Cauliflower Alfredo

Light and delicious. Definitely gives traditional alfredo sauce a run for its money, and so much healthier. I used this recipe for the sauce with organic cauliflower (blending in the Vitamix after cooking), subbed dill for rosemary since that’s what we had, and skipped the cheese (only sprinkled a bit on top). Served with whole wheat linguine and sautéed organic spinach.

Super Bowl Snacks

My first time trying Kimberly Snyder’s zucchini hummus recipe, served with crudités, and it was a huge hit, even at a Super Bowl party with chicken wings and other meaty treats available! My guests were wowed by the Vitamix demonstration (since I procrastinated making it, many of them were present as I made it). They commented on how light and refreshing the dip tasted.

James made carnitas in the slow cooker using organic pork from Whole Foods, based on this recipe from Alaska Cooks (minus the milk!). Guests assembled street-style tacos, and we used the leftover for the next two days for a carnitas enchilada casserole and carnitas tostadas.

Pad Thai

I Googled “Pad Thai,” and I may have combined from several recipes but I believe this is the main one we used. James added peanut butter to the sauce. We also topped with raw red peppers and cilantro.

Portobello Mushroom and Red Pepper Fajitas

Recipe from Diana Stobo’s excellent book Get Naked Fast!, which changed the way I eat and opened the door to a new world of eating for me. This recipe is a weekly staple now.

…and for dessert, another Diana Stobo recipe! This one from her Naked Bliss cookbook, which is all shakes made from coconut milk ice cream (hard to believe no dairy), and DAMN are they good!

Slow-Cooker Soy-Glazed Chicken With Stir-Fried Vegetables

Made in the slow cooker. We used this Real Simple recipe and organic, free-range meat.

Spaghetti with Braised Kale

I’ve gone crazy for kale. Lately I base my daily lunch salad around it, with shredded carrots, greek olives, tomatoes, sprouts, and raw sunflower seeds. We decided to cook it for a change tonight by making a kale pasta using this Bon Appetit recipe. Really good.

Boy Choy and Tofu Udon Noodle Soup

We’ve been making this once a week lately, it’s that good. Based off of this noodle bowl recipe from Sunset magazine. Add extra broth for soup, and we also add carrots and enoki mushrooms. For extra kick, add chili garlic or sriracha sauce.

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