Vegetable Tortilla Soup

Well, it’s been a while since my last post…  I recently took a part time job working as a cook in a restaurant, so now I’m working two jobs, going to culinary school, and making sure there’s quality time with the family in there with all of that going on.  Can we say busy?  Whew!  But,Read More

Black Bean Veggie Burgers

I don’t know about you, but I didn’t eat so healthy over the holidays.  All of the amazing cookies, chocolates, casseroles, gravy, stuffing, cakes, and everything else you could possibly think of that’s NOT healthy for you…that’s what I ate.  Oh wait, I believe there was a green veggie or two squeezed in there, althoughRead More

Chicken Noodle Soup

Well, it’s a brand new year…AND it’s cold outside.  So, how about starting out the new year with a healthy, delicious, warm and satisfying classic comfort food?  Okay then, let’s do it! After making the chicken and corn chowder, I had to make more soups.  You can actually use the same procedures with this soupRead More

Baked Quinoa Ratatouille

In our Vegetables, Grains, and Starches class in culinary school, Ratatouille was one of the dishes that we made.  When I told friends and family about what we made that night, I realized that very few of them had actually tried it, which surprised me…but they’d heard of the name before because of the movie. Read More

Healthy Chocolate Mousse

Whenever I go over to my brother’s house for dinner, dessert is always my responsibility.  And honestly, I can happily take that assignment.  My sister-in-law asked me a few weeks ago if I could start bringing something that’s a little more healthy, since we’re all trying to do a little better with our health improvement. Read More

Chicken Divan

As I’ve gotten older, it seems as though I’ve been looking for more recipes that contain higher amounts of protein and vegetables, with a less amount of carbs.  No one seems to like eating the same meals over and over again, day in and day out…so the research has begun to find things that myRead More