{Southern Style} Skinny Zuppa Toscana

My family loves soup. One of our favorites is Zuppa Toscana. I recently made Skinny Zuppa Toscana & shared it in my Instagram stories – lots of friends asked about it so I thought I’d share my recipe for a Vegetarian Zuppa Toscana with a Southern Twist (of course). Everyone knows this soup made famous…

Lentil Salad with Garden Fresh Veg

We’ve always eaten lots of vegetables but now I’m finding new ways to enjoy them fresh from the garden. This lentil salad recipe is a perfect way to get loads of protein, vitamins & minerals! Since starting our garden I have been amazed at the things I can grow in the ground. Potted plants are…

Easy Homemade Remoulade Sauce

If you want the best tasting remoulade sauce you can find, you’ll have to make it yourself using this super easy homemade remoulade sauce recipe. Since 2009 I have been making my own condiments & sauces. It started because I wanted healthier options for my family. Recently my sister tweeted “Are there any good remoulade…

Quick & Easy Homemade Beef & Veggie Meatballs

Now that we’re all home more we’re paying more attention to all. The. Things. Like… Our immediate surroundings (our home y’all!). Our relationships – with folks who live with us & those who don’t. And FOOD. We’re paying more attention to food! Good, bad or indifferent. Well y’all know I cook everyday at least once….

Elegant & Easy Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

About 6-7 years ago Mr. Green & I spent our anniversary weekend at the Four Seasons Houston. I planned dinner & cooking classes at Quattro where we learned to make a super easy shrimp ceviche that was absolutely delicious! Naturally it would be, I’d expect nothing less. We didn’t get to eat ours for our…

Chicken & Kale Stuffed Manicotti

I love anything stuffed or rolled. So when DH said he wanted chicken for dinner I couldn’t bring myself to make plain old chicken. Instead I used it to make an easy weeknight stuffed manicotti… with a twist! Usually manicotti is stuffed with Italian cheeses & herbs – ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, etc. I do love…

The Best Way To Cook Salmon

My family & I love salmon. Baked salmon, sautéed salmon, grilled salmon, salmon patties/cakes/croquettes (or whatever you wanna call them), smoked salmon, salmon poke, ceviche, & of course sushi. We love it all. But in my opinion, the best way to cook salmon is hands down to baste it with butter and/or oil while cooking…

Mediterranean Chicken “Stoup”

Hi foodie friends! Hopefully 2019 is still going strong for you! I rung in the new year in fine fashion, not too crazy, not boring – just perfect. Until last week. Last week I felt a little tingling in my throat that turned into a full on cold. I really didn’t want to take OTC…

Quick & Easy Weeknight Gumbo

Quick, easy, & weeknight are NOT words associated with making a gumbo.  But yes, you read that title right and yes it is true that you can make a quick & easy gumbo anytime you want.  The trick is in the prep work & the technique. First a disclaimer or 2… quick & easy are…

1 Skillet Chicken & Orzo

I like the challenge of making delicious & easy weeknight meals using as few ingredients as possible, preferably 5 or less not including the basics (like salt, pepper, turmeric, onions & garlic – I put that ish in everything!). This is one of my family’s favorites & can be made in so many variations –…

Greek Style Bean Soup

Every week we try to have at least 1 veggie only meal.  Not just a bunch of vegetables on a plate – that’s just boring & maybe even lazy (unless of course it’s a side dish for Friday night wings). We want fun (kids like fun food), delicious & (hopefully) easy food.  But it can…

Why Turmeric & Liquid Amino Acids Are My 2 New Kitchen Favorites

I have been a naturalista for something like 26 years.  In the beginning I tried so many products, some worked, some not.  Only when I kinda became a “purist” (maybe) did I find out that some of the best things I cook with are also the best for my body & hair.  No surprise there….

Vegetarian Eggplant Casserole

After the holidays we needed to press the reset button.  We ate like crazy in the Green house so…. Time to cleanse & I’ve got the perfect recipe to kick things off… Vegetarian Eggplant Casserole Eggplant Casserole Ingredients Ingredients: 1 large eggplant or 2 medium Olive oil 1 yellow onion, diced 1 bell pepper, diced…

Gluten Free Vegan Lo Mein

Not that we are either gluten free OR Vegan in the Green House.  Yes we eat pretty well, but we are definitely not that good.  Sometimes we just need to press reset on our diets/eating habits & this gluten free vegan lo mein is a perfectly tasty way to do it! I just love spaghetti…

Eat Well to Live Well

The summer is over & so are the excuses.  In the Green home we eat well to live well but this summer we fell off the wagon – some harder than others.  There was so much junk food to be had, birthdays full of sweets (at least they were mostly homemade) and donuts & kolaches…

Vegetarian Zucchini Boats

I recently cooked for several girlfriends on a birthday trip and, as usual, I bought way too much food.  One of the items I made was steak & veggie kabobs.  They were a hit, but I had several squashes & zucchini that I didn’t even use. I really like eggplant, squash, & zucchini but they…

Vegetarian Lentil Sliders

For some time now, I have made it a point to have at least 1 meatless day per week at the Green house. To make it easy, I stuck to Meatless Monday. Ironically, these days I almost never remember to do it for Meatless Monday. That day just comes whenever I think about it &…