Cooking With Cast Iron: the Benefits

You may have noticed that I often recommend sauteing or cooking items in a cast iron skillet. My favorite brand is Lodge (a brand many chefs use). Find their 3 piece set here, or check out the basic skillet here. But why cook with a cast iron skillet? Health benefits of cooking with cast iron:1)Continue reading “Cooking With Cast Iron: the Benefits”

Bacon Wrapped Dates

This weekend we were heading over to my boyfriend’s parent’s house and I wanted to bring something over to contribute to the group- so I brought these lovely things. Bacon wrapped dates are a trend I’ve tried in restaurants before but had never made myself. Well this weekend I finally put together a recipe andContinue reading “Bacon Wrapped Dates”

Zucchini Lasagna

This is a great alternative to traditional lasagna if you are trying to limit refined grains, sugar, are on a gluten-free diet, or are looking to make a healthier substitute. Zucchini is more of a complex carb than your typical white lasagna noodle meaning your body requires more energy to break it down and itContinue reading “Zucchini Lasagna”

Healthy-ish Fried Rice

Any time I have a craving for Chinese food I make this easy, healthier version of fried rice. This is also a fun way to “dress up” rice if you eat it often and you’re sick of the same old thing. It’s easy to make and easy to clean up. In a pot, you’ll need:Continue reading “Healthy-ish Fried Rice”

Creamy Avocado Dressing

In an effort to get more good fats in my diet- because let’s face it, you can never have enough- I created this amazing creamy avocado dressing. I used it on salad, eggs, tacos, basically anything you can imagine. It keeps for about 5 days in an air tight container in the fridge. If youContinue reading “Creamy Avocado Dressing”

Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos

Today I had some extra time so I wanted to throw back to one of my favorite recipes I’ve ever made and see if I could make it taste that good, again…. I introduce chili lime shrimp tacos with homemade tortillas and homemade pico. Tacos are my favorite food and these ones are the absoluteContinue reading “Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos”

Easy Crock Pot Pork Roast Two Ways

This recipe is one of my favorites because it’s cheap, easy, and can last for several meals (unless you have a large family). Pork roast is a great option because you can dump everything in a crockpot and it is flavored beautifully and the only other thing you need to make a meal is aContinue reading “Easy Crock Pot Pork Roast Two Ways”

Zucchini pizza bites

You’ll need: 2 large zucchini½ c tomato sauce1 tsp Italian seasoning2 cups mozzarella¼ cup grated parmesan cheeseSliced pepperoni or browned Italian sausage, chopped into small bitsBasil Slice zucchini 1/4” thick and lay out on large baking pan that has been covered with foil.Top with tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, mozzarella, parmesan, pepperoni, basilBake at 450 degreesContinue reading “Zucchini pizza bites”

7 Smoothie Recipes that will Satisfy your Sweet Tooth

Smoothies are the ultimate lazy girl’s guide to getting healthy. They’re packed with fruits that are full of antioxidants, still have great fiber benefit, are hydrating so good for your skin, and have a ton of nutrients from fruits and veggies! I do a ton of breakfast smoothies and sometimes I’ll even do some forContinue reading “7 Smoothie Recipes that will Satisfy your Sweet Tooth”

Making Meal Prep Simple | The BEST Advice for Beginners

Since more and more people are beginning to work from home and are presently buying in bulk, I’ve had several questions about how to do this meal prep thing easily and if there’s anything that people can do as beginners that will make it less time consuming and easier to clean up. In my beginner’sContinue reading “Making Meal Prep Simple | The BEST Advice for Beginners”