Last Saturday we had some friends staying with us before we all went to Mt. Hood for a wedding. I knew we would need some good fuel to start the day and since they’re both gluten-free I decided on these simple Greek frittatas.. in miniature form! Fluffy baked eggs, fresh vegetables, and crumbled feta make these a healthy and balanced breakfast for everyone to enjoy!
After seeing the mint sorbet recipe over at A Beautiful Mess last week, I couldn’t stop thinking about all the delicious flavor combinations you could do with this! My favorite summer flavors are strawberry and basil (remember those Strawberry Cupcakes with Basil Buttercream from last summer?!) so I knew it would be perfect in sorbet form!
A few months ago I asked what types of posts you would like to see more of or if there was anything specific you wanted me to try and this eggplant lasagna is a result of those answers! You guys asked to see more healthy recipes and one reader in particular wanted to see an eggplant recipe. I combined the two and made a vegetarian and gluten-free (sorry vegans –… Keep Reading
With Memorial Day in just a few days you’ll no doubt find yourself at a family gathering, BBQ, or picnic of some sort and crap… you forgot to cook something ahead of time! Hit the store and pick up these six simple ingredients to make a fresh watermelon salad that’s packing a punch! Not only does this take just a matter of minutes to put together, but it’s way tastier… Keep Reading
Mother’s Day is this Sunday and instead of taking dear old mum out to a brunch of greasy hash browns and bad coffee, cook for her yourself! A few months ago I posted my Salmon, Bacon, & Potato Hash recipe, but if you’re looking for something a little lighter or vegetarian, this Sweet Potato Hash is just as delicious! It’s simple to make, feeds the whole family, and shows your… Keep Reading
Ground beef tacos were one of the first meals that I ever learned to cook by myself and for that reason they’ll always be a favorite. Thankfully for my fiancé, I’ve expanded on my cooking skills since the days of being a single, eighteen year old, eating nothing but spaghetti, tacos, and ramen! My mango habanero salsa is always a crowd favorite when I make it and I thought it… Keep Reading
This month has been an interesting balance for me.. On one hand I’m trying to exercise and watch what I’m eating (upcoming dress fitting) and on the other I’m concocting beer and ice cream floats and rum spiked cupcakes for the blog! I think they call that ‘maintaining’ haha. Anyway.. besides the sweets and drinks, I love snacky foods, which of course, aren’t always the healthiest either. I’ve been seeing… Keep Reading
Brussels sprouts have been my go-to side dish when preparing a dinner, but I wanted to make them the main feature for once. With bacon they’re always a knockout combination, but when topped with a sweet and tangy lemon dressing and toasted pecans, the result is incredible! I devoured nearly 2/3 of the skillet in one sitting! If you’ve been skeptical of Brussels sprouts in the past, I promise that… Keep Reading
At first glance I thought this recipe looked like a lot of work.. at least for someone that can’t function until 4 cups of coffee have slowly worked themselves into the veins. I decided to give it a shot and was able to adapt the recipe by simplifying a few of the steps without compromising the flavor. Not only did it make enough for us to have breakfast a few… Keep Reading
I’ve been scarred from eating canned tomato soup for several years now. If you’ve ever accidentally burned it then you know where I’m coming from. Not only does the soup ruin the pan it was in, but it tastes like someone used it as an ashtray during the cooking process, rendering it inedible. In an effort to get past my phobia and also move away from consuming canned products, I… Keep Reading
Ohh January.. the month of new diets, cleanses, and gym memberships. It’s always great to start a new year off with the intentions of making it a happier and healthier one, but it doesn’t mean you have to eat nothing but rice cakes and water! If you haven’t tried out quinoa yet, you need to get on it! It’s a great alternative to starchy rice or other pastas and it… Keep Reading
The first time I attempted this recipe it called for halibut, but the grocery store didn’t have it so I went with tilapia. The second time I tried to make it I decided to use scallops, but at $20 a bag (yes the gross freezer burned bag of seafood was even that pricey) I opted for cheap yet again.. and tilapia it was. I can’t say that I’m sad about… Keep Reading
I made a ham similar to this for Thanksgiving and I couldn’t wait to make it again to share with you! I lucked out when our friend brought over a 10lb ham for me to bake for Christmas! Glazed with fresh squeezed orange juice and Sailor Jerry Rum, and then rubbed in brown sugar and cinnamon to make it sweet, smokey, and savory!
