Snack

Dill Pickle Grilled Chicken Wings with Spicy Ranch Dip

It’s officially grill season! I’ve been waiting so long to get outside and make dinner on the grill. I especially love grilled chicken wings because they get super crispy and smoky. The dill pickle brine on these wings gives them an incredible salty flavor and helps to keep them juicy. The ranch dip is the […]

Italian Sheet Pan Nachos

If there is one meal I will never refuse, it’s nachos. And while standard nachos are amazing, I decided to switch up the flavor profile and instead top my chips with some Italian yumminess. The sweet Italian sausage and crispy pepperoni pair perfectly with the salty cheese and chips. The romaine on top adds a […]

Charred Lemon Hummus with Sumac

Hummus is often found on my menus. Whether I prepare it for a snack or as an appetizer for a dinner party, it’s always a delicious, comforting dish to share. I also love that it can be made so many ways – I often garnish it with toasted nuts, pesto or pomegranate seeds. This hummus […]

Berry Avocado Smoothie Bowls

Smoothies are a great way to pack lots of nutrition into one meal. This smoothie recipe in particular is full of fiber and healthy fats (but also tastes insanely good). I love serving smoothies in a bowl because garnishing with nuts, seeds, coconut and fruit is so fun – this would be the perfect cooking […]

Cinnamon and Mixed Nut Granola with Yogurt and Berries

I recently had the most delicious granola on our cruise ship and I came back determined to try to make my own version. This granola has less oats and more nuts, which I love because it provides more protein and a wonderful toasty flavor. The plain yogurt provides an even more protein and the berries […]

Toasted Coconut and Walnut Energy Bites

My clients LOVE energy bites and for good reason – they are the perfect grab-and-go snack and there are so many different flavor combinations to choose from. The coconut and walnuts in these bites add a good amount of healthy fat and the dates add fiber to help keep you full. I also like having […]

Grain-Free Cookie Bars

I was introduced to tiger nuts a few years ago by my friend who sells the flour and other tiger nut products through her business (sperafoods.com). So what exactly is a tiger nut? Well, it isn’t a nut, which can be confusing. It is actually a small root vegetable that grows in Northern Africa and […]

Roasted Brussels Sprout and Sweet Potato Tacos with Kale Chimichurri

I recently read that the vegan eating will be a popular trend in 2019. As most of you know, I’ve been creating vegan dishes for some time now, and I always encourage a plant-based meal at least once or twice a week. These tacos are so incredibly flavorful and filling. If you have any leftover […]

Bacon Wrapped Butterball Potatoes with Honey Mustard Dip

Shopping at the farmers market in the winter means a lot of root vegetables. During one of my recent trips, I was talking to a farmer about different types of potatoes and he recommended I try these baby German butterball potatoes. Their tiny shape make them perfect for a small bite appetizer. Whether you make […]

Chicken Meatballs with Avocado Feta Dip

Tis the season for entertaining and I am always thinking of new and exciting appetizers to serve. Many of the appetizers served around the holidays can be pretty calorie-laden, so I figured I would share a recipe that is not only delicious, but also good for you. These also make a great make-ahead lunch served […]