Rosemary Roasted Chicken Thighs

I love roasting chicken in the oven. Using chicken thighs is a budget friendly option and this recipe is little prep so you’ll have a meal ready to go in no time. Its lightly seasoned with salted butter, rosemary and a touch of paprika. Toss some veggies in the oven with a little oil, garlic, and pepper and roast in the oven while the chicken … Continue reading Rosemary Roasted Chicken Thighs

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Rosemary, Parsley, and Basil Hummus

Creamy chickpeas blended with rosemary, parsley, and fresh basil. I love hummus and this one is one of my favorites!  Yield: 2 cups of hummus For the Hummus: 1 can chickpeas; drained and rinsed 1/2 cup fresh parsley 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves 1/2 tsp. rosemary 1/2 a lemon; juiced salt; to taste olive oil, to taste; add as needed  Preparation: For the hummus:  Wash and pat … Continue reading Rosemary, Parsley, and Basil Hummus

Zucchini and Squash Noodles with Sun- dried Tomatoes and Fresh Basil

Zoodles are so fun to make! It’s a great way to get more veggies into your diet and so delicious and ready in minutes! This dish is whipped up with sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil in a simple sauce of olive oil and a little butter. Yield: 2 servings Ingredients: 1 zucchini 1 squash 6 sun-dried tomatoes 1 tbsp.butter 3 tbsp. olive oil fresh basil … Continue reading Zucchini and Squash Noodles with Sun- dried Tomatoes and Fresh Basil

Coconut Kale Salad with Pecans

Kale is such a fantastic green loaded with healthy benefits. The shredded coconut gives this salad a light sweetness, and the pecans lend a nice texture and crunch. Lightly sauteed the flavors meld,and smell delicious when cooking. This is my go to when I want a light lunch or dinner I’ll toss in some canned tuna for extra protein. Yield: 2 servings Ingredients: 2 tbsp. … Continue reading Coconut Kale Salad with Pecans

cantaloupe, banana, and coconut smoothie

Cantaloupe, Banana, and Coconut Smoothie

    After a workout or when I’m on the go I love to make smoothies. Especially when its hot outside, I like cold drinks. This is packed with fruit, protein, and healthy coconut milk. You can mix any fruit or non-dairy milk you like. I also love using pineapple and strawberries in my smoothies. Yield: 1 smoothie Ingredients: 1 frozen banana 1/2 cup frozen … Continue reading Cantaloupe, Banana, and Coconut Smoothie

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Sweet Chili Chickpea Salad with Cashews and Snow Peas

There are so many wonderful flavors and textures in this salad. Chickpeas, snap peas, red pepper, coconut flakes, and cashews tossed in a sweet chili orange sauce compliments all the ingredients so well. I love making this for summer parties and gatherings with friends. Yield: 10 servings Ingredients:  2 cans Chickpeas 1/2 snow peas 1 red bell pepper 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut 1/3 cup raw … Continue reading Sweet Chili Chickpea Salad with Cashews and Snow Peas

Basil and Walnut Pesto Pasta Salad

I love making this in the Summertime.  Its fresh full of healthy ingredients, and so easy it’s ready in just a few minutes! I love to take this to friend’s barbecues, and lunches at work. I also love to toss in a can of tuna with this salad for a simple and satisfying dinner. Ingredients: 2 cups rotini pasta (add nutrients using whole wheat or … Continue reading Basil and Walnut Pesto Pasta Salad