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…

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…

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…

Lemon-Parm Chicken, Sweet Potato Fritters, Sautéed Spinach

Hellooooooo from Charleston! I really wanted to post of couple of blogs while I am on vacation so here’s 1 of 2. I’ve been wheat-free for 5 days now and it’s really made me put on my thinking cap. Now, the reason I’m going wheat-free is not because of an intolerance or allergy; I want…

Blackened Salmon, Herbed Potatoes, and Roasted Lemon Broccoli

Dietitians recommend that you consume 2-3 servings of fish per week. Salmon, being a lean source of protein, also provides heart healthy Omega fats to protect your heart from inflammation. Broccoli is an excellent source of fiber, vitamins, and can be prepared in so many ways. I love lemon so I chose to prepare the broccoli…

Creme Brulee

  So I’m not a baker. But THIS girl had to figure out how to make her favorite dessert. I’m on my third attempt and second Mission Completed and yum. Chocolate Cherry Creme Brulee Ingredients 1 large egg 3 egg yolks 1/2 cup granulated white sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 ounce Chocolate Cherry…

Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

So. Hiatus. Good to see you again. One of my fall favorites is a hot, soupy, stew-y dish. Let’s talk gumbo. Courtesy of Aunt Teenie. I was born and raised in south Louisiana where gumbo is a mainstay. You know I love cooking and I love exploring new dishes. I’m a little ashamed to say…