Tag Archives | healthy recipe

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Another Fall Favorite Vegetable

Brussels Sprouts are one my favorite Fall Vegetables, and not just because they create beautiful food photography.  Brussels Sprouts are so easy to prepare with no peeling or dicing required.

I simply slice each one in half, drizzle with a little olive oil and season with salt & pepper.  After roasting for about 10-15 minutes until crispy brown, they make a perfect side dish.

But to be honest, I eat them as a snack…. they’re so crunchy and delicious.

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts are yummy!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with sea salt & pepper

Brussels Sprouts

in oven to broil for about 10-15 minutes

Roasted Brussels sprouts

Crunchy and Delicious Roasted Brussels Sprouts


Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts


  • fresh Brussels Sprouts- 1 lb
  • olive oil- 3 tablespoons (about)
  • salt & pepper- to taste (or, use McCormick's Montreal Steak Seasoning for an extra "kick")


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. slice sprouts in half and place in mixing bowl
  3. drizzle with olive oil
  4. season with salt & pepper (or Montreal Steak Seasoning)
  5. toss
  6. transfer to baking sheet
  7. cook until crunchy brown, approximately 30 minutes


The Perfect Holiday Side Dish Recipe

Brussells Sprouts recipe

Roasted Brussells Sprouts



As a side dish in this week’s meal plan from The Organized Cook, Roasted Brussels Sprouts are perfect paired with Chicken with Wild Rice.

Chicken with Wild Rice and Roasted Brussels Sprouts

The Organized Cook Weekly Meal Plan System


Email this to a Friend Email this to a Friend
Comments { 1 }

Organic Coconut Chocolate with Pyure Organic Stevia Sweetener

I’ll never buy chocolate again.  This recipe for Organic Coconut Chocolate made with Pyure Organic Stevia Sweetener takes minutes to prepare and can cure the biggest of chocolate cravings without the guilt.

Pyure Organic Stevia

Pyure Organic Stevia

Organic Coconut Chocolate Recipe

Organic Coconut Chocolate with Pyure Organic Stevia

Organic Coconut Chocolate with Pyure Organic Stevia


  • organic virgin coconut oil- 1/2 cup
  • organic unsweetened cocoa powder- 1/2 cup
  • Pyure Organic Stevia Sweetener- 6 tablespoons
  • organic vanilla extract- 1 teaspoon


  1. Mix together coconut oil and cocoa powder until smooth.
  2. Add Pyure Organic Stevia and vanilla then stir until smooth.
  3. Pour into individual molds or shallow tray.
  4. Transfer to refrigerator to hardened.


All Natural and Healthy

Over the past three years, I’ve consciously worked to lower sugar in my diet.  Aside from the history of diabetes in my family, I’ve come to understand the overall negative side effects of a diet rich in sugar.Virgin Coconut Oil

Pyure Organic Stevia Sweetener is an all-natural sweetener derived from a plant.  Instead of a sweetener substitute, stevia can actually be termed a supplement with many reported health benefits including lower blood pressure and blood sugar.

Stevia is gluten-free and calorie-free making it a preferred sweetener for many dieters or people managing diabetes.

Coconut oil is another healthy diet supplement with reported health benefits including increased metabolism for weight loss, lowering of cholesterol and immune system support.

With my Organic Coconut Chocolate Recipe using Pyure Organic Stevia, next time I’m craving chocolate, I’ll be guilt-free knowing that this chocolate is actually healthy for me.


Organic Coconut Chocolate Recipe Photo Tutorial

Organic Coconut chocolate recipe

How To Make Organic Coconut Chocolate


Virgin Coconut Oil

Virgin Coconut Oil


How To make coconut chocolate

Mix coconut oil and cocoa powder together until smooth


coconut chocolate recipe

Mix until smooth



Add Pyure Organic Stevia Sweetener


Mix Pyure Organic Stevia Sweetener into mixture until smooth




Pour into shallow tray or individual molds.


Refrigerate until hard.


Organic Coconut chocolate recipe

The Health Food Chocolate



Email this to a Friend Email this to a Friend
Comments { 3 }

Linwoods Health Food- Manic Monday Giveaway

We stumbled across these amazing products from Linwoods Health Food recently.  Linwoods makes it easy to power pack your recipes through super foods like Flax, Goji Berries, Pumpkin and Q10.

Linwoods Health Food

Toni Spilsbury is currently trying out these healthy ingredients as part of her recipes in The Organized Cook, so stay tuned for more ways to bring healthy into your kitchen using Linwoods.

Carrot Coriander Soup

Carrot Coriander Soup Recipe


The kinds folks at Linwoods are giving away some of their healthy foods as part of The Organized Cook’s Manic Monday Giveaway.  Our winner gets to choose two products from Linwoods Health Foods to try for yourself.  Simply tell us which product you think you would like to try to enter!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Email this to a Friend Email this to a Friend
Comments { 90 }

Seared Soy Ginger Salmon with Vegetable Soba Noodles

This healthy and delicious recipe comes to The Organized Cook from guest meal planner and rock star chef, Adam Kaswinder, aka Chef Kas from customcuisinelv.com.

