Archive | April 2013

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pear

I know this sounds like an odd combination, but it really makes Brussels sprouts taste even better!  The pears add a nice contrast to the Brussels sprouts and it makes for a tasty side dish that’s easy to make. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pear Ingredients: 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved 2 pears, cubed 1 […]

Super Supper Sunday

Sundays around my house are typically rest days that end up being really productive.  I know that sounds a little odd but the easier pace really allows me to get a lot of things done and sometimes even work in a nap.  I like to tinker around in the kitchen and experiment with new recipes […]

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

This is one of the absolute easiest slow cooker meals ever!  I actually did the prep work last night while I was cooking dinner so all I had to do today was turn on the slow cooker.  When I came home from work, dinner was ready (and the house smelled awesome)!  The prep work took […]

Lemon and Dill Shrimp with Cous Cous

I have pretty much eliminated all meat from my diet at this point but I do love seafood.  The rest of my family though has no desire to give up meat so seafood is a good compromise for us.  This simple dish was not only delicious and easy to make, it looked like a fancy […]

Exciting changes for My Real Food Family!

  This post isn’t going to be the usual recipe or nutrition information but I hope you’ll keep reading anyway! My brain has been running non-stop with a gazillion different ideas and it’s really starting to interfere with my sleep so I figured it was time to put it all on paper (virtual paper?) and make […]

Gluten free Quinoa Brownies

Since discovering quinoa a few months ago, I’ve looked at tons and tons of recipes with quinoa.  If you haven’t heard about all the amazing healthy benefits of quinoa, read this article.  I ran across a recipe for a quinoa chocolate cake that sounded very interesting.  I still wasn’t sure about making a dessert with […]

Tomato Spinach Salad

Mr. Real Food has been asking me to make him a salad with tomatoes and mozzarella.  So when I saw mozzarella balls at the store today, I knew it was time.  This little salad was both beautiful and deliciously sweet.  It could easily be a satisfying vegetarian main dish or complement any meal as a […]