Side Dishes, Veggies

Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Garlic

Broccoli rabe (also known as "rapini") is one of those vegetables I've been meaning to learn to cook for a long time.  I finally tackled it the other day before incorporating it into a dish with tortellini and goat cheese (that recipe is coming next!). I have to be honest, it didn't come out perfect… Continue reading Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Garlic

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Random Healthy Living Info

Apparently gargling with salt water really does help fight colds

So this obviously not a recipe-related post, but if your winter has gone anything like mine, chances are you might find it useful! I have been sick way too often this winter, and I've been looking for every possible way to fight back against this trend. I'd always heard the advice about gargling with salt… Continue reading Apparently gargling with salt water really does help fight colds

Creative Food Combinations, One-Container Meals, Salads

Kale salad: avocado, bacon, apple & pomegranate (a little b. good inspiration!)

I think it must be a well-known fact by now that I am officially obsessed with this healthy, "fast" food chain we have on the East Coast called b. good. Pretty much everything on the menu is super healthy, and they have a really interesting way of combining ingredients in a way you wouldn't expect,… Continue reading Kale salad: avocado, bacon, apple & pomegranate (a little b. good inspiration!)

Side Dishes, Veggies

Healthy Baked Broccoli Bites

This is a quick, easy, and tasty way to prepare broccoli!  Chop into bite-size pieces: Then coat with olive oil, salt, and pepper: Spread the pieces out on a baking tray, making sure they aren't touching each other too much (you want them to bake, not steam each other). Bake at 350 degrees for approximately… Continue reading Healthy Baked Broccoli Bites

Potatoes, Side Dishes, Veggies

The simplest recipe for baked sweet potatoes.

You guys, I just made myself the most amazing snack, and it was so, so easy: I came home from the most beautiful hike, and I was hungry. I rinsed off a sweet potato, cut it in half, and then coated both sides lightly in olive oil. I then wrapped it in tinfoil, and tossed it in… Continue reading The simplest recipe for baked sweet potatoes.

Chicken Dishes, Creative Food Combinations, Dinner, One-Container Meals, Soup

Chicken, Bacon & Wild Rice Soup (from Pinch of Yum)

Pinch of Yum is a really great food blog I've been following a long time.  In addition to their wide range of recipes, Lindsay and Bjork also offer a lot of great advice on topics such as food photography and making an income with your blog. Yesterday I followed their recipe for Chicken Bacon Wild Rice… Continue reading Chicken, Bacon & Wild Rice Soup (from Pinch of Yum)

Nutrition Advice

Coffee: a great tool for dealing with chronic pain

Coffee is probably my favorite substance on earth.  It makes me feel amazing, helps me wake up on a morning when I haven't had enough sleep, and even takes away some of my pain. For a long time I felt a little bit guilty about drinking it because there is so much written about the… Continue reading Coffee: a great tool for dealing with chronic pain