This Strawberry Papaya Salad is loaded with amazing flavors! I love the sweetness from the fruit balanced with the tanginess of the dressing and blue cheese. The added sumac to the lemony vinaigrette enhances the flavors so much. From @tasteLUVnourish on

April 17, 2015 | 5 Comments
Strawberry Papaya Salad

If there’s one thing that can distract me from any stress in my life, it’s being in the kitchen. Two people that I love dearly have not been feeling very well lately. Not having the power to wave a magic wand to make them all better is frustrating. So, I tend to head toward the… continue reading »

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins - made without flour and whipped up quickly in your blender, these muffins are low in sugar and a healthier way to satisfy your chocolate cravings! | @tasteLUVnourish on #ad @lovemysilk

April 9, 2015 | 3 Comments
Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins

My daughter and I regularly test out new ways to satisfy our chocolate cravings without a ton of sugar. Not an easy task, but not impossible either. We think the trick is to focus on great ingredients that you feel good about using instead of fixating on the things you cannot have. These chocolatey muffins… continue reading »

Hasselback Garlic and Herb Baby Potatoes - crispy and delicious! | @tasteLUVnourish on

March 26, 2015 | 7 Comments
Hasselback Garlic and Herb Baby Potatoes

I spent some time visiting with my Mom a few weeks ago. We only get to see each other a few times a year, so when we do, it’s really special. I miss her dearly. She’s had some serious health issues over the years, but no matter what, she never complains. Somehow, she still manages… continue reading »

Mandarin Almond Cake - this cake is so delicious and natually gluten-free and paleo. | @tasteLUVnourish on

March 22, 2015 | 4 Comments
Mandarin Almond Cake

I love when a recipe that starts out as a substitute for a guiltier pleasure ends up tasting decadent! We wanted a cake that would taste amazing, but without overloading us with carbohydrates and sugar. We’ve been working really hard at my house to eliminate empty carbs and added sugar. I can tell you, we’ve… continue reading »

Crispy Salmon Cakes - you'll love this recipe adapted from Cook's Illustrated! Makes a fantastic dinner or impressive appetizer served with a Creamy Lemon-Herb Dipping Sauce. | @tasteLUVnourish on

March 15, 2015 | 44 Comments
Crispy Salmon Cakes

I’ve always been drawn to food. From my early days of blissfully devouring jars of Gerber Peaches to watching my Mom, happily cooking in the kitchen, then fast-forward to now…living life as a foodie…I’ve always been enamored. The process of cooking, the science of food, the tastes and the memories they create…I love it all…. continue reading »

White Bean and Chicken Chili - So delicious, healthy and easy with a great spicy kick! | From @tasteLUVnourish on

February 28, 2015 | 11 Comments
White Bean and Chicken Chili

This winter’s weather has been simply frigid. I know the end is in sight, but right now, it’s 12 degrees outside my window! Truly, I don’t really mind the cold. I mean, there are a lot more great hair days in the winter! Haha, no really, there are! And I do love wearing cozy sweaters… continue reading »

Thai Cashew Chicken and Mango Salad - this salad is full of so many great flavors and textures. | @tasteLUVnourish on

February 23, 2015 | 6 Comments
Thai Cashew Chicken and Mango Salad

Salads that pass as a complete meal make me more happy than I can tell you. Especially when things get busy and getting take-out becomes tempting. I love that I can make the dressing, chop a few things or even grill some chicken ahead of time, then just put it all together in the evening…. continue reading »