RECIPES: Mains

Nacho Night!

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30 min
February 14, 2018, in ,, 1

I don’t know about you, but I can make any sort of protein and the kids are happy to turn it into tacos.  So I was looking for a way to get some variety into their meal.  Although nachos are extremely close in to tacos, I’m going to go ahead and call it variety!  This…

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Mediterranean Caprese Chicken

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February 10, 2018, in , 1

Every time I think I’m done making Caprese style anything, I decide I have to do just one more!  Today was no exception, I needed to make something yummy, easy, quick and healthy for dinner.  I just happened to have replanted a new basil plant and it was begging for some time with the fresh…

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Roasted Veggie Power Salad

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January 26, 2018, in , 1

It’s nearly the end of January and I’m still doing pretty well on my resolution to eat powerful meals that are healthy, tasty and filled with beneficial ingredients.  I find that focusing on powerful foods, those filled with vitamins and nutrients, is much more fun and inspiring then trying to eat ‘light’.  For me, those…

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Instant Pot Juicy Pork Shoulder

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60 min
January 16, 2018, in , 1

I know you guys are all going crazy over your new Instant Pot, just like I was when I got mine last February.  The machine is so magical at making incredibly juicy and delicious food without the lengthy time that it used to take to get those textures and flavors.  I’ve never tried another pressure…

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Shakshuka for Dinner

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30 min
January 14, 2018, in , 1

Some nights I get home from work late and realize that there is literally no protein in the refrigerator.  That’s when I have one of those panic moments trying to figure out what will be for dinner.  Do you guys ever have that experience?  I’d like to say it’s rare, but that wouldn’t be entirely…

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Healthy and Easy Mediterranean Chicken

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45 min
January 11, 2018, in 1

Are we already in the middle of January!?  2017 went by so quickly and was filled with so many twists and turns.  This felt like the first year that we really started showing the boys the world. Kicking off last Thanksgiving with the boys first trip over the Atlantic to England, then south to Costa…

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Amalia’s Easy Enchilada Chili

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40 min
January 8, 2018, in , 2

Getting something delicious, nutritious, easy and low sugar is a tremendously difficult task, particularly if you have less than an hour to cook and hundreds of other responsibilities to deal with.  That’s why I’m so excited that I discovered Amalia’s Cocina, a series of easy and low sugar sauces that make a weeknight dinner an…

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Chicken Chili Colorado

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30 min
October 11, 2017, in ,, 1

This weekend we spent a few days in Southern California and really enjoyed the sun, beach and fun on the pier.  California is such a diverse state, with every different area having a specific culture and vibe.  We were in Santa Monica and stayed in the beautiful and classic Georgian hotel right on the waterfront….

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No Sugar Pulled Pork with Broccoli Lime Slaw

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75 min
August 14, 2017, in , 1

Earlier this year a good friend bought me a life changing appliance – the Instant Pot!  I had seen a lot of posts and ads on this slow cooker lookalike in my social media but didn’t realize just how useful this pressure cooker would be in my daily life.  I don’t know if I’m unique,…

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