabulous fruit has small seeds that add a singular crunch and sweet, but sour tang to whatever dishes they make their way onto.
This recipe is one I will make again, it was well balanced and for those of you who don't necessarily love your green veggies, I think this will change your mind, heck I think you could even feed it to your children! You can learn all about the health benefits of this yummy fat here.