Cilantro Peanut Ginger Dressing

By Katie Lehn, RD Looking for something delicious to dip your veggies in? Or, perhaps something to give your salad a tangy, Thai twist? Try out this delectable (and not to mention quick and easy) Cilantro Peanut Ginger Dressing! Ginger contains powerful anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols. It also has an ability to sooth and ease […]

Lemon Thyme Spaghetti Squash

by Katie Lehn I was recently gifted a basket full of fresh herbs from a friend’s beautiful garden.  Basil & sage & thyme, oh my! It was perfect timing, as I have been going through a creative cooking dry spell.  There’s nothing like a pile of fresh herbs to get you inspired in the kitchen! I don’t […]

Chinese Takeout…Revamped

One of my favorite comfort foods is Chinese takeout and I think it’s safe to say I’m not alone in the struggle to find nourishing options. In my attempt to make a healthier choice while ordering in, I recently came across a delicious dish of Chinese broccoli with garlic sauce. Let me tell you, Old […]

Dinner in Under 30

Kirkland Organic No-Salt Seasoning blend was an impulse buy last time we were in CostCo. Organic-good. No Salt-wonderful. Seasoning blend-gluten free? Yes, it’s gluten free! All this means that this Seasoning blend is a super-fast, delicious short cut that I look forward to using! Here’s an example of a very easy, totally balanced dinner that […]

Summertime Oatmeal (Muesli)

I really love oatmeal. But eating oatmeal all summer is a little ridiculous. It’s much too hot for hot cereal! That’s why I make Summertime Oatmeal. It’s a great way of enjoying oatmeal all year! Some may call this muesli. But since I’ve only had real muesli once in my life, I really can’t say […]

Dark Chocolate Dipped Oranges

This is an extraordinarily simple treat that looks fantastic. Make it as a fun sweet-snack or serve it as an elegant dessert. And yes, there are health benefits here! Anti-inflammatory Antioxidants Oranges and dark chocolate both contain anti-inflammatory compounds from a family of antioxidants called flavonoids. Flavonoids are antioxidants that exert anti-inflammatory actions in the […]

Mexican Hot Cocoa

What a tasty treat! Hot cocoa spiked with cinnamon is simply delicious. With high quality chocolate it’s indulgent.  This is a fun gift that has Southwestern flair written all over it!  Use old jars and ribbon for a very inexpensive and thoughtful gift. Cocoa has antioxidant power that helps to reduce the risk for heart […]

Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower

Let me start by saying that I LOVE mashed potatoes.  I enjoy making this recipe because I feel great eating mashed potatoes knowing that I am also eating my cruciferous veggies, a family of vegetables that includes all-important, disease-fighting broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts (stay tuned this month for a great roasted Brussels sprouts […]

Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole is another Thanksgiving classic that can be modified to be a bit tastier, a lot healthier and certainly more special.  Usually the casserole is made with condensed cream of mushroom soup which provides half your daily dose of sodium in one portion. Furthermore, 50% of its calories come from fat. When you check the ingredient […]

Pumpkin Pie with Ginger Pecan Crust

I have fond memories of making pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving. We were sure to convert our family recipe to a gluten-free recipe when I was diagnosed with celiac disease three years ago. Then came my efforts to reduce the sugar. This recipe does the trick! Be sure to save room for a slice of this […]

Tastier, Healthier, Lighter Coleslaw

Coleslaw is the classic side to burgers and can be really healthy! This coleslaw is made lighter and tastier with canola mayo and yogurt in the dressing. Choose non-GMO canola mayo rather than traditional mayo that is made with soybean oil.  Soybean oil is high in inflammatory omega 6 fats, whereas canola oil is high […]