Grilled Asian Style Chicken

Grilled Asian-Style Chicken by Eating with a Purpose

I’m excited to finally be sharing my most versatile chicken recipe with you today!  This chicken is delicious grilled or baked and complements just about any side or salad.  I’ve used it in stir-fries, salads, in a bun as a chicken burger, or just on its own.  Plus, it’s so easy!  The marinade is made in under 5 minutes.  I like to marinate a big batch for 1 day in the fridge and then freeze in individual bags for quick weeknight meals.  I highly recommend you try this dish! Continue reading

Lauren is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who finds relaxation amongst pots, pans and good ingredients. From an early age, Lauren grew up cooking alongside her mother, Angela. After finishing a Bachelor of Science degree, Lauren realized she wanted to integrate her love for food and cooking into her career and went back to school to become a Registered Dietitian.

After completing a primarily pediatric internship in Vancouver, Canada, Lauren’s personal life led her to the Southern United States. Lauren is now soaking up the cultural and culinary flavors of New Orleans in her time off from practicing in a local pediatric clinic. Lauren has a special interest for educating children and adolescents on not only eating healthy, but also learning the skills to prepare healthy food. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Lauren led a children’s after school cooking camp and continues to enjoy educating children and their parents in her current work setting.

Making Entertaining Easy- My Favorite Appetizers

Making Entertaining Easy by Eating with a Purpose

I don’t know about you, but I love nothing more than laughing with my girlfriends over good food (and good wine). I also find it to be less daunting and sometimes more fun to just have friends over for casual appetizers than a full dinner. I wanted to share my favorite go-to small bites with my readers, and give you ideas for items to keep on hand for that impromptu get together on a Thursday night. Continue reading

Lauren is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who finds relaxation amongst pots, pans and good ingredients. From an early age, Lauren grew up cooking alongside her mother, Angela. After finishing a Bachelor of Science degree, Lauren realized she wanted to integrate her love for food and cooking into her career and went back to school to become a Registered Dietitian.

After completing a primarily pediatric internship in Vancouver, Canada, Lauren’s personal life led her to the Southern United States. Lauren is now soaking up the cultural and culinary flavors of New Orleans in her time off from practicing in a local pediatric clinic. Lauren has a special interest for educating children and adolescents on not only eating healthy, but also learning the skills to prepare healthy food. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Lauren led a children’s after school cooking camp and continues to enjoy educating children and their parents in her current work setting.

What I Ate This Week: April 19-25

Blogging is great in that it challenges me to step outside of my typical recipe rotation and try new recipes shared by other bloggers, or look for something new in one of my cookbooks.  I will say, however, that it can be somewhat frustrating when I try something out and the results are bland, or worse off, inedible. This past week I tried out two new recipes, which I was very pleased with the results of.  Doug is in full-on study mode as he prepares for the major test of his third year, so I was definitely looking for dishes that were easy to prepare and clean up after 🙂 Continue reading

Lauren is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who finds relaxation amongst pots, pans and good ingredients. From an early age, Lauren grew up cooking alongside her mother, Angela. After finishing a Bachelor of Science degree, Lauren realized she wanted to integrate her love for food and cooking into her career and went back to school to become a Registered Dietitian.

After completing a primarily pediatric internship in Vancouver, Canada, Lauren’s personal life led her to the Southern United States. Lauren is now soaking up the cultural and culinary flavors of New Orleans in her time off from practicing in a local pediatric clinic. Lauren has a special interest for educating children and adolescents on not only eating healthy, but also learning the skills to prepare healthy food. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Lauren led a children’s after school cooking camp and continues to enjoy educating children and their parents in her current work setting.

Roasted Cauliflower & Kale with Spicy Tahini Sauce

Roasted Cauliflower & Kale with Spicy Tahini Sauce by Eating with a Purpose

I am definitely a culprit of forgetting about items hidden at the back of our pantry.  I like to keep a well-stocked pantry, but realize that I need to sometimes use what I already have as an inspiration for my next dish.  This month’s Recipe Redux challenged us to go through our pantry, cupboards, freezer, or fridge and use one of these hidden “treasures” in a dish.  Although I love tahini, it had been sitting unopened in my pantry for the past several months.  If you are not familiar with tahini, it is a sesame seed paste often added to hummus or other ethnic dishes.  It gives this wonderful creamy consistency and flavor to many different dishes.  This dish uses two of the more trendy vegetables and is the perfect side for chicken or fish. Continue reading

Lauren is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who finds relaxation amongst pots, pans and good ingredients. From an early age, Lauren grew up cooking alongside her mother, Angela. After finishing a Bachelor of Science degree, Lauren realized she wanted to integrate her love for food and cooking into her career and went back to school to become a Registered Dietitian.

