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Recipes I've Shared:

Amazing Broccoli Soup

Seriously, drop what you're doing and make this right now! A super creamy broccoli soup without the guilt! It is soooo good and packed with veggies. You won't regret it.

You can substitute cream cheese, evaporated milk or heavy cream for the mascarpone cheese. I wrote the recipe using mascarpone because I always have it on hand, but anything will work.

Curried Lentils

Mmmmm. Barely a recipe, there's so little work involved. But seriously, the BEST meal ever.

Shrimp with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Whole Wheat Pasta

Faster than take-out, tastes *amazing*. Everything is a no-chop pantry/freezer staple (for me at least) so this is a meal you can fall back on. You can bulk it out with veggies if you want, but I like to have a salad before hand and keep the dish simple.

Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

A spin off of an oatmeal cookie made healthy enough for breakfast on-the-go. Leave out the honey and sugar for fewer calories, but I like the flavor of the two with the oats, nuts, and fruit. You can substitute any fruit or nut that you like into this recipe.


Lasagna-inspired meal with zucchini instead of pasta. Yum!
I make a simple marinara sauce, but you can always just open up a jar of your favorite store-bought.
Recipe is for a SMALL pan, feeds 2 adults! It's really easy to double, just double everything to make a 9x12 pan. : )

Basil Pesto

Reduced fat but full flavor. : ) Serve over pasta, spread on sourdough bread, or a little on a sandwich to spice it up. If you find it's too thick for your pasta, add a little of the pasta cooking water instead of more oil to make it smoother.

Freezes very well.

Apricot Crisp

I used this same recipe with a pie crust as a child in the summer. We had an apricot tree in the back yard and I would eat this for breakfast every morning. Now that I'm a little older, I can't eat pie everyday so I make a crisp instead. All the measurements are approximations based on my taste, so you might want to adjust the sugar if you like a really sweet pie or more butter for the topping, but I don't think it needs it.

1/2 of crisp is a serving. : ) Practically a health food with 4 g protein and 5 g fiber.

Grandma's Potato Salad

All the good stuff, exactly the way she made it when I was growing up.

Very Good (1 rating)
Roasted Tomato Pasta

My all-time favorite meal! I cut WAY back on the oil and butter to make it more diet-friendly. For this dish, I prefer regular pasta, but you can make a healthier version by subbing in whole wheat pasta.
Slow roasted tomatoes in the oven with a little garlic and olive oil and serve over your favorite pasta.

Chicken Cacciatore

My mum's recipe. Great served over whole wheat couscous or rice!

Fried rice

My effort to re-create the fried rice I loved while living in the SF Bay Area.

This dish only takes a few mins if you already have the rice and chicken cooked. I like to batch cook chicken and shred and freeze the extra, the same can be done with the rice.

Sausage Marinara with Whole Wheat Pasta

A spicy dinner. The sauce packs in the flavor and keeps you full for hours. Cook, drain and chop the sausage in bulk a head of time and keep in the freezer allows you to make this meal in half an hour. It's great topped with parmesan cheese. Really easy to make- a great recipe for a beginer cook who loves flavor.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Italian Chicken-Lentil Soup

A great soup for the crock pot. Easy to make, tastes great. Make extra and freeze in individual portions for fast frozen dinners.


A great way to use left-over chicken or turkey.