Spiced Sweet Potatoes

What is it about sweet potatoes and cinnamon that makes them such a great pair? This mashed sweet potato recipe is very easy with the help of your Magic Bullet. First, cook them in a pot with some butter, salt, milk and cinnamon. After allowing them to cool off, let your Magic Bullet blend them to the perfect creamy consistency. Spiced Sweet Potatoes Ingredients 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped 2 tbsp butter 2 tbsp milk 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 […]

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 taste buds. 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 […]

Perfect Spicy Green Beans

For me, one of the keys to eating healthy at home is having a lot of simple, adaptable techniques for making flavor-filled vegetable sides. Don’t get me wrong – I love the more elaborate dishes, too – but if you’re going to sustain a lifestyle of cooking and eating healthfully, then you need to be able to easily make vegetables the star of your meal. And when I need to get a simple, healthy dinner on the table fast, I […]

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

If you like sweet potatoes, you’re in for a treat, my friend! These lovely sweet potatoes are baked twice. Why? First to cook the filling, which is then blended together with milk, butter, and spices in the Magic Bullet and then stuffed back into the sweet potato shell and baked again. Oh, and don’t forget the sweet pecan topping, which bakes to perfection during the second baking session. I would almost consider these twice-baked sweet potatoes a dessert, but they also […]

Mexican Corn Salad (Esquites)

If you haven’t been to Mexico City yet, it’s time to add it to your travel list! The New York Times says it’s the number one place to visit this year. I’ve actually been twice in the past year. What’s so great about Mexico City? In a word, FOOD. Street food is everywhere in Mexico City, people are always eating, and the flavors are good. Like, really good. Tacos, soups, enchiladas, raw tuna with avocado on fried tortillas, grasshoppers – you […]

Broccoli Tots

Who doesn’t like a good tot? While potato-based tots are by far the most common, sometimes, you’re in the mood for a little spin off. This recipe uses cooked broccoli, cheddar cheese and some spicy Sriracha to make a baked broccoli tot that’s not only healthy, but just as tasty as any tater tot out there! Broccoli Tots Ingredients 1 1/2-2 cups broccoli, chopped 1/4 cup scallions, chopped 1 Tbsp Sriracha, or your favorite hot sauce 1/2-1 tsp. garlic powder 1 egg […]

Easy Mexican Rice

Have you ever wanted to create your own Mexican style rice at home? I bet you didn’t realize how easy it can be to make it from scratch. All you need are a few ingredients you probably already have in your pantry — to make a spicy version, you can also add in some chopped jalapeño. The secret is letting the rice absorb the seasoned tomato sauce while cooking, instead of stirring it into already cooked rice. Serve this Mexican rice as a […]

Quick, Easy Side Dish: Brussels Sprouts with Oyster Sauce Glaze

There’s a time and a place for an all-day vegetarian chili-making session, and there’s a weeknight dinner when you just want something healthy and delicious, but not too boring. I’m here to offer you something tasty and just a little different that will still fit into your week, without much cooking, prep, or even extensive grocery shopping: roasted Brussels sprouts with a delicious, Asian-inspired glaze. This is really a way to use your well-stocked pantry to create an incredibly delicious side dish. […]

Basil Risotto

What do you do with a bunch of fresh basil? Cook this basil risotto, of course! It’s always the same – whenever I buy basil, it starts going bad in my fridge before I can figure out what to do with it. I love using it in pasta, in pesto, or tossing it on a homemade pizza, but, somehow, I still end up with so much leftover! The other night we went to our friends’ place for dinner and they […]