Cold winter weather calls for hearty, hot dishes. Here's a recipe of mine that I've played with over the last year or so and finally feel like it's ready for all of you. It's freakin' delicious. Oh baby, is this soup gooooood. The recipe makes a LOT (I'm estimating about 10 servings), so it's a great one to feed a big crowd or to use half of and freeze the other half for a night when you're in a rush.
I'm giving away all my secrets with this post. This recipe is the dish I usually bring to family holiday gatherings and now everyone will know how embarrassingly easy it is. :)
This dish is healthy, so delicious, festive for the holidays, and E-A-S-Y. It's great for the entirety of the fall and winter seasons, but it's perfect for holiday gatherings. Why? Because it's a real crowd pleaser, it's easy for you to make, and it's easily doubled (or tripled!) for a large crowd. Plus, it's healthy and light in the midst of super rich holidays meals.
Crepe-cakes. Because it's not quite a delicate crepe, but not a fluffy pancake either.
In the spirit of all things autumn, here's a healthy recipe for pumpkin spice crepe-cakes! It's also in line with a Paleo diet. Since these are flourless, expect a different consistency than normal pancakes. Instead of flour, these are thickened up with canned pumpkin and eggs, therefore the texture is somewhere in between a crepe and a pancake.
If you like healthy eating and anything pumpkin-spiced, this will be right up your alley. And if you haven't checked out my recipe for a healthier version of the Pumpkin Spice Latte, give it a try as well...
There are lots of recipes out there for the famous Pumpkin Spice Latte. I know, because I've looked it up. The closest Starbucks is 40 minutes from my house, so if I want one of these treats, I gotta make it myself. The only problem with the recipes I've found is that most of them require a lot more effort than I’m willing to put in for my morning cup of coffee.
I only drink coffee in the morning, so it goes without saying that I usually don’t have 15 minutes to devote to making this creation, nor do I want to use a coffee maker, saucepan, whisk, blender, etc. and have to clean it all up. All this BEFORE coffee? Can’t do it. Here’s MY take on a homemade PSL... quick and easy.
Summertime blackberries are such a treat! Our blackberry "patch" is overflowing right now, and in an effort to eat as many as possible, I've been looking up some different ways to use them. This salad is so, so, so simple and easy. It's perfect for a hot summer day, and it took me less than 10 minutes to throw it all together...
I'm so giddy over figuring out a fast and EASY way to make kale chips. I first made kale chips 8 or 9 years ago when it was a new trend. At that time, the recipes I tried took too long and were a major pain to actually prepare, make, and clean up. Naturally, I stopped making them because they required too much effort. I decided to try it again recently because we had a TON of kale in our garden and I needed a way to use it. I am super excited to present to you a very healthy, tasty, easy, and fast way to make these beauties, and with minimal cleanup...
Even if you don’t like traditional curry dishes, give these fries a try. I don't have a huge sweet tooth so most of the sweet potato recipes that use sugar and cinnamon throw me off. This is more of a savory side dish and is so delicious for us savory/salty lovers. It's also easy, a great fall and winter side dish, and a healthier alternative to regular french fries. They are savory, zesty, and good with or without the dipping sauce listed here. I have also used good ol’ ketchup with these...
This is one of my proudest accomplishments. One day I was gazing at the huge bag of 100% Raw Cocao in our pantry and wondered how on earth we could ever finish it off before the expiration date. On the back of the bag, it said “Try with: desserts, baking mix and more!” and it hit me-- I would add it to some instant chocolate pudding. Then, I also immediately realized that I would/could/should also add chocolate protein powder to it as well. Combined with using whole milk (instead of 2% milk or skim milk), this recipe really does pack a lot of protein.
This is one of my favorite summer side dishes, and it can be made in only minutes! Make sure to try this out soon, while summertime tomatoes are still around. It could serve as an appetizer, a side salad, or I've even thrown it on top of chicken nachos. It's so easy, tasty, and healthy...
Of all the recipes I’ve tinkered with over the years, this is— by far— my absolute favorite. This one is my pride and joy. It's healthy and delicious. It’s become one of my favorite meals. So much so, that I hardly ever order tuna in a restaurant anymore because I think I can make it better.
Read on for the recipe...
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