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Grilled Shrimp Cocktail

Since we are on the simple eating bandwagon now, let's give you another recipe you can make for a crowd that is easy to make and serve. It's grilled shrimp cocktail. I know we've all eaten shrimp cocktail till the cows come home. I like to add a different twist to mine and grill them. [...]

By | 2017-07-04T19:56:56+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Grilled Shrimp Cocktail

Pistachio Pesto Shrimp pasta

Summer has been a little bit hectic so far. We took a trip to Poland to handle some business but to also be with family. It was a good but quick 5 days! Each day, I thought about the garden a little and was curious to see what was growing. I was also daydreaming about [...]

By | 2017-07-04T20:04:56+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pistachio Pesto Shrimp pasta

Red Kale salad with fennel & cherries

All of my favorite foods are just around the corner with the start of the garden! As you saw in my recent post, we planted quite a bit of herbs and greens. I am super excited to see the little guys coming up through the ground, soon to take over the garden! My upcoming recipes [...]

By | 2017-05-25T19:43:55+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Red Kale salad with fennel & cherries

Simply Grilled Octopus

Summer is here and that means my focus will immediately be shifting to - Grilling!! Being outdoors and grilling up my favorite foods is basically heaven in my book, but it shouldn't stop at chicken. There are so many unique proteins you can grill, one of them being octopus. It's lean, tender and delicious. Now, [...]

By | 2017-05-25T20:15:16+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Simply Grilled Octopus

Organic Gardening 101

Gardening season is here and it's that time of year! For the past several decades, my family has managed a large garden. I always love when spring comes around because I know it's time to plant. Of course, I also anticipate harvesting hundreds of tomatoes at a time and the marinara sauce that comes of [...]

By | 2017-05-18T01:07:48+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Organic Gardening 101

Stock your pantry clean!

There are a lot of questions that go through your mind when you have to make a lifestyle adjustment. Years ago, I started to realize that I just couldn't eat the same foods that I used to eat without feeling like crap! At first, I blamed it on getting older. I thought, ok I'm in my [...]

By | 2017-04-23T23:40:53+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Stock your pantry clean!

Monica’s Guac

I realize there are one million and one ways to make guac. I have tried several, from store bought to restaurant table-side! The one I keep going back to though, is one that is made at home. I just think that house made guac is fresh, tasty and healthy! You can control the amount of [...]

By | 2017-04-24T21:58:11+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Clean eating, Easy meals|Comments Off on Monica’s Guac

Simply Grilled Salmon

My husband eats salmon with red potatoes at least once a week - It is our home staple. But, what makes a good piece of salmon... I am the person that never orders salmon in a restaurant. I feel like it is either dry, has no texture, is not very seasoned or just (boring). I'm [...]

By | 2017-04-11T00:22:27+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Simply Grilled Salmon

My favorite frittata.

Sunday's are synonymous with brunch. Brunch and frittata's go hand in hand. Here is one of my favorite frittata recipes that we served earlier. It's a go-to that's packed with flavor. 4-8 slices. Or if you're so inclined, eat the whole thing. I won't judge. Ingredients: 8 whole eggs 1/2 cup baby bella mushrooms 1/4 [...]

By | 2017-04-11T00:24:54+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on My favorite frittata.

Oven roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Congratulations - you just found the easiest dinner recipe ever! Lately, I've been trying to practice meatless Monday's more often. Here is one of my favorite recipes using 4 simple ingredients. Sometimes, simple is best. 1 Cauliflower head, any variety. I like green broccoflower Drizzle of good Olive oil Salt and pepper Squeeze of lemon [...]

By | 2017-03-27T20:51:58+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Oven roasted Cauliflower Steaks