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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Due West Salad

    Home is Where the Good Food is!   I travel for a living, which means finding consistencies in meals I want to eat can be a royal pain in the arse. When I’m home, I get to cook and eat exactly what my body wants—I pick every ingredient and know exactly what I’m […]

Walnut Meat Tacos with Sun Dried Tomato Spread

Meaty Meatless Tacos!   I was recently getting my lashes done with the amazing Daniella Allen out of Charleston, SC. I basically lay there for an hour or so with my eyes closed, so we have ample time to talk about anything ranging from family life, travel, to recipes. She was going on and on […]

Sweet Potato Turkey Cakes with Kimchi Ketchup

  You Say Potato, I Say Turkey Cakes   I love potatoes. To quote one of my best friends, “I’ve never met a potato I haven’t liked.” I also grew up on meat balls and have a fond place in my heart for this style of protein. The idea of blending a potato with a […]

Grilled Carrot Dogs

4th of July Showstopper! I come from a baseball family, which means hot dogs, peanuts, beer, and a night at the ballpark is like a warm hug. The problem is, well—the hot dogs. Mystery meat that most likely doesn’t come from an organic, local and humane source. There are a few decent brands out there, […]