Posts made in July, 2014

Tomato Salsa Recipe

Tomato Salsa Recipe

This salsa recipe takes SECONDS to make. Ok, maybe a minute, but there is really no reason to buy pre-made salsa filled with those few extra ingredients that your body does not need. Keep it fresh, keep it healthy, and you will find that the flavor will never compare to store bought. Salsa is such a versatile dish. It can be used on tacos, in breakfast omelets, in a sandwich or melted into a panini, over nachos, as a dip, over grilled fish or chicken. Do not get stuck in a tomato salsa rut either. Try strawberry, mango, or pineapple salsa by simply...

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Taco Seasoning Recipe

Taco Seasoning Recipe

  Taco seasoning packets are processed and loaded with ingredients that you do not want in your body. Making your own seasoning is so easy, and you probably have all of the ingredients in your spice cabinet already. Do not worry about exact measurements here, taste and adjust as you go. If you would prefer to still buy pre made seasoning, I found this one here (for popcorn) that would work perfectly.   TACO SEASONING RECIPE   INGREDIENTS •  1 tsp salt (I prefer a healthy Pink Himalayan salt for the health benefits) •  1 tsp black pepper •  2...

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Sweet Potato Taco Recipe {with homemade gluten-free tortillas}

Sweet Potato Taco Recipe {with homemade gluten-free tortillas}

Adding diced sweet potato to your regular taco filling adds flavor and additional nutrients. If you do not like sweet potatoes, you can always leave them out of this recipe. I do not like the flavor of sweet potato by itself, but it cooks down so you do not notice it is in there and it is a great way to get some extra vegetables into any dish. I finished this off with sharp cheddar cheese, fresh salsa (salsa recipe), and wrapped the taco filling in a soft, gluten-free tortilla wrap (gluten-free tortilla recipe).   SWEET POTATO TACO RECIPE {with...

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Fig and Watermelon Salad with Gorgonzola Cheese Recipe

Fig and Watermelon Salad with Gorgonzola Cheese Recipe

Chewy sweet figs, refreshing watermelon, crunchy salted almonds, and savory Gorgonzola cheese are a perfect salad combination atop a bed of mixed greens. I have never eaten watermelon on a salad before, but we have been buying them every week and I was trying to come up with a dinner menu for some friends. With my watermelon staring me in the face, I added it in with the dried figs and gorgonzola at the last minute, and fell in love. Everyone went back for seconds….for the salad! So good.   FIG AND WATERMELON SALAD WITH GORGONZOLA CHEESE...

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Frogmore Stew Recipe | The Perfect Dinner Idea For a Large Crowd

Frogmore Stew Recipe | The Perfect Dinner Idea For a Large Crowd

My southern belle of a mother-in-law makes Frogmore Stew for many of our large family gatherings and it is always a crowd favorite. Who can resist a giant dish of piled shrimp, corn, potatoes, and sausage all cooked in beer? This filling dish is an easy dinner idea to serve a crowd and pairs perfectly with a good white wine or an ice cold beer.   FROGMORE STEW RECIPE   INGREDIENTS This recipe serves 6 •  36 inches of kielbasa or polish sausage cut into 1.5 inch pieces •  1 1b link pork sausage cut into 1.5 inch pieces •  1 lb shrimp...

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Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

  These muffins are a family favorite – we all love chocolate! I enjoy making them with my young son who is such a great little helper and loves to measure, stir, and line the muffin tin. Since he was just 14 months old, we always try to make muffins before friends come to visit, not only for a yummy snack, but also to make our home smell inviting.   COCONUT CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS RECIPE   INGREDIENTS •  2 cups all purpose flour or whole wheat flour •  1/2 cup raw sugar (try to find a raw, pure cane sugar, or palm coconut sugar) •  3...

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