Favorite Easy Salsa Recipe

This is my all time favorite salsa recipe. Chipotle comes from the Nahuatl/Aztec word chilpoctli, which means smoked chili. The chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce add a nice depth of flavor. Using a blender reduces some of the chopping and makes this salsa fast and easy to prepare. You can vary the ingredients according to your own taste. I love this salsa with tortilla chips but find myself sneaking it on eggs, potatoes, rice, pasta, or in salads for extra flavor.

Savory Low Carbohydrate Muffins

These flavorful savory muffins make a perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack. They are higher in protein and lower in carbohydrate than a typical muffin thanks to the abundance of almond meal, cottage cheese, and eggs and minimal use of flour. Substitute the wheat flour with a gluten free flour blend for a gluten free variation. They can also be served as an appetizer with a little pasta sauce for dipping. Freeze a few for when you need something healthy, quick.

Savory Scallion-Spinach Pancakes

These savory pancakes are perfect as a side dish or can stand alone as a main meal. Try serving them with our lentil soup or a salad for a nice vegetarian meal. You can experiment with varying the vegetables according to your taste and they can be a good way to help your child or grandchild eat some vegetables! If you are gluten-sensitive we’ve provided a simple adaptation at the bottom of the recipe.

Pear-Oatmeal Crisp

Cooling fall temperatures and in season pears are the inspiration for this pear-oatmeal crisp dessert. It offers great taste and is more nutrient dense than many typical desserts. And there’s nothing like the scent of baking pears, oatmeal, and cinnamon wafting through your house. See the recipe and key ingredient benefits below:

Lentil Soup

As temperatures cool, warm up with some tasty lentil soup. Lentils are a staple of Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine and are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. What I love about most soups is that you can vary the ingredients and amounts to suit your own taste. This lentil soup also freezes very well.