homemade vegetable broth
recipes, soups

Homemade Vegetable Broth + How to Cook Like a Professional Chef

I want to let you in on a secret that will majorly up your kitchen (and health) game... it's simple, humble, but oh so powerful...it's homemade vegetable broth. I say powerful for a few reasons. It's loaded with seriously good for you stuff - vegetables and herbs like onion, garlic, sage and thyme that protect… Continue reading Homemade Vegetable Broth + How to Cook Like a Professional Chef

kabocha winter squash
recipes, sides

What to do with a Winter Squash in the Summer

You don't see kabocha winter squash very often. You may have never seen or noticed it. Or maybe you have but you had no idea what it was. Kabocha squash isn't as well known as it's more popular relatives butternut and acorn, but I think it's the tastiest. That's why I jumped and bought three when… Continue reading What to do with a Winter Squash in the Summer

cauliflower dip

Creamy Cauliflower Dip

One of the biggest lessons I've learned from changing my diet is when you close a door on one food, there's a window that opens. And it's a chance to experiment, be creative and discover something new. Four years ago I started on this journey of healing my body naturally and along the way have had to give up… Continue reading Creamy Cauliflower Dip

the best beef stew

The Best Beef Stew

First, let me apologize to all the Catholics out there for sending you beef on the first Friday of Lent. I'm truly sorry. But I thought with another cold front on the horizon you might need this for the weekend... Oh, the tease of spring... it continues. Instead of cursing the weather gods for keeping… Continue reading The Best Beef Stew


The Trick to Making a Delicious Kale Salad

How do you really feel about kale? If you're making a bitter face after reading that sentence, I understand. The No. 1 complaint I hear about kale is that it's soooo bitter. And you're right. Eaten completely raw the stuff is absolutely disgusting. There, I said it. But when kale is properly prepared, that bitterness mellows… Continue reading The Trick to Making a Delicious Kale Salad


Creamy Butternut Cauliflower Soup with Chicken and Kale

There are two types of people in this world. There are those that when food is scarce, put on their boots and walk to the store in the ice. And then there are those that get creative and make do with what they've got in the kitchen. I am the latter of the two; my husband is the… Continue reading Creamy Butternut Cauliflower Soup with Chicken and Kale


Coconut Chicken Curry

Since getting back last week from India… I mean Austin… I think I’ve had curry four times. Why am I confusing Austin and India, you ask? That was my little joke during our long weekend visit with friends, because every day involved something Indian. We were there primarily to see my friend Lauren perform in… Continue reading Coconut Chicken Curry


Chicken with Cauliflower Mash and Broccolini

I just got home from seeing Dr. Mark Hyman speak at the Dallas Performing Arts Center. If you dont know Dr. Hyman, he is a rock star in the health and nutrition world, leading the way for functional medicine and changing the way we all think about health, disease and medicine. Check him out. One… Continue reading Chicken with Cauliflower Mash and Broccolini


Mushroom and Rice Soup

I may have mentioned before that I was a picky eater as a kid. Until college, my diet consisted mostly of carrots and turkey sandwiches on wheat bread. Like most kids, I had very strong opinions about certain foods that would never (never) enter my mouth. I couldn't tell you where these strong opinions came… Continue reading Mushroom and Rice Soup


Veggie Pot Pie

It's December 27 and if you're in the same boat as me, you had one too many of those (fill in the blank).  After a weekend of indulgence, there's nothing better than a little simplicity to balance you back out. And this magic pot of veggies will help do just that. I say magic because… Continue reading Veggie Pot Pie