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Stir Fry Beef and Asparagus in Oyster Sauce Recipe + 4 Tips for the Perfect Stir Fry

Stir Fry Beef and Asparagus in Oyster Sauce + 4 Tips for the Perfect Stir Fry- this deliciously simple one-pan meal is perfect for busy weeknights

Learn how to make Stir-Fry Beef and Asparagus in Oyster Sauce and 4 Tips for the Perfect Stir Fry. What you'll learn: 4 Tips for the Perfect Stir Fry Ingredients for the Perfect Stir Fry Stir Fry Beef with Oyster Sauce is a classic Chinese dish that I've made so many times that I don't even think about it as a recipe. Usually, I add red or green peppers, and sometimes sliced onions, but this past week, I used asparagus. It's almost Spring and even though there's still snow on the … [Continue Reading...]

Chicken Curry Fried Rice Recipe

Chicken Curry Fried Rice - a quick, easy and healthy one-pan dinner made with leftover cooked chicken, brown rice, carrots and peas. Toasted almonds make a nice crunchy topping.

Chicken Curry Fried Rice is a healthy and delicious one pan meal that turns leftover chicken and leftover steamed brown rice into a deliciously healthy meal. Almost everyone has had fried rice at a Chinese restaurant, but have you ever had Curry Fried Rice? I don't think I've ever seen it on the menu anywhere, but it's so easy to make at home. Fried rice is one of those meals that was created as a way to use all all the bits and pieces of leftovers in the refrigerator, including leftover … [Continue Reading...]

Cheese Stuffed Turkey Quinoa Mushroom Meatloaf with Sriracha Barbecue Sauce

Cheese Stuffed Turkey Quinoa Mushroom Meatloaf - this decadently delicious meatloaf is made healthier with quinoa and a whole pack of mushrooms

This Cheese Stuffed Turkey Quinoa Mushroom Meatloaf with Sriracha Barbecue Sauce has a "Wow" factor that will please the pickiest of eaters. Do you like surprises? I had all good intentions of making a super light meatloaf recipe with lots of vegetables tucked in...and look what happened. "Cheese Stuffed" is what happened. Yup, I just couldn't resist. It happened the day I made our little puppy a squeaky toy with four squeakers sewn into a pair of old socks. Somehow, as I saw how happy … [Continue Reading...]

Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Flaxseed Almond Muffins Recipe

Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Flaxseed Almond Muffins - these healthy muffins use flaxseed to replace half the oil in the typical recipe

These Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Flaxseed Almond Muffins use healthy flaxseed to replace half the oil in the typical muffin recipe. I love cooking for other people, especially folks who are going through a rough patch and need a little help with meals. One of my friends that I've been cooking for over the past year is so sweet. Whenever she returns the empty containers from the food I've made, she thoughtfully tucks in a thank you note, a favorite recipe, some spices from my favorite spice … [Continue Reading...]

Slow Cooker Lentil Smoked Ham Soup

Slow Cooker Lentil Smoked Ham Soup - made with mineral rich chicken bone broth and a smoky ham bone, this simple lentil soup is rich and flavorful

This simple Slow Cooker Lentil Smoked Ham Soup is so flavorful, no one will guess just how easy it is to make. A number of years ago, I took a cooking class with a local French chef and he made the most incredible lentil soup. The recipe was so simple, yet the soup had such flavor that I still remember that bowl of soup. The key to his lentil soup was simply adding some smoked ham. I have to confess my love for smokey flavors. You might remember my Smashed Avocado Toast with Smoked Salmon … [Continue Reading...]

Mineral Rich Chicken Bone Broth Recipe {Paleo}

Mineral Rich Chicken Bone Broth {Paleo} - sip on a cup of this mineral rich bone broth or use it as a base for soups, stews or sauces - it's healthy and nourishing, and facilitates digestion

This Mineral Rich Chicken Bone Broth is a staple recipe every cook should have - sip it as is, or use it as a base in soups, sauces and stews.  I've been making lots of soup this winter, and keeping my freezer and refrigerator full of bone broths. Oftentimes, I have extra chicken bones and vegetable scraps that I throw in the freezer that I can throw into a pot to make chicken broth whenever I feel like it. However, recently, I've been been reading about the health benefits of gelatin in … [Continue Reading...]

Puppy Love #7: Are You Chasing Your Own Tail

Australian Labradoodle 19 weeks old

Here’s some Puppy Love from me to you, on Are You Chasing Your Own Tail. It's March and we just got hit with two more snow storms this week - we are literally buried in snow as you can see from this picture of Sunny sitting on top of a pile of snow on our street. I have to admit with all this snow, I've been feeling a bit buried myself. It's hard to get motivated to do the things I know need to get done, like my taxes, the laundry, and other chores. I used to be super organized … [Continue Reading...]

Spicy Korean Beef Noodle Soup Recipe

Spicy Korean Beef Noodle Soup - made with rich beef bone broth and spiced up with red pepper flakes, this Asian noodle soup will warm up your belly

This Spicy Korean Beef Noodle Soup is made with rich beef bone broth and spiced up with Korean red pepper flakes ~ it will warm up your belly. It was just 15 degrees one day last week (3 degrees with the windchill factor) and this Spicy Korean Beef Noodle Soup was calling my name. I had made a batch of Mineral Rich Beef Bone Broth so it was the perfect reason to try this wintery Korean soup. I've got a few Korean cookbooks in my collection and pieced together a version of a spicy beef … [Continue Reading...]

Mineral Rich Beef Bone Broth Recipe {Paleo}

Mineral Rich Beef Bone Broth {Paleo} - drink a mug of this mineral rich bone broth - it's healthy and nourishing, and facilitates digestion

This Mineral Rich Beef Bone Broth is great for sipping as well as using in soups and sauces. Bone broths are all the rage these days, selling for as much as a cup of Starbucks coffee at some places. These bone broths are nothing like the kind you buy at the supermarket. They're rich in minerals and full of natural gelatin. It's really quite funny because bone broths have been around forever in the Asian culture and in French cooking (dating back to 1682). Gelatin was considered one of … [Continue Reading...]

Quinoa Beet Kale Apple Walnut Goat Cheese Salad Recipe {Progressive Eats}

Quinoa Beet Kale Apple Walnut Goat Cheese Salad - a healthy winter salad perfect for lunch or dinner

This Quinoa Beet Kale Apple Walnut Goat Cheese Salad is the perfect winter salad for lunch or dinner. Making new friends as as kid isn't easy, and as an adult, I think it's sometimes even harder. We have our set of friends that we've known for years and are comfortable with. Plus, we're short on time, so why bother, right? I have to admit I went through that phase for a while because it was just easier. Like many people, I hung out with people who had kids that were doing the same … [Continue Reading...]

Copycat Panera Creamy Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

Copycat Panera Bread Creamy Tomato Basil Soup - so creamy and delicious, just like Panera's!

This Copycat Panera Creamy Tomato Basil Soup is so creamy and delicious, you'll want to make it time and time again. Do you like Panera Bread? I have to admit I was never a big fan and hadn't been there in a while, but my son likes their tomato soup. So, last week when he was on Spring break, I took him to Panera Bread for lunch as a special treat. I was pleasantly surprised to find a few new additions to their menu, including a brothy Lentil Quinoa Bowl served with a Cage-Free Egg which I … [Continue Reading...]