• Healthy Chicken Tacos

    Healthy Chicken Tacos

    We love tacos around these parts. And we’re making them at least once a week. When you are busy like we are with work and kids, getting home and cooking a healthy weeknight meal could be challenging. Tacos are a great addition to our rotating dinner list because they are easy to make. They don’t require much effort or time, which is nice. Usually we go with beef tacos and I can’t remember the last time we had chicken tacos. Well, I needed to switch things with these quick healthy chicken tacos on iceberg lettuce. Chicken tenders are ideal for this recipe, which I boiled for about five minutes, shredded them…

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    Cranberry Apple Muffins

    Fall is upon us, my friends! It is my favorite season of them all. Why? Because I love the cooler temperatures, open windows, long sessions of stove top cooking, baking, and all the spices and aromas that come with the season. Give me all the cinnamon, apples, pumpkins and these seasonal Cranberry Apple Muffins. I’m a sucker for it all. This easy muffin recipe is perfect to awaken your fall senses. The apples, cinnamon and cranberries make a great satisfying mix and are great for on the go eating. These are ideal for a quick breakfast especially when warmed up a tad with a touch of butter. Yum!  Because butter…

  • Delicious Salad Dressing

    This Greek style dressing is so refreshing and delicious on any combination of greens and veggies. It’s quite delicious over greens and fruit as well. It’s got a great punch of garlic and the apple cider vinegar and lemon juice pull everything together very nicely. For the salad pictured, I used a combination of romaine hearts and baby spinach. Topped it with garbanzo beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, beets, and wild caught salmon (canned) from Costco. I also sprinkled the beets with a little bit of feta cheese. It was quite delicious, refreshing and most importantly, healthy. I need a good detox from all the holiday eating I’ve been taking part in. So…

  • Watermelon Salad

    I was obsessed over watermelon salads all summer long. Actually, I am still obsessing… I tried many variations and none of them disappointed. This mix was especially crisp and tasty. The crunchy cucumber, juicy watermelon, sweet mango, spicy jalapeño and the basil make a wonderful union. Then, you add the dressing and OMG. I made this for some wonderful ladies a few weekends ago, while we were spending a weekend away at a beautiful cottage on Lake Huron. It was a side dish next to chicken kabobs served with naan and hummus. The best! So hurry up, friends… make this salad before summer comes to an end. Or, make this…

  • Butternut Squash Triangoli Tomato and Yellow Squash Butter

    Butternut Squash Triangoli Tomato and Yellow Squash Butter

    This, my friends, was the easiest and most delicious meal EVER!!! It honestly came together in under 20 minutes, and for a Monday evening dinner, it was beyond perfect! The butternut squash filled pasta and the buttery tomato and yellow squash, made a great match of sweet and salty! Try this Butternut Squash Triangoli Tomato and Yellow Squash Butter for dinner soon! I had little time yesterday to think of dinner ideas. I stopped at Trader Joe’s on my way home from work for a few items, and BOOM…. I discovered yet another delicious item of theirs. Thanks Trader Joe’s!!! You will find this deliciousness in the refrigerated section; by the…

  • Turmeric+Ginger Pancakes

    Over the weekend, I made a batch of pancakes as per the request of my boys. I make my pancakes from scratch and they love them. The recipe below, makes a batch of about 10-15 pancakes. I tend to freeze about half each time and they re-heat in a toaster or microwave really well. I decided to play around and added the power spices, turmeric and ginger, to a batch for myself. No, my kids did not eat these! They prefer them plain dipped in honey or syrup, of course. I also sliced up some sweet peaches for a few of them as well as blueberries. I finished them off…

  • Spirulina+Coconut Oatmeal Bites

    Have you heard of Spirulina powder? I started using it last week actually, in a smoothie bowl. I loved it. This morning I decided to make oatmeal bites using Spirulina powder. They came out great and they were so easy to make. The recipe is very similar to the oatmeal bites I have made in the past, only it’s even easier and with less ingredients. This article by the Welness Mama on Spirulina is a nice easy read. Read it here Spirulina Benefits if you are interested in it. Based on this article and many others I read on Spirulina, I decided to try it mostly because of all the running I’ve…

  • Lamb Meatballs + Eggplant Dip + Cucumber Salad

    Okay, there’s a lot going on in the title, I know. But trust me, it’s not that bad. This dish came together very nicely; it is fresh and so filling. The eggplant dip is something I’ve been making with my family since childhood. A favorite in our family and probably a favorite with most Eastern Europeans. As a kid, I was always involved in the kitchen. I was often tasked to make the mayonnaise, from scratch, for this eggplant dip. My grandma would bake fresh bread and the anticipation to spread the dip on a warm slice of bread was killing me, every time! A fresh tomato from the garden…

  • Apple Turmeric Ginger Oatmeal Muffins

    Here we are… Another mid-week Oatmeal Muffin post; Apple Turmeric Ginger Oatmeal Muffins… Wednesday came quite fast this week and I’m not complaining. I am looking forward to Mother’s Day this weekend and spending time with my guys and family. I sure hope we get some sunshine and warmer weather to celebrate. I decided to play around with the Oatmeal Muffin recipe I had posted last week. I know, the title is a mouthful, but wanted to make sure you all are aware of what is in these bad boys. They are so delicious, nutritious,  and are packed with spices that are beneficial to your health. I even had my…

  • Milk Bread

    I follow a baker/foodie on Instagram who kept posting these pictures of delicious “Milk Bread” made with some creative ingredients. I thought to myself; What is this bread and I need to make it. I started Google-ing Milk Bread recipes… Well, I got many versions from various food bloggers and food publications. I decided to try a recipe I found on http://thewoksoflife.com/ for Milk Bread. It seemed easy enough for a Sunday Funday baking adventure. Here’s the recipe: This bread is delicious. We all loved the rolls and I used the loaf for easy breakfast toast and sandwiches. Try the loaf for a panini with goat cheese, pears and honey. YUM!