Food + Recipes

Jambalaya: Healthy Southern Comfort

Healthy Jumbalaya Recipe | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: The Kitchn

Is healthy Southern comfort an oxymoron?  Not with this recipe!  Since we’re still in the cold weather months, I like to eat my veggies warm.  This jambalaya recipe is a household staple and my kids will even eat the leftovers!  I especially like to cook it in a big cast iron skillet which adds some extra iron into our diets. […]

Fondue Holiday Parties With a Retro Vibe

Fondue parties are fun + easy! | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Camille Styles

Fondue much? I went through a short period of fondue-craze back in my 20’s. I think I owned at least 10-15 different pots at one time. But what’s not to love? Fondue parties are an easy way to entertain and feed your guests at the same time. You can do a full-scale meal, or stick to dessert, with berries and […]

Skillet Cooking, Care + Recipes

Skillet care, health + recipes | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Eat Well 101

Feeling tired?  Add a little iron to your diet with a skillet!  Cast-iron skillets are my new obsession as of early this year.  Not only do they conduct heat beautifully, they go from stove top to oven easily, too.  Learn how to cook with less oil, increase the iron in a meal by almost 20%, and save time in the […]

5 Pumpkin Goodies w/out Guilt

Healthy Pumpkin Goodies | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Ambitious Kitchen

Oh hi.. since it’s pumpkin season, I’ve been assaulted with a myriad of pumpkin-flavored or pumpkin-filled foods. By assaulted, I mean that in a masochistic, keep-it-coming sort of way. Pumpkin pie has always been my favorite since childhood – with the Cool Whip topping ratio being 1:1. As I’ve moved into adulthood and a healthier diet, I’ve been using my cheat […]

Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe Helps You Stay Well

Vegetable Beef Soup slow cooker recipe | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Kimi Encarnacion

Now that we’re getting into official Fall-mode, I’m leaning away from salads and am getting my veggie quota in soups. When it’s earlier in the season, I like something hearty but with a broth to keep it on the lighter side. This week, I pulled out my favorite recipe for Vegetable Beef Soup and thought you might like to try […]

Blackberry Chèvre Salad Love Potion Recipe

Blackberry chevre salad recipe | Girlfriend is Better
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I eat very little sugar these days and as a result the sweetness of fruits and veggies is off the charts for me now. The beauty of this salad is that it would be sweet to anyone and for me, it’s like eating dessert. Dessert for lunch? Okay! This blackberry chèvre salad has been a recipe staple for some time, and […]