Meatless Monday: Chopped Apple Salad with Toasted Walnuts, Blue Cheese and Pomegranate Vinaigrette


When I was in college and visited the campus rec center for a sweat session, I often laughed at people on the elliptical (coughcouhgTHETAsororitygirlscoughcough). Unlike some people, I wasn’t afraid to sweat. I didn’t go to the gym to socialize, sport my boom-boom shorts, and/or pick-up guys. That’s what the internet is for, right? But… Read more →

Sausage and Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash + Weekly Menu


I see an acorn squash and I have immediate flashbacks to childhood when my mom would prepare them. On occasion. And also with lots of butter, lots of brown sugar, lots of maple syrup, and a healthy dose of pecans. And that was dinner. Times have changed. Mom no longer believes that to be a… Read more →

Pumpkin Waffles


It’s been over a week since I posted a breakfast recipe…it’s time for another. And not so surprisingly, it’s another pumpkin recipe. If you haven’t noticed by now, I love pumpkin and use fall as an excuse to eat it…a lot. Plus, pumpkin is a nutrition super star. Not only is pumpkin low in calories… Read more →

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta


There’s something very special about brushetta. The rich, garlic-infused olive oil soaked into the sun-ripened tomatoes and sweet, tangy basil. Humph. There’s nothing like it. Outside of classic Italian flavors and ingredients, bruschetta is a near-household name when it comes to appetizers. The tomato-mozzarella-basil-garlic-oil combo can’t go wrong when mounded on a slice of crusty… Read more →

Tropical Butternut Squash Salad


Before you even think to suggest butternut squash as winter produce, think again. I will hear nothing of it. Butternut squash is available year-round and tastes great, even when “out of season”. It’s also always relatively cheap. Like other orange veggies, butternut squash is loaded with Vitamin A. It is also generous in Vitamins C… Read more →

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