I am addicted to soaps in the winter, make them for dinner one night and eat them for the next 3 days for lunch. I am a creature of habit when it comes to lunches. I can eat the same lunch 7 days a week. These two soaps have been a fan favorite in my house. The stuffed pepper soap is my take on beanless chili. Jay doesn't like chili and so this is a perfect way to get the same favors without the beans.
Episode 278 of me ordering the wrong thing on clicklist. Last weeks goof up was the 13 cartons of blueberries. So blueberry recipe research began and here are a few things I came up with. A yummy fruit salad with a honey lemon drizzle, frozen yogurt covered berries for the kids to snack on, and a lemon blueberry cake with a blueberry buttercream.
New year new diet.... that is often people's motto but I have never been one to "diet". I am ALL about eating healthy and eating what your body craves. Jay and I eat pretty clean at home most of the time and I am always looking to create new recipes Jay and I will both enjoy. So here is my new lunch favorite Thai chicken quinoa bowls. You can make everything ahead and then make a new bowl every day at lunch this way it keeps all the ingredients fresh.
Making cocktails for a big group can be a bit time consuming, but sometimes you need to add a little more excitement to your party then just some bottles of wine. So I am going over 2 of my favorite "punch" format drinks then also my favorite mule recipe. These recipes not only taste amazing but they are also so beautiful for serving at a party. So if you need something to be festive on your bar then try one of these out.
This soup is BOMB! I had buckets of tomatoes. Pantlaods of tacos, boat loads of tomatoes (catch the Dragon Loves Taco's reference there)! If you don't read kids books then you won't get it but if you are in the market for a kids book we LOVE Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin! Anyways, this soup is super creamy and delicious and there is no cream or anything added. The secret to making it so creamy is to use a potato. Yes a potato, way healthier than heavy cream. And it actually doesn't take that long to make the soup. I did it all in under an 1 hour while my kids napped and this includes cleaning up all the dishes. So to me that is a win. We ate it for dinner for 2 nights then the rest went into the freezer for later this fall..
So at first glance this salad looks really weird. I took it to a BBQ this summer and brought a backup salad in case it was a total bust. But instead it was a total SUCCESS! Everyone went back for seconds and Jay has been begging me to make it at home. So I made it again and had to share it with you. So don't let the ingredients deter you just try it!
Jay LOVES pizza and I do too. I'm not a pasta person so I don't have a hard time skipping that but give Jay and I a pizza and we have a hard time not eating the entire thing. So for Father's Day this year we did thin crust pizzas on the grill.... and they were OH SO GOOD! I got a few questions on instagram so I thought I'd blog about the easy process of pizzas on the grill.
Cooking everyone a healthy breakfast is so important at our house. Leo's order for breakfast most mornings is "eggs, turkey bacon, waffles, and fruit". I feel like a personal chef, between the 3 of us then Monroe started eating breakfast.... add in another meal. So I decided to test out some muffins for her that she could snack on and fed herself for breakfast along with some fruit. I didn't want them to have any sugar and tried to keep them as healthy as possible Here is what I came up with. She ate 4 of them yesterday for breakfast. They are the perfect snack size I even snuck one yesterday with my morning protein shake. They aren't sweet so if your kids are used to super sweet muffins they probably won't love these.
Ok I swear I'll blog more about things other than food.... but I have the EASIEST recipe that I made up and had to share. This was so good, so healthy (minus some cheese), and so easy. After I had Monroe a girlfriend made us quinoa enchiladas and they were insanely good. I wanted to make something similar but didn't want to take the time to actually make the enchiladas so I kinda just put it all together to make a casserole. The hardest part about this recipe is that is does get a few dish dirty with the crock pot, pot for quinoa, and casserole dish. So the clean up took a little longer than I'd prefer but the end result is a easy healthy recipe for my family so I'll take the 15 minute clean up post meal.
I hope everyone is rested from your Thanksgiving holiday. I realized I hadn't blogged in about 2 weeks. We were down with colds then Thanksgiving came and life has just been busy. But if your anything like me you might of splurged this past weekend during thanksgiving. (My favorite splurge is pumpkin pie with LOTS of whipped cream.) I still managed to get my workouts in all week long but my eating was not on point. So this week I have gotten back at it with this winter salad. I know salads don't sound good when it is 30 degrees but I promise this one will hit the spot.