Avocado Caprese Salad

During the summer months when it is just so hot outside, cooking near the hot oven might seem like suicide in the south. That’s why I get creative, creating side dishes and other meals that can be served chilled and don’t take too much energy putting together. We recently had a fish fry with some…

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Simply Roasted Veggies

This recipe is one of my absolute favorites to make because of the simplicity of putting it together, leaving it in the oven, and ease of cleaning up after dinner. If you are looking for an easy side dish to make for your family (or yourself), this is definitely one to post on the fridge….

“Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash”

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, especially if I have the time to actually cook something. But let’s face it, most of us don’t have an abundance of time in the morning to make a big spread of homemade biscuits, brewed coffee, poached eggs, and freshly squeezed juice. It’s just not going to…

Busting 5 Common Food Trends

It happened, it finally happened! I have finally become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and I am so excited to get back in the game (and out of the study books) to share so much of what I have learned with you. The road to becoming a Registered Dietitian was a long one but I am…

Sustainable Living With Plant Proteins

  Within the last five to ten years, plant proteins have gained an escalating interest with consumers. It’s been considered to be one of the hottest and newest trends on the market, allowing plant-based vegetarians, vegans, and others alike an easy way to receive more protein in their diets. Some studies have shown the benefits…

My Famous Guacamole

  This recipe showcase is long past over due, but leave your doubts at the door because this simple yet simply delicious recipe will knock the icing off your store bought guacamole. There’s nothing much to it- avocado, cilantro, pepper, tomato- the freshest ingredients around to give it a fresh bite. It gives even the pickiest of eaters something to…

Shrimp Ceviche Lettuce Wraps

  Come on Summer, you’re almost here! I can almost taste you. The sweetness from the summer’s abundant fruit offerings to the zesty zing of fresh squeezed lime juice. To me, Summer means longer days, lighter meals, and fresher ingredients. To me, Summer is a way of life, it’s what us southerners dream of during the…

Fiesta Shrimp and Farro Salad

Alright guys, you asked for it, so here it is. Can I get a drum roll please…. The protein packed, whole grain goodness, veggie lovers delight, whopper of a salad that uses avocado as a dressing! Can I get an amen to this beautiful masterpiece? This recipe happened by accident this past week when Justin…

The Easiest “Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes”

Buckwheat, despite the name, is actually a fruit related to the rhubarb plant. However, it is still considered a ‘psuedocereal’ because of it’s characteristics mimicking that of a cereal grain. Buckwheat is 100% naturally gluten free (ideal for people with celiac) but still 100% great tasting. Among other things, it contains high amounts of vitamins and…

“Chicken Turmeric Curry with Jasmine Rice”

Okay so I have a funny story to tell you about where I found my inspiration for this post. I’ll be honest, I promise. Last week, during my foodservice rotation in my Dietetic Internship I was helping out in public school kitchens. I worked three days alongside the foodservice workers to get a better understanding…