Roasted Delicata Squash and Black Bean Tacos with Smoked Spanish Paprika and Chili Aioli | Simply Sophisticated Cooking

Roasted Delicata Squash, Kale and Black Bean Tacos

I’m going vegetarian and gluten-free in this episode of BETTER YOU. And I’ll be very surprised if you miss the meat in this taco. Roasted Delicata Squash, Kale and Black Bean Tacos with Smoked Spanish Paprika and Chili Aioli is on the menu today. As a matter of fact, this is one of Hubby’s favorite tacos.…

Eat Local to Help Keep Your Yummy Happy While Traveling

How to Keep Your Tummy Happy While Traveling

As part of finding the BETTER YOU in 2017, I’m focusing on how to keep your tummy happy while traveling. I don’t know about you but I LOVE traveling. I get excited about new people, new places, new cultures and of course, new foods. But I HATE bloating, constipation, diarrhea, gas, head and body aches. All…

Bangers and Mash

Starting the Year Off with Bangers and Mash

It’s time for the first new recipe of the year. 2017 is all about finding the BETTER YOU or in my case, BETTER ME. So I’m starting us off with a bang. It’s time for Bangers and Mash! If you’re getting a good chuckle over my excitement about Bangers and Mash, I’m okay with that. Laughter is…

Find the Better You through cooking for yourself

How to Cook Your Way to a BETTER YOU in 2017

Happy New Year. It’s that time of year again. We have a whole year ahead of us. A clean slate so to speak. So what are your new year’s resolutions and goals this year? Are they to make changes? Most of us plan to make changes. Usually, those changes are to ourselves. Do your plans…

Sauteed Collard Greens

Sauteed Collard Greens: Southern US New Years Good Luck Food

You can’t have black-eyed peas without a good mess of collard greens. Especially if you cooking for New Years Day! It’s all about eating your way into good luck for the New Year. Now I’m going to talk a little sacrilegious about the Southern way of cooking collard greens. The Southern traditionalists love to boil…

Basil-Infused Lime Curd Tart Topped Cranberry Orange Compote

Basil-Infused Lime Curd Tart with Cranberry Orange Compote

I have the perfect holiday treat for your holiday dinner this year. It’s a Basil-Infused Lime Curd Tart with Cranberry Orange Compote, complete with drizzles of dark chocolate, whipped cream and more fresh basil. Not only is it DELICIOUS but it looks like the holiday on a plate. It’s got both red, green and plenty of ooumphh for…

chocolate drinks with chocolate

12 Slurpable Reasons to Love Chocolate Drinks

I absolutely adore chocolate, especially dark chocolate, don’t you? I find reasons to justify my chocolate indulgence. “It’s healthy to eat chocolate.” “Chocolate reduces stress.” “I need the antioxidants.” Chocolate a weakness. It’s an addiction. It’s love. And it’s not all about eating my chocolate. It’s about drinking it as well. I love drinking thick…

Brussels Sprout, Apple and Walnut Salad

Brussels Sprout, Apple and Walnut Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

It’s the season of delicious and delightful treats. The trick is not being naughty and overindulging in all the yummy treats. Easier said than done. Recent research from Associated British Foods determines that the average American eats around 7,000 calories on Christmas day. That’s not counting all the holiday parties, family get-togethers or just snacking on…

kitchen gadgets for the holidays

12 Guaranteed Kitchen Gadgets That Every Cook Will Love

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Ev’rywhere you go, Take a look in the five-and-ten, it’s glistening once again With candy canes and silver lanes that glow.” It seems I have a new Christmas song stuck in my head each day now. Although the inspiration for today’s song comes from today’s post. Because today is…

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