ZUCCHINI BOAT | Go ahead and eat it like a taco, nobody’s looking

Zucchini Boat

I’m on a boat, I’m on a boat! Just kidding :) My meat is on a boat… a zucchini boat to be exact! And it’s the tastiest boat around.

If you love meat, zucchini, and cheese then this recipe is for you! Stop whatever you are doing, go to the store, get the following ingredients, and make these tasty things! You can thank me once you are done licking your fingers in satisfaction.

spicy zucchini boat

You see that cheese dripping down the side?? Yeah, I was drooling too. Let’s get right down to it, shall we?

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HEALTHY SIDE | Cauliflower rice recipe

how to make cauliflower rice

The boyfriend always comes to me with new meal requests, this time it was for cauliflower rice (aka “cauli rice”).

I don’t know much about the paleo diet but I do know I could never follow it (I love bread, milk, and wine WAY too much!) That doesn’t mean paleo dishes aren’t delicious though, like this dish!

I’m all about simple recipes, which you probably know by now, and I try to be a healthy eater. I have my slip-ups though, like today when I ate a whole Hershey’s bar… but I digress.

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HEALTHY SIPS | Simple green smoothie

simple green smoothie

Weekends are wonderful for so many reasons…. completing to do lists, longer gym workouts, no work emails, AND more time to try new recipes in the kitchen!

I’ve seen green smoothies all over Pinterest and blogs lately, so I finally decided to give it a go. Just like everyone claims, you can’t taste the spinach and they’re very filling!

A few simple ingredients and a blender are all you need. Next thing you know you’ll be sucking down a tasty green creation, feeling stronger and healthier than before, ready to make the most of the rest of your weekend… or at least that’s how I felt! :)

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WINTER SOUP | Easy turkey chili

easy turkey chili

Soup has become a staple lunch and dinner dish for me, in my never ending attempt to try and stay warm during this chilly winter in DC. This time, I took a stab at making homemade chili :)

I have to say, although it’s a super simple recipe, it’s quite tasty and delicious! Especially when paired with jalapeño cornbread. Just a few ingredients and BAM! A wonderful, filling, and warm meal to get you through the cold, dark days.

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JALAPEÑO CORNBREAD | Better than your grandma’s recipe, and easier

Jalapeño cornbread This takes your usual cornbread recipe and blows it out of the water. When you’re having something as delicious as homemade chili you have to pair it with something just as tasty :) And nothing beats this cornbread, I promise. The usual Jiffy recipe calls for one box of mix, one egg, and 1/3 cup of milk. IGNORE that recipe on the back of the box and follow these instructions instead! Continue reading

TASTY TREAT | Easy chocolate chip cookies

easy chocolate chip cookie recipe

The other day I got the random urge to bake…. again. I just wanted to get in the kitchen and rattle a few pans. This resulted in a tasty treat for the roommate, the boyfriend, and myself :) Chocolate chip cookies for all!

Simple. Straightforward. Delicious.

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THREE INGREDIENTS | Crock pot buffalo chicken

Crock pot buffalo chicken

Two days ago was a snow day (this Florida girl is still getting used to this concept)! With the snow came a strong desire to cook… since I was stuck indoors all day alone and bored out of my mind. Problem though, with inches of snow on the ground, I couldn’t make it to the grocery store.

After ten minutes of staring blankly into my fridge and cabinets, the perfect concoction came together! I found a way to turn three ingredients into a simple, edible crock pot dish. It filled my apartment with a warm, delicious smell that made me (just for a moment) forget about the arctic tundra outdoors.

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SIMPLE RECIPE | Banana bread

banana bread ingredients

I tend to get the random urge to bake. Sometimes it’s when I’m hungry, sometimes when I’m bored, but more often than not it’s when I’m stressed and need to do something to relax.

Being served up in the kitchen today is a super simple recipe for banana bread!

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SIMPLE DINNER | “Healthy” pizza

healthy tortilla pizza

You know those nights when you get home late from work and all you’re craving is something warm and cheesy? I hate to say this happens more than I’d like to admit.

It’s hard to eat healthy all the time, but if you make small alterations to recipes when you want to indulge in, it’s not quite as bad for you.

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