Monthly Archives: February 2016

Asian Roasted Cabbage

CabbageMove over eggplant, cabbage is my newest obsession. It’s one of those vegetables that you really only think of when you hear corned beef but it needs to become part of your veggie rotation!  It’s one of those low carb veggies that takes on that noodle-y type consistency when softened.  I’ve been experimenting with different ways to eat it but this recipe here has those Asian flavors that sometimes we forget to venture into when cooking cleanly.  The ingredients are minimal and the prep is quick which makes it even better.  Pair this with some grilled steak and you’ve got a winning dinner combo.  If you aren’t looking for an ethnic side dish, then all you need for a perfect roasted cabbage dish is olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  I literally could eat a simple roasted cabbage dish every night.  Continue reading

Kelly’s Soft Batch Crunch Cookies

Valentine's CookiesThese cookies are bad. They have no nutritional value whatsoever.  But they are like heaven in your mouth and too good not to share.  When I eat something “bad” I do it with full knowledge of what I’m putting in my body.  I don’t pretend that it’s ok or try to justify it.  I don’t do it often but when I do I make sure it’s worth every bite and consequence that goes with it.  And that’s all I have to say about that J These are the real deal and I have concocted the perfect combination of flavors for you to enjoy this Valentine’s day. When making these cookies, the recipe for the dough stays the same, however you can mix and match cookie and candy combinations.  Below I will give you a few of my favorites that I gave out as my Valentine’s treats this year… Continue reading

Shredded BBQ Chicken

BBQ ChickI’ve been craving all things BBQ lately.  But sometimes the weather doesn’t permit sending my husband out to grill me something for dinner.  And with all this rain, the grilling has been minimal.  Grilled meat and chicken is generally my favorite way to eat protein, and BBQ sauce is my version of ketchup.  It wasn’t until my adulthood that I actually started to like ketchup so as a kid I was the one dipping my French fries in BBQ sauce.

There are so many options out there when it comes to BBQ sauce and many of them are loaded with sugar.  As a result, often people monitoring their eating habits, whether it be Paleo, clean eating or flexible dieting will opt to make their own sauce. Continue reading