Side Dishes · Uncategorized

Quick Roasted Green Beans

A healthy and tasty side dish that goes from the fridge to the table in under 30 minutes.  Hi there! It’s been a while, I know. This is a super busy time of year at work, and by the time I get home, make dinner, work out (0n a good day), shower and clean up…I’m… Continue reading Quick Roasted Green Beans

Healthy · Side Dishes · Uncategorized

Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes”

Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes” are a low carb, Paleo friendly substitute to traditional mashed potatoes. Like many people, I’m making a conscious effort this month to eat healthfully to try to undo some of the (fun, delicious and very festive) damage done over the holiday season. My husband Justin proposed that we do a 30 day… Continue reading Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes”

Holidays · Side Dishes · Thanksgiving · Uncategorized

Citrus Scented Cranberry Sauce

Sweet and tart cranberry sauce infused with bright citrus juice and zest, this cranberry sauce is a perfect complement to your Thanksgiving dinner. And your leftover turkey sandwich, too! Can you feel it? I certainly can. The holidays are breathing down our necks, inching closer as we speak. No matter how eagerly I await this… Continue reading Citrus Scented Cranberry Sauce

Comfort Food · Holidays · Side Dishes · Thanksgiving · Uncategorized

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Smoothy, creamy and oh-so-decadent mashed potatoes are the perfect addition to a Thanksgiving table. Extra credit for being able to make them the day before. Well folks, we made it to election day. Our country has been been mired in dissension and bitter opposition these past few months leading up to the election. It certainly hasn’t been pretty.… Continue reading Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Salads · Side Dishes · Uncategorized

Autumn Quinoa Salad with Maple Cider Vinaigrette

Hi there! How was your first weekend of fall 2016? Mine was an ideal mix of productivity and active relaxation. A couple of spin classes, ALL the laundry and a Thanksgiving style turkey dinner on Sunday evening have left me renewed and invigorated…and just a little sleepy. I’m no good at inactive relaxation (aka sitting… Continue reading Autumn Quinoa Salad with Maple Cider Vinaigrette

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“Twice Baked” Mashed Potatoes

When I was a kid, I went through about a 3 year period where I would not touch mashed potatoes. They morally offended me. You see, while I was in kindergarten I very bravely went through the lunch line all on my own one day. First on the plate was some sad, limp slices of… Continue reading “Twice Baked” Mashed Potatoes

Side Dishes · Uncategorized

Butter Roasted Potatoes

CARBS! I made us carbs! Do I need to say anything else? Seriously, just look. Golden, crispy, glorious carbs. Words are unnecessary. Heck, even a fork is optional. But. Just in case you need more convincing, here’s the situation. While I’m not one to turn down a good carb, the problem is that some carbs just aren’t… Continue reading Butter Roasted Potatoes