Spicy Garlic Brussels Sprouts I can honestly say that I had not tried brussels sprouts until just this year! I think I just always had it in my head that they were gross or hard to cook. Was I ever wrong! Not only are these extremely beneficial health-wise, they’re extremely flavorful and delicious!
Appetizers and Sides
Zesty Purple Potato Salad We’re heading into picnic season and I wanted to put a spicy spin on a classic! I also thought it would be fun to use purple potatoes (which are packed with tons of antioxidants!) instead of regular for a fun punch in color! This will quickly become your new favorite picnic and pot-luck side dish!
Scallion Quinoa Cakes with Cilantro Lemon Sauce I’ll admit, I was a little weary about trying quinoa for the first time, hell I couldn’t even pronounce it correctly, but a friend made it for us and we loved it! We recently went out to eat and the salmon I ordered was placed on top of a scallion quinoa cake. I was in heaven! It was such a great meal and… Keep Reading
Tortilla Cups I’m really kicking myself in the ass for not doubling my recipe when I made these because we devoured them within seconds! You can fill these tasty little tortilla cups with salsa, guacamole, or taco meat so they’re great as an appetizer or the main dish!
Oven Roasted Turkey Meatball Sliders I’m a sucker for bite sized food! Maybe it’s the adorableness of how tiny it is, maybe it makes me feel like I ate less (even though it’s probably the same or more!), or maybe it’s the wonderful flavor packed into such tiny proportions. Whatever it may be.. these meatball sliders are a new favorite!
Oven Roasted Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Acorn Squash I have no idea why, but I used to be squeamish about squash! I gave it another shot and I love it! It makes an amazing side or main dish and has the consistency of mashed potatoes. This particular recipe is a favorite of mine because it reminds me of fall. We’re still about 8 months away from that time, but I’m… Keep Reading
Kale and Green Apple Salad with Zesty Strawberry Vinaigrette I used to loathe salads..or anything healthy for that matter, but we acquired a juicer several months ago and I love it! We’ve only used it for juicing so far, but I decided I wanted to get more use out of it. I found a simple recipe for using strawberry juice, a bit of the pulp, and balsamic vinegar to make a vinaigrette… Keep Reading
Baked Potato Slices with Chipotle Onion Dip I made these the other night with the Spicy Garlic Cauliflower Bites and we practically inhaled them! They’re inexpensive, easy, and completely addicting! I don’t even watch football and I’m considering throwing a Super Bowl Party next month just as an excuse to make them again!
Italian Turkey Meatballs Sometimes you just want good old fashioned comfort food! Spaghetti and meatballs is a favorite of mine and I adapted this meatball recipe from the woman who makes the best ones, my mother! We’re trying to eat a bit healthier so I decided to use ground turkey instead of ground beef. The result: Just as delicious!
Spicy Garlic Cauliflower Bites I could easily eat Buffalo Wild Wings every night of the week! Now although my appetite would appreciate the over-indulging, my ass and thighs would not! So to have my wings and eat them too, I tried this vegetarian alternative! I was pleasantly surprised to find that the taste and texture was no different than boneless wings! I made mine spicy garlic flavored since that’s my… Keep Reading
Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Mango Sauce Spice up winter a bit with these delectable coconut shrimp! The mango sauce has a subtle spice and sweetness that pairs perfectly with the shrimp!