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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

Chocolate Banana Muffins (gluten-free with dairy-free option)

Gluten-Free Chocolate Muffins

I don’t like to think of these as gluten-free muffins; I prefer to think of them as muffins that just happen to be gluten-free. If you have ever tried commercially produced gluten-free muffins, cakes, or other bready foods, you might be inclined to skip these muffins. Trust me, don’t! These are the opposite of crumbly, rock-hard, bricks that you sometimes find in gluten-free stores or bakeries. These babies are fluffy, light, and super moist. I am gluten’s #1 fan and even I don’t miss it in these muffins. Read more

Healthy Italian Turkey Meatloaf


This is one of my favorite I’m-too-lazy-to-cook meals. Do you have any of those? We just moved into our new house and we are still opening boxes, hanging pictures, cleaning, and finding room for all of our stuff. It’s exciting and all, but sometimes I just want to get back into a routine! Having time to cook something healthy and still make it to the gym helps me to do that. This meatloaf comes together in about ten minutes, thank goodness! Read more