About Kirby's Healthy Cooking

Welcome! My name is Kirby Miller and I am a home chef, self taught cook, lover of reading food blogs and cookbooks, teacher of in home healthy cooking classes, and a writer of my own healthy recipes. Along with this I am also a wife to a wonderful husband, a mom of two dogs, and a Kindergarten teacher!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese

Cauliflower “Mac” and Cheese

1 head cauliflower cut into bit size pieces
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon smart balance butter
1 ½ cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
½ cup nutritional yeast
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 ½ cups low fat milk
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs


Preheat oven to 350

Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook cauliflower for 5 minutes. Reserve ¾ cup of the cooking water and then drain.

In a sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour. Add garlic. Whisk in milk and reserved cooking water. Constantly stir for 8 minutes.

Remove from heat and add the nutritional yeast, cheese, salt and pepper, and cauliflower.

Spray a 13 by 9 baking dish. Pour in cauliflower mixture and top with breadcrumbs. Spray breadcrumbs with cooking spray. Cook for 30 minutes and then turn oven to broil and cook for 4 minutes. Remove and serve.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Spinach Artichoke Dip French Bread Pizza

Spinach Artichoke French Bread Pizza

¾ of a loaf of unbaked French bread (sliced in half)
1 can artichoke hearts – drained and chopped
2 cups defrosted spinach –I used the frozen from the bag, defrosted it in the microwave and removed the excess water by squeezing with paper towels
¼ sweet onion – chopped
1 clove garlic
1 cup fat free greek yogurt
½ cup veganise or other mayo of choice
¾ cup grated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Spread generous servings on the French bread. Bake at 400 for10 minutes and then 500 for 3 minutes. Slice and serve.