Saffron Quinoa with Zucchini Ribbons

I’m just mad about saffron. Saffron’s mad about me. Anyone else remember that song? No, I was not around when it first came out, it was in a Mello Yellow soda commercial when I was growing up. Saffron is an interesting flavoring. I haven’t used it often but every time I do, I wonder why […]

Slow Cooker Drunken Beef Stew

Have you ever had those slow cooked baked beans called borracho beans or drunken beans? They are spicy beans simmered for hours in stout beer. I don’t know exactly what the beer does to the beans, but it’s wonderful! Since we’ve got the alcohol theme and the slow cooker theme going with recipes lately, I […]

Beef Kofta Kabobs with Lemon Tahini Dressing

I’m all about simplifying wherever and whenever possible. That goes in the kitchen and elsewhere. If it’s complicated or upsetting, you won’t do it or at least not for long. Your health and fitness journey should be simple too. Would it surprise you that I have several weight loss clients that don’t weigh themselves? We choose […]

Summer Veggie Pasta Saute

During the summer months, I hear from a lot of clients that they just can’t stomach eating a lot with the heat. Heat can definitely impact your appetite, but it’s still important that you eat according to plan and make healthier choices instead of filling up on liquid calories. I like to take advantage of […]

Low Carb Pizza Crust with Caulipowder

It’s not often that I have pizza or cheese for that matter at the Quest House. It’s not that I can’t have those things. There is just other stuff I’d rather eat most times that take priority. OK, it’s kinda selfish. I’d much rather eat a boat load of sweet potatoes, meatloaf, and other things […]