Veggie & Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

stuffed peppers

The week after a vacation (AKA: Life Experience) is what I like to call “Detox Week”.   I come home, go to the grocery store, and buy nothing but vegetables and fruits… We drink wheat grass like it’s the only beverage in our house.  And my workouts become that of a crazy person trying to burn as many calories as humanly possible without actually killing myself.  Continue reading


Fudgy Brownies

fudgy brownies (gf and v)

Have you ever played around with a recipe before and the whole time you’re making it you’re thinking, “Oh my lawd, this is probably going to be horrible.  There’s NO WAY this is going to turn out well AND be edible.  I could seriously be wasting precious, organic ingredients on a ‘let’s hope’ it turns out and tastes good!”  Well… A miracle happened and these babies turned out to be one of my most favorite brownie recipes – EVER! Continue reading

Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

stuffed sweet potatoes

I promise there IS a sweet potato underneath all of that black bean goodness!  Traditionally, I stuff a sweet potato with some type of ground meat… but last night I decided to change it up a bit and use black beans instead.  Hello, Meatless Monday! Continue reading

15 minute Teriyaki Salmon

teriyaki salmon

Happy Be-lated Memorial Day!!  Who needs a healthy dinner idea to get back on track after the holiday weekend of barbecuing, eating sweets, and having one too many cocktails?!   My hand is raised HIGH!  Continue reading


I have FINALLY jumped on the “Cauli-Rice” bandwagon and I’m not sad about it.  I wasn’t too sure how I was going to like this…as I’m not a big fan of cauliflower at all unless it’s smashed like a potato and smothered in butter and cream.  Oh, but this!!!  This little side dish is SO much healthier and it’s filled with lots of colorful veggies .  Y’all know I like to eat the rainbow.  There’s something about the sesame oil that gives it that fried rice taste that I LOVE.  AND to make things even better, you can buy the cauliflower already ‘riced’ (freezer section) so now you don’t have to worry about getting cauliflower all over your kitchen when you rice it yourself!  I’ll definitely be making this on a regular basis and I hope you do too!  🙂 Continue reading


moroccan chicken5

Grilling season is upon us…unless you live in a super warm place where you can grill all year long!  This dish is PERFECT for grilling or putting on a smoker.  BUT due to the fact that we can’t have a grill on our patio, I had to cook my Moroccan Chicken in doors.  Sad day… but regardless, it turned out deeeeeelicious!!!   So, if you’re grilling on this lovely holiday weekend – THIS chicken should definitely be on your grill!!!  Continue reading

Chicken Casserole

chicken casserole3

Who doesn’t love a casserole?!  Being from the South, I believe casseroles are a staple ingredient at every family function, holiday, birthday, or even a week night supper.  My mama made casseroles quite often growing up… we LOVED them!  But let’s be honest… most casseroles are not the most healthy thing in the world.  A lot of them are filled with ooey-gooey cream of whatever soup.  Which if you ever read the ingredients list on those, they’re filled with god-awful things people call food.   Now days, I steer clear of those processed foods and try to come up with new and healthy ways of bringing back good, old fashioned food that makes me happy and reminds me of my childhood!  Continue reading