5.3.15

Baked Rock Fish with Green Harissa over Zucchini and Roasted Tomato Cous Cous



Harissa is a hot chili paste that is commonly found in North African cooking, mainly Moroccan, Algerian, and Tunisian cuisine. It is used as a dip for pita bread, added to couscous, grilled vegetables, pastas and spread on fish and poultry. Toasting cumin, mustard and coriander seeds brings out a impeccable aroma and flavor that pre ground spices just can't match. This is one to try. 









4.3.15

Shaved Brussels and Mandarin Salad with Tahini Orange Dressing


Shaving the Brussels sprouts makes them incredibly taste tester friendly. This salad is chok full of power foods, vitamins and most importantly, flavor! The tahini-honey dressing pairs marvelously with the sweet oranges and brightens the earthy cabbage and onion flavors.








1.3.15

Italian Beans and Greens #SundaySupper



This weeks Sunday Supper is all about beans! I happen to be their number one fan. (the beans, beans our favorite fruit song will not stop playing in my head as I write this. Real mature Gwen.) Beans are such a fantastically versatile and frugal way to stretch out any meal and add healthy vitamins and protein as well. Boy are you in for a beantastic treat this week!





























22.2.15

Chocolate Covered Grilled Pineapple with Coconut andPistachios #RecipeRedux



Fruit for dessert is one of my favorite things. When you put pineapple on the grill all of it's natural sugars caramelize and become all kinds of wonderful. If that wasn't enough, I decided to drizzle them with slowly melted bittersweet chocolate and sprinkle moist coconut shavings and chopped pistachios all over them. Hawaiian Heaven on a stick. 









This months Recipe Redux we are simply pairing chocolate with our favorite foods. Not necessarily a recipe but foods that pair well with chocolate. Which got me to wondering, is there anything that chocolate couldn't make better?



Strawberry Lime Aide Margarita Swirl Popsicles #NationalMargaritaDay




There's one National Food Holiday that I look forward to every year.  No, not National Nutella Day (I'm sure there's one of those) but National Margarita Day! It couldn't fall on a better day as far as I'm concerned. While I'll attempt to refrain from bragging that it's perfect patio sitting and margarita sipping weather here in Phoenix, I know most of the country is fed up with the blizzards and sub zero weather. Ick. 



{Sweet Treat Alert ;}





19.2.15

South Western Breakfast Skillet {Vegetarian}




The thing about breakfast skillets that makes them so darn amazing is that they are almost better for dinner than they are for breakfast. It's a conundrum I've yet come to understand. Something so amazingly perfect happens when you roast lightly salt and peppered potatoes, poblano peppers, scrambled eggs and cumin and chili spiced beans in a cast iron skillet. Enter salsa and avocado. 
The end. 











16.2.15

Gluten Free Banana Blackberry Bread #NationalHeartMonth










Valentines Day means heart shaped boxes filled with chocolate, candy hearts with cute messages on them and  even Teddy Bears holding a little stuffed red heart reading   "I Love You".  But did you know that February is also National Heart Month?  Now is the time to start making small or big changes and getting into healthy habits for your heart and over all health.




10.2.15

Double Dutch Chocolate Pudding Raspberry Parfaits




Whether you are looking for something simple yet special to share with your sweetie or you've just had one of those days. This home made double chocolate pudding has you covered. 







5.2.15

My Top 10 Favorite Healthy Cookbooks #Giveaway



I'm so excited to share my Top 10 favorite healthy cookbooks with all of you! Some of these books have been flipped through, bookmarked and drooled on many, many times. I'm giving one each away to 10 Simply Healthy Family readers. I'll try my best to get you the one you want and think it would be easiest to leave me your top 3 choices in the comments below.



Like this Pozole Rojo Recipe from Thug Kitchen


 





Let's start of the year with some new delicious and healthy recipes shall we?










31.1.15

Purple Cabbage and Green Apple Cheese Crisps #sponsored



Eating healthy seems simple enough right? Not always. Not for me. Not even armed with the knowledge, means and money, it can be a daily struggle. We all start out with the best of intentions, we all know to eat more fruits and veggies, less carbs and processed foods and most importantly to eat in moderation, several small healthy meals a day. Exercise. Yeah, we all know we should get off our ass and walk around the block and maybe do a push up or two. So why is maintaining or reaching a healthy weight such a struggle for most of us?







“I received free samples of Cabot Cheese mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe challenge sponsored by Cabot Creamery and am eligible to win prizes. I was not additionally compensated for my time.”



29.1.15

Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken Sliders on Mini Pretzel Buns #sponsored





Want complete and utter silence (except for the moaning and drooling) at your dinner or party table? Serve these babies. Moist grilled chicken, slowly cooked caramelized onions, grilled pineapple and red bell peppers topped with slices of Vermont sharp white cheddar cheese and oozing with home made sweet and tangy barbecue sauce. The end. 







“By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe challenge sponsored by Cabot Creamery and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”




28.1.15

Artichoke and White Bean Buffalo Dip #Sponsored




If you love dips, sauces and spreads as much as I do but cringe at the calories, this vegetarian, low fat dip is for you!  No mayo, no cream cheese yet all of the flavor of classic buffalo dip. Party. ON!








“By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe challenge sponsored by Cabot Creamery and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”






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