No reason to buy salad dressing with a million different ingredients you can't pronounce when you can make your own. This is an easy, delicious dressing to accompany any salad of your choice. It would especially pare well with a Southwestern or Taco Salad. Ingredients 1 cup of packed cilantro 2 cups of extra virgin olive … Continue reading Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
Looking for a hardy, vegan dish to warm you up this winter? This is the stew for you! This stew uses red lentils which are loaded in protein, iron, fiber and anti-oxidants. The red lentils make the stew incredibly hardy....you won't be missing meat in this dish! The sweet potatoes and carrots provide a subtle … Continue reading Sweet Potato and Kale Lentil Stew
Today when I checked my gmail account, I had a glorious email from Whole Foods notifying me that they had Coho Salmon on sale today only. At that moment, I knew exactly what we would be having for dinner. I sent the hubs out to our local Whole Foods to grab the goods. I told … Continue reading Baked Garlic Dijon Salmon
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
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
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!
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
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
Colder temperatures and snow have invaded the Midwest once again...did I mention is April 14th? YUCK! Saturday was absolutely gorgeous. It felt like summer with temps in the 80's and I was able to get a significant amount of yard work completed...6 hours worth to be exact! I even got a little sunburned (which I … Continue reading Sweet Potato Chili
Spring is here and summer is just around the corner! It's almost time to break out those tank tops and sundresses! This video will help you tone and strengthen your arms and shoulders to help you feel confident wearing anything this summer. Get ready for your arms to BURN! Make sure to check in with … Continue reading Workout Wednesday 4.9.14 – Ready, Set, Sleeveless!