Turkey Burgers with Cilantro Greek Yogurt + Kale Coleslaw

turkey burger with kale slaw and cilantro greek yogurt

After months of hibernation, complete with hearty stews, roasts, and sweet holiday treats, who wants to start thinking about dieting? Definitely not me, which is why I don’t do them. However, I always have a pound or two that could use some shedding come summertime, which is why I like to do simple swaps like Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise, ground turkey instead of 80/20 beef, and fresh fruit in place of pies. I don’t consider this dieting because I don’t feel like I’m giving anything up. I’m certainly not depriving myself of anything, besides some excess saturated fat and a few calories. I find that these swaps come naturally with warmer weather, anyway, and that they can really add up to some big changes.  Continue reading

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Gluten-free Dinner Challenge: Collard Spring Rolls

collard greens vietnamese style spring rolls

I think I’m finally starting to like dinner parties. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no Martha Stewart — I hate tidying the house for company — but I love creating menus for family and friends. I go into a sort of Sherlock frenzy as I attempt to recall food-related conversations and piece together known preferences and dietary restrictions. It’s exciting having an excuse to cook things you wouldn’t normally prepare for yourself. Continue reading