Middle-Eastern Kale & Brussels Spro...

Kale Brussels Sprout Salad-4

We are in the holiday home stretch! Buffets and cookie exchanges will soon be in the rearview mirror - after one last gasp this week. This Middle-Eastern Kale & Brussels Sprout Salad is a great one to help get back on track - so pin, bookmark, and print away to get a head-start on healthy eating for the new year. I had never tried raw … [Read more...]

Broiled Avocados with Chipotle + Cheddar

Broiled Chipotle-Cheddar Avocadoes-2

Broiled. As if you needed another way to enjoy avocados. This recipe has made the rounds on blogs and Pinterest, and if you haven't tried it yet, now is your big chance. All you need is an avocado or two, some shredded cheddar cheese, and one chipotle pepper with a bit of adobo sauce (the deep red liquid that chipotles in adobo come in). If you … [Read more...]

Breakfast Brownies

Breakfast Brownies

As featured in the Huffington Post (July 2015; see #7). As featured in the Huffington Post (Sept 2014; see #7). Good morning to you, beautiful Breakfast Brownies. What?! you ask with an interrobang ... I thought we focused on healthy food here, with only occasional exceptions. These brownies are, I assure you, healthy. NO butter, NO flour … [Read more...]

Kale and Quinoa Salad with Honey-Ginger ...

Ginger Kale Salad-7

It is time to expand the kale salad repertoire. I hope you have tried (and LOVE) this Easy Raw Kale Salad with Garlicky Dressing - I enjoy it about once a week. One of its benefits is the low number of ingredients - ingredients that I tend to always have on hand and ready to go {hence the "easy"}. Although I sometimes struggle with finding the … [Read more...]

Eggs Florentine {Healthy + Easy}

Eggs Florentine Spinach-14

This is what you are serving the next time you have friends over for brunch. Or, tomorrow, just for yourself - but only if you are the type to like a healthy, filling, well-balanced breakfast in minutes. I love scrambled eggs, but they are a hands-on proposition. Not that time consuming, but definitely hands-on. I am always looking for food … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato, Kale, and Apple Hash

Sweet Potato, Kale, and Apple Hash by My Utensil Crock

As I looked through my refrigerator for inspiration last night, I knew I wanted breakfast-for-dinner, but hoped I had something on hand that would jazz up my go-to eggs, potatoes, and turkey bacon. That I could make in about half an hour. That was really healthy. That I could eat during Passover. A tall order, but this hash … [Read more...]

Chicken Soup with Kale and Quinoa {Healt...


All I ate yesterday was this soup, and cookies. I mean, a lot of each of them, but very little variety throughout the day. I made both because I had cravings - and satisfy said cravings, I did. I hear this cold spell they call "winter" may be breaking soon, but until then, I am all comfort foods, all the time. This soup is incredibly … [Read more...]

Chicken Noodle Soup {Healthy + Easy}

Healthy Chicken Noodle Soup ~ by My Utensil Crock

This is a LONG cold stretch, isn't it? The winter has been unrelenting for so many parts of the country. Know what helps? Soup. Soup helps so many things. It is an ultimate comfort food for a reason - it warms from the inside out, and somehow always brings a smile. This winter, I have been thrilled every time I have seen a big bowl of chicken … [Read more...]

Cheesy Breakfast Grits

Quick and Healthy Cheesy Breakfast Grits by My Utensil Crock

I grew up in the Midwest, where all I knew about grits was "That's something they eat in the South." Really? How was this corn derivative not a staple in the Corn Belt? I first became acquainted with grits when I attended law school in the South - Shrimp and Grits made a believer out of me. But it wasn't until the last year or two that I have … [Read more...]

New Year’s Resolutions

We are two weeks in to 2014, and I thought I would check in on how everyone is doing with their New Year's Resolutions. How goes it? I try more and more to not have to find a reason to make positive changes, but there is something about a crisp new page on the calendar that is conducive to new behaviors, attitudes, and ... food! New ideas in the … [Read more...]