Healthy Bruschetta Dip Appetizer

What I’m looking for and what I’m really craving is just appetizers and snacks that are fresh and easy to make and more importantly, healthy!  If I really was honest with myself, I would tell you that I much prefer grazing on a variety of healthy snacks versus having just a big meal. What is really awesome too is making a batch of stuff in the beginning of the week and snacking on it all week. Some foods like this Read More >>

Smoothie Restarts

If you’re like me, you’ve indulged hard this holiday season. So many delicious holiday treats. I am back to just craving healthy foods that don’t leave me feeling sleepy or bloated or just really full.  These smoothie recipes are a good way to get some hydration and vitamins in the morning without feeling so heavy. It’s a great way to kick off the New Year and really feel your best by getting essential nutrients. Choose your favorite flavor for a Read More >>

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies

Soon it will be my absolute FAVORITE time of year. Pumpkin spice everything, cooler weather and Autumn colors on the leaves. I really love the fall season in the northern United States. Its really beautiful and cozy. Football starts again and that means there are so many delicious tailgate foods to make and eat. I love when kids go back to school and you see moms and dads standing around at bus stops again. In Western Washington, we pull out our Read More >>

Marinated Steak And Veggie Wraps

You’re going to love these braised steak wraps. The beef is marinated in an Asian inspired sauce that really gives such a delicious zing. Its a very fresh and fun lunch, dinner or appetizer option. I marinated steak cubes in a rice wine vinegar and low sodium soy sauce with some ginger, garlic and a few dashes of cayenne pepper. I like a bit of spice in my life and my food. ( I am a big fan of moderately Read More >>

The Best Beer Batter For Everything

I was expecting some company last weekend and I wanted to make something fun to pass around and dip while we were talking. These onion rings were some of the best I’ve ever had. I love the flavor and love how the beer creates such an airy light batter.  They were very quick to cook. I used peanut oil because it has a high smoke point meaning it will cooperate well when heated to a high temperature. Also, peanut oil Read More >>

Chicken, Bacon And Ranch Pasta Salad

Welcome to the wonderful world of cold pasta salads. Have you been chowing down on them all summer like I have? This is a recipe you must try tonight because I already know it will be a hit. I used to work as a waitress while I was in college and the chicken sandwich with bacon and ranch dressing was a very popular item on our menu. I decided to somewhat replicate this salad with the flavors of the sandwich Read More >>

Fried Green Tomatoes

I was meandering through a Farmers Market last weekend and I was seriously on the hunt for something different. Something I’ve not had in awhile or something truly new to me. I came across a few things but honestly one that caught my eye was just simply a basket of under ripe green tomatoes.  In the south eastern part of the United States, fried green tomatoes are a very popular food.  Now I don’t have a deep fryer at my Read More >>