Chickpea Gnocchi Soup

Dear Friends, ‘Tis the season for comfort food, and we all know comfort food comes packed with calories and fat…or does it?? I’ve been on a mission to put a healthy spin on some comfort food classics. Another comfort food classic that I grew up on was chicken and dumplings. My grandma makes absolutely amazingContinue reading “Chickpea Gnocchi Soup”

Menu Planning for the Week at My House

Dear Friends, I share with you some healthy recipes on my Mediterranean Mondays, but I thought it might be nice to share with you how I plan out my week in food. I have two sons, plus a boyfriend and his six-year-old (who he has every other week) that I cook for regularly, so planningContinue reading “Menu Planning for the Week at My House”

Mediterranean Monday: Cranberry Chocolate Low-Carb Granola Bars

Dear friends, Happy Labor Day! It’s the first Monday of the month, and that means another Mediterranean Diet-friendly recipe is comin’ atcha! This one was born of a challenge from my boyfriend to come up with a granola bar recipe that wasn’t loaded in sugar and carbs. The truth is, you just can’t find anyContinue reading “Mediterranean Monday: Cranberry Chocolate Low-Carb Granola Bars”

Mediterranean Monday: Lentil Curry Stew with Kale and Sweet Potatoes

Dear Friends, Fall is coming, and soups and stews are going to be a staple in our kitchens again! Last week I really started to buckle down on being more plant-centered after a little dose of reality reminded me why it’s so important. I’ve definitely been much more relaxed over the last couple of years,Continue reading “Mediterranean Monday: Lentil Curry Stew with Kale and Sweet Potatoes”

Mediterranean Monday – Corn and Avocado Salad with Chickpeas

Dear Friends, For this week’s Mediterranean Monday, I’m bringing you a new lunch dish inspired by tomorrow’s dinner date! I’m going with my friend Erica to try out a new¬†plant-based restaurant called Trio. I am not vegan, but I do make fresh veggies the center of my diet and am happy to do meatless andContinue reading “Mediterranean Monday – Corn and Avocado Salad with Chickpeas”