Spicy Salmon Sushi Bake Recipe

This is a viral trend I am LOVING!  It’s fun, easy, adaptable and so much cheaper than going out for sushi!  Not only is this a great dinner paired with a simple salad (I would do one with a miso dressing), but it’s also fabulous for serving to friends.  I use canned wild salmon which I always keep in the pantry. But you can use canned tuna or even boneless, skinless sardines.  If you can get sushi-grade fish like tuna or salmon, go ahead and use that if you like, or leftover cooked salmon from last night’s dinner. Furikake is a savory Japanese condiment sprinkled on rice, fish, and vegetables. While there are many different types of furikake available, typical blends include ingredients like dried nori (seaweed), toasted sesame seeds, dried fish, dried egg, dried herbs, salt, and sugar. I love it just to add extra flavor to simple baked fish or a rice bowl.Continue reading

Lasagne Soup Recipe

I made this lasagne soup on a whim a few years ago and it was an instant family favorite.  Then I taught it in one of my bootcamps and I am still getting rave reviews!  It’s so easy and you can make it with meat or veggies or both.  I honestly use whatever I have in the fridge/pantry, but you know I love to add lots of veggies to everything! The soup will taste as good as the marinara sauce you use since that is the flavor base.  Enjoy!
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Cinnamon Roll Pancakes Recipe

I always want to make cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning and then I get too busy and can’t pull it off.  Let me tell you, these pancakes taste like a cinnamon roll, are WAY easier, and much healthier!  My family goes totally crazy for them and hubs has declared, “these are the best pancakes ever!”  Use whatever pancake batter you like (I have provided a homemade batter recipe below) and you can even make them really fortified with added flax meal or hemp seeds.  I like to make my pancake batter the day before and refrigerate it for a really easy morning!Continue reading

Apple Amaretti Crisp Recipe

I will never tire of fresh, seasonal fruit crisps.  They’re easy and everyone loves them.  The Amaretti cookies get crushed and swapped in for rolled oats in a classic crisp.  You can swap some pears for apples and add in some fresh cranberries if you like. I found Amaretti cookies at Cost Plus World Market. Try to find the ones that are loose in a bag as opposed to individually wrapped which are more expensive. Double the recipe if you want to cook it in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
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Roasted Vegetables with Mint-Salsa Verde and Pomegranate Seeds Recipe

I am unapologetic about my love for vegetables and my desire to grace every holiday table with colorful, seasonal veggies!  This dish is perfection for Christmas and Hanukkah and everything in between.  And to take it one step further, you can use this salsa verde on many more seasonal vegetables and it is also fabulous with fish.  You can definitely make the salsa verde ahead but remember to pull it out so the olive oil becomes room temp and liquid again. It is packed with bright flavors!Continue reading

Apple Fritter Skillet Cake Recipe

There aren’t enough apple desserts in the world for me!  I love apples and all the different varieties. You’ve seen me eat raw apple slices with flaky salt (don’t knock it til you try it!), sauteed apples on pancakes and oatmeal, roasted apples with yogurt or ice cream, and many different apple cakes, galettes, pies and tarts.  I love the first bite of an apple fritter but I usually can’t eat much more because they’re so sweet.  This cake gives all the vibes and flavors of an apple fritter but with much less sugar and no frying!Continue reading

Thanksgiving Leftovers Reuben Wrap Recipe

I hope you all have a fantastic Thanksgiving and you can share it with people you love and care about.  That’s what is most important.  Each year, I am less and less focused on the actual food and more on making sure I spend quality time with my family, especially since our children are all out of the house.  Hubs and I made a truly delicious wrap using a few typical Thanksgiving leftovers and we were so crazy about it, I wanted to share it here.

Why You’ll Love This Thanksgiving Leftovers Reuben Wrap

  • A delicious day-after-Thanksgiving meal that doesn’t feel like you’re just eating Thanksgiving dinner again;
  • Takes 5 minutes to make (I have a feeling you need a break from any labor-intensive cooking);
  • A fun Thanksgiving twist on a loved classic sandwich.


