Thai Kale Salad

A few years ago I was sitting in a Thai restaurant and decided to try one of the salads on the menu. I found the tangy peanut dressing to be amazing, and wanted to see how it fit with a chopped kale salad. This Thai kale salad is now one of my favorite salads. The crunchy carrots and shredded red cabbage pair nicely with the chopped kale and Thai peanut dressing. Thai Kale Salad Recipe Ingredients 2 cups chopped kale […]

Garlic Dijon Salmon

This baked salmon recipe is another one of my go-to quick and easy dinner recipes. Our family eats a lot of salmon, and we love to switch things up all of the time. Lemon, garlic and Dijon mustard make a tasty marinade for these baked salmon fillets. The best part of this recipe is that there is very little preparation time, leaving more time to spend with family and friends and less time in the kitchen. Garlic Dijon Salmon Recipe […]

Sweet Sesame Cauliflower

When you ask most people who they don’t like cauliflower, they respond that it is flavorless. To me, this makes it the perfect canvas for flavor. This sweet sesame cauliflower is a delicious side dish that goes great with Asian-style meals. Toss it into a stir fry, or eat it by itself on the side. You can double the sauce recipe for a more saucy dish, or keep it light with a touch of sweet sesame flavor. Sweet Sesame Cauliflower […]

Late Night Strawberry Sorbet

We all have those late night cold treat cravings. Mine happen pretty much every night, which is why I LOVE this recipe! It’s light and healthy, but still makes me feel like I’m indulging while catching up on my trash TV shows.   You can adjust the flavors to whatever you like, even add in peanut butter or cocoa powder for a chocolate version!   Strawberry Sorbet Recipe Ingredients 1 banana, chopped and frozen 1/2 c. frozen strawberries Instructions Take […]

Asian Garlic Noodle Stir-Fry

This homemade Asian stir-fry dish is better than take-out and almost as easy to throw together on a busy weeknight. Fresh chopped vegetables are sautéed and tossed with a homemade soy sauce-based sauce and yakisoba noodles. The yakisoba noodles can be found in the refrigerator section of your local grocery store near the tofu. They only need to sit in hot water for a few minutes and they are ready to eat! This dish is perfect for preparing ahead of time […]

5 Minute Mayonnaise

Almost every day for school my girls request sandwiches for their lunches. They love them loaded up with turkey, cheese, and a lot of Mayo. We go through it fast in our house and a lot of times I’ve sent them to school with dry sandwiches because mama forget to buy more mayo :). Recently I learned how easy and quick it is to make your own mayo at home, and the Magic Bullet is the PERFECT machine to make it! It […]

Watermelon Arugula Feta Salad

This fresh watermelon, arugula feta salad is inspired by summer. When I saw watermelon at the grocery store on sale, I had to bring one home. While I was chopping it up, I had the idea of tossing it into some arugula, mint and citrus dressing. Feta cheese adds a nice touch to this salad, but it can be omitted or substituted with another soft cheese. Watermelon Arugula Feta Salad Ingredients 4 cups arugula 1 small watermelon, sliced into 1-inch […]

Avocado and Dill Potato Salad

The classic potato salad can be made with an overwhelming amount of mayonnaise, and while that can taste great, it’s a heavy dish that doesn’t agree with all diets or palettes. The spin in this recipe is replacing the creaminess of the mayonnaise with an avocado – a much healthier and lighter version that retains the classic texture and adds refreshing flavor. For added kick, we’ll be blending in some dill, as well. Avocado and Dill Potato Salad Ingredients 1 to […]

Homemade Spinach Tortillas

Homemade tortillas are the best! They taste so fresh compared to store-bought tortillas, and don’t have any preservatives. You can make a larger batch and freeze them for later use, too. My toddler is a bit of a picky eater, and doesn’t like to eat vegetables. I try to sneak them in any way I can, and these spinach tortillas are just one example. Fresh spinach is puréed in the Magic Bullet, then mixed with flour and olive oil to […]

Tuna Noodle Casserole

This is a delicious, easy-to-make, rich meal that combines unusual flavors to create a retro classic. It’s like if fettucine alfredo had a baby with a tuna fish sandwich and it was all topped with potato chips. The Magic Bullet comes in handy for making a delicious, creamy sauce, and cooking the pasta in the pan makes this an easy, one pot meal. Tuna Noodle Casserole Ingredients 1 lb egg noodle pasta 1.5 cups creme fraiche or sour cream 2 eggs […]