Mediterranean Barbecued Chicken- Strategies for Moist Chicken Breasts

Happy Monday! The biggest culprit for dry, burnt chicken breasts is usually overcooking, however there are ways in which we can better our bet of moist, succulent meat. While injecting marinade and brining has been a hit for many years, I go old fashion with just a plastic bag. The marinade itself is also an important…

Pork Chops with Apple-Caramelized Onion Gravy- Easy & Elegant

Hello! Even though it’s officially springtime, I still like to take some time to make something a little hearty between the primavera pastas & asparagus soups. Luckily, this one won’t ruin your waist line nor eat away at the guilt afterwards. Although it seems suited for autumn, apples are pretty much good year-round so there’s no…

Strawberry Peeps – Wholesome Marshmallow Treats

Happy Weekend! There are two sides to Easter- traditional/religious or commercial. For either way it’s celebrated, there are sweet treats to coincide with each. As much as I wanted to make hot cross buns, I was reminded of those colorfully captivating sugary confections as I strolled through the local Target. Although I haven’t had one…

Shredded Chipotle Chicken – Party on a Plate & Better Fast Food

Hey! So I have a problem to admit – I’m kind of a closet Chipotle fan from everything from the cilantro-lime rice to the braised meats. While there’s nothing wrong with it once in a while, there’s still something sort of “uppity/hipster-ish” about the restaurant chain. Once it got big, somehow prices went up, they started…

Honey Almond Crunch Pretzels – Just Like the Mall

Between chips and dip, fresh baked bread will definitely propel you onto a greater level of domestic genius if you’re hosting a party anytime soon. While we don’t necessarily cook to impress others (for the most part anyway…), it is nice to do something different. Speaking of bread, we’re not talking French baguette and butter here, but rather…

Better for You Banana Streusel Muffins – Healthy Baking Experiment

Based on my previous attempts to bake on the lighter side, I’m still skeptical about it. I know vegan and vegetarian baked goods are on the rise with the whole trend, but honestly, eating this way doesn’t satisfy my appetite one bit. For this recipe, I tried to substitute chia seeds for eggs, and while…

Mexican Salsa- Inspired Hummus – Healthy Snacking

So add this to the 999,000,000th hummus recipe you’ve seen on the web within the past several years. However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve a fighting chance because the beauty of this legume-y dip is its versatility. I love the creamy richness that makes me feel like I’m not really depriving myself. I think we’ve all…

Lighter Sesame Orange Chicken – Kung Pao-ish

So let’s just cut to the chase – there’s something addicting in the orange chicken that that certain Chinese fast food company with the masked bear for a mascot/logo offers. As much as hardcore Panda lovers enjoy their fix, it’s definitely not a healthy habit to develop. Every now and then is okay, but fried food…

Sweet & Savory Baked Sweet Potato Chips – Healthy Snacking

Happy Monday! Snacking is my culprit to an otherwise clean eating kind of day. It’s somewhat comforting knowing that there’s something to munch on that easily only takes a second to tear open, and as an added bonus, helps to relieve the everyday stresses of life. Kinda deep for just a bag of potato chips, but…

Citrus Meringue Tart – Spring Time Anytime

Happy Saturday! So now that spring is creeping up closer with the day lasting a little longer, it may have you on the lookout for bright citrusy sweets. As much as I love the bumper crops that fall is known for, spring has so much to offer as well. If your sweet tooth beckons, then…

Poached Salmon with Sauteed Spinach, Peas, and Pine Nuts- Clean Eating

Healthy cooking and eating is difficult, even for those like me whose passion it is to learn the power of food as medicine. However, it playfully forces us to use our creativity and ingenuity that is a testament to our overall knowledge of food preparation. So let’s accept this challenge with our heads held high,…