Italian Wedding Soup (2 options)

I love a good Italian wedding soup and was happy to find one in the FIXATE cooking show, but that version just was missing the little pasta balls (the acini di pepe) that to me make the whole dish, so I created my version which has a higher carb content, but is still quite healthy. So you have 2 options to choose from.

Strawberry Topping

Store-bought jams and preserves are a bit dicey when it comes to its ingredients, so it’s definitely nice to be able to control all that goes in it with this gluten-free, vegan AND paleo strawberry topping. Excellent served with the Fixate french toast!

Fixate French Toast w/ Strawberry Topping

Who doesn’t like french toast drizzled in maple syrup with a dusting of powdered sugar (the sugar part may be optional)? To me this is such a treat to be able to make a version that is not likely to send someone into a diabetic coma because of its sugar content while still tasting amazing!

Macaroni & Cheese with Broccoli and Ham

Here’s another way to enjoy your mac & cheese while having quite a bit of protein too. The original recipe used chicken, but I happened to have ham so I substituted that instead. That’s the fun thing with recipes: you can switch them around!

Panera-style Broccoli-Cheddar Soup

I have never been to Panera Bread, but I keep hearing people say that their broccoli cheddar soup is like the best thing since sliced bread so I found a recipe online that said it was almost a perfect knockoff for the original, except the nutritional values were way off from the values associated with the Panera recipe. So I set out to tweak it a bit so I could get closer to the real deal and be a little “healthier”. Of course there is 2 cups of shredded cheese in this soup so… take that into consideration!

Thai style shrimp and noodles with yu choi

In a culture where we are constantly told that fat is bad for you, we tend to frown upon any recipes that have higher fat content. Yet, not all fats are bad and some is actually needed for our body to function properly. So if you can push past the “fear of fat”, here is an excellent recipe to try out!

Plum & Ginger Crumble

Am I the only one who will try an ingredient I never had before only because a character I happen to like in a movie loves it? Yes? Oops. Well, this is still how this recipe came to be: because Bucky Barnes in Captain America: Civil War bought plums in a market. At least I’m keeping it real. 😉

Pork & Shanghai Noodles with Garlic Scapes

This is the recipe that inspired me to try Goodfood when I saw it. I definitely intend to do again on my own, but maybe to tweak it around a bit because I’m pretty certain I could improve on the nutritional data a bit.

Turkey meatloaf muffins

The traditional meatloaf gets a rejuvenating facelift! It’s so much easier to use a muffin pan to make individual portions, wouldn’t you agree?