  • Turkey: You can just shred your leftover turkey by pulling it apart with your hands.
  • Stuffing: Any stuffing combo works in here!
  • Wrap: I used an organic flour tortilla, but use any wrap you like. I love a tortilla instead of thick slices of bread to keep this a little lighter.  But use sandwich bread if you prefer.
  • Cheese: Swiss cheese is classic, but I used some thinly sliced Comté I had in the house.
  • Sauerkraut: We used fresh green organic kraut (yay probiotics!), but pick any flavor you like (a beet or dill sauerkraut would also be delicious here).
  • Sauce: The magic is always in the sauce. We made a simple Thousand Island dressing with mayo, ketchup, and finely chopped pickles (pickle relish also works). The beauty in making your own sauce at home is that you can add in as much or as little of each ingredient as you like! If you did want some guidance, you are looking for a sauce pink in color that’s not too thick in consistency. 

How to Make a Thanksgiving Leftovers Reuben Wrap

  1. Start by making your sauce – add the ketchup, mayo, and finely chopped pickles (or pickle relish) to a bowl and mix. 
  2. Build your wrap – add the sauce to the tortilla and then layer on the cheese, sauerkraut, turkey, then stuffing. Fold, tuck and roll your wrap.
  3. Add a drop of oil to a skillet or griddle. Place your wrap with the seam side down. 
  4. Press down on the wrap with a spatula to get the outside crispy and flip after 3-4 minutes or until golden.
  5. Cut in half – serve with extra sauce on the side. 


  • Don’t overthink the ratios for the sauce – customize is to what you like.
  • Try not to overstuff your wrap. You want it close easily so all the yummy fillings stay inside.
  • Add the sauce as the first layer on the tortilla.
  • Make sure to add a drop of oil to your skillet or griddle so the wrap doesn’t stick.


  • Flour tortilla: a whole wheat, GF or sprouted grain tortilla or sandwich bread
  • Swiss cheese: any cheese works – Comté is a good alternative for a Swiss flavor, or a dairy free cheese or omit and use mashed avocado.
  • Turkey: shredded chicken would also work here if you didn’t want to use turkey or store-bought smoked tofu

Thanksgiving Leftovers Reuben Wrap Recipe
Serves: 4 wraps
  • Thousand Island Sauce
  • ½ cup mayo (I use soy-free Vegenaise)
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • a few slices of dill pickles, minced
  • 4 large tortillas (burrito size is best)
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese or cheese of choice
  • ½ cup sauerkraut
  • Leftover turkey (amount depends on size of tortilla)
  • Leftover stuffing (amount depends on size of tortilla)
  • Avocado oil or plant butter for warming the wraps.
  1. Preheat a griddle or skillet (I prefer cast iron).
  2. In a small bowl mix all Thousand Island ingredients and taste for seasoning.
  3. Start an assembly line with the tortillas and lay 4 out.
  4. Spoon the Thousand Island dressing on the center of each tortilla, leaving a 2 inch border all around.
  5. Place a slice of cheese on the center of each tortilla. Top each with 2 Tablespoons of sauerkraut. Top with stuffing and turkey, but do not over stuff. If you overstuff, just fold over like a quesadilla. To fold, bring bottom edge to center, and fold sides in, and tuck and roll.
  6. Grease skillet or griddle lightly with oil and place wrap seam side down. Heat until golden and flip over. Heat until golden on the underside. Eat immediately.


Other recipes you may like:

Turkey and Spinach Quesadillas with Cranberry Salsa

Cucumber-Hummus-Turkey Roll-ups

Turkey Tortilla Soup

Turkey Pot Pie with Biscuits

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Swiss Chard and Kale Gratin Recipe

I served this gratin at a dinner party and everyone went back for seconds and thirds and then asked me for the recipe.  That’s how I knew I needed to teach it in a cooking class, which I did last year!  It is heartier than creamed spinach or a spinach gratin and very flavorful. I love it for Thanksgiving because it tastes amazing with turkey and it’s so savory. The one thing I would say not to skip in this recipe is the garlic breadcrumbs.  Use GF bread if you like, but the breadcrumbs make the dish!

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