Monthly Archives: October 2014

Sweet Potato Pumpkin Shepherds Pie

Shepherds pie is given a healthy, gluten free, fall twist, topped with a combination of sweet potatoes & pumpkin, filled with lean ground turkey & veggies.

Sweet Potato Pumpkin Shepherds Pie

You know when you’re about to leave on vacation and you pretty much have no ambition to do anything except for leave on vacation?

Me. Right now.

I’m heading to Arizona tonight for a mini-vaca to celebrate a friends birthday and Halloween. I love my weekends in AZ because I get to see great friends, relax and most importantly, eat Jimmy & Joes Pizza.

If you live in the Phoenix area and haven’t been yet, run, don’t walk to JJP and get a serious slice.  If you’re there this weekend you’ll probably see me. I’ll be the little girl, hiding in the corner surrounded by pizza and boneless wings!

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Chili Lime Chicken Taco Lettuce Cups

Grilled chili lime chicken is tossed with avocado & peppers in this healthy, gluten free spin on chicken tacos, served in lettuce cups instead of tortillas!

Chili Lime Chicken Taco Lettuce Cups

It’s been 6 weeks since I started going to the gym on a daily basis (sometimes even two-a-days!) I’m just wondering why I don’t have JLo’s abs yet? Um, what’s up? Maybe it has something to do with my obsession with tacos, cheese and delicious craft beers during football games! 😉

Let’s be honest, I work out, so that I can continue to enjoy these delicious treats of life and keep a somewhat JLo-esque figure!

While I’m not willing to give up my favorite foods, such as tacos, I am willing to make them a little healthier, and that’s where I came up with this idea for chicken tacos in lettuce wraps.

All of the delicious taco filling without the extra carbs from the tortilla!

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Slow Cooked Beef Ragu

This slow cooker beef ragu recipe has a ton of flavor with only a few, simple ingredients, it’s easy to toss in a crockpot in just a few minutes, it’s gluten free and delicious served with polenta or pappardelle pasta!

Slow Cooked Beef Ragu over Pappardelle Pasta with Parmesan Cheese

I’ve been quite excited to make this beef ragu recipe for some time now and last week it finally happened!

And O-M-G was it worth the wait! Literally top 5 recipes I’ve ever made (and that’s saying a lot since there are over 1100 recipes on the blog!)

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Buffalo Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili combines ground chicken breast with beans, buffalo sauce & lots of spices for a flavorful, gluten free chili recipe!

Buffalo Chicken Chili

With fall in full swing and crock pots full of deliciousness on my mind, I decided to re-create one of the most popular recipes from my cookbook, Buffalo Turkey Chili.

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Roasted Red Pepper Chorizo Baked Mac And Cheese

Roasted red peppers and spicy chorizo add a ton of flavor to this baked mac and cheese recipe, easy to make for dinner tonight in under 45 minutes!

Roasted Red Pepper Chorizo Mac and Cheese

This dish is dedicated to my Facebook friends.

A couple of weeks back as I was planning out new recipe ideas for October. I asked my Facebook friends which new recipe they would like to see on the blog and there was an overwhelming response for Red Pepper Chorizo Baked Mac and Cheese.

And I can’t say I blame them! It’s super flavorful cheesy pasta deliciousness, what’s not to love?

Roasted red peppers, good, chorizo, good, mac and cheese, good!

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Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Jalapeno Poppers

These gluten free, dairy free & paleo jalapeno poppers are filled with creamy sweet potatoes, then wrapped in bacon & baked in the oven.

Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Jalapeno Poppers

What’s better than a delicious jalapeño popper as a party appetizer? Maybe a jalapeño popper filled with creamy sweet potato, wrapped in bacon and made with only 6 ingredients?!

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Jalapeño Popper Spaghetti Squash

All the flavors of a deliciously cheesy jalapeño popper tossed with spaghetti squash for a gluten free & vegetarian dinner or side dish!

Jalapeño Popper Spaghetti Squash

Are you in the market for creamy, cheesy, spicy, goodness, that’s also gluten free and vegetarian? Well, let me introduce you to Jalapeño Popper Spaghetti Squash!

All the goodness of a jalapeño popper tossed with squash!

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Mushroom Squash Vegetarian Enchiladas

Baby bella mushrooms, winter squash, cheddar cheese & homemade red sauce fill these gluten free & vegetarian mushroom enchiladas with tons of flavor.

Mushroom Squash Vegetarian Enchiladas

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted a new farmers-market-inspired recipe, so I decided that this week I’d share a new, delicious veggie filled dish with ingredients inspired by my latest farmers market finds!

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Gluten Free Taco Spaghetti

Gluten free taco spaghetti is easy to make in one pot in 29 minutes! It’s the perfect meal for a simple weeknight dinner that the entire family will love!

It’s “Wheatless Wednesday” which means gluten free pasta party time!

And I have a special treat for you today because I’m sharing a seriously delicious new gluten free recipe!

Got a picky eater on your hands? Don’t worry, they’ll love this Taco Spaghetti! It’s a combination of two classics, tacos and spaghetti, what’s not to love?

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Pineapple Sriracha Tri Tip Tacos

Tri Tip steak is slow cooked in a sweet & spicy, pineapple sriracha sauce, then shredded and served in these delicious tri tip tacos!

Pineapple Sriracha Tri Tip Tacos

For my annual Super Bowl Party this year, I decided to make a taco bar with three different slow cooked meats & one slow cooker full of fajita veggies (for my vegetarian friends). This way people could make their own tacos anytime during the big game.

For the meats, I knew I wanted a pork, chicken and beef. I made my famous Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tenderloin, Buffalo Chicken & this Pineapple Sriracha Tri Tip.

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Chipotle Stout Crock Pot Chili

Chipotle peppers and stout beer give this crock pot chili recipe a rich smokey flavor, it’s quick and easy to prepare in a slow cooker, making it perfect for weeknight dinners!

Chipotle Stout Chili Recipe

Is October “National Chili Month” because if it isn’t, I think it should be!

Ok, just verified, Food.com says National Chili Month is October 14th… um what?  Wait, isn’t that a day, not a month? I’m a little confused, so I’m just going to use the powers vested in me (AKA my magical imaginary food blogging powers) to pronounce October, National Chili Month!

Yay, there we go, all settled!

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Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia Bread

Classic focaccia bread is given a cheesy, spicy twist in this easy recipe for Jalapeno Cheddar Focaccia Bread, perfect for dipping in soups & chilies!

Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia Bread

Last week I made the most tasty Greek Turkey Soup, and while I loved every bite of it, I was wishing I had some of my Rosemary Focaccia Bread to dip in the soup and soak up all the deliciousness.

I didn’t want to run into that problem again this week when I made my Chipotle Stout Chili, so I decided to make this Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia Bread to dip up all that chili goodness!

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