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Greek Yogurt Egg Salad

Greek Yogurt Egg Salad

 

Yeah, egg salad is kind of boring, but this one is the best! So good you can have it a couple times a week, like my husband does.  And it’s made with Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise, which makes it a little bit lighter-tasting and healthier than your regular ol’ egg salad.  And it’s more tangy, too, which I think pairs perfectly with the mustard (and you know how much I love mustard). I may be a bit biased though, because…

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Butternut Squash Soup with Caramelized Onions and Gluten-Free Herbed Goat Cheese Croutons

Butternut Squash Soup with Caramelized Onions and Gluten-Free Herbed Goat Cheese Croutons

This soup is just the cozy solution to chilly winter weather you’ve been looking for.  It’s bursting with tangy flavor from the goat cheese and sour cream, and you guys know how I feel about caramelized onions (hint, you can’t go wrong with caramelized onions!) I made it a couple of weeks ago but I could have really used some this week. 

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Crockpot Kalua Pork Sliders

 

Crockpot Kalua Pork SlidersLet’s talk about sandwiches. What’s your favorite kind?  I’m a big fan of anything super cheesy (grilled cheese sandwiches are high on my list) on a good bread. This sandwich has moved to the top of my list, too.  It has this smoky kalua pork, Monterey jack cheese , an easy BBQ spread, and lots of caramelized onions—all atop a sweet Hawaiian bun.  

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Italian Sausage and Bell Pepper Soup with Rice

Italian Sausage and Bell Pepper Soup with Rice

It finally feels like fall in southern California.  That means cooler temperatures, rainy days, and soup! With the addition of Italian chicken sausage and a little bit of rice, this soup is warm and comforting but manages to be healthy, too.  It’s the perfect dinner to make after indulging on rich, heavy foods at Thanksgiving (and again and again with leftovers for days afterwards)!

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Cheese Enchilada Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Cheese Enchilada Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Sometimes I’m in the mood for a salad but I want something a little bit carb-y with it. Other times I want enchiladas, but don’t necessarily want the beans and rice that come with them. Cheesy, saucy enchiladas are high up there on my list of favorite Mexican foods. I like to tell myself that putting them atop a salad makes them a little bit healthier. This salad is the perfect mix of naughty and nice.

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Corn Tortillas

Corn Tortillas

I am ashamed to say that I had never made corn tortillas until a few months ago. To be honest, corn tortillas are usually fine but I would rather eat flour tortillas; corn tortillas can sometimes be dry and bland. I have typically seen them as just a vehicle for taco filling or as something to be cut and fried into chips. Homemade corn tortillas don’t even feel like the same food. I ate more than a few of them warm from the griddle with just a sprinkle of salt or a splash of salsa.

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Chicken Fajita and Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Chicken Fajita and Roasted Sweet Potato SaladI’ve made it my goal this summer to create the most flavorful salads I could possibly dream of—to make salad-haters turn over a new leaf (yep, pun dorkily intended).  This salad accomplishes that task perfectly. There is so much flavor here your taste buds just might explode—chicken fajitas with sauteed onions and bell peppers, roasted sweet potato chunks, and dressing made with jalapeño AND blue cheese. This is not the easiest salad you will ever make, but it is so (SO) worth it.  Read more

Baked Chili Mustard Chicken

Baked Chili Mustard Chicken

If you don’t like mustard, you should skip this recipe.  Though, I guess since mustard is in the title, you probably don’t need the additional warning. I love the tangy, vinegary taste and happen to have at least three kinds of mustard in my refrigerator at all times. I have been making a variation of this chicken for a couple of years now whenever I am craving a light, flavorful meal. As many of my dinner recipes are, it’s also stupidly easy and you probably have all or most of these ingredients in your kitchen.  Read more

Chili Garlic Roasted Vegetables (aka the BEST roasted veggies)

Chili-Garlic Roasted Vegetables (aka the BEST roasted veggies)

 Ok. Two things. One: I know these aren’t all veggies as bell peppers are a fruit (!) but let’s just pretend for now that they are veggies because I like saying ‘roasted veggies’. Two: saying these are the best is a little extreme, BUT these were honestly so good that I found myself sneaking “tastes” behind my husband’s back before dinner (yeah, I am ashamed…sorry hubby!) Read more