Pork Loin Roast {Slow Cooker}

Let’s talk about being a “busy family”, which I think includes just about everyone on the planet. We are all busy in our own ways and want to enjoy good food that isn’t complicated.  Am I right?  Meal planning has saved our family greatly.  It takes some work, but having practiced it week after week, it has truly saved us a lot of time and helps us eat healthy all week long. On the weekend…

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

Okay, do you remember when I talked about having enchiladas on rotation while growing up? Well, tacos were on that list too.  Taco Tuesday existed for me long before I knew how good margaritas were! I was inspired to make a vegetarian taco recipe while preparing to teach a cooking class to a pediatric diabetes group.  I wanted color, fiber, and lots of different nutrients.  I had made black bean and sweet potato enchiladas before, but I…

Roasted Asparagus Hummus

Spring time is such a great time of year in Arizona.  Basketball season is at its best with March Madness in full swing, the weather is fabulous – leading to more dining outdoors, plus March is National Nutrition Month!  The changing season is a wonderful reminder to brighten up our recipes and plates with some inspiration from the garden. I was at our hospital’s farmer’s market last week in search of vegetables for dinner, and there…

Coconut Almond Granola

In an attempt to remove most of the added sugar from my diet, I switched to plain Greek yogurt about a year ago.  It is so delicious and I always include natural sweeteners like fresh fruit or even a teaspoon of honey.  This helps me control were my sugar is coming from. I have always liked the added texture of granola in yogurt, but store bought granola can be filled with so many unnecessary ingredients and usually way…

Roasted Tomatillo Sauce

Welcome back, switching gears to something savory. Being from the southwest and loving all things spicy, I wanted to share my tomatillo sauce recipe. We typically had red chili enchiladas at least once a week when I was growing up, and I really missed them when I went away to college, so I learned how to make them for myself! Soon after, “family dinner” with friends became a fun way to eat home cooked meals at least once a week…