Main Dishes

Make healthy meals at home with these easy main dish recipes

  • Creamy cauliflower mac and cheese gets its smooth texture and rich flavor from a whole head of cauliflower, rather than fat or flour. So cheesy and good!

Recipe: Creamy Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Nothing says "comfort food" like a big dish of homemade macaroni and cheese. It's also a universal kid-pleaser. Mac and cheese can lean toward the not-so-healthy side, though...especially if you buy the prepared kind in a box.  This fun recipe (which is from Mark Bittman of the New York Times) for Creamy Cauliflower Mac and [...]

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  • Creamy Baked Pasta Rosa can be made with gluten free or whole wheat noodles. Homemade organic cream sauce, diced tomatoes and raw milk cheese...mmmm!

Recipe: Creamy Baked Pasta Rosa

We've had turkey twice this month, tons of pumpkin and cranberry and all the usual holiday favorites. To be honest, I have to say that I'm ready to move on in the dinner department. It felt like time for a little pasta, so I played around in the kitchen until I found a recipe that [...]

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Recipe: Chicken with Lemon Cream Sauce

Savory chicken with lemon cream sauce. Sound delicious, right? It is. It's also really easy. It was one of those evenings when I'd managed to procrastinate until the last minute to plan dinner, and I stood staring at an unappetizing plate of raw chicken...wondering what on earth to do with it. None of the old [...]

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  • Make homemade yogurt using organic pasteurized or raw milk. It's quick, easy and so good for you!

Recipe: Homemade Yogurt

Homemade yogurt is a favorite at our house. We often eat it for breakfast or lunch, and it's a great addition to sauces and salad dressings for dinner.  Organic, all natural yogurt is expensive, and the ingredients in traditional packaged yogurt usually include things like sugar, corn syrup, corn starch and preservatives.  Did you know [...]

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  • This delicious Greek lemon chicken is healthy and so savory. Fresh tomatoes, Brussels sprouts and lemons complement the chicken. Yum!

Recipe: Greek Lemon Chicken

Don't you just love the role that lemons play in Greek food? They're not just backstage, floating in a glass of ice water or zested into a pound cake. Greek recipes are not afraid to put lemons center stage, right there in the main course! It turns out, they add a whole lot of flavor [...]

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  • Pasta with vegetables and garlic cream sauce is simple and delicious. A great way to use up leftover vegetables. Healthy, easy, and so good!

Recipe: Pasta with Vegetables and Garlic Cream Sauce

Sometimes the simplest things are the most elegant. One thing I’ve learned over the years is that a recipe doesn’t need to have a lot of ingredients or a lot of complicated steps to be amazing, in fact sometimes it’s the most basic things that are the most delicious! Pasta with vegetables and garlic cream [...]

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  • This honey broiled grapefruit recipe is so simple and so delicious. Looking for an easy breakfast? Look no further.

Recipe: Honey Broiled Grapefruit

It's been a great holiday season, full of fun with family and friends and great food at every gathering. So much great food, in fact, that I'm not only feeling like it's time to think about shedding a few pounds...I'm also genuinely tired of sweet treats and heavy meals. Salad and fruit is sounding great! [...]

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  • The secret ingredient in this savory three bean chili? Cocoa!

Recipe: Savory Three Bean Chili

After a fun day playing outside in the snow, it's so nice to come home to a warm dinner of savory three bean chili. You can make it in the slow cooker, with meat or's a great basic recipe that you can add to and play with to make it your own. Organic beans, [...]

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  • Chicken and dumplings made gluten free...enjoy this traditional comfort food again!

Recipe: Gluten Free Chicken and Dumplings

One of the great things about cooking is that certain meals are just so homey, warming and cozy. I guess that's where the term "comfort food" comes from...some meals just warm you up and make you feel at home, and you really crave them when life feels stressful (or when you're feeling under the weather). [...]

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  • Winter squash and lentil, protein-packed lentils, healthy winter squash and savory spices make this soup a must try!

Recipe: Winter Squash and Lentil Soup

Lentils are such a wonderful food! They're tiny, but they pack a powerful dose of protein and fiber. But unlike many "superfoods" on the market, lentils are inexpensive! Less than $.50 worth of lentils will give an adult about 1/3 of the protein needed for an entire day. They're quick-cooking, and can go from dry [...]

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  • These gluten free blueberry apple oatmeal muffins have a moist, tender crumb and make a delicious breakfast!

