Monthly Archives: January 2018

Whitney’s Pepper Fiesta Vegetarian Chili

Fajita veggies, chili beans and fire roasted tomatoes create the most delicious vegetarian chili recipe, made in under 30 minutes!

Fajita veggies, chili beans and fire roasted tomatoes create the most delicious vegetarian chili recipe, made in under 30 minutes!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BUSH’S slow-simmered chili beans and Hunt’s vine ripened tomatoes.

To make a great tasting chili, you need to start with the best chili beans and tomatoes, that’s why I partnered up with my friends at BUSH’S and Hunt’s to create this scrumptious vegetarian chili recipe! BUSH’S slow-simmered chili beans and Hunt’s vine ripened tomatoes are the perfect addition to the fajita veggies in this chili recipe, that’s both gluten free and vegetarian!

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Buffalo Turkey Meatball Subs

Grilled Buffalo Turkey Meatballs, blue cheese dressing & buffalo sauce make the ultimate meatball sub, perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or game day!

Buffalo Turkey Meatball Sub Recipe

This sub sandwich is the sandwich that every other sandwich wishes it was! Whether it’s an easy weeknight dinner, Superbowl Sunday or an outdoor BBQ, your friends and family are going to love these scrumptious grilled turkey meatballs covered in blue cheese and buffalo sauciness!

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Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala with Lentils

Chicken tikka masala and lentils are cooked together in an Instant Pot for an easy, gluten free weeknight meal made in under an hour!

Chicken tikka masala and lentils are cooked together in an Instant Pot for an easy, gluten free weeknight meal made in under an hour!

Todays post is sponsored by my friends at USA Pulses & Pulse Canada!

It’s official, I am totally obsessed with the Instant Pot! It makes the most delicious meals in no time at all, like this Lentil Chicken Tikka Masala. All of the scrumptious flavors of a slow cooked tikka masala sauce, made in under an hour.

To make this recipe, you begin by using the sauté function on the Instant Pot to cook the onions, garlic, chicken and spices, then switch over to the pressure cooking function to cook the lentils and chicken in the tikka masala sauce. In no time at all, dinner is ready and it only took one pot to cook it all!

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Spicy Vegetable Pad Thai

This Spicy Vegetable Pad Thai recipe is easy to make in just 15 minutes! It’s gluten free, vegetarian and given a spicy kick from the red curry paste, sriracha and sliced jalapeños!

Spicy Vegetable Pad Thai Recipe topped with Green Onions, Peanuts and Cilantro

I’m a huge fan of Thai food! I could seriously eat take-out Thai 5 nights a week! I’m lucky because we have some amazing Thai restaurants in San Diego. Koon Thai, Bahn Thai and Kanda Thai are some of my favorites, but sometimes it’s nice to be able to make your favorite take-out food at home for fraction of the price and made in less time than it would take to drive and pick up your take-out.

This Spicy Vegetable Pad Thai, Thai Green Avocado Curry and Thai Peanut Chicken Noodles are some of my favorites to make at home!  And if you’re wondering, how do you make Thai peanut sauce? You have to check out my easy 10 Minute Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe, it’s my favorite!

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Mediterranean Chicken Skewers

Fresh spinach, spices, lemon and olive oil are combined in an amazing marinade for these grilled Mediterranean Chicken Skewers! 

Fresh spinach, spices, lemon and olive oil are combined in an amazing marinade for these grilled Mediterranean Chicken Skewers! 

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Vons!  All opinions are my own.

It’s the beginning of a new year and healthy eating is on the minds of many. If you’re looking for a new healthy recipe that’s also amazingly flavorful, then you have to try these Mediterranean Chicken Skewers!

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Gluten Free Pasta Fagioli Soup

This recipe for Pasta Fagioli soup is a delicious, gluten free copycat of the Olive Garden favorite, easily made in a slow cooker or Instant Pot!

This recipe for Pasta Fagioli soup is a delicious, gluten free copycat of the Olive Garden favorite, easily made in a slow cooker or Instant Pot!

This post contains affiliate links to products I used to make this delicious recipe!

Growing up in Oklahoma, we’d drive into “the city” AKA Oklahoma City, to go to Olive Garden on special occasions (because we fancy like that! 😉 ) and my favorite thing was their pasta fagioli soup and breadsticks.

The soup name translates to  “pasta and beans”, which means it’s usually not gluten free, but if you switch out traditional pasta for gluten free corn & quinoa pasta, you’ve got a delicious gluten free spin on a classic Italian soup!

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Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken

Easily make shredded buffalo chicken for tacos, dips or pasta recipes with this simple Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken recipe!

Easily make shredded buffalo chicken for tacos, dips or pasta recipes with this simple Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken recipe!

It’s officially y’all, I’m part of the Instant Pot tribe!!

After many requests from readers for Instant Pot recipes, I joined the club and will be sharing new pressure cooker recipes made in the Instant Pot every month!

I decided to start out with something simple, but useful, and one of my personal favorites, buffalo chicken.

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Slow Cooker Ham & Cheese Jalapeno Popper Dip

The ultimate game day party dip, this Ham and Cheese Jalapeno Popper Dip is so easy to make in the slow cooker and will be a hit with all of your friends!

The ultimate game day party dip, this Ham and Cheese Jalapeno Popper Dip is so easy to make in the slow cooker and will be a hit with all of your friends!

To make the ultimate party dip, I partnered up with my friends at Eckrich Deli, and combined my love of jalapeno poppers with their Eckrich Deli Ham Off the Bone Deli Meat!

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Spinach Artichoke Spaghetti Squash

Baked spaghetti squash is tossed with a simple spinach artichoke sauce in this healthy, gluten free and vegetarian recipe, made in under an hour!

Baked spaghetti squash is tossed with a simple spinach artichoke sauce in this healthy, gluten free and vegetarian recipe, made in under an hour!

Well hello everyone and happy 2018! I’m so excited to welcome the first recipe of the new year to the blog today. It’s a healthy recipe that combines my favorite dip with my favorite squash!

I know what you’re thinking, healthy spinach artichoke dip, yeah right! Well, this version actually is! I subbed in greek yogurt for mayonnaise and added some serious flavor with lemon zest, goat cheese and red pepper flakes.

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