Spinach and Rice Casserole {lower carb}


After the success I had a few weeks ago with making a broccoli rice cheese casserole substituting most of the rice for cauliflower rice, I decided to find additional casserole recipes to make “healthier” by adding cauliflower rice. There are probably not surprisingly a ton of options out there. I decided to try to go…

Pork Yum Bowl


When I lived in Portland, Ore., I worked out in the suburbs. There wasn’t much around us in the way of food in the immediate vicinity. There was an awesome coffee shop, a Subway, a conveyor belt sushi restaurant and a restaurant called Cafe Yumm. Cafe Yumm was popular with many of my coworkers but…

Basil Thai Chicken over {Cauliflower} Rice


The other day I was trying to get creative about sneakily adding more vegetables into my dinner so I began researching how I could do so with cauliflower. Trader Joe’s sells “riced” cauliflower that I’ve been eyeing up for a while. So I looked up recipes for fried (cauliflower) rice and the ilk and stumbled…

Spinach Gratin with Eggs


  Would anyone think less of me if I ate creamed vegetables for dinner every night this week? Because I’m on that track. After the success of last night’s dinner, I had a sneaking suspicion that you can add heavy cream to any leafy vegetable, bake it with an abundance of cheese and it will…

Creamed Spinach with Baked Eggs


I just made the most amazing breakfast for dinner. Dontchya just love having breakfast for dinner? I love breakfast. I could eat it any and every meal of the day. Recently I’ve been craving spinach. Creamed spinach to be exact. And with Thanksgiving coming up (tomorrow!), I figured it’s the perfect time to make some and…

Creamed Spinach


My friend Jennifer hosted a happy hour at her house this week where the theme was grey hounds, short ribs and shellac manicures. She suggested I bring a vegetable to go with the short ribs she was making. In discussing veggies with our other friend, Kyna, I decided I would bring the acorn squash that…

Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers


My grandma and I have good taste. We both clipped this recipe from the Penzeys Spices magazine! I made these turkey burgers when my dad was in town (in an effort to eat “healthier” with him). I ate mine on Brioche Buns bought at the Portland Farmers Market (the buns were the BOMB) and topped…

Spinach and Feta Pancakes


I discovered a container of Feta cheese in my fridge that I wanted to use up this weekend. So I googled spinach+feta+pancakes and found a recipe similar to this. (It included onion, but I didn’t have any onion so I omitted it.) I ate these plain (with plain butter) and realized after the fact that…

Spinach Gratin


This is basically a creamed spinach dish (incidentally one of my favorite things to order a la carte at a steakhouse). Even though this dish is a creamy dish, I considered it the healthy side for my Christmas Day turkey dinner. It has three pounds of spinach in it – that has to counteract some…

Spinach and Egg Breakfast Bake


Every once in a while I gravitate toward a recipe slightly healthier than what I normally cook/eat. This is usually when my dad is in town. Because we would be eating such a heavy Christmas dinner, I wanted to make something light for breakfast. My dad loved it! You could make this dish for a…

Spinach and Strawberry Salad


I picked this salad recipe for my dad who does his best to eat healthy, (I must be the mail man’s daughter?) and because the other day I realized I have very few salad recipes on my blog (when a coworker asked me to recommend my favorite salad from my blog, which was met with…

Chicken and Spinach Meatballs


My goal in 2012 is to eat more veggies. (When my dad’s in town.) As much as my dad enjoys having me cook for him, sometimes I think he’d like some healthier choices. Eating these meatballs makes me feel like I’m doing something good for body. I rarely eat veggies and sneaking spinach into a…

Spinach and Chicken Alfredo Lasagna


My mom first had this dish when a coworker brought it in to work one day. She raved about it and suggested making it for dinner with my dad’s side of the family during my trip home. The very next day she emailed me and said the guy who had made the dish had had…

Parmesan Spinach Cakes


This recipe was sent to me by Dad – it was in a newsletter he subscribes to for healthy recipes. Both Dad and Sis loved it. I found the cakes a little watery or rubbery – like they could have been baked longer, perhaps. The flavor, however, was good. ingredients. 12 ounces fresh spinach, 1/2…

Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip


This recipe was sent to me by both my Grandma and my dad so I figured it had to be good. It was. Hands down the best spinach and artichoke dip I’ve ever had. It’s served at Dennis Stevens’ Fork in the Road restaurant in Mukwonago, Wis. Here is the recipe as was published in…

Spinach and Asparagus Pie


Having wanted to try a savory “pie” for quite some time now, I decided that the aging asparagus in my fridge was the perfect excuse. I found this recipe at the foodnetwork.com. The recipe was supposed to be asparagus and tomato; however, the diced tomato I bought from New Seasons did not appear very diced…