Spinach Salad with Mandarin Oranges and Warm Bacon Dressing

I used to make a spinach salad all the time that had crumbled gorgonzola in it, where you poured a warm bacon dressing over the top. It’s really beyond fantastic, but it also presents 2 problems, the first of which is that so many people don’t like blue cheese of any kind.

Caramelized Bacon Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

I’m having what they call ‘a minute’ with brussels sprouts right now! Although to be more specific that ‘minute’ has been going on for about a year now. Last fall when they started arriving at the supermarket, I started getting pounds and pounds of them to take home and roast.

Healthy Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana

Don’t worry if you don’t have an Instant Pot because I have instructions below for this Healthy Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana to be made in the slow cooker, as well as the stove top! My first goal was to make this beloved soup a little healthier and allergy friendly by eliminating the heavy cream. I’ve also included recipe to notes … Read More

Sweet Potato Noodles and Greens Breakfast Meal Prep

Most weeks you can find us meal prepping some cut up fruit for green smoothies, and something to take along for healthy lunches. However, lately I’ve been stepping up my breakfast meal prepping as well. It started with the realization I was spending quite a bit of time putting together breakfast every morning.

Grilled Chicken BLAT Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing

I really feel like you can never have too many flavor packed salads in your repertoire! And it's just a bonus if your salad includes healthy ranch dressing. As a kid I was a ranch dressing fanatic, I mean I would eat pretty much anything if it was drowned in ranch. In fact... my cousin and I were famous in ... Read More

Bacon and Eggs Breakfast Pizza with Hashbrown Crust

I'll take savory over sweet any day for any meal, which is a little strange since I've always had a sweet tooth in the past. But something's changed over the years, and I'd choose to eat anything to do with cheese/bacon rather than a muffin, without a second thought. I had the idea for this breakfast pizza during the cauliflower pizza ... Read More

Green Beans with Bacon Mushroom Sauce

This recipe is loosely based off a homemade green bean casserole I used to make that had several cups of heavy cream in it. But somewhere along the line, I decided that for me heavy cream was wasted on green beans, and that I'd rather have it over pasta thank you very much! So instead, these green beans are surrounded ... Read More

Apple Pie Pancakes with Bacon Vanilla Bean Syrup

This is my ideal weekend brunch on a plate. First there's a stack of pancakes which is almost mandatory, and they're made even better by the fact there's apple slices hiding in there, (just like my mom used to make). As if the perfect stack of pancakes wasn't enough already, I went ahead and gilded the lily with some Bacon ... Read More

Bacon Kimchi Cauliflower Fried Rice

What is it about bacon that transcends the line between sweet and savory, making everything it's added to taste better!?! Bacon doughnuts - um... yes please, or we can do a 180º and add bacon to kimchi fried rice - either way it's equally good. This recipe started off as just kimchi fried rice, but I had a partial package of ... Read More