Red Pepper and Sausage Frittata

Lately, my family has been in a bit of a breakfast rut.   Eggs, Bacon (or Sausage), and Hashbrowns.  The typical breakfast.  As delicious as this typical breakfast is, sometimes you just need a change…..something different from the norm. That’s where the Frittata comes in! Not only is this dish easy to make and delicious, but … Continue reading Red Pepper and Sausage Frittata

Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies

If you are are looking for something that is sweet (yet healthy) and easy to whip up then these Blondies are for you.  Last night I was craving a warm, out of the oven treat but didn't want to have to run to the store to gather ingredients.  I looked around in my pantry, threw … Continue reading Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies

Coconut Curry with Cauliflower Rice (Paleo, Vegan options)

    Weeknights are busy for my family.  Trying to fit in time to cook something quick, easy, and healthy can be a challenge.  This recipe has become a weekly staple in my home since developing it.  Not only is it easy, delicious, and healthy but it is also cheap to make! This vegetable dense meal … Continue reading Coconut Curry with Cauliflower Rice (Paleo, Vegan options)

Roasted Tomato and Tomatillo Salsa

  If you have a garden filled with red-ripe tomatoes, here is a recipe that will help put them to good use!  In this salsa, we roast tomatoes, tomatillos (they look like green tomatoes), jalepenos, and garlic to really amp up their natural flavors.  This salsa is incredibly easy to create.  Be an awesome guest … Continue reading Roasted Tomato and Tomatillo Salsa

Avocado Salad

It's avocado season and I am noticing some great deals in the grocery stores.  Time to stock up on my all time favorite!  If you are wanting to make something different than guacamole with those delicious avocados, here it the perfect solution! My father is from Cuba and came to America right before the revolution … Continue reading Avocado Salad

12 Weeks!

Hey everyone!  Before I get started with my weekly pregnancy progress, I have to share what an exciting week it's been for my family.  We became foster parents to an adorable, old man named Rocco.  He is a 13 year old English Bulldog that was rescued by the Illinois English Bulldog Rescue.  His owner of 13 … Continue reading 12 Weeks!

Tzatziki Sauce

Looking for a cool, refreshing dip this summer?   Look no further than Tzatziki sauce! Tzatziki (pronounced sɑtˈziki) is a traditional Greek dip that is made of yogurt, cucumber, dill, lemon and garlic.  It makes an excellent dip for veggie trays, pita chips, or gluten free crackers.   Add a dollop to a Greek inspired burger or … Continue reading Tzatziki Sauce

Mediterranean Pilaf Salad

Summer is (almost) here and I am beginning to crave cool, refreshing flavors in effort to beat the heat.  Here is an effortless salad that is not only nutritious but jam packed with flavor.  This would make the perfect side dish to bring to a pot luck or serve at your next Summer BBQ. This dish is … Continue reading Mediterranean Pilaf Salad

Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Yesterday was Cinco de Mayo and I wanted to celebrate at home with a festive dinner.  Most Mexican dishes are not the healthiest!  After a weekend of travel (and not so healthy eating) I decided to make my Chicken Tortilla Soup to get us back on track for the week ahead.  This Mexican inspired soup … Continue reading Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup

“World Famous” Guacamole

Guacamole is my favorite!  Not only is it super easy to make, but it is incredibly healthy.  Avocados are one of the most nutritious fruits you can eat!  They are virtually the only fruit with monounsaturated fats (aka, the good fats!) and they are cholesterol free.  Research show they can actually help lower cholesterol.  They are … Continue reading “World Famous” Guacamole