Plantain Soup Clean Eating Style

In Puerto Viejo in Southeastern Costa Rica, the cooking was even more traditional, a Caribbean style. That’s where we got a taste of plantain soup. With a little research and experimentation I came up with this clean eating recipe that takes me right back to that little town every time I taste it.

Butternut Squash and Coconut Milk Fusion

There may come a day when we get tired of butternut squash, but it’s hard to imagine. Combine it with other great vegetables and coconut milk, and the world becomes a beautiful place. 🙂

Spinach and Chickpea Coconut Curry

This is a recipe we call our “curry in a hurry.” When the supply of already cooked food is running low and we come home from a busy day, this is a recipe that we can throw together really fast and still have a nutritious meal. Yes, canned beans aren’t as good as fresh. But […]

Lime Sweet Corn and Coconut Milk Soup

We still haven’t tired ourselves of using coconut milk. It’s amazing how much fun you have with it and how good it makes everything taste. Combining its flavor with mint and lime takes you down a flavor lane you don’t ever want to exit.

Clean Eating Crustless Quiche (GF)

This recipe combines two things that I love: 1) a clean food that can be a meal or a snack, is easy and fast to make, and stores well, and 2) nostalgic childhood favorite foods. I know what you’re thinking – this accountant can’t count. That’s several things. You are right. 🙂 Quiche was a […]

Gluten Free Vegetable Pot Pie (V,GF)

On a rare occasion Kelli or I will find a recipe that makes us go, “Ooh, I want to try that, and look, we don’t even have to change anything to clean it up.” That was the case with this recipe for Pot Pie. And it tastes as good as it sounds.

Winter Squash and Cabbage Bake

Kelli and I had a blast this year trying out a variety of squashes that were before only mysteries to us. We discovered some favorites and fortunately not too many dislikes. While the height of squash season has passed, it’s not too late to enjoy one more round of them.

Sweet Potato Veggie Burger (V, GF)

One of my most common cravings is for a good burger. Luckily, there are recipes like this one for a sweet potato burger that knock that craving out of the park.

Red Curry Salmon Chowder

Brad and I started playing around with chowders as this winter as the weather got cooler (in Austin, that means we dropped to the 80’s, but we pretend it’s cold outside). For Brad, chowder is tied in to many a childhood memory due to his mom’s chowder skills. And both of us love salmon and curry. With this recipe being such an easy and quick one to throw together, it’s become a recent favorite.

Salmon and Vegetable Chowder (DF,GF)

Few things get me as excited as a good chowder. Soup is great, but sometimes you want something with a little more punch. I came across a traditional seafood chowder recipe that looked really good. So I experimented with it a few times to clean it up, and here’s what I got. It’s dairy and gluten free, and I don’t think anyone would be able to tell.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup (V,GF)

We’re fans of butternut squash and find ways to use it fairly often. So we’ve had the fortune of sampling our fair share of butternut soup. We came across this recipe last year, and with a few adaptations to clean it up, it is by far our favorite.