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Smashed Avocado Toast with Egg and Smoked Salmon

Smashed Avocado Toast with Smoked Salmon and Egg - try this simple, healthy breakfast - it will keep your belly full all morning

Smashed Avocado Toast with Egg and Smoked Salmon is a satisfying and easy breakfast to make. I'm still cleaning up after the holidays believe it or not. My sister-in-law and her family stayed with us over the holidays...then there was the mad scramble to get my oldest son ready to leave the country for a college course in Asia, and packing up the rest of the clan for a quick get away to Florida. So, you can imagine the state of affairs that I left our house in. It was a rude awakening when … [Continue Reading...]

12 Healthy Main Course Salads

12 Healthy Main Course Salads - start off the New Year with these healthy and delicious salads, packed with whole grains and lots of veggies

These Healthy Main Course Salads are packed with lots of whole ingredients that are good for you and will satisfy your appetite. This week, I'm turning to some of my favorite hearty, healthy salads and soups to start off the year on a healthy note. These salads are packed with real, whole ingredients ~ whole grains, greens, veggies, fruits and nuts. They're hearty and satisfying, and could easily be main course salads. These would make a great dinner, and leftovers would be perfect for lunch … [Continue Reading...]

10 Favorite Healthy Soup Recipes

Ten Favorite Healthy Soup Recipes - ten recipes to take you through the winter and keep your belly warm

Kick off the New Year with one or more of these 10 Favorite Healthy Soup Recipes. During the winter, there's nothing like a bowl of hot steamy soup. Whether you like your soup chunky or creamy and smooth, a bowl of soup is pure comfort in the simplest form. Soups are filling, and a great way to get you veggies into your daily diet. Happy New Year everyone! After all the holiday celebrating, I'm looking forward to eating lighter, aren't you? Today, I'm sharing my favorite healthy soup … [Continue Reading...]

Three Bean Butternut Squash Vegetarian Chili Recipe

Three Bean Vegetarian Chili - hearty and delicious with butternut squash, this chili will warm your belly

Enjoy this healthy hearty Three Bean Butternut Squash Vegetarian Chili - it's satisfyingly delicious! With the holidays behind us, many of us are trying to get back on track with a healthy, lighter diet. Since we're in the thick of winter, we still crave heavier stick-to-your-ribs meals that are often richer than what we eat during warmer months of the year. So how do we satisfy these cravings while eating healthy? The trick is making comfort food that satisfies the desire for hearty … [Continue Reading...]

Happy New Year 2015!

Happy New Year 2015

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Spicy Ahi Tuna Avocado Tartare Bites

Spicy Tuna Avocado Tartare Bites - a quick and easy appetizer that everyone will devour!

Spicy Ahi Tuna Avocado Tartare Bites are easy to make and a fun way to celebrate the New Year. This is a great recipe for using up bits and pieces of fresh sushi-grade tuna. When I made my Spicy Ahi Tuna Avocado Cucumber Appetizers, I needed uniform pieces of tuna, which resulted in some irregular pieces and scraps of tuna. Those scraps are perfect for turning into this easy appetizer. As I reflect back on 2014, I think about how fortunate I am to have my health, my beautiful four boys and … [Continue Reading...]

Greek Roasted Lemon Cauliflower and Potatoes with Feta Cheese

Roasted Greek Lemon Cauliflower and Potatoes with Feta Cheese - so easy and delicious, you'll want to add this to your side dish repertoire

Greek Roasted Lemon Cauliflower and Potatoes with Feta Cheese is an easy and flavorful side dish, with a touch of fresh mint. I've always wanted to try making Greek Lemon Potatoes but never gotten around to it. One of my best friends is married to a Greek and she has shared some Greek recipes with me over the years. Although I never got her Greek lemon potatoes recipe, I've heard all about them over the years. So, when I was challenged to make a Mediterranean side dish for this month's … [Continue Reading...]

Most Popular Posts 2014

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It's always fun to take a look back over the year to see the Most Popular Posts for the year. By most popular, I  mean the posts on my blog that generated the most traffic. The results were pretty interesting. While several of the posts were large roundups of recipes, two related to special dietary needs. I'm really thrilled that people have found my blog a good resource, whether you're looking for healthy recipes, or something more specific, like soft food recipes or low residue, low fiber … [Continue Reading...]

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas 2014

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ!   May God bless you and your loved ones this holiday season!   … [Continue Reading...]

Crustless Sausage Spinach Mushroom Quiche Recipe

Crustless Sausage Spinach Mushroom Quiche - perfect for brunch over the holidays!

This Crustless Sausage Spinach Mushroom Quiche is hearty and satisfying, perfect for brunch. Recently, I volunteered to make a quiche for our church's newscomers' brunch. I love the idea of a group of people cooking for others as a way to welcome them. Although I would have loved to make a breakfast casserole of some sort, I ended up making this quiche simply because I thought it would be better served at room temperature than the breakfast casserole. When I spotted this recipe on … [Continue Reading...]

100+ Healthy Holiday Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

100+ Healthy Holiday Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Bookmark (or PIN) this collection of 100+ Healthy Holiday Breakfast and Brunch Recipes and refer to it often. One of our Christmas morning traditions is to prepare a big brunch. We open presents really late - tortuous for the kids, but it teaches they a little self-control. Another tradition is to have each of the kids choose a Bible verse and read it aloud to everyone. After we take some family pictures, everyone rips into their presents. We've been doing this since our kids were young, … [Continue Reading...]