Here’s the quick backstory on this amazing date and walnut snack… Last year I traveled to Tel Aviv for an amazing food tour. You can watch part 1 and part 2 of my adventure in Israel on my YouTube channel. While I was there I got to visit Jerusalem where I met one of the
A few weeks ago, my friends at Hilton invited me to check out their Homewood Suites property in Frisco, TX and create a meal or two using the amenities and kitchen utensils in one of the suites. Beyond the fact that the room was pretty spacious and the kitchen pretty much had everything except an
Got leftover cooked potato from your weekly meal prep? Don’t toss it away…make a delicious muffin batter to curb those sweet cravings throughout the week. Fact: I love this recipe. One of my favorite snack ideas.
Recently my friends at Hilton invited me to check out their Home2 properties in Frisco, TX. Since I travel often for work, and Home2 allows you to bring outside food and groceries, they asked what type of meals I would – and do – cook when I’m traveling so I eat out less and save money.
Easy Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe With school officially back in session, I remember all too well the pressures of college life. You’ve gotta juggle your academic life, your budding social life, extracurricular activities (so you can land that awesome job after graduation) and your finances…. Add to that list, managing your health and wellness,
Growing up, we had two traditions on Sunday – either have a delicious soul food meal after church, or we’d go to the Chinese buffet down the street. And while I love soul food, there was something about stuffing my face with delicious Chinese food that made my day. I’d load up my plate with
If you’ve never tried tofu scramble, you’ve gotta try it at least once in your life! If anything to see if it’s something you actually like – you may surprise yourself. The texture is very similar to eggs so it won’t seem “foreign” or unfamiliar in your mouth. One of the best things about tofu
Here’s a delicious recipe for meal prep that you can easily customize with seasonal vegetables. And, if you’re following a more plant-based diet, you can make easy swaps to make it vegan or vegetarian. Enjoy this with brown or jasmine rice if you’d like to make this dish a little heartier.
Here’s an easy one skillet recipe to give you a taste of Thailand – chicken panang curry – to get you through the week! It’s easily customizable and can be enjoyed with steamed cauliflower rice or brown or jasmine rice.
Don’t believe the myth that you can’t enjoy decadent sweet treats without added sugar! Here’s an easy 4 ingredient recipe for chocolate lovers, with a bonus whipped cream treat, that you can enjoy on a lower carbohydrate diet like keto. Think about adding it to your morning cup of coffee – it will never be
In the morning I have some of my strongest cravings for sweet foods. And my morning workouts do little to curb those cravings – if anything, they intensify! If you’re like me, then you understand this real struggle. The sweet cravings are particularly strong when I’m dieting down which is why I enjoy coming up
Low carbohydrate alternative to an Italian comfort food favorite – Chicken Alfredo. We swap pasta for cauliflower and heavy cream for coconut milk. One of my favorite cuisines is Italian – it’s a comfort food that always makes me feel good (at least initially anyway lol). You can drastically reduce the amount of calories and
Meat eaters don’t have all the fun – and here’s proof! Here’s my vegan spin on a summer favorite – BBQ pulled pork. You can enjoy this with rice, shredded cabbage, whole wheat or corn tortillas, or my personal favorite, as a delicious sandwich! Long live the plants! Note: Jackfruit is pretty common in grocery
Breakfast hash is one of my favorite meals because of its versatility and the variety it lends your diet. Toss in a few veggies here and there – and make sure you have at least 3 different colors – and in a matter of minutes you have a delicious and nutritious meal. One thing I
Here’s a delicious 20-minute excuse to: 1) fire up the grill this summer; and 2) to finally get yourself a cast-iron skillet. The 12-inch cast iron skillet I’m using is by the Food Network – they have a lot of quality cooking products that are exclusively available from Kohls. Get the skillet used in this
Growing up in the south, soul food was a regular staple in my house, especially on Sundays and holidays. One of my favorite dishes was/is dirty rice. It’s a cajun rice dish of meat and rice and peppers. While it sounds pretty basic, the flavor is anything but. It’s not uncommon to see variations of
Here’s a quick and easy chicken recipe with pineapple glaze – one of my favorites for meal prep, family dinner or Friday night chill-axing at the crib (and for those unfamiliar with the term chillaxing, it means chilling and relaxing at the same time; you’re essentially relaxing to the absolute max). I made this recipe
I’ve been experimenting a lot in the kitchen recently to prepare for my upcoming book. Not everything I make is going to make the final cut to go to print but it doesn’t mean it’s not worthy of a little link “love.” Here’s a recipe I made with a calorie-conscious date-night in mind. Check out
Just because you reduce the carbohydrates, gluten and dairy in your diet, doesn’t mean you have to lose out on a lot of flavor. Here’s one of my favorite low-carb recipes that’s both filling and flavorful.