Protein-rich recipes for carnivores and omnivores!

Mexican Chorizo with Sweet Potatoes

This spicy homemade Mexican ground pork sausage is perfectly balanced by roasted sweet potatoes. We prepared this recipe for a Sunday night dinner with friends, and paired it with a lovely light Citrus Avocado Salad. The original recipe is from Enrique Olvera’s Tu Casa Mi Casa: Mexican Recipes for the […]


One-Pan Sausages, Apples, and Carrots

We’ve made a variation of this One-Pan Sausages, Apples, and Carrots recipe before; it’s so simply and tasty, it’s made it onto our regular meal plan rotation. We simply swap out the type of sausage; this time we also replaced the onion with roasted carrots. We’re always on the lookout […]


Chicken Tinga

Our eight-year-old loved this chicken stew from Tu Casa Mi Casa with chipotle, green onions, and fresh plum tomatoes so much, he had three helpings! We served this for dinner with Slow Braised Collard Greens, and paired leftovers with sliced fresh avocado for lunch the next day.  


Chili-Rubbed Pork Chops

This lean cut of pork is perfectly seasoned and not too spicy. Serve with our favorite Ricolicious, chunky avocado, and fresh tomato salsa for a colorful and complete meal. Thanks to the Food Network Kitchen for this recipe, which we adapted to make low-FODMAP friendly by omitting the garlic. The […]


Alaska Turkey Burger Salad

Alaska Burgers are typically made with ground beef, but since we prefer turkey, we decided to adjust the recipe to fit our preferences. To keep the recipe sugar-free, we used Coconut Aminos instead of traditional Worcestershire sauce. It adds a sweet and salty flavor that we really enjoy. We first […]


Slow Cooked Indian “Butter” Chicken

This is one of our favorite recipes; it’s our take on traditional Indian Butter Chicken, without the dairy, and on permanent rotation in our meal plans. The shredded chicken stays moist in the aromatic, spicy, and slightly sweet non-dairy sauce. We were able to get extra veggies into our boys, […]


Ginger Chicken

Last week I was on my own to balance long days of meetings and work projects with parenting and keeping our house in order. I needed a VERY SIMPLE mid-week dinner idea; when I found the original version of this poached chicken recipe in the Food Network Kitchens archives, I […]


Chipotle Turkey Burgers

Another in our series of “not your typical burger and fries”, the mild chipotle spice in these turkey burgers is cooled by smooth guacamole. Roasted potato wedges offer a healthier alternative to traditional fried taters.