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Sheet Pan Portobello Tacos

sheet pan portobello tacos

I randomly found a recipe for sheet pan portobello tacos over 10 years ago and it comes into rotation when we’re feeling like we want to: #1 eat light and #2 make something super easy. Like everything else, it has morphed into a completely different recipe and I don’t even remember what the original was.  But, I love this so much.  My kids are mushroom superfans, so they’re always excited when I make this. Granted my daughter never eats a...

Honey Bear Smoothie

honey bear smoothie

There’s a local smoothie place that makes a fantastic Honey Bear smoothie.  I would swing by and grab one as a quick lunch sometimes.  It. Is. So. Good.  But!  They moved across town.  Darnit. I found a few recipes (apparently Honey Bear smoothies are a thing) and I came up with this one that I swear is better than the one I used to buy for however much. I told myself I wasn’t going to post another smoothie for a...

Homemade Cinnamon Almond Butter

homemade cinnamon almond butter

Making homemade cinnamon almond butter is really one of the simplest recipes.  The best part is you can make it to your liking.  Here, I added cinnamon to add a little something something. Why make homemade almond butter when you can just buy your own?  Well, there’s lots of reasons.  First of all.  Homemade always tastes better.  It’s fresh, the texture can be controlled to your liking and you can mix it with whatever fun stuff you want.  Chocolate? Nutmeg?...

Easy Potato Salad

easy potato salad

There’s something about burgers and potato salad that is the perfect food for 4th of July.  An easy potato salad makes it even better right? There’s always that debate whether mustard or mayo.  This recipe does have vegenaise (or mayo if you prefer), but it’s not heavy on the sauce, so even the pickiest people will like this one.  You get the crunch with the crisp fresh green beans, so there’s no mushiness here. So, first prep your ingredients.  If...

Pesto Chicken and Zoodles

I have a spiralizer that we’ve been using like crazy.  Zoodles have become a new favorite.  Even the pickiest here in the fam are embracing them.  So, pesto chicken and zoodles have been added to the dinner rotation. Zoodles have a nice texture to them.  Even if you’re a noodle devotee, you’ll be surprised at the nice consistency.  They have a bounce with a slight crispiness.  And incredibly easy to make! The first time I made them I kinda worried...

Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Growing up my parents always made scrambled eggs a bit on the slimy side.  And you know what, that is the way to go if you ask me!  I guess slimy isn’t the best word.  Let’s call it medium rare.  The perfect scrambled eggs.  But, perfect is relative, I guess.  Just like steak, people like their eggs a certain way. You don’t have to eat them “medium-rare”, so I’m not going to guide you that direction, but I will tell...

Lime Coconut No Bake Energy Bites

lime coconut no bake energy bites

Chocolate energy bites, flax energy bites, pumpkin energy bites.  Seems like there’s so many these days.  Well, they’re everywhere for 3 reasons. They’re healthy They’re easy They are sooooo tasty. I found this recipe for lime coconut no bake energy bites from Oprah.com that are refreshingly different.  The only thing I changed was substituting almond milk for coconut milk.  They’re a great protein snack for summertime. I’ve been snacking on these things for a week and they fill me up....

Avocado Caprese Salad

avocado caprese salad

This avocado caprese salad is delicious and ridiculously easy.  It’s hard to write a blog about something so easy.  It’s a different take on the traditional caprese and makes the perfect summer lunch. I saw this recipe from cookeatpaleo.com and I had all the stuff to make it.  I’m all about quick and healthy when it comes to lunch. So, this looked right up my alley. Lately, I’ve been avoiding dairy (not completely, but mostly).  I just notice that it...

Mango Yogurt Popsicles

mango yogurt popsicles

My daughter loves Rosanna Pansino and one of our pastimes is to watch Nerdy Nummies on Kids YouTube together.  One day she made pureed watermelon popsicles using a Zoku.  She said it’s the easiest thing in the world and it makes popsicles in 8 minutes.  I was so excited I jumped on Amazon and got one.  And here I am with mango yogurt popsicles. You don’t have to pull out a big instruction booklet to figure out how to use...

Strawberry Date Smoothie

I love dates!  Medjool dates that is….and dates with my handsome husband of course.  So, you should try a strawberry date smoothie. If you haven’t discovered Medjool dates, you’ve got to run out and get some.  Don’t think of them as prunes.  Or, dried plums, whatever.  They are similar in nutrition, but taste so much better. These things relieve constipation naturally. With all the soluble fiber (the best kind) they keep things moving.  So, they’re a great compliment to a...