Take a break from traditional salads with this refreshing Cauliflower Chickpea Tabbouleh. A quick and easy no-cook dish that’s perfect for feeding a crowd!
Over the past few years, I’ve sat back and watched as cauliflower went from being the last item left on the veggie platter to the star of the produce section. As a dietitian, witnessing this dramatic transformation has been like watching a child struggle through the awkward teenage years and finally come out on the other side as a beautiful, confident young adult. I couldn’t be prouder of how far my little cruciferous veggie has come! (more…)
Cherry Caprese Pasta Salad is the perfect addition to your next summer BBQ! The whole recipe takes just 15 minutes from start to finish and is a great way to highlight summer’s sweet, juicy cherries. This dish also holds up well in the refrigerator, making it perfect for meal prep. Make a batch over the weekend and enjoy gourmet tasting lunches all week long!
Hi, my name’s Kara and I enjoy long, romantic walks along the
beach Farmer’s Market.
Okay, so I’ve never had a dating profile (and never will), but if I did.. I’m pretty sure that’s what my intro would say. (Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about the beach too.. but living in Ohio means that the farmer’s market makes for a weeee more feasible of a date night – or date morning)
I’ll be honest – I didn’t discover the beauty of farmer’s markets until about 5 years ago (which is a real shame seeing as I grew up about 15 minutes from one of the best public markets in the country), but you better believe I’m making up for it now!
Kyle and I have recently made it a habit to start every Saturday morning with a visit to the local farmers market. And let me tell you, I couldn’t think of a more perfect way to start the weekend. Something about slowly strolling along the sidewalks, talking with the vendors, and sampling local goodies just makes my heart happy. (more…)
Mimosa Poached Salmon Salad is a quick, yet elegant dish that is sure to impress! Serve it up at brunch (with a mimosa on the side, of course) or with fresh crusty bread for a light and refreshing summer meal.
First off, thank you to everyone who read, commented, or shared my last post on IBS. I’m not usually one for talking about my feelings, so writing such a personal blog post was definitely not an easy task. But this is a topic that I’m extremely passionate about and believe needs to be spoken about more openly, so it was worth it. I just hope you know how much all of your support means to me!
Now, back to the food…
Have you ever found yourself so distracted by the thought of a recipe that you just NEED to make it in order to ever have hopes of focusing on anything else ever again?
No? Just me? Okay.
Well anyways, that’s how this beautiful creation came to be.
Earlier this week, I was just sitting around minding my own business and working on my thesis project, when out of the blue… BAM. Mimosa Poached Salmon Salad.
Coffee Marinated Steak Salad with Coffee-Infused Balsamic Vinaigrette is a restaurant-quality salad that comes together in a flash. Serve it as an easy weeknight dinner or prep ahead of time to enjoy for lunch during the week! Low FODMAP & gluten-free.
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Hi friends! Long time, no chat.
Before I dive into today’s post, let me just apologize for my unintentionally intentional month-long hiatus (double apologies for the fact that this hiatus just so happened to coincide with National Nutrition Month… #dietitianfail). Life came at me real hard and real fast this past month and rather than add yet another stressor to the pile, I decided to take a step back and put the ol’ blog (err young blog..?) on the back burner.
But let me tell you, it feels good to be back. I have so much to tell you! Starting with a long overdue update on my ongoing digestive issues and my recent transition to the low FODMAP diet. But let’s save all that serious mumbo-jumbo for another day, shall we?
First, coffee. (more…)
A lightened up version of Panera’s infamous Autumn Squash Soup that’s loaded with vegetables, fruit, and NO heavy cream!
Hi, my name’s Kara and I’m addicted to Panera’s Autumn Squash Soup.
Alright, fine.. I guess there’s probably worse things in this world that I could be addicted to. But tell that to my wallet.
For real though, have you tasted this soup? It’s warm, creamy, and loaded with two of my favorite fall veggies: butternut squash and pumpkin. Eating this soup is the equivalent of wrapping your taste buds in a big, cozy, oversized sweater.
Utter fall perfection.