Category: Healthy

How to Make a Rich Roasted Turkey Stock (aka bone broth) without Roasting a Turkey

How to Make a Rich Roasted Turkey Stock (aka bone broth) without Roasting a Turkey

Why buy turkey stock when you can easily make it at home. Either you made our Amazing Sous Vide & Smoked Turkey, or you saved some turkey bones from the past. Either way, roasting the carcass and veggies first just adds depth to your stock.…

Cabbage Roll Soup

Cabbage Roll Soup

No Stuffing Cabbage Rolls Required If you’ve ever made stuffed cabbage rolls, you know they are a little time consuming to make. This Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup or “Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Soup” has all the flavor with a lot less effort and time. You can…

Butternut Squash Mash with Sage Brown Butter

Butternut Squash Mash with Sage Brown Butter

Should You Roast or Boil Butternut Squash Before Mashing?  Honestly, either would work, but here are some reasons that I prefer roasting my butternut squash instead boiling it. It’s much easier than peeling and chopping (I literally hate peeling and chopping butternut squash), you get…

3 Minute Microwave Asparagus

3 Minute Microwave Asparagus

How to cook asparagus in the microwave   I actually feel silly posting this, but I have had people ask me how to cook asparagus so many times, that I thought I might as well put it out there. There are many other fancier ways…

Lemon & Garlic Roasted Green Beans

Lemon & Garlic Roasted Green Beans

Light, Healthy, Easy and of Course Delicious  Sometimes you just need something simple and light to balance those other heavy dishes on the table. That’s just what you get with these Lemon & Garlic Roasted Green Beans. They’re not too lemony or garlicky, and the…

Quick & Easy King Crab Tacos with Chipotle Sauce

Quick & Easy King Crab Tacos with Chipotle Sauce

The quickest and easiest way to use leftover Alaska King Crab meat that will have your friends & family drooling. Make your next “Taco Tuesday” the best ever. No Taco Shell Required These healthier “deconstructed tacos” don’t need to be in a shell. They are…

Stinging Nettle & Walnut Pesto

Stinging Nettle & Walnut Pesto

Stinging Nettle & Walnut Pesto This Stinging Nettle & Walnut Pesto taste so amazing, you would never know it’s not my Fresh Basil Pesto. Best part is the Stinging Nettles are free and right there in my back yard.  I love foraging and finding things…

Simple Fried Cabbage

Simple Fried Cabbage

Simple Fried Cabbage This Simple Fried Cabbage goes perfectly with our Bangers & Mash with Onion Gravy recipe, but will go with many other pork or duck entrées as well. I have to give my hubby credit for this one. He suggested it and created…

Light & Healthy Curry Chicken Salad

Light & Healthy Curry Chicken Salad

This Light & Healthy Curry Chicken Salad is Always a Party Favorite  Many years ago a friend brought her homemade Curry Chicken Salad to my house when we had a party. I fell in love. I asked her for the recipe and she said she…

Lighter & Healthier Cauliflower Soup

Lighter & Healthier Cauliflower Soup

This Lighter & Healthier Cauliflower Soup is so easy, a little cheesy and now…low carb and gluten free! I’ve been making this Cauliflower Soup for over 25 years, but I used to add flour, potatoes and carrots. It’s not as cheesy as Pepé, but that’s…

Bacon, Apple, Walnut & Arugula Salad

Bacon, Apple, Walnut & Arugula Salad

This Bacon, Apple, Walnut & Arugula Salad is perfect anytime of the year  This salad is delicious, healthy and so easy to throw together in a flash. You can omit the bacon if you’re a vegetarian, or substitute vegetarian bacon. Adding chicken or turkey to…

Grilled Sweet Potatoes & Asparagus

Grilled Sweet Potatoes & Asparagus

Grillin’ & Chillin’ We just grillin’ & Chillin’, but Pepé is confused as always. He wants to know why I’m putting my sweet potatoes in the microwave when I said we were grilling. Fair question I guess. I like to put my veggies on the…

Best Homemade Guacamole

Best Homemade Guacamole

Please Stop Putting the pit in the Bowl! I’m sorry if this offends those of you who still insist on putting the avocado pit in the bowl. You all declare that it keeps it from turning brown. It absolutely does not. The only part it…

Smoky Pulled Pork Street Tacos

Smoky Pulled Pork Street Tacos

Hold the asphalt please  Pepé was a little confused when I said we were making street tacos. He thought we were going get some asphalt from the road and make it into a taco. His head must be full of gravel. LOL His little chompers…

Jicama Mango Slaw

Jicama Mango Slaw

There’s no law about slaw   Well, I was smoking a pork shoulder for our guests and as usual I was going to make the standard coleslaw to go with it, when out of nowhere, Pepé le Chef jumped out and said, “NO, NO SHERIE……

Light and Healthy Tuna Salad

Light and Healthy Tuna Salad

The best tuna salad ever Okay, now I know that sounds like I’m bragging, but I have been told by many people that my tuna salad is the best they have ever eaten. And I have been asked to post this recipe more than once.…


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