Mexi-Cauli Rice

I love any side dish that can make your main course seem even more exciting. I also love the way Lori Zanini has created such delicious recipes that never make me feel like I’m missing out because I’m eating healthy. This Mexi-Cauli Rice recipe is beautiful, tasty and good for you — the recipe trifecta! Plus, it’s a snap to …

Artichokes… No Joke!

Finally it’s artichoke season! This flowery veggie is one of my faves for many reasons. Besides being delicious and fun to eat, this super food is packed with health benefits. As it turns out artichoke hearts have more antioxidants than blueberries and even cranberries. Plus they have more fiber than lima beans and even prunes! I never would have guessed …

Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes”

Brooks and I are constantly experimenting with recipes that meet his appetite for clean eats and my desire to grub down on all things delicious. We found the mecca of all side dishes that marries both of our tastes: cauliflower mashed ‘potatoes’ – which taste exactly like actual mashed potatoes! I found this recipe from allrecipes.com. It’s quick, easy, and …

The Amazing, Awesome Artichoke

Artichokes are really good for you. Like, super good for you. Most people don’t actually know that because they figure since they’re so delicious and filling, they couldn’t POSSIBLY be healthy, right? Turns out, artichokes protect your liver from damage (especially for those of us who spent the weekend wine tasting…) by enhancing detoxification reactions, lowering cholesterol levels, and preventing …

Arugula Side Salad

How many of you chef wannabe’s like me have been here: You have a beautiful piece of fish or the tastiest plans for a chicken breast with some fresh veggies cut to the side but still, something is missing from the meal plan. You need a little substance for the side, something light, fresh and delicious… but what should that …