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About Rachel Burke

Author of the Skinny Chick's Cookbook

Zucchini Lasagna

This veggie zucchini lasagna recipe is so good you won’t even miss the meat or the pasta! And it’s much healthier than regular lasagna because it’s pasta-free (lower carbs!), and includes fat-free ricotta cheese and part-skim mozzarella cheese. Great for vegetarians or those on a gluten-free diet. I like to add fresh diced tomatoes to my [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Recipes|1 Comment

Greek Yogurt Potato Salad

This was my first time making Greek yogurt potato salad and I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out. I LOVE potato salad, but I tend to steer clear of it since it’s overloaded with mayo. I didn’t think it would taste as good with Greek yogurt, but I’m happy [...]

By | October 14th, 2017|Recipes|2 Comments

Skinny Mocha Frappuccino

There's nothing I love more than a frozen mocha frappuccino on a hot summer morning. But as delicious as those Starbucks drinks may be, they also contain a lot of sugar, and cost quite a bit. (I also like having my coffee first thing when I wake up without having to leave the house.) These homemade [...]

By | October 1st, 2017|Featured Drinks, Recipes|0 Comments

Yoga & Energy Healing in Ubud, Bali

I just returned from Bali last week, and what an incredible place! It was my first time visiting Indonesia, and the energy there is so peaceful, especially in Ubud. I definitely recommend it to anyone who loves yoga, meditation and energy healing. We started the trip in Seminyak, which is where the beach is. It's [...]

By | October 1st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Apple and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

One of my favorite sandwiches is goat cheese and honey topped with sliced almonds. I was in the midst of adding this recipe when I started poking around the internet and came up with this apple and goat cheese bruschetta recipe that's a million times better! (Not that the sandwich isn't delish... this bruschetta just has [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|Featured Appetizer, Recipes|0 Comments

Spinach and Goat Cheese Phyllo Triangles

Spinach and goat cheese phyllo triangles are one of my favorite appetizers! Typically, feta cheese is used in Spanakopita recipes, but personally, I think it tastes better with goat cheese. And goat cheese is healthier because it’s lower in calories, fat, and dairy than cow’s milk, so it’s easier for your body to digest. You're welcome [...]

By | August 24th, 2017|Featured Appetizer, Recipes|0 Comments

Lentil Sloppy Joes

This is the best idea ever! A new and improved version of your old childhood favorite... except with protein and fiber packed lentils! I'll admit, I struggle with dinner recipes. I love to snack, but when it comes to concocting healthy dinner recipes, I have to be really stoked about it. Pizza and tacos are [...]

By | August 14th, 2017|Featured Dinner, Recipes|0 Comments

Electric Lemonade Cocktail

I have a thing for blue drinks. Or really, any drink that looks pretty. My go-to cocktail tends to be flavored vodka and soda water, since it's the healthiest low calorie, sugar-free option. But after a while, a plain ole transparent drink tends to get a little boring. So I have to improvise. I have [...]

By | August 13th, 2017|cocktails, Recipes|0 Comments

Black Bean Burrito

Ah, black beans. I have so many good things to say about them. They're packed with protein... high in fiber... great for your digestive tract... I could go on and on. For these black bean burritos, you can use any tortilla of your choice. My favorite tortillas for these are the wheat and corn flour tortillas [...]

By | July 7th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Strawberry Banana Crepes

These strawberry banana crepes are topped with an easy, dairy-free, 5-ingredient Nutella sauce. Normally, Nutella is made with hazelnuts, but I used peanut butter in this recipe because hazelnut butter isn’t sold in most grocery stores, and making your own hazelnut butter requires a food processor. (If you have a food processor, feel free to [...]

By | July 7th, 2017|Featured Breakfast, Recipes|2 Comments

Raspberry Chocolate Lava Cake

In addition to my chocolate and coconut obsession, I also have an obsession with raspberry chocolate. It all started with Dove's Irresistibly Raspberry ice cream, a mouthful of heaven comprised of vanilla ice cream swirled with raspberry sorbet and Dove dark chocolate. Undoubtedly the best thing I've ever eaten. Sadly, it was discontinued a few [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Recipes|2 Comments

Banana Rum Shake

This is one my favorite adult milkshakes, except it’s made with light coconut milk and medjool dates instead of ice cream! I generally use one date, but feel free to throw in an extra if you want a little more caramel flavor. This shake is a great summer cocktail, and dangerously good! When I was [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|cocktails, Recipes|0 Comments

3-Ingredient Lentil Dip

The first time I tried this recipe, I didn't even know what lentils were. A friend of mine served it at a get-together, and I couldn't stop eating it. This was also the recipe that made me fall in love with goat cheese. Most lentil dip recipes use feta cheese, but my friend had used [...]

By | March 5th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Homemade Minestrone Soup

Tis the season for homemade soup! Whenever I come down with a cold in the winter, all I want is a big bowl of homemade minestrone soup. This minestrone is packed with hearty vegetables, kidney beans, and a few scoops of shell pasta. I try to avoid any type of store-bought soup or canned soup [...]

By | February 5th, 2017|Featured Soup & Salad, Recipes|0 Comments

Blackberry Fizz Cocktail

I have a similar cocktail posted on this blog for a Blueberry Vodka Fizz, but this one is a bit different, as it also contains fresh squeezed lemon juice, and uses berry flavored seltzer water. For those of you who prefer the taste of blackberries, this one's for you! When I was preparing cocktails to [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|cocktails, Recipes|0 Comments