Food

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

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    Why 3:8 Juice & Eatery Should Be “Your Spot”

    I know what you’re thinking, “Is this just another juice place?” Atlanta suburbs actually need many more “juice” places so that these healthy eats can be accessible- this is exactly why I was ecstatic when I drove past 3:8 Juice & Eatery in Milton, GA. After sampling their delicious 3:8 Green juice, I knew I had to find out more about this spot! The freshness of the juice was shocking as it hit my lips and the zing of the flavors drew me in for more- I was addicted. Little Blue Book had the pleasure of interviewing owner Leslie Graham (pictured above). From the moment I asked her my first question,…

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    Let’s Taco Bout How to Make Delicious Soft Tacos!

    I know I have posted about soft tacos before, but these were seriously one of the best I’ve had at Taqueria Tsunami and I just had to re-create this simple, delicious and healthy recipe at home! Servings: 2, Calories: ~320 for tacos, ~550 for tacos and chickpea salad Ingredients for tacos: Cilantro hummus Grilled peppers and onions Shitake mushrooms Roasted corn salsa Sesame soy vinaigrette Sesame seeds Shredded dark green romaine lettuce White/corn/wheat soft tortillas Ingredients for garbanzo bean salad: 1 can garbanzo beans simple truth (organic) Red onions diced Tomatoes diced Green onions diced Cilantro Cucumber shredded Olive Oil Black pepper and salt Directions: Mix the above together and…

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    How to make a REAL Greek Salad.

    Remember my Santorini post? Well, just wait until my Mykonos post! When I went to Greece last year, I realized that a “Greek” salad in America is not really a Greek salad. I don’t like the soggy wrinkled lettuce and miniature foul-tasting black olives in them. So when I went to Greece I had sworn off Greek salads until one of my besties Purvi forced me to try them. Then I was OBSESSED. A Greek salad in Greece (commonly called a horiatiki salad here- remember my post?)  is made of only cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, green peppers and feta cheese plus or minus black olives and avocado’s. I eat large servings of this salad…

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    Easy Kale and Butternut Squash Salad

    This salad was surprisingly filling and delicious. I normally don’t like salads with a lot of “greens”; however, this one was extremely satisfying and a quick fix for an appetizer or your actual meal! Servings: 4-5, Calories: ~200-300 (Varies on your ingredients) Ingredients: 1 bag kale (2 if it’s not from Costco) 1 butternut squash cut up into cubes (or 1 container with it pre-cut) 30 red grapes halved length wise 6 pecans crumbled Crumbled feta cheese to taste Olea Oliva’s Green apple vinaigrette 2 tbsp honey Directions: Mix all the ingredients up in a big bowl (adding or taking out what you desire) and garnishing’s of your choice!

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    Sweet Potato Spinach Thai Curry in 30 Minutes!

    This recipe is delicious and super simple (easy enough that Mr. Gentlementality whipped it up for a weeknight dinner). I couldn’t believe how delicious it is- it is the perfect combination of sweet, salty and spicy. A bonus is how healthy it is! Servings: ~4, Calories: ~345/serving Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 cut onion (can add minced garlic) 2 peeled and cubed sweet potatoes 4 cups baby spinach 3 tbsp yellow or red curry paste 1 can of coconut milk Chopped peanuts, peanuts, cashews or almonds Chopped cilantro (optional) Directions: 1. Heat oil in a pan and stir fry the onions and garlic. Add sweet potatoes once onions are…

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    How to Make Stir Fry in 30 Minutes.

    Stir fry vegetables with pad thai noodles and tofu! Thai dishes are yummy, but they can be filled with fat and calories at restaurants. Why not try your own healthy version at home? Try this easy, fast and delicious recipe that I frequent during the week! Servings: 4, Calories: 500/serving Ingredients: 8 oz rice noodles 1 tbsp olive oil 4 cups stir-fry vegetable blend 1/3 can coconut milk 2 tbsp red curry paste 1/2 cup peanut sauce 1 package firm tofu Directions: 1. Boil the noodles in water and keep aside once they’re done. 2. In a separate pan, use the oil and sauté the vegetables. 3. Combine the noodles…

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    How to Make Brussel Sprouts Delicious.

    Looking for a quick, delicious, healthy and super simple dinner recipe? Who says you can’t turn a side dish into a meal? If it tastes good and is healthy, then I say go for it! I absolutely adore roasted brussel sprouts and the fiber content makes them surprisingly filling! Servings: 2, Calories: 300-350 calories/serving (If you’re not eating them as a meal and as a side dish, then it provide 6 servings)! Ingredients: 1.5 pounds Brussel sprouts Olive Oil Salt Black Pepper Shredded cheese Directions: Preheat oven to 375. In a large bowl, place brussel sprouts with olive oil, salt, pepper and other spices and mix well. Place brussel sprouts…

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    Mouth-Water Monday: Spinach Munchin’ Dip!

    One of Little Blue Book’s loyal readers, Sherry Hansard, sent me this recipe! I usually don’t like spinach and artichoke dip, but I wanted something creamy with a good texture. This dip recipe includes only spinach and is very tasty! Thanks again for sharing Sherry! Servings: About 10 (will vary), Calories: ~123 calories/serving Ingredients: 1 package Knorr soup mix 1 box frozen chopped spinach 1 cup organic/lite mayonnaise 1 16 oz container of sour cream 1 small can of water chestnuts (finely chopped) Directions: 1. Prepare spinach according to box instructions and squeeze all of the water out. 2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend together. 3. Place in a…

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    Mouth-water Monday: Sweet Potato Gnocchi!

    Sweet potato gnocchi is a healthy way to eat pasta! Making it fresh at home is definitely the way to go! I first tried it when my sister made it for me and fell in love instantly. Serves: 6, Calories: ~250 calories/serving Ingredients: One 1 pound sweet potato 1 cup ricotta cheese 1/4 cup parmesan cheese 1 1/4 cup flour (I find coconut flour is the best) Pinch of salt Optional: cooked broccoli, sage leaves or steamed kale or spinach Directions: 1. Peel the sweet potato(s). Cook the sweet potato(s) in the over for about 45 minutes or cover in a wet paper towel and heat on high in the…

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    Mouth-water Monday: Creamy Corn!

    This Latin-Mexican grilled street corn is to die for- especially during the holidays! On top of that, it is healthy as well for a meal or a side dish! I first tried it at this amazing restaurant in Scottsdale, AZ called The Mission and decided I needed to make a healthier version of it! Serves: 4, Calories: ~200/serving Ingredients: 3 cans sweet corn or creamy corn 1/4 cup lite organic mayonnaise 1/4 cup sour cream 1/2 cup crumbled cojita cheese (feta can substitute) 1/2 tsp chili powder 1 tsp finely minced garlic 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro 1 lime or 2 tsp lime juice +/- chopped onion Directions: 1. Heat…