Here’s a healthier taco salad with ground turkey, lots of taco-like fixings, and a super simple salsa-yogurt dressing.
Category Archives: Real Food
“Pizza” Spinach Salad
Pizza…but make it SALAD. Let’s be real: When am I not wanting pizza? I pretty much want it any time, any day, but I doubt my body would tolerate all that cheese day in and day out. When I’ve got a hankering for pizza in a given week but it’s not in the cards, I […]
Tuna + Pickle Pasta Salad
Whether it’s lunch time or snack time or you’re off to a summer BBQ, this creamy, tangy, crunchy, dilly pasta salad is a total crowd pleaser that you’ll keep going back to.
Caprese Pasta Salad
All the best things about caprese but less fancy, kid-friendly, and in the form of a pasta salad.
“Better-Than-Takeout” Chinese Chicken
Chickity-China, the Chinese CHICKEN! (Name that song…) OK fine, I’ll tell you: it’s “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies, and I have vivid memories of rollerblading and rocking out to this song on the radio in my parents’ unfinished basement in the late 90s. But one thing I do NOT remember is having Chinese, ever, during […]
Pesto Pasta Alla Vodka
About lastnight…this mama was in the kitchen, and I tackled a new pasta dish that I’ve been wanting to try for quite some time. I love love love whipping up pasta dishes–and of course, I also love that more often than not, everyone in the family approves. THIS dish, inspired by Half Baked Harvest was […]
Sweet + Spicy Salad with Chipotle Ranch
I have been sitting on this salad recipe for way too long–OK just a few weeks, but still–and it’s time to get it out there. It’s simple but SO DANG GOOD. It’s at that level of goodness that urged me to have this for lunch 2 weeks in a row. The recipe inspiration comes from […]
Grilled Chicken with Peach Chutney Recipe
This recipe, with its juicy, plump peaches, always takes me right back to Davidson, North Carolina. Every Saturday in the summer, we would go to the Davidson Farmer’s Market, and Bennett and I would pick out the perfect crate of local, softball-sized, southern peaches. I have to say: Nothing compares to peaches from the South. […]
Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe
This meal is up there in my list of all-time favorites. It’s adapted from one of my go-to blogger moms–Wellness Mama. She came up with this concoction, and I must say, it’s a winner at our house. Bennett inhales it, along with the rest of us. I love the sweet yet salty combo of the […]
How to Bottle and Flavor Kombucha: Four Fun Recipes
This is the best part about brewing booch at home: bottling and flavoring! YOU have all the control. You can choose to use diced fruit, herbs, veggies, or you can use purees or juice to create your kombucha concoctions. I’ve even made kombufee–yes, that’s kombucha coffee (it’s not for everyone, but I like it)! The […]