25.3.15

Simple and Healthy Chicken Marsala




Great food has never been so simple. There is no need to spend the money at a restaurant for great Italian food when it is so easy to make at home..... in your pajamas. 




healthy chicken marsala recipe




I am literally (yes, I just said literally) kicking myself right now. How have I never had Chicken Marsala before? My friends rave about it and I've come across it many times featured in my favorite magazines but no, I've never actually had Chicken Marsala before tonight. My world just changed forever in a very, very good way. Literally.



22.3.15

Three Berry Coconut Crispies #SundaySupper


These lightly sweetened coconut, oat and almond crispies are dolled up with fresh berries and fun Spring shapes. While the weather gets a bit warmer and we start pulling out our tank tops and shorts these little naturally sweetened and gluten free cookies are perfect for a guilt free sweet tooth emergency. 






The first day of Spring was on March 20th and has been anticipated by most of us all over the United States. Here in Arizona we have very mild winters but I still look forward to the warmer air, bluer skies and most of all the Spring showers!


11.3.15

White Bean and Brown Rice Greek Falafel Pitas #RecipeRedux #sponsored





I think I've got this veggie burger, ball, croquette, falafel thing down. It's a science I tell you. That doesn't mean it's difficult just that practice makes perfect. I'm going to go ahead and share my little secrets with you seeing as how awesome I think you are and all. Now we can both have an amazingly delicious and super healthy meal in minutes, yup, minutes. 









8.3.15

Deconstructed Cabbage Rolls #RecipeRedux #sponsored




One of my husband's favorite dinners are Cabbage Rolls. They are like little Hungarian Meat loafs stuffed into a soft cabbage leaf and simmered in a sweet tomato sauce. This recipe for deconstructed cabbage rolls cuts the time in half and has the same tasty ingredients and flavors as the original. My mom calls it 'lazy cabbage rolls' and I suppose she's right on this one. ;)




“By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by USA Rice Federation and am eligible to win  prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”







Mom's Chicken Pot Pie with Cheddar Biscuits #SundaySupper



This is my mom's recipe for Chicken Pot Pie with Home Made Cheddar Cheese Biscuits. 
I've been lucky enough to have this made for me every time I get sick (which luckily isn't that often), feel blue (again, lucky) or just need a home cooked comforting meal made by mom. This is a family favorite from my childhood that I will be passing on to my children. 







5.3.15

Baked Rock Fish with Green Harissa over Zucchini and Roasted Tomato Cous Cous



Harissa is a hot chili paste that is commonly found in North African cooking, mainly Moroccan, Algerian, and Tunisian cuisine. It is used as a dip for pita bread, added to couscous, grilled vegetables, pastas and spread on fish and poultry. Toasting cumin, mustard and coriander seeds brings out a impeccable aroma and flavor that pre ground spices just can't match. This is one to try. 









4.3.15

Shaved Brussels and Mandarin Salad with Tahini Orange Dressing


Shaving the Brussels sprouts makes them incredibly taste tester friendly. This salad is chok full of power foods, vitamins and most importantly, flavor! The tahini-honey dressing pairs marvelously with the sweet oranges and brightens the earthy cabbage and onion flavors.








1.3.15

Italian Beans and Greens #SundaySupper



This weeks Sunday Supper is all about beans! I happen to be their number one fan. (the beans, beans our favorite fruit song will not stop playing in my head as I write this. Real mature Gwen.) Beans are such a fantastically versatile and frugal way to stretch out any meal and add healthy vitamins and protein as well. Boy are you in for a beantastic treat this week!





























22.2.15

Chocolate Covered Grilled Pineapple with Coconut andPistachios #RecipeRedux



Fruit for dessert is one of my favorite things. When you put pineapple on the grill all of it's natural sugars caramelize and become all kinds of wonderful. If that wasn't enough, I decided to drizzle them with slowly melted bittersweet chocolate and sprinkle moist coconut shavings and chopped pistachios all over them. Hawaiian Heaven on a stick. 









This months Recipe Redux we are simply pairing chocolate with our favorite foods. Not necessarily a recipe but foods that pair well with chocolate. Which got me to wondering, is there anything that chocolate couldn't make better?



Strawberry Lime Aide Margarita Swirl Popsicles #NationalMargaritaDay




There's one National Food Holiday that I look forward to every year.  No, not National Nutella Day (I'm sure there's one of those) but National Margarita Day! It couldn't fall on a better day as far as I'm concerned. While I'll attempt to refrain from bragging that it's perfect patio sitting and margarita sipping weather here in Phoenix, I know most of the country is fed up with the blizzards and sub zero weather. Ick. 



{Sweet Treat Alert ;}





19.2.15

South Western Breakfast Skillet {Vegetarian}




The thing about breakfast skillets that makes them so darn amazing is that they are almost better for dinner than they are for breakfast. It's a conundrum I've yet come to understand. Something so amazingly perfect happens when you roast lightly salt and peppered potatoes, poblano peppers, scrambled eggs and cumin and chili spiced beans in a cast iron skillet. Enter salsa and avocado. 
The end. 












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