I’ve shared this recipe for stuffed shells before but I wanted to share it again because I recently made it for a small dinner party and was able to re-photograph it. It looks much more appealing than it did in my original post 3 years ago with my old camera.
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I have been on a Mexican food kick lately, I think it is because it is starting to feel like spring here in California. Chris likes tacos and quesadillas (so do I) but I wanted to make something healthy that I could prepare ahead of time and freeze for future dinners. Even though it is just the two of us I try to do that as often as possible, it really helps me organize my weekly meal plan and stay on top of my budget for groceries.
I found this recipe for Black Bean Turkey Enchiladas on one of my favorite blogs and I’ve made it a few times over the last two months. I made a big batch so we could have a nice dinner before we left for our recent trip to Hawaii and I pulled an extra batch out the freezer when we got back so I didn’t have to cook. Continue Reading »
After my vacation to Maui I am in need of a big cleanse. Last week I tried to eat as healthy as I could but still found myself in front of a margarita and a plate of fajitas on Friday night. I made up for it on Saturday on a big hike with my friend Lori but I am not off the hook yet.
I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again, if it was up to me we would eat mac and cheese with potato chips on it for dinner every night. Chris is really the one that pushed me to make healthy low carb dinner options. As much as the idea pains me at first I’m thankful in the end that he is the pinacle of health. He is willing to cook dinner during the week and some weeks I really rely on him to plan, shop, and cook. It is always fun to watch him in the kitchen because he has a big mess going and nothing timed right. Instead of trying to control the situation I have learned that the only way he will learn better time management in the kitchen is by trial and error. Hopefully after a few more trials he will start to understand how to time things and clean up as he cooks.
I was looking for a low carb crock pot recipe when I stumbled upon this one from Skinny Taste, one of my favorite food bloggers. It is the best of the beloved chicken wing without all of the grease and the calories. I made a double batch so we could have these lettuce wraps for dinner one night and spicy chicken quesadillas the next. I put leftover chicken in the freezer for spicy chicken tacos for a night when I don’t have time to cook.
You know the saying “go big or go home”? Well, I was home on Christmas Day when I decided to go big (like entire turkey for two people big). I like to make extra and when it comes to cooking a turkey I figure it is something I only do once or twice a year so I should make enough to have leftovers. Instead of just eating turkey and stuffing all week long I tried out a few new recipes, like this one for turkey pot pie.
Over the weekend I threw together one of the easiest dish I make, BBQ crock pot chicken. It only requires 2 ingredients, 3 if you want to get fancy. The chicken is perfect in salads and sandwiches and I love making a big batch so I have leftovers or to stick in the freezer for a day that I don’t feel like cooking.
Today I will be featuring the last salad in my Summer Salad Series. I looked through all of my cookbooks and favorite online cooking sites for the perfect recipe to try. There were a lot of steak salads out there but I decided that this chipotle steak salad from the Pioneer Woman would be the best one to try. Her homemade chipotle dressing sounded perfect! She makes a much bigger portion that we would need in our little two person household so I cut the recipe in half (except the marinade). I hope you give it a try!
It’s Wednesday but it feels like it should be Friday! Today I am sharing a vegetarian chopped salad for my summer salad series. I found this recipe over on the Aida Mollencamp site. If you’ve never been there you should hop over and check it out, lots of great recipes and photography.
I was looking for a fresh and easy salad, preferably vegetarian and this one looked like the perfect fit. Plus I thought it would be fun to photograph all of the pretty colors. The directions look lengthy but it is really just a lot of chopping which can be relaxing.