Parmesan Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

We rarely buy store-bought salad dressings. Making them at home is so easy, and saves a lot of money in the long run! This parmesan vinaigrette requires few ingredients, and is very flavorful. I used pre-shredded carrots to save time, and threw some bread crisps on top for some carbs and extra crunch. All you need for the dressing is olive oil, garlic, mustard, red wine vinegar and shredded parmesan cheese. Parmesan Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Ingredients ¼ cup fresh grated […]

Easy Cherry Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce

This pasta sauce is definitely a keeper. You don’t need a lot to make a yummy and fresh pasta sauce, and with your Magic Bullet, it’s so easy to do! Roasting the tomatoes, onion, and garlic enhances their flavor. It is super yummy! Easy Cherry Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce Ingredients 3 cup cherry tomatoes 1 onion, diced 4 to 5 whole garlic cloves 1/2 cup fresh basil Fresh parmesan cheese Instructions Preheat the oven to 375. Add tomatoes, onion, and […]

Flax Seed Sweet Veggie Cream Cheese Spread

My girls love bagels in the morning, so I love to switch up their toppings every once in a while! This spread has a ‘secret’ veggie hidden inside! Plus a little sprinkle of flax seeds to give it some fiber! Flax Seed Sweet Veggie Cream Cheese Spread Ingredients 1/4 oz. softened cream cheese 2 tb. pumpkin puree 1 tb. flax seeds, ground Instructions Add all ingredients to the Magic Bullet Blender. Blend until creamy! Enjoy!  

Grape Smoothie

If you love the flavor grape, you are going to love this grape smoothie! Grapes are known to have a lot of health benefits due to the high amount of antioxidants they contain. Grape juice gives this healthy smoothie a strong grape flavor as a base to which fresh grapes are added. The yogurt and banana give this smoothie a nice, thick texture. If you like your smoothies on the cold side, you can freeze the banana and grapes ahead […]

Zucchini Meatballs

Lately, our family has been trying to cook more vegetarian meals. I saw this zucchini meatball recipe somewhere on social media, and thought it was a delicious idea for a vegetarian version of spaghetti and meatballs for dinner one night. Turns out, zucchini and breadcrumbs fried in a pan have a similar consistency to meatballs, and are absolutely delicious bathed in marinara sauce and poured over hot spaghetti noodles. Zucchini Meatballs Ingredients 2 large zucchini, grated 3 cloves garlic, minced […]

Green Chili and Tomatillo Salsa

Salsa is probably one of my favorite foods to have on hand because I can cook with it! I love to bake chicken with it, add it to rice dishes, or just use it as a quick snack with lightly salted tortilla chips. This is a yummy green salsa that will have your taste buds going wild! Green Chili and Tomatillo Salsa Ingredients 1/2 bunch cilantro Juice and zest of 1 lime 1 can diced green chilies, 7 oz. 2 tomatillos, […]

Rosemary Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

Have you ever tried pasta sauce that wasn’t red or white? I admit that I haven’t had any other sauce besides tomato or Alfredo (or other cheese sauce) with pasta before I tried avocado pasta sauce very recently. My next non-traditional pasta sauce experiment: rosemary butternut squash pasta sauce. I had a lot of butternut squash left over from a butternut squash soup I made, and when trying to think of other things to cook with it, I thought of […]

Quick and Easy Sweet Potato Pasta Sauce

Usually when I go to the grocery store, I buy pasta sauce in bulk, because it’s SO nice to have on hand for quick and easy dinners. But every so often I’ll go to grab a jar for dinner only to find I haven’t restocked my pantry! Luckily, putting together a homemade pasta sauce is just as easy as grabbing a jar! (Well, kind of, but it’s definitely close!) This pasta sauce recipe has a little spin on it though, because […]

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 […]

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 […]