Category:  Healthy Options

Shortcut Blender Tomato Sauce

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Healthy Options, Kitchen Basics, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Pasta, Vegetarian
by Ann on 25/07
Shortcut Blender Tomato Sauce

It never fails. Every summer I anxiously await the first of the red, ripe tomatoes from our backyard garden. Then just as we’re packing for vacation, the plants… Read More »

Crunchy Maple Granola

In Breakfast Foods, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Snacks
by Ann on 22/07
Crunchy Maple Granola

Typically, dishes like spaghetti and chili are thought to improve with age.  But I have always thought that this concept applied to my Chunky Granola, a longtime family and… Read More »

Beef & Brown Rice Stuffed 8-Ball Zucchini

In Beef, Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options
by Ann on 18/07
Beef & Rice Stuffed 8-Ball Zucchini

The first time I laid eyes on an 8-ball zucchini, I was intrigued. Its forest green skin with pale green striations is quite pretty, but the summer squash’s… Read More »

Easy Fruit & Yogurt Popsicles

In Breakfast Foods, Desserts, Frozen Treats, Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Snacks
by Ann on 11/07
2-Ingredient Fruit and Yogurt Popsicles

I have a vivid memory of running through the sprinkler with my sister on a hot summer day, only to hear the distant melody of an ice cream… Read More »

Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

In Easy Meals, Grains & Legumes, Grilling, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Rice, Salads
by Ann on 04/07
Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

When considering foods that taste good as leftovers, lasagna, chili and the Thanksgiving turkey likely come to mind. Fish, not so much. Once cooked, however, leftover seafood can… Read More »

Dinner (and leftovers) out of one 3-ingredient marinade

In Chicken, Easy Meals, Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Grilling, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Side Dishes
by Ann on 01/07
A 3-ingredient marinade makes a meal...and more

So I did what I have been strictly avoiding for a very long time.  I cooked on live TV.  The thought of preparing something delicious in two to… Read More »

Teriyaki Sockeye Salmon

In Easy Meals, Grilling, Healthy Options, Seafood
by Ann on 27/06
Grilled Teriyaki Salmon -- quick to prep and so delicious

How does an email request for a few new recipes jump to a story about living in a remote shack in Alaska and making trips to the outhouse,… Read More »

Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream (easy 5-ingredient recipe that’s dairy-free and naturally sweetened)

In Desserts, Frozen Treats, Healthy Options, Snacks
by Ann on 17/06
Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream

After years of developing mostly healthy recipes, people logically assume that I am one of those really virtuous eaters. And I truly enjoy lots of wholesome foods. Truth… Read More »

Southwestern Confetti Coleslaw

In Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
by Ann on 30/05
Southwestern Coleslaw Salad -- a healthy, mayo-free salad that's a good source of protein, too

Classic, creamy coleslaw is a perennial picnic and cookout favorite. Like potato salad and baked beans, coleslaw plays a popular supporting role on any plate starring fried chicken… Read More »

Gluten-Free Almond-Coconut Strawberry Shortcakes

In Breads & Muffins, Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Nuts & Nut Butters
by Ann on 23/05
Almond Coconut Strawberry Shortcake -- healthy & gluten-free

Delving into my mom’s strawberry shortcake was a much-anticipated welcome to the local strawberry season when I was a kid. Mom always made her biscuit-like shortcake in a… Read More »