Chicken and Lima Beans

Serves 8, 1.5 hour cook/prep time One of my favorite, but possibly not aptly celebrated, Cajun dishes is chicken and lima beans. The roux is key. If you don’t know how to conquer a roux, you best come spend the afternoon with me, pay a Cajun to show you how, or place your bets on … Continue reading

Creamy Pesto Chicken and Veggies Just a simple recipe of chicken and fresh summer veggies! I was featured in Chattanooga’s HealthScope Magazine’s April 2019’s 30th anniversary issue! INGREDIENTS  2 Tbsp. cooking oil (olive or canola recommended) 1 Ib. boneless, skinless chicken tenderloins Salt and pepper, to taste 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 1 Ib. asparagus, ends trimmed, cut in … Continue reading

Veggie Tacos

I wanted to share this recipe that I developed and I have since made it SOOOO many times. I love the idea of having so many vegetables and beans and taking something scary like TVP (textured vegetable protein) and turning it into a delicious meal! Ingredients 1 red, orange, and yellow bell pepper, deseeded and … Continue reading

Creamy Chicken Pesto with Whole Wheat Noodles

  I find my cooking inspirations all over the place. I’ve had whole wheat noodles in the pantry and chicken in the freezer for a while and I needed to do something with them. Ergo. chicken. pesto. pasta. The recipe has it’s basis (chicken, pesto, and pasta) but it just sort of evolved while I was grocery shopping. This … Continue reading

Cauliflower Fried “Rice” with Chicken

I’m in the middle of facilitating and participating in a workplace weight loss competition so I’m extra inspired these days. I’ve had these two bags of frozen riced cauliflower sitting in my freezer for about 2 months now and I finally found the courage to use it. This recipe touts low carb, nutrient-dense, and moderate … Continue reading

Jambalaya with Barley

  I’ve been more and more interested in experimenting with other whole grains besides rice so here we go! You’re already familiar with some of the common ones; wheat, corn, oats, rye, and rice. But, did you know that those grains aren’t necessarily ‘whole’ unless it hasn’t been overly processed? Some dietitians will recommend you consume … Continue reading

Skinny Mexican Beef Casserole

Mexican. Easily in my top 3 cuisines. This is sort of Mexi-American but it does the trick. I used a new ingredient with this recipe. Miracle Rice. It’s a plant-based, lower carb, lower calorie option to your everyday rice. This dish is low fat, low carb, and high fiber. And full of nutrients.  Ingredients 1 … Continue reading