Sriracha Roast Chicken


  My dogs are super spoiled. Last week I bought them a 21-pound turkey that I intended to roast this weekend. It was on sale for $.47 a pound so I found it impossible not to buy one. However, today when I went to the store to buy the ingredients needed to prepare the turkey,…

Roasted Pepper Chorizo Savory Pie {paleo, GF}


Let’s talk about spice for a minute. I like spice. Sometimes I think I think I can tolerate spice a bit more than my body actually can but a bit of a kick is nice. I bought some chorizo this weekend thinking I could make some sort of egg dish for breakfast. So I set…

BBQ Chicken Casserole w/Sweet Potatoes {paleo}


I have this amazing recipe for paleo BBQ that I discovered a few weeks ago. You know it has to be good because I’m honestly not even a fan of BBQ sauce. Weird, right? Isn’t everyone a BBQ sauce lover? I am now that I found this tangy recipe for BBQ sauce. I would eat…

Fajita Style Ground Turkey Tacos


I resurrected an old recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning last night and tonight set out to make some healthy ground turkey tacos. I normally don’t add much into taco meat besides meat and seasoning. Maybe some onion. But tonight I was inspired to add in some veggies. I’m not big on veggies so I need…

Israeli Couscous with Mango, Cucumber and Cilantro


My grandma sent me this recipe! She clipped it from some magazine that offers healthy choices. I’ve been eyeing this recipe up for a while and recently bought a mango and cucumber so I could try it. I found most of my ingredients at Trader Joe’s, including the Israeli couscous. I didn’t use quite the…

Best Guacamole


For all intents and purposes today is the last day of summer. Yes, I realize the technical last day of summer is a few weeks out, but September 1 always signifies fall to me, providing the weather cooperates. In September kids go back to school, TV shows premier new episodes, and the weather gets a…

Healthy Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwiches


In my head I make up awesome recipes all the time from unheard of combinations. Then I turn to the internet and realize a lot of other people had the same awesome idea way before it popped into my head. As my ex used to say, Great minds think like mine. (This is the more…

Fresh Tomato Salsa


I absolutely detest store-bought salsa. You will never find me reaching for it at a party, picnic or potluck. In a pinch, I will buy/use Trader Joe’s Salsa Verde, which is made from tomatillos, not tomatoes, and is more of sauce to me than a salsa. I mainly add this sauce to the inside of…

Cilantro-Basil Cashew Pesto


I never crave vegan cooking or eating. I can’t help it. I grew up in Wisconsin for crying out loud. But sometimes vegan recipes sneak onto my stove and when they do, I usually find that they’re not all that bad. And I rarely find myself missing dairy. ingredients. 1 c. packed fresh basil leaves…

Grape Tomato Salsa


It’s been awhile since I’ve made my own fresh salsa. The last fresh salsa I ate was a Christmas gift – two Christmases ago! – from an old coworker.  Don’t be fooled from the pink color of the salsa – there’s nothing girly about this recipe. It’s packed with a ton of fresh flavor and…