30 Minute Chicken Puttanesca

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    In the interest of full disclosure, it takes 35 minutes to make this dish, but 35 isn't as catchy as 30...so straight up sorry for that.  You will forgive me when you make this...I promise!  It could be the easiest and, not to mention, healthiest dinner you make!  #Paleo #Whole30 #onepotwonder.  Do you guys ever say 'pound' instead of 'hashtag'?   pound myageisshowing. So lets say it's 1968-ish and your husband, lets call him Darrin.  Darrin calls you from … [continue]

Fresh and Easy Taco Meat

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  This is a staple in our house – especially when I am eating Paleo or Whole30.   I usually use ground chicken but ground turkey or beef works great too.  You can hide all kinds of veggies in here.  I used poblanos, red and green peppers, onions and on occasion chopped carrots and corn. Your kiddo’s will […]


Sheet Pan Salmon Fajitas

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        Why didn’t I ever think of this before?  It’s soooo good and soooo easy! It’s prepared exactly like my Sheet Pan Chicken Fajita’s but I swapped out the chicken for the salmon.  You use the same simple olive oil and spice mixture to toss the veggies in and brush on the […]


Rice and Cashew Salad with Lightened Up Asian Dressing

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  A nice little change up from your regular pasta or potato salad.  Served chilled,  the combo of crunchy cashews and water chestnuts are addicting!  And of course, easy.  It’s gotta be easy or it just doesn’t show up here! This recipe is from my Mom.  She made it up years ago and we have been making it ever since. […]


4 Fresh and Fabulous Burgers!

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  Burger central!  My most popular burgers all in one place….one click burger town!  You can add your favorite buns and condiments to get your summer started!   Chicken Avocado Burgers – Ground chicken with chunks of fresh and creamy avocado mixed right in! Tropical Burgers – Chopped mango, peppers and seasoning. Salmon Burgers – […]


Easy Grilled Mahi with Avocado and Corn Salsa

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  Grilling outdoors – a whole new concept for this girl.  I am scared of our big bad BBQ and never touch it. (I have a fear of plumbing too but that’s a whole nother story). I have decided to face my fear head on and to date have grilled our dinner three, yes, three days […]


Skinny Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Treats

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  Summmmeeerrrr Tiiiimmmeee!  Which means ice cream, calories, guilt, more ice cream, more guilt….it’s a vicious cycle!  But I am hear to help…thats what I do.  I’m a helping food blogger.  You are welcome. These little babies clock in at only 100 yummy calories a piece. I’ll take two please!  Fresh strawberries, vanilla yogurt and whipped […]


Greek Chicken Burgers

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  You now have a choice of four bunless wonder burgers! Chicken Avocado Burgers, Salmon Burgers     Tropical Chicken Burgers   and my new Greek Chicken Burgers.  All of them have a ton of flavor and are healthy, fresh and fast! I added feta, oregano, spinach, fresh lemon and roasted red peppers for a Greek spin.  Okay maybe roasted red […]


Pressed Italian Sandwiches

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  It’s picnic time in the city!  Seattle is hot, hot, hot right now, which basically equates to anything over 65.  But I looooovvveee my town!  There are parks everywhere, water everywhere, sammies everywhere! I made these for our picnic last week along with Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats and talk about going in style. […]


Salted Caramel Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

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  Don’t share these with the kiddos, hide them away and eat them secretly in the pantry, garage or wherever you do your secret eating.   Rice Krispie treats are one of the finer things in life. I just forgot for awhile….   Caramel sauce is added right to the melted marshmallow mixture and the Rice Krispies […]


Easy Mexican Chicken Bake

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  You could say that this is similar to my Southwest Chicken Bake…and you would be right!  This is just a kicked up version with a bit more flavor but the concept is still the same.  Mix some stuff together plop your chicken on top.  Bake and done! You can’t believe the flavors in this thing. […]


Homemade BBQ Sauce

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  Have you ever read the ingredients on the back of your favorite store bought BBQ sauce?  I love Sweet Baby Rays and on the  top of the list is high fructose corn syrup.    Darn, darn, and double darn!  That would explain why I am so happy when I dip my spoon in it…all […]