Gluten Free

Chicken and Veggie Stew (Dairy-Free)

I often have several clients requesting meals that are gluten-free and dairy-free. Making meals and snacks that are gluten-free can be pretty simple these days since there are so many gluten-free products available, but making meals dairy-free is a little trickier (especially if you want them to taste good). Soaking raw cashews and blending them […]

Olive, Sundried Tomato and Walnut Tapenade

With Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to start planning your holiday menu. To me, the holidays are all about the appetizers (especially dips). This olive tapenade is so simple to make and can be made a few days ahead of time. I recommend serving this with crostini or buttery crackers. If you would […]

Chicken and Baked Tofu Fried Rice

With more dinners being prepared at home, this is a great time try to re-create some of your favorite take-out meals. This will not only save you money, but will also give you the opportunity to make those meals much healthier. I love bulking up my fried rice with lots of colorful veggies so that […]

Pumpkin Pie Pudding (gluten-free, dairy-free)

I absolutely love pumpkin pie, but I don’t enjoy how sugary it can be (one slice has around 25 grams of sugar). 100% pumpkin puree is such a wonderful ingredient to use in recipes because it’s chock-full of vitamins, antioxidants and fiber. This simple recipe combines pumpkin and coconut cream, plus a small amount of […]

Fall Harvest Grain Bowls

Grain bowls are a fun way to put together a balanced lunch or dinner. The combination of flavors and colors in this bowl are super satisfying. The nuts, chicken and feta add protein while the grains, apple, kale and sweet potato add fiber. The homemade maple balsamic vinaigrette ties everything together beautifully. If you’re preparing […]

Slow Cooker 3-Bean Chili

Soup season is here and chili is one of my absolute favorite make-ahead meals. This version uses lean beef, lots of beans, loads of smoky spices and a full can of pumpkin (trust me) which adds great flavor and richness. I served mine with a dollop of full-fat plain Greek yogurt and a small sprinkle […]

Fasolakia (Stewed Green Beans and Tomatoes)

This dish has become one of my absolute favorites to prepare my clients because it’s not only good for you, but it’s so flavorful. There’s something magical that happens when you braise green beans in a rich, garlicky tomato broth. You could easily keep this dish vegan by serving it on it’s own, but for […]

Smoky Chicken and Rice Skillet

This one pot meal is packed with so much flavor and nutrition! If you know me well, you know my love for Smart Chicken. There’s no other chicken I use because it’s seriously SO good. This recipe is a great combo of carbs and protein and it reheats well, making it a nice option for […]

Grilled Halloumi, Watermelon and Tomato Salad

Combine salad ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside. Preheat grill to high. Brush halloumi with olive oil on both sides. Grill the cheese for 2-3 minutes per side, or until grill marks form. Once off the grill, squeeze fresh lemon juice over. Place arugula on a serving platter and top with cheese. Garnish with […]

Caramelized Onion Dip

Party season is here and that means lots of yummy snacks! Onion dip is a classic favorite, but making it from scratch is extra delicious.  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion and cook, stirring often, until golden brown, about 10-15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and […]