Simple Chicken Skewers with Spicy, Nutty Sauce

I got lucky last night. I tried out a new dish with my boys and they loved it. Ate every single bite without stopping, then asked for more when it was gone. These grilled chicken skewers with spicy nutty sauce are tasty, and snazzy enough to serve to adults. Jackpot. I was surprised because my boys aren't [...]

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Have you ever wondered why salads taste so much better when eating out? Hint: it’s the dressing! It’s all about the dressing. But many dressings are full of high fructose corn syrup, loads of sugar, and inflammatory oils. This is not what I want to be pouring over my greens! After all, shouldn’t your salad dressing be as healthy [...]

Guacamole My Way

Rich and filling, avocados are high in fat – the good kind – and relatively calorie-dense. Guacamole, the salad/sauce of avocado, tomato, chiles, onion, and cilantro, is at its best when at its freshest and simplest – which doesn’t mean there isn’t room for a secret ingredient! A generous dollop of Chipotle Vegenaise adds a [...]

Moroccan Chicken & Butternut Squash Soup

I teach cooking classes at Cancer Support Community in Bozeman, Montana, and one of the regular participants requested that I teach something with butternut squash. I started with this recipe but tried to make it more nutrient-dense by increasing the amounts of protein and healthy fat. Its medium-thick broth is hearty, sweet and spicy. The [...]

Sweet Potato Stew for a Sun-Kissed Glow

Being the health advocate she is, it didn’t make sense to me that Kate Murphy, founder of Health Revolt, is always perfectly glowing. I wondered if she were secretly sneaking off to a few sessions on a tanning bed, but no way – no health savvy person would do that! The thing is, no matter how [...]

Chili My Way – Easy, Tasty, Thick & Hearty

I grew up in Oklahoma, which is probably why I say “yes, please” to anything Tex-Mex. One of the first cookbooks I ever bought was the El Paso Chile Company’s Texas Border Cookbook. I’ve been working on my own versions of two recipes from that book – one for guacamole, the other for chili. Here’s [...]

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

This cauliflower soup recipe will blow your mind. It will leave you satisfied and wondering….how in the heck there are no potatoes in it? Cauliflower is loaded with vitamin C, containing many cancer-fighting properties. It is also rich in vitamin K, which has numerous anti-inflammatory benefits. This soup is low in calories and very high [...]