I’m not usually one to eat breakfast.. unless you count 3+ cups of coffee a breakfast, but one morning I felt inspired to whip up something quick and easy. The result was a delicious fall flavored smoothie! Packed full of protein and vitamins, this tasty smoothie is perfect for an on-the-go breakfast, mid-day snack, or post workout drink!
It’s squash season! The stores have been filled with every type imaginable and the best part is that they’re dirt cheap (no pun intended)! Cooking with seasonal fruits and vegetables is not only better for you, the environment, and your budget, but they also taste better! Swap out the carbs from traditional spaghetti and try out delicious roasted spaghetti squash instead!
Whenever I tell someone that I’m cooking quinoa the response I get back is usually, “Keen-what?!” If you’re unfamiliar with this super seed, quinoa is much like rice, but with more fiber, protein, and vitamins. You won’t be left with that bloated feeling that rice gives you after eating either. I adapted my cilantro and lime rice recipe using quinoa instead and it’s now my go-to side dish for chicken,… Keep Reading
It seems like we live in the age of ‘dietary restrictions.’ Gluten-free, vegetarian vegan, pescatarian, raw organic……… the list goes on. I believe in enjoying a bit of everything in moderation, but since I have friends that eat with some of these restrictions, I try to come up with a few meals that they can enjoy too. These delicious and hearty Portobello mushroom pizzas are easy to make and friendly… Keep Reading
Since this month has been mostly dedicated to Halloween-themed cocktails, I thought I would make a delicious kid-friendly smoothie! Using only fresh fruit and ice, I layered up the smoothie and topped the whole thing off with ‘monster eyeballs’ that I showed you how to make last Tuesday! The best part is that you can always make the grown-up version later and add a shot or two of your favorite… Keep Reading
What a difference one year makes.. This recipe is actually an old one that I’ve updated the photos on because.. well.. they were downright awful! I didn’t know much about lighting, angles, or presentation. I’m still learning every day and doing the best that I can with the camera I have, but they now look a bit more appetizing than before! 😉 Sweet mashed potatoes are delicious and perfect for… Keep Reading
One of my closest friends back home is due in November and her biggest pregnancy craving has been hot wings! I posted these last November in the beginning of my blogging days and the photos were pretty awful… Food photography 101: DON’T USE THE FLASH! I decided to redo the recipe and of course the photos to do these delicious spicy hot wings the justice they deserve. Channing.. this one… Keep Reading
I hope you forgive my brief hiatus from recipes this week. My parents left today to head back to Iowa and I really wanted to maximize the amount of time I got to spend with them. To make it up to you I present this delicious fall smoothie! Portland has been rainy the last few days, pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin beer are out, and I may or may not… Keep Reading
Summer is coming to a close and if you kept a garden this year, you might be wondering what to make with your last harvest. Look no further than this simple hummus recipe made with roasted tomatoes, garlic and fresh basil leaves!
Salmon tends to be the easiest fish to cook, but it can be a bit boring. To liven it up I encrusted it with flaked coconut, lime zest, and spices and topped it off with a sweet mango rum sauce! It’s a restaurant-style meal, but on a home-cook’s budget and schedule!
The day I made these I had mentioned something about it on Facebook and immediately the response was, “WASABI? WASABI MASHED POTATOES?!” I get it.. it’s an unlikely combination, but by no means a displeasing one! I tried them at a restaurant nearly a year ago and I’ve wanted to make my own ever since. They turned out to be just as delicious and much easier to make than I thought!… Keep Reading