Guacamole Burgers with Squash “chips”

Quick post, not bogged down with too many words… just yum. For the burgers… Probably about 1.5ish pounds of ground beef 1 egg 1 t. paprika 1 t. salt 1 t. pepper 2-3 T Worcestershire sauce 1 t. onion powder Mix it together, shape into patties of whatever size you’d like, and grill. The guacamole


Spicy Bronzed Chicken – Rub Recipe

Here’s a chicken rub that will make any piece of bland blah meat into the star of your dinner (well, unless you pair it with asparagus with caramelized balsamic onions, but we’ll get to that another day). Every bite will be deliciously tasty, with a little kick. This makes enough rub for 4 chicken breasts.


BELT Salad (BLT with Egg) With Roasted Asparagus

I asked my husband to describe this salad (I made one for each of us for lunch) and he said it was, “substantially bacony good.” Ah, the eloquent words of man… but I can’t help but agree with him. Layer: baby romaine lettuce halved grape tomatoes or diced tomatoes sliced hard-boiled egg (I always have


Tangy Breakfast Salad

Here’s a delicious breakfast salad you can make with your leftover walnut-crusted chicken. It’s so good you might want to make up a batch of the chicken just for breakfast salads. On a bed of baby romaine lettuce (or baby spinach, or mesclun) pile: walnut-crusted chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces blueberries sliced strawberries Top with


Walnut-Crusted Chicken

This chicken wasn’t 100% a success, but it wasn’t an ERROR either. With a couple modifications, I’d be really excited to try this again. First of all, I’m not sure why I decided to cut the chicken into such small pieces. Maybe cutting each breast into 4 pieces would be fine, but I crazily cut


Turkey Burgers and Asparagus with Hollandaise

Just look at this picture. I don’t need to tell you why you want to eat this meal, do I?  Is it the perfectly ripe locally-grown tomato from the farmers’ market down the street? Imagining taking a bite of turkey burger topped with creamy avocado? That tangy rich hollandaise sauce? Where do you start?! I’ll


Coconutty Limey Shrimp with Green Beans and Pine Nuts

It’s been 100ish degrees every day here (hotter with the heat index) this summer, I want cooking time to be SHORT. This recipe fits the bill. In less than 10 minutes you’ll have a delicious summery meal. You will need: Green beans (fresh or frozen, not canned) virgin coconut oil butter fresh lime juice, half


Homemade Pork Breakfast Sausage

This pork breakfast sausage is delicious, easy to make in a huge batch (and freeze some for later), full of protein and flavor, and has helped me start several mornings off on the right foot so far. You will need: Optional: 1/2 onion 2 pounds ground pork 1 tsp sage 1 tsp salt 1 tsp


Delightful Dinner – Pork, Broccoli, Salad w/toasted Green Beans

Oh, dinner. How I love you. This one was super-easy, involving about 5 minutes of prep (no kidding). First I started the packet pork. Somehow I forgot that it was supposed to have lemon pepper though, so I just used salt and pepper. It was still good, but it’s better with the lemon pepper. When


Sommer’s Easy Mandarin Chicken (over Salad)

I found this super-easy recipe over at Real Moms Real Fit. You’ll need: a packet of onion soup mix a small can of pineapple chunks – Don’t drain it! a can of mandarin oranges – Don’t drain it! 4 chicken breasts 1. Dump the soup mix into a bowl. 2. Dump in the pineapple. 3.


Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken Rub

In a word, Yum. And also, another word? Easy. 1 Tbsp each: chili powder brown sugar oregano And also 1 Tbsp olive oil. It’s not that attractive in this state… but it smells so amazing, and once you rub it on the chicken… You can see yourself getting behind the idea of this rub. And


Lemon pasta salad with Asparagus and Mushrooms

It’s a good thing I did sort-of step-by-step photos for this one, because these photos are from a while ago and I don’t even remember eating this! Let’s see… Ruffles pasta (I LOVE that shape) and asparagus, washed and “snapped.” Looks like I’m boiling some water and also sauteing some mushrooms. I bet it smelled



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