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Happy National Taco Day!!!!

As a girl who lived in Southern California for eight years, I have had some seriously good fish tacos. Of course, the best fish taco I ever had was in Mexico, and that fateful taco inspired this recipe. You might want to sit down before you try the garlic sauce—it’ll knock your sombrero right off. […]

Quinoa Kale Tabbouleh

  MAKES 4 SERVINGS When I was growing up, my mother used to make tabbouleh, and I remember thinking it was “icky healthy food.” I’ve since realized that tabbouleh can be phenomenal. This recipe is high in flavor and nutrition, replacing bulgur wheat with gluten-free and protein-packed quinoa. Dig in!   Quinoa Kale Tabbouleh   […]

Zucchini Pizza Crust With Lemony Pea Pesto

    Nutrition Stripped: 100 Whole-Food Recipes Made Deliciously Simple     If you’re not following McKell Hill’s Instagram page, you absolutely must. It is eye candy for the belly, and a stunning collection of inspiration for anyone inspired by health, wellness, and a delicious meal. Hill is about to release her new book, Nutrition […]

‘Cure Me’ Chicken, Kale + White Bean Soup

  ‘Tis the season for everyone to be sick. Seriously—it’s a war zone out there full of aggressive germs with no mercy. I’ve been personally fighting off a mini sinus infection, and knew I could knock this out through good food, a ridiculous amount of neti pot-ing, and homeopathic approaches. I’ve been pounding my sinus […]

Classic White Truffle Pasta

  Pimped Out Buttered Noodles I just had the week of a lifetime. I traveled all over Italy with Lucini Italia to see Italy through their eyes and enjoy the olive harvest. I plan on sharing much more about this trip soon, but immediately need to share my truffle foraging experience. We had a gorgeous […]

Zucchini ‘Cacio e Pepe’

Buon Appetito! Cacio e Pepe is a classic Roman pasta dish which means “cheese and pepper”. It’s a testament to the statement, “less is more”. It’s absolutely delicious and a quick solution to a rumbling belly, but I wanted to find a way to create it without the heavy feeling of cheese and pasta. Zucchini […]

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Spicy Lemon Shrimp

    Slap Ya Mama Good! I had a long, full weekend of work and travel and found myself staring into space in my bathrobe once I returned home, wondering what I was going to eat for dinner. I was so tired that I thought I’d have a dinner of broth and call it a […]

Golden Beet Pasta with Okra

  Pantry Pasta to the Rescue! I had a full morning with very little fuel. I kicked off the day by teaching a local class for Under Armour at Belk, followed by a martial arts conditioning and sparring class that had me resembling a ripe, drenched tomato by the end of class. I ran a few […]

Farmer’s Market Helper

    My Childhood Favorite All Grown Up   I grew up in Kansas where the ultimate treat was picking out a new flavor of Hamburger Helper for dinner. I was always overcome with excitement at the prospect of a new, fancy box wielding a new promising delicious flavor. Of course, fast forward to being […]

Sweet Potato ‘Pasta’ with Spicy Vodka Sauce

Different Than the Real Thing, Baby! . . . .and different is a good thing! I’ve gotta say, I’m in a pretty committed relationship with my spiralizer. Dr. Will Cole has me off grains for a while as we work on strengthening my digestion, so I’ve been replacing my deep affinity towards pasta with veggie noodles […]