Rice Pudding

Rice PuddingThis is based on the Greek classic, but without dairy or eggs. I like to serve it warm, but chilled is more traditional. Continue reading


Chicken Chili

ChickenChiliMy favorite thing about the NFL post-season: Chili! This chili is fairly mild and is delicious served with corn chips. I used canned beans and tomatoes to save time, but if you had more time it would probably be even tastier if you diced your own tomatoes and cooked your own beans. Continue reading

Taco Salad

Taco SaladBefore I changed my diet, I would often make tacos for a quick, easy weeknight dinner. I would throw a pack of seasoning mix into some meat/beans/veggies and call it an entree. Once I started reading labels, I realized commercial taco mix is full of unnecessary additives (lactose! maltodextrin! autolyzed yeast extract! MSG! soy! “natural flavors”!), so I decided to start making my own mix. I make the mix ahead so its ready to go when I need a quick meal. Continue reading


Beef Stroganoff

Beef StroganoffWhile it manages to capture a lot of the flavor, this dish is a little lighter and has more vegetables than its more traditional namesake (also, no dairy!). Continue reading


Chicken in the Oven with Potatoes and Artichokes

Chicken in the OvenA warm, filling casserole for a chilly evening. Continue reading


Fennel, Mango and Pomegranate Salad

FennelMangoSaladThis salad is a colorful, flavorful alternative to the more expected greens-based salads. It has a light, fresh taste and a pleasant crisp texture. Continue reading


Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

This tasty dish added fiber, beta carotene, vitamin C and festive color to our Thanksgiving table. Continue reading