After completing a primarily pediatric internship in Vancouver, Canada, Lauren’s personal life led her to the Southern United States. Lauren is now soaking up the cultural and culinary flavors of New Orleans in her time off from practicing in a local pediatric clinic. Lauren has a special interest for educating children and adolescents on not only eating healthy, but also learning the skills to prepare healthy food. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Lauren led a children’s after school cooking camp and continues to enjoy educating children and their parents in her current work setting.

What I Ate This Week: April 12-18

Some of you may have noticed that my blog had a couple “off” days this week- sorry!  I experienced my first technology glitch since I started this little blogging endeavor, which wasn’t the best start to the week.  Thankfully, after a couple days of troubleshooting, I was back up and running.  I discovered a recipe this week that I will probably have on rotation for many years- Sweet Corn and Spinach Baked Flautas by Zen and Spice.  I have really been searching for healthy recipes that can be prepared in advance and have some sustenance to hold us for at least a few hours (we both have very healthy appetites).  This recipe was just that. Continue reading

Lauren is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who finds relaxation amongst pots, pans and good ingredients. From an early age, Lauren grew up cooking alongside her mother, Angela. After finishing a Bachelor of Science degree, Lauren realized she wanted to integrate her love for food and cooking into her career and went back to school to become a Registered Dietitian.

After completing a primarily pediatric internship in Vancouver, Canada, Lauren’s personal life led her to the Southern United States. Lauren is now soaking up the cultural and culinary flavors of New Orleans in her time off from practicing in a local pediatric clinic. Lauren has a special interest for educating children and adolescents on not only eating healthy, but also learning the skills to prepare healthy food. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Lauren led a children’s after school cooking camp and continues to enjoy educating children and their parents in her current work setting.

Cookbook Review: Inspiralized by Ali Maffucci

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Substituting vegetables for starchy foods seems to be the new trend of 2015.  This, however, is a trend that I am definitely on board with.  Early this year, I purchased a spiralizer to create my own zucchini noodles (aka zoodles) which can be used in place of pasta.  Ali Maffuci, well-known food blogger, recently released an accompanying cookbook, Inspiralized.  Maffuci goes beyond zucchini to transform over 20 different types of vegetables into delicious meals. Continue reading

Lauren is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who finds relaxation amongst pots, pans and good ingredients. From an early age, Lauren grew up cooking alongside her mother, Angela. After finishing a Bachelor of Science degree, Lauren realized she wanted to integrate her love for food and cooking into her career and went back to school to become a Registered Dietitian.

After completing a primarily pediatric internship in Vancouver, Canada, Lauren’s personal life led her to the Southern United States. Lauren is now soaking up the cultural and culinary flavors of New Orleans in her time off from practicing in a local pediatric clinic. Lauren has a special interest for educating children and adolescents on not only eating healthy, but also learning the skills to prepare healthy food. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Lauren led a children’s after school cooking camp and continues to enjoy educating children and their parents in her current work setting.

What I Ate This Week: April 5-11

As you can imagine, this week was full of celebration with our friends.  Sadly, our long distance location from our families means we will have to wait to celebrate with them.  It was also my close friend, Betsy’s, birthday.  We have a tradition of going out on our own date for her birthday.  Needless to say, there was a lot of appetizers and restaurant meals this week. Continue reading

Lauren is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who finds relaxation amongst pots, pans and good ingredients. From an early age, Lauren grew up cooking alongside her mother, Angela. After finishing a Bachelor of Science degree, Lauren realized she wanted to integrate her love for food and cooking into her career and went back to school to become a Registered Dietitian.

After completing a primarily pediatric internship in Vancouver, Canada, Lauren’s personal life led her to the Southern United States. Lauren is now soaking up the cultural and culinary flavors of New Orleans in her time off from practicing in a local pediatric clinic. Lauren has a special interest for educating children and adolescents on not only eating healthy, but also learning the skills to prepare healthy food. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Lauren led a children’s after school cooking camp and continues to enjoy educating children and their parents in her current work setting.

New York City & Some Exciting News

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If you haven’t been to New York City before, I urge you to go.  It was a first for us, and one of the most memorable trips we’ve had together.  It was memorable for many reasons but mainly because Doug proposed on the top of the Brooklyn Bridge… and I said YES! Continue reading

Lauren is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who finds relaxation amongst pots, pans and good ingredients. From an early age, Lauren grew up cooking alongside her mother, Angela. After finishing a Bachelor of Science degree, Lauren realized she wanted to integrate her love for food and cooking into her career and went back to school to become a Registered Dietitian.

After completing a primarily pediatric internship in Vancouver, Canada, Lauren’s personal life led her to the Southern United States. Lauren is now soaking up the cultural and culinary flavors of New Orleans in her time off from practicing in a local pediatric clinic. Lauren has a special interest for educating children and adolescents on not only eating healthy, but also learning the skills to prepare healthy food. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Lauren led a children’s after school cooking camp and continues to enjoy educating children and their parents in her current work setting.