Southwest Bean Burger

After a season of pure indulgence during the holidays, I am craving food that is really satisfying but something that is not going to make me feel weighed down. Can comfort food this winter be healthy?  I believe it can. This veggie burger has so much southwest flavor that it is cravable and delicious too. If you are a person who has never tried a bean burger, behold, one of the most delicious bean burgers you may have ever made 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 >>

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 >>

Carrot Caesar Pasta Salad

This is one of the salads I made on our holiday weekend last week. It was a very popular and delicious dish.  I took a Caesar Salad and I added cold pasta, carrots and onions.  This salad was meant to be a side dish however I think you could easily add some meat or tofu and make this a full meal deal. Cold chicken, turkey, or tuna fish would be fabulous with the other flavors in this salad. When browsing Read More >>