Recipe: Gluten Free Blueberry Apple Oatmeal Muffins

School mornings can be rough! Between getting the kids up, getting everyone dressed, and gathering up books, pencils, lunches, and backpacks, it can be a trial fitting breakfast in before everyone hurries off on their separate ways. You'd think that mornings would be easier for a homeschool family, but I've learned that's not the case. [...]

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  • Kale and quinoa patties make a great main dish, a fantastic side, or a yummy addition to lunchboxes.

Recipe: Kale Quinoa Patties

Ready for a delicious recipe that's full of protein, fiber, and vitamins? These Kale Quinoa Patties are delicious as a snack or as a main course. They're wonderful piping hot, right out of the skillet...or eaten cold for lunch (they're a great finger food for lunchboxes). You'll love the savory flavor of these little patties, [...]

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  • Roll your own all natural, organic sushi at home!

Recipe: Roll Your Own Sushi

Wait, wait! Before you pass this recipe by, let me reassure can enjoy sushi, even if the idea of eating raw fish makes you want to run screaming in the other direction. While most people associate the word "Sushi" with raw fish, the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as "cold rice dressed with vinegar, formed [...]

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  • Yukon Gold potatoes, sweet onions and nitrate-free organic sausage, slow cooked and then mixed with homemade sauerkraut. Yum!

Recipe: Slow Cooker Potatoes, Sausage and Sauerkraut

Believe it or not, school days are right around the corner! Since my petition for six more weeks of Summer seems to have been turned down, I guess it's time to start thinking about easy slow-cooker meals that will make my busy Fall evenings a little bit more relaxed. Slow Cooker Potatoes, Sausage and Sauerkraut [...]

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  • Try this amazing, healthy sandwich! Savory grilled chicken with homemade Teriyaki, stacked on a bun with avocado, tomato, lettuce, onion, Swiss cheese and fresh grilled pineapple.

Recipe: Teriyaki Chicken Sandwiches with Grilled Pineapple

I've always loved Teriyaki Sauce! It gives grilled food such a wonderful, savory flavor. But when I went gluten free for health reasons and did an overhaul of my diet, I discovered that most commercial Teriyaki contains both wheat and corn syrup...two ingredients that are no longer welcome at my table. It's too bad, because [...]

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  • Tender organic chicken, marinated in yogurt and Greek spices and grilled to perfection!

Recipe: Yogurt Marinaded Chicken

Don't you just love the grilling season? I love the way that grilling your food brings you outside for dinner...once you're standing out on the deck flipping chicken or veggies on the grill, you may as well set the picnic table and eat dinner outside! No heating up your kitchen with the oven, either. The [...]

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  • Zucchini noodles are healthy and delicious! Try them with tender sauteed vegetables and Asiago cheese. Yum!

Recipe: Zucchini Noodles with Sauteed Vegetables

Have you tried making veggie noodles yet? I'm enjoying making pasta dishes using fresh, healthy vegetables. It's not that I don't like regular noodles, in fact I am a sucker for just about any pasta dish. However, there is something really satisfying about knowing that your noodles are full of fresh, healthy vitamins instead of [...]

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  • An easy summer dinner, this salad is topped with seasoned, grilled steak and drizzled with creamy balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

Recipe: Grilled Steak Salad with Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette

I am a huge fan of the summer dinner salad. And by "dinner salad," I don't mean a salad that goes with dinner...I mean a salad that is dinner! Fresh organic greens (maybe even from your garden!) tossed with beautiful veggies, then topped with something right off the grill. Grilled steak salad with creamy balsamic [...]

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  • Try these quick berry muffins! You can make the mix ahead of time...convenient and healthy!

Recipe: Quick Berry Muffins

Sometimes you just want a quick little snack. Something sweet-but-not-too-sweet, a little special treat to brighten up your morning or liven up your lunchbox. I used to keep a box of inexpensive, store-bought muffin mix in the pantry for just such occasions, but they were (predictably) not so healthy or nourishing. It turns out, though, [...]

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  • Lamb and Lentil Stew...savory lamb and vegetables, simmered all day in the slow cooker.

Recipe: Lamb and Lentil Stew

Spring has sprung around here, which means two things...leftover lamb (from a traditional dinner that's been passed down from my husband's family) and temperamental weather. This year, a blustery day arrived at the same time I was scratching my head, trying to decide what to do with the leftover leg of lamb in the fridge. [...]

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