Food

Quick and easy recipes that are not only healthy, but delicious!

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    Pizza pizza!

    Who isn’t OBSESSED with pizza?! I used to be a fanatic of cauliflower crust pizza and would buy the frozen one from Costco. I’ve made a cauliflower crust pizza at home before, but I started searching and experimenting and have made all sorts of pizza crusts from zucchini, spinach, sweet potato to cauliflower! The best part- Leia is OBSESSED with it as well as it is chewy and soft so it is easy and fun for her to eat and the hidden veggies are a win win. Pretty much you can take any veggie and form it into a crust, there are many recipes out there, but I like to…

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    Meal Planning

    Meal planning is a phrase I started hearing most commonly in the past few years. It may just be me, but it seems as though it has skyrocketed or maybe it’s just because people I’m surrounded with have such busy lives with kids and work that they all started doing it. I have never actually formally ‘meal planned,’ I’ve always been one to have it in my head and know what I’ll be making and when and I used to plan it out for the week in my head. During this pandemic, I started changing it and writing it down to make it easier and I feel like I’ve mastered…

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    30 Minute Weekday Dinner

    Yummy and quick less than 30 minute recipes are definitely needed for the weekday’s! Keep tuned for my 30 minute weekday recipes coming up! Sweet Potato Corn Soup, Servings: 4, Calories: 300/serving:1 can black beans1 can diced tomatoes with jalapeños1 can corn1 onion3-4 sweet potatoesSpice to taste with taco seasoning Top it off with avocado, sour cream, green onion, cheese!

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    Delicious and Easy Chili Paneer

    My sister sent me this fantastic recipe. I tasted it at her house a couple months ago and knew I had to make it! See below for the recipe and a video link as well as my modifications to the recipe! Recipe: https://hebbarskitchen.com/chilli-paneer-recipe-paneer-chilli-dry/ Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCi59Sx19Ew&app=desktop Modifications: 1) No sugar 2) Used coconut flour instead of cornstarch 3) For the sauce, I combined chili garlic sauce, soy sauce, ketchup and sweet and sour chili sauce 4) Further modifications for the future: substitute paneer with tofu and/or sweet potato for a healthier option! Enjoy!

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    Instant Pot: Chili Garlic Noodles (PinchOfYum)

    Instant pots are definitely the new craze and I can see why! I absolutely love mine and how much time you can save! I have tons of recipes I’ve made, but this one is by far my favorite- provided by Lindsey Ostrom of Pinch Of Yum! Adopted from Pinch of Yum’s blogpost: https://pinchofyum.com/instant-pot-noodles Ingredients: 1/2 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons white vinegar 1 tablespoon chili garlic paste (more to taste! yumms) 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cups water 8 oz. uncooked brown rice noodles 1 lb. raw chicken breasts, cut into small pieces 2 red bell peppers, sliced thinly peanuts, green onions, and/or sesame seeds for garnish Directions: Instant Pot: Place all ingredients except red peppers in the Instant…

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    Detox Spicy Black Bean Avocado Chili

    This chili has an amazing detox effect and is packed with nutrition. Filled with protein from black beans, daily dose of veggies from tomatoes and onions, flavor from amazing spices and healthy fats from avocado. Anything with avocado immediately catches my eyes! The best part… super easy, quick and delicious! Servings: 2, Calories: ~400 calories/serving Ingredients: 1 can black beans 1 onion 1 avocado 1 red bell pepper 1 can diced tomatoes Garlic and scallions Olive Oil Cilantro Chili powder Sour Cream Salt, pepper, oregano, cumin Directions: 1. Wash and cut all produce and sauté the garlic, onion, scallions and bell pepper with olive oil for about 5-6 minutes until…

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    The Hottest Restaurant in Scottsdale, AZ.

    Mowry & Cotton is the newest restaurant addition at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona. I posted last week about the resort’s amazing Afternoon Tea offering. Along with that experience, Denise Seomin, the Director of Public Relations and Marketing Communications, collaborated with Little Blue Book to sample some of the best American food I’ve ever had. With a name like Mowry & Cotton, you have to check out the story behind it! I Its contemporary style and relaxing feel fit right in with the new luxury of The Phoenician, which just completed an extensive transformation of its public areas. I can’t even begin to explain how delicious the food was (see below for individual…

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    The New Quinoa Combo With Brussel Sprouts

    My new obsession is with farro and barley. It is so much thicker and more delicious than quinoa! This brussel sprouts recipe is to die for and super quick! Servings ~2, Calories ~450/serving Ingredients 2 cups farro 2 cups barley Brussel sprouts Spinach or kale Peanuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or soynuts Garlic Olive oil Salt, pepper and spices to taste Directions 1. Heat up olive oil with garlic and sautee brussel sprouts or put them in the oven for 20 minutes with olive oil and salt for a more crispy texture. 2. Boil farro and barley in a separate pot until soft and drain water. 3. Add spinach or…

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    Sweet Potato Southwestern Salad Dish with Avocado Lime Cilantro Dressing!

    This delicious and fiber-filled dish has the perfect balance of sweet and salty with the perfect topping of the most amazing avocado-lime sauce! It is quick, simple and nutritious. Servings: ~4, Calories: ~350/serving Ingredients: Sauce: 1 Avocado 1/4 cup greek yogurt or sour cream with chives 1/2 cup water 1 cup cilantro Garlic Lime Salt Main Dish: 2 sweet potatoes 1 can black beans 1 can corn Cilantro Cumin, chili powder, salt, black pepper Directions: 1. Peel the sweet potatoes and preheat the over to 400 degrees. Cut in cubes and place on a lightly oiled pan in the oven until soft about 20 minutes. Once they are done, stir…