Southwest Salad

A southwest salad may mean Fritos and tons of meat to you but this one is packed with as much crunch, flavor and ingredients that are really good for you. I whipped this up at my Summer Self Care and Salads workshop and it was a hit. This was probably my favorite of the three…

chicken kabobs

Chili and Lime Chicken Kabobs

Well you all know about my pepper obsession, so here is another great dish that will make your palate salivate. If you are sensitive to spice, use less chili powder. Make sure to get pasture-raised, organic chicken whenever possible. This is important because there are a ton of food label claims that confuse the consumer….

Tofu Stir Fry

Serves: 2 Hands-on time: 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes Gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free Ingredients 1 package extra-firm tofu 1 cup quinoa ½ large yellow onion, diced 2 carrots, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 cup kale 2 tbsp Bragg’s liquid aminos 2 tbsp hot…

Chili Lime salmon with peppers and onions

Chili Lime Salmon with Peppers and Onions

I love making recipes on one pan. It is so easy to prepare and clean up! This salmon was packed with a tasty bite and the veggies on the side just added to the flavor of the fish. The chili-lime combo is to die for. Try it out! Serves: 4 Hands-on time: 15 minutes Total Time:…

spicy butternut squash soup

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

It’s freezing cold outside and all you want to do is cuddle up in a cozy blanket. A nice bowl of hot soup would do just the trick as you look out the window and see the snowflakes coming down. Maybe it’s rain and 47℉ if you’re in the city of Chicago on February 7th….

roasted red pepper soup

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

If you have been reading the blogs, you already know my love for red peppers. This soup is my all-time favorite soup. The vitamin C and carotenoid content of bell peppers increases as the fruit ripens. This creates more antioxidants, which bring many health benefits. You can ripen the fruit even after it’s been harvested for…

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Did you know red peppers and green peppers come from the same plant? You just keep the green peppers on the vine a little bit long and they’ll turn red! Peppers are a part of the nightshade family. This means they usually grow overnight and they could be a concern to some individuals. With my…

stuffed acorn squash

Getting squashed!

We’re getting stuffed with this acorn…literally! This acorn squash is filled with a deliciously packed quinoa, pepper, avocado mixture. Quinoa is a great staple to have in a kitchen! It’s alkalizing, meaning it eliminates toxins, such as heavy metals from the kidneys. Quinoa has an amazing nutrient profile and not many people are allergic to…