Posts in Soups & Salads
Deconstructed Tacos

Do half your taco seem to end up broken before they even get filled? No problem! In fact, you have to break them for this sheet pan dinner. Compared to tortilla chips, those broken corn shells give you a crunchy, but sturdier base for nachos that’s also lower in fat, sodium and calories!

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Pickled Onions

Y’all, I don’t pickle, can or preserve much of anything. That is, until I spent a few days at Tulane’s Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine back in March and learned a trick on how to pickle the perfect onion. The second I tried those pork tacos with pickled onion and queso fresco - I was sold on this recipe forever.

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Meatless Burrito Bowl

There’s nothing that I love more than a meal in a bowl - except for maybe a meal in a bowl that I don’t have to cook - which makes my Meatless Burrito Bowls one that I love prepping ahead for weekday lunches.  It’s also one that’s super-easy to throw together for a quick meal for those weeks when I’ve failed to do much meal prep. 

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Farmer's Market Friday : Grilled Chicken & Peach Salad

I honestly don't know where to begin with this salad because it is just SO good.  I love the combination of greens, fruit, cheese, nuts and veggies in my salads. Now use my favorite local peaches, arugula, red onion, tomato, walnuts and goat cheese and you've got a pretty top notch salad. Top it with grilled chicken marinaded in my homemade all-purpose marinade and you really can't go wrong! 

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Farmer's Market Friday : Purple Potato Salad

Like me, you've probably stumbled upon purple potatoes at your local farmer's market, but instead of buying a basket full, you likely opted for more familiar potatoes - white, red or sweet. Don't let this unfamiliar potato be intimidating!  It is definitely worth a try! You are going to love this easy and unintimidating Purple Potato Salad recipe that will surely be a crowd pleaser by the end of the summer! It is light and fresh and the perfect side for just about any dish.

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Thai Chicken Soup

Coconut milk and pureed butternut squash give this quick soup a velvety rich texture without excessive fat and calories.  Add in a little curry paste, lime juice, and baby spinach, and you’ve got soup that’s not only hearty and flavorful, but also healthy.

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