Now that Spring is here, let's start making refreshing salads! I am sharing with you 5 spring salads to make this week! This is when I start adding fruits to my salads and more raw vegetables. Many fruits I use for salads are now returning for in season. Meaning, juicy fruits for a few months! I hate buying, fruits when not in season. Lately, I have been wanting strawberries and even though they aren't in season yet, I decided to buy some. I actually used strawberries in my eggplant salad yesterday. Some of the strawberries were sweet and some were just watery. Which is why, it's good to purchase fruits when they are in season. Anyway, here are 5 spring salads to make this week!
Happy Spring! It's finally here! Some days it feels like Spring is in the air but other days, it reminds me it's still March and here in Massachusetts, we have the craziest weather. One day it's cold, one day it's warm! Regardless of the weather, I know spring is slowly trickling in. To celebrate the [...]
I love everything about Easter. The decor, crafting, the colors and the beginning of spring. Since having my youngest, I have not crafted much. Crafting for easter is one of my favorite things to do. A few years ago I made these DIY Rustic Easter Coasters. They were so much fun to make and super [...]
Burrito bowls are delicious and you can add whatever you'd like to create your own! Best of all, you can skip the extra calories by skipping the tortilla or taco shell. Tacos are easy to make but burritos are just as easy! It's mid week and I am already planning my next meals for the week and thought I'd share with you what I plan on making. Here are 5 burrito bowls to make this week!
Blackened Chicken Salad with Feta Cheese. Doesn't that sound mouth watering? I've been trying different seasonings, lately. Whether I mix the seasonings myself or buy in store. Chicken can get pretty boring if you make it the same way every time. Which is why I enjoy shopping and making new seasoning combinations. The best part [...]
Salt and pepper shrimp is pretty tasty. Especially when it's fried. Truth is I don't fry food because of all the extra oil it takes to cook food and the smell of the oil. I prefer to bake or broil food instead of frying. For this recipe, I decided not to bread the shrimp. What would salt and pepper shrimp taste without the fried breading. After all it's one of those appetizers that you can't really say no to. Well I decided to take a chance and make salt and pepper shrimp (served 2 ways) in healthier way. Minus all the sodium in the salt! You really can't make salt and pepper shrimp without the salt!
There are many nights, when I don't feel like cooking or my husband grabbed something to eat. Meaning I can make something small for me and the kids. The kids prefer bread meals since they are kids! Lucky me, because bread meals are pretty easy. Especially on weeknights when the kids are at after school activities. It's a lot of running around and so I always have naan at home just for these meals! Here are 7 Kid Friendly Naan Pizza Ideas to Try.
Last week I posted Everything But The Bagel Drumsticks. In that post I explained how to make drumsticks and my favorite dry rubs. This week I decided to show you how to make chicken wings, the easy way. I notice many people bake their chicken wings in sauces or fry them. Frying chicken wings are so delicious but the house smells and too much oil! I like to BROIL my wings and then add the sauce. You get a nice crispy and brown wing. Plus you get all the flavors in the sauce, without burning your wings! Add the sauce at the end and still get all the flavor! They are so good and easy to make! No need to guess if they are cooked through!
Winter holidays come with heavy meals. That is why fish is a good option. A fish you don't have quite often. The new year is here. Why not start off with a healthy meal to celebrate! I had wanted snapper for quite some time. When I called my local Whole Foods they told me they had 10 lbs of snapper in stock and that I should reserve the amount I wanted for pick up. I purchased 3 lbs and had it cleaned and filleted. My plan was to make snapper with pineapple salsa. This dish took me a total of 24 minutes, including the pineapple salsa. While the snapper was cooking, I made the salsa.