Raw Strawberry Chocolate Mini Tarts

Chocolate covered strawberries are so last year!  This year try a strawberry chocolate tart instead.  For one,thing you don’t have to bake or ‘cook’ anything!  Plus, this is a raw dessert and I don’t know about you but raw always makes things sound so super healthy which means when you accidentally eat a whole mini tart by yourself cause you needed to test to make sure it tasted good that you won’t have to feel so...

 

Orange Julius

I’ve read that during the Superbowl 325.5 million gallons of beer will be consumed by 151.6 million viewers. If my math is correct that is almost 2 gallons of beer per viewer. That doesn’t take into account that some viewers (like me) don’t even drink beer. Unbelievable! For any other non- beer drinkers out there or for those under age viewers here is a healthy take on a favorite drink found at many shopping malls across the country....

 

Gluten and Grain Free Pizza

Did you know that the Super Bowl is one of the Top 5 biggest pizza selling days of the year?!  Pizza Hut alone will sell over 2 million pizzas this Sunday.  Eating healthy doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good pizza and boy oh boy is this one amazing pizza!  Aside from the bonus of being gluten free AND grain free this pizza crust is so flavorful and has a great crunch to it.  I may or may not have eaten half of the crust by itself!...

 

Chipotle Chili Carnitas

 Sometimes I find inspiration for recipes in the weirdest places.  A couple of months ago I was standing in line at the grocery store and ended up having a conversation with the cashier about vegan restaurants in our area.  She mentioned that there was a place in LA (sadly, it’s now closed) that served a taco with jackfruit which reminded her of pulled pork.  I’ve tried my fair share of faux meat products and I honestly can’t...

 

California Dip

California dip or sometimes called French onion dip is a party staple but mixing a packet of dehydrated onion soup mix into a carton of sour cream just doesn’t work for me! This dip is so much better tasting and can be used in so many more ways than just a dip for chips or crackers. It’s great as a topping on baked potatoes, a sauce for sautéed or roasted veggies, in place of ketchup on fries, a topping on burgers or as a dressing on...

 

Sweet Potato Beer Fries with Roasted Tomato Ketchup

So I gotta be honest, I finally came clean to my husband and the ‘regular’ potatoes I used in my Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers.  At first he didn’t believe me that sweet potatoes could be white but a quick google search ended that belief rather quickly.  Now that he’s come to the realization that he likes sweet potatoes I decided to make it up to him and show him all the delicious ways you can enjoy this delectable potato....

 

Herbed Vegetable and Flax Crackers

My goal with just about everything I make is to try and pack as many vegetables into every single bite that I can. Sometimes I am successful and sometimes not so much. Herbed Vegetable and Flax Crackers are one of my favorite successes. Crispy, healthy ingredients that are full of nutrition and flavor. These tasty crackers are an easy to carry snack, a crunchy topping on a salad, or a perfect accompaniment to soup. Kristy Ingredients: 2 cups ground...

 

Pho Noodle Bowl

There’s this restaurant on the corner where I get my hair cut called Pho House. The aroma that comes from that place is killer. I feel like I am being put under a spell and drawn towards the doors to go in and eat whatever is creating that lovely smell. I mentioned this to my hair dresser and she asked me if I’ve ever had a pho noodle bowl? She said you have to try it. The broth is unlike anything else you have ever tasted. Unfortunately...

 

Single Serve Snack Cake

Quite a few years back there used to be this boxed snack cake mix that came with a plastic baking pan and a cake mix that you just had to add water to right in the baking pan, microwave and “beep, beep, beep” 2 minutes later you had an instant single serving of cake. I hate to say it but I loved that cake. When I think of it now I shudder thinking of all the chemically processed ingredients that must have been in that cake mix and I don’t...

 

Roasted Tomato and Quinoa Soup

I did it again. I got carried away at the market and bought more than I should have. This time it was cherry tomatoes. But they were on special and they had this nice tray of testers and those beautiful little red nuggets were so sweet and juicy. How could I resist? My favorite thing for using extra tomatoes is to roast them in a little olive oil and then use them in a bean salad but it was cold and damp out and I wanted a nice warm soup so here...