Fresh Herb and Walnut Pesto

Fresh Herb and Walnut Pesto

Pesto is a bright green sauce that is Italian in origin, specifically from Genoa. Traditionally, this sauce consists of fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, and a hard cheese such as parmesan or pecorino. I grew up eating this green sauce, as my mom made it 

Loaded Mashed Cauliflower Casserole

Loaded Mashed Cauliflower Casserole

This loaded mashed cauliflower casserole is the perfect low carb substitute for loaded mashed potatoes. It was my sister’s idea to make this, and what a great idea it was! I see a lot of loaded cauliflower casserole recipes, but they never have mashed cauliflower. 

Bright Red Chunky Salsa

Bright Red Chunky Salsa

My boyfriend loves salsa. I mean, LOVES it. I think it’s probably his favorite food. When we go out for Mexican food, we always get chips and salsa. And then more because we can’t stop eating it. Brad’s favorite salsa is a classic red chunky 

Green Chimichurri Sauce

Green Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is a green sauce that is generally made from fresh oregano, parsley, garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and crushed red peppers. In this version, I have added fresh mint for extra flavor. This bright green tangy Chimichurri sauce is excellent as a marinade, 

Creamy Tangy Guacamole

Creamy Tangy Guacamole

Ways to Guacamole Guacamole is one of our favorite things to eat. Avocados are so creamy, nutritious, and filling. Guacamole goes well with pretty much all Mexican food, but it’s also great to have as a side or topping for your entree. When it comes 

Lemon and Cucumber Tzatziki with Fresh Herbs

Lemon and Cucumber Tzatziki with Fresh Herbs

Tzatziki is a yogurt-based sauce that is often used with Mediterranean cuisine. You’ll see it at every Greek or Mediterranean restaurant, and it is a must-have for me. Whether I get a gyro, a platter or a salad, you will see tzatziki on it! Tzatziki 

Cast Iron Skillet Steak

Cast Iron Skillet Steak

Steak is one of my favorite dinners, and I can almost always eat it. Lately I have been cooking my steaks on a cast iron skillet, and now I wouldn’t want it any other way. We live in an apartment complex in Arizona. It’s the 

Simple Arugula Salad

Simple Arugula Salad

This simple arugula salad is one of my favorites, and it has become a staple for me. I first had a salad like this at Phoenix Public Market on the side of a quiche. It was so simple, elegant, green, and delicious. Who would have 

Chicken Herb Meatballs

Chicken Herb Meatballs

I’m really into meatballs lately. Before I was never a huge fan, but the more I experiment with them the more I love them. I like that they have so many different variations, and so many ways to eat them. Any flavor combination works, and 

Roasted Vegetables with Vinaigrette

Roasted Vegetables with Vinaigrette

If you are human, you know how difficult it can be to get your daily dose of vegetables. Even if you’re an adult and love broccoli like I do, vegetables can still get boring. When I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, I adopted an AIP 

Paleo Ground Beef and Cabbage

Paleo Ground Beef and Cabbage

Ground beef and cabbage sounds a little old school, doesn’t it? It’s almost like deconstructed cabbage rolls or sounds like something grandma used to make. I have added this dish to my repertoire and have started making it quite often. It’s easy, delicious, and kind 

Egg Roll in a Bowl

Egg Roll in a Bowl

Egg roll in a bowl. Unrolled egg roll. One pan egg roll. So many names, but they all resemble the same dish. I don’t know why I haven’t made this before, but I’m definitely adding it to my list of regulars. It is easy, quick, 

Marinated Greek Chicken

Marinated Greek Chicken

This Greek Chicken recipe is amazing and so versatile. The Greek yogurt helps to tenderize the chicken and keep it moist, while the herbs give it mouthwatering flavor. This chicken is best when marinated overnight, but you can marinate it for a shorter period if 

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Chocolate Pudding Don’t you just love chocolate pudding? It brings me back to my childhood when I was obsessed with tapioca pudding. I think I like chia seed pudding so much because the texture resembles tapioca. The difference is that homemade chia seed pudding is 

Dutch Oven Collard Greens

Dutch Oven Collard Greens

Collard greens are probably my favorite Southern comfort food. I’m not from the South, and I haven’t spent any time there. So, technically, I’ve never had REAL collard greens. Despite that fact, I still absolutely LOVE my recipe for them. My mom first cooked my