This baked chicken dish is simple, healthy, and packed with flavor from herbs and citrus. A great way to get delicious dinner (and leftovers!) FAST! Chimichurri is a a piquant sauce or marinade traditionally used on grilled or roasted meat or poultry, typically containing parsley, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, and flakes of chili pepper. My […]

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Breaking Down Use By, Sell By, and Best By Dates I sleepily walk to the refrigerator, grab the container of yogurt, and realize that yesterday’s date is staring me in the face. Is there mold or something furry growing on it? Does it smell less than fresh? Has it magically gone bad overnight? Should food […]

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It looks like Spring has finally arrived in full force, flowers blooming everywhere and rays of sunshine abound. Let’s celebrate! Take a look at my May 2018 newsletter to find some great Spring recipes you and your family will love.

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Get the kids in the kitchen with this easy, delicious, and nutritious baked raspberry custard. This simple dessert is a crowd pleaser, chock full or berries and a puffed custard. Everyone will love their own individual portion, a perfect way to end any meal. Swap out the raspberries for blueberries, strawberries, or a mix of […]

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Cauliflower is always a favorite veggie in my home. My Cauliflower Tabbouleh has riced cauliflower, which is a great way to add veggies in place of grains for added vitamins and minerals. This dish gets a ton of flavor and brightness from  spices like turmeric and cumin, herbs like mint and parsley, and citrus like lemon. […]

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Pesto is a great way to add flavor to pasta, grains, vegetables, and animal protein. My Kale Pesto version is a variation of a typical pesto – still garlicky goodness, but full of Vitamins A, C, K, and B6 plus fiber, magnesium, and folate. I use parmesan cheese here as well, providing a ton of […]

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Chili Verde is a beautiful, flavorful green sauce that can be found at most taquerias. This sauce, made from a combination of tomatillos, onions, cumin, and cilantro, is the perfect accompaniment to a range of foods, from fish, chicken, and pork to grains like rice to greens and roasted vegetables. I love to use it […]

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It’s almost picnic season, which means sun, fun, and lots of food! Picnic Day is April 23, so this month’s Recipe Redux showcases our favorite picnic recipes. Here at CNC, we love protein-based salads. However, traditional salads are often drowning in mayonnaise, containing hundreds of unnecessary calories. To lighten it up a bit, I’ve swapped […]

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March was a bit of a bear in the Northeast. I’m sure many of you, like me, are hoping that Spring hurries up and gets here soon. Don’t sunny skies, warmer weather, and flower blooms sound great right about now? For some inspiration, check out my April 2018 Newsletter. This month I’ve got a Gellman […]

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More and more products are being designed for folks on the go. People are less inclined to cook but don’t want to give in by resorting to takeout. Enter the snacks for dinner concept. A typical snack dinner should be half veggies, one quarter protein, and one quarter starch. Hummus dip, vegetables for dipping, and […]

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