Recent Posts

Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

INGREDIENTS 1 lb carrots, peeled and chopped 2 T minced fresh ginger 1 shallot, minced 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp coriander 1 T olive oil thinly sliced green onions for topping INSTRUCTIONS Heat the olive oil over medium high […]

Crockpot Salsa Chicken

Crockpot Salsa Chicken

INGREDIENTS 3 lbs chicken breasts boneless, skinless (about 6) 2 cups salsa mild 1 cup Mexican Blend cheese shredded INSTRUCTIONS Place whole chicken breasts in your crockpot and pour the salsa over it. Cook anywhere from 1 1/2 to 2 hours on high, you don’t […]

Blueberry Mug Cake

Blueberry Mug Cake

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 tbsp (30g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp (45ml) fat-free milk
  • 1/2 tbsp (7.5ml) vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 10 blueberries

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients except blueberries in an oversized microwave-safe mug. Mix with a small whisk until batter is smooth. Stir in blueberries (Make sure you stir these into the batter. If you leave them on top they might burst open onto your microwave).
  2. Cook in microwave for about 1 minute. If cake is not done, heat an additional 15 seconds. Let cake cool a few minutes before eating. Cake is best consumed while still warm or within a few hours of it being cooked.
Loaded Pasta Salad

Loaded Pasta Salad

INGREDIENTS 2 cups cooked pasta of any shape (I used med. shells) 2 cups steamed baby broccoli florets 4 slices bacon, diced ½ cup diced (1/4-inch) sharp cheddar cheese Salt & pepper to taste Dressing: 1 cup mayonnaise 2 tsp ranch seasoning mix 1 tbs […]

Garlic Beef Stir-fry

Garlic Beef Stir-fry

INGREDIENTS 520 grams beef strips (lean) 2 cloves garlic (crushed) 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce 600 grams vegetables (stir-fry, mixture) 1/4 cup water 2 tablespoons oyster sauce INSTRUCTIONS Heat an oiled wok over high heat. In batches, stir-fry beef until almost cooked. Remove from wok. Stir-fry garlic, sweet chilli sauce and […]

One Pan Balsamic Chicken + Veggies

One Pan Balsamic Chicken + Veggies

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 1/2 Tbsps raw honey
  • 1 lb. chicken tenders
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup small organic carrots, chopped
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil, or olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • one small bunch of fresh parsley, chopped
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees f. Spray a large non stick tray with olive oil spray
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, honey, salt and pepper.
  3. Place 1/3 cup of the balsamic mixture in a large bag or glass bowl and add the chicken tenders.
  4. Coat and place in the fridge to marinate for at least 15 minutes or up to 4 hours.
  5. Place all the veggies on your prepared tray.
  6. Add oil, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and mix to get them all coated and seasoned.
  7. Make some space in the middle of the tray and add the marinated chicken tenders.
  8. Roast in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, until the chicken is tender and cooked through. Once cooked, brush the chicken with the remaining, untouched balsamic dressing mixture.
Spinach Quiche

Spinach Quiche

INGREDIENTS 1 3-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature 1/3 cup half and half (or milk) 3 eggs 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 1/2 cup grated cheddar (gruyere works well, too) 1/4 cup grated Parmesan 4 to 6 green onions, thinly sliced […]

Cream Cheese Fudge

Cream Cheese Fudge

INGREDIENTS 1 Stick Butter I use salted 2 oz. Bakers Unsweetened Chocolate 1 Tablespoon Vanilla 1 8 oz. package Cream Cheese  softened 1/2 Cup Stevia  or any sweetener or your choice to taste INSTRUCTIONS Place butter and chocolate in a small pan and melt oven low […]

Snickerdoodle Pancakes

Snickerdoodle Pancakes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. of salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In one bowl stir flour, baking powder, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk butter, egg, milk, and vanilla extract until combined.
  3. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients a little at a time until well mixed.
  4. Butter pan and heat by 1/4 cup scoops over medium until golden brown- bubbles will begin popping on the top surface.
  5. Flip and cook until other side is brown
  6. For an amazing syrup heat ¼ cup maple syrup, 1 Tbsp. butter, and 1 tsp. cinnamon in a small pan until warmed through.
  7. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar before serving.
Morning Green Smoothie

Morning Green Smoothie

INGREDIENTS 2 cups packed spinach 1 cup strawberry kefir 1 cup water 1 banana (1 cup) 2 cups frozen strawberries INSTRUCTIONS Place the spinach, kefir, and water into the blender. Blend for 30 seconds, or until no green leaf chunks remain. Add banana and frozen […]