Seared Soy Ginger Salmon with Vegetable Soba Noodles

Seared Soy Ginger Salmon with Vegetable Soba Noodles


  • Fresh Ginger- ¼ cup, peeled and minced (*ChefKasQuickTip - peel ginger using a spoon.)
  • Salmon (wild caught if possible) - 1-2 lbs
  • Soba Noodles - 1 12 oz. packages
  • Shiitake mushrooms – 8-12 oz., diced
  • Eggplant – 1, peeled and diced (Prep only 1/2 eggplant as it will oxidize (go brown) quickly - only cut what’s needed and use tight plastic wrap and lemon to prevent oxidation. Reserve remaining eggplant for later on in Weekly Meal Plan
  • Red onion – 1, diced small (store half for use later in the week Weekly Meal Plan
  • Spinach – 8 oz. pre-cut ready-to-eat bag
  • Red, Yellow & Orange Bell Peppers- 1 each, deseeded and diced into bite-size (store half of diced peppers combined for use later on in the week)
  • Sliced almonds – 2 oz.
  • sesame or olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar - ¼ cup
  • soy sauce - ½ cup
  • brown sugar - ½ cup
  • minced garlic- 1 tablespoon
  • salt – 1 teaspoon
  • black pepper – 1 teaspoon
  • crushed Red pepper flakes (optional)- 1 teaspoon (can be a bit hot, but adding just a bit will add another flavor element and complexity to your dish.)
  • sesame seeds- 3 tablespoons


    Soy Balsamic Ginger Sauce:
  1. Heat small sauté pan, reduce to medium heat. Add 3 tablespoons oil to coat pan.
  2. Add ginger and stir regularly until nice golden-brown color develops. Reserve.
  3. Add balsamic, soy sauce and sugar to ginger – stir until sauce develops- should lightly coat back of spoon.
  4. Store half of Balsamic Ginger Sauce for Sesame Chicken
  5. *ChefKasQuickTip – Making Ginger Sauce is healthier and less expensive than buying pre-made sauces from the store.
  6. Follow directions for soba noodles on package to cook both packages. (*ChefKasQuickTip: The companies making these products want them to turn out well, so the instructions provided for noodles, pasta, rice, etc on the package are usually the best way to go, as they have been tested extensively)
  7. Usually, the steps are: bring water to a boil, add noodles, cook for 6-8 minutes,
  8. Before straining noodles, dip a glass measuring cup into pan to scoop out ½ cup of cooking water. After straining noodles, return to pot, and add 2 tablespoons sesame or olive oil and the reserved cooking water- then toss.
  9. Store half of cooked soba noodles in airtight container for Weekly Meal Plan
  10. Put non-stick, large sauté pan on medium-high heat. When pan is hot add 2 tablespoons sesame or olive oil to coat pan.
  11. Add mushrooms and eggplant to sauté while moving vegetables every few minutes until a nice brown color develops.
  12. Add onions and Balsamic Ginger Sauce, cover, and continue to stir until onions are soft and color develops on onions and ginger. Add a bit more oil if needed.
  13. Add spinach, peppers, and almonds, then continue to sauté until spinach reduces.
  14. Add in cooked noodles, and bring pan to high heat, to develop crispy texture on noodles.
  15. Add a bit of black pepper, red pepper flakes, and splash on soy sauce, using it to finish the cooking process as it releases steam as it hits the pan. Taste, add more soy or other ingredients to fit your tastes.
  16. Remove quickly from pan into serving dish as not to overcook, and garnish with roasted sesame seeds.
  17. Salmon:
  18. Slice salmon into portion sizes as appropriate
  19. Set up roasting rack with drip tray (as for roasting a turkey), spray with nonstick coating, placing aluminum foil in bottom of drip tray
  20. Heat oven to 350 F.
  21. Season salmon lightly with fine salt and crushed black pepper.
  22. Heat large non-stick pan over med-high heat until just before smoking (approx 6-7 minutes).
  23. Use a non-stick cooking spray all over sauté pan, and place fish in pan. Fish should have nice sizzle upon contact with hot pan.
  24. Carefully splash in 3 tablespoons oil - enough to lightly coat pan and salmon.
  25. Salmon should develop nice medium-dark brown color and crisp along outsides without overcooking on inside. Adjust your heat as high as necessary so pan is hot enough to develop crisp on salmon without burning.
  26. Upon achieving desired color and textured remove salmon to roasting rack. At this point you can put in oven to keep warm for a few minutes while setting everything else up. Put salmon in oven and turn off heat. The residual heat will keep salmon warm without overcooking, and give a few minutes to get everything else out.


The Organized Cook Weekly Meal Plan System



Busy Moms Rejoice- Chef Kas Is In The (Organized) House

Chef Kas provides local custom cuisine consultation, cooking classes and meal preparation in the Las Vegas area. But busy moms and families can rejoice, because Chef Kas is teaming up with The Organized Cook for some custom meal plans as part of The Organized Cook Weekly Meal Plan System.

In the meantime, to get your own taste of “awesomeness” from Chef Kas, visit his website at CustomCuisineLV.com:

Chef Kas

visit customcuisinelasvegas.com for more #EatYourLife


Email this to a Friend Email this to a Friend
Comments { 2 }