Monthly Archives: August 2018

Healthy Greek Turkey Stuffed Zucchini

Low carb, gluten free and delicious, this Greek Turkey Stuffed Zucchini recipe has it all! It’s healthy, scrumptious and easy to make in just 29 minutes!

Greek Turkey Stuffed Zucchini Boats on white plate with gold forks in background

Zucchini noodles used to be my favorite way to add zucchini to a meal. Now easy stuffed zucchini boats are coming in hot, tied for the top spot! My obsession started with these Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats and now to these Greek Turkey Zucchini Boats.

But don’t you worry, if you love zoodles, I still have plenty of those recipes too! These Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls have gone viral! The recipe video has been viewed over 6 MILLION times on Facebook!

This Vegan Pad Thai Recipe with Zoodles is made with my famous pad thai sauce and packed with healthy veggies! And my personal favorite, this Pesto Baked Salmon Recipe with Zoodles is made on just one pan in only 29 minutes!

For this zucchini recipe, I stuffed Greek flavored ground turkey into hollowed zucchini halves. The turkey is cooked with onions, garlic, oregano and sun dried tomatoes for a delicious Mediterranean flavor!

I like to top the zucchini with crumbled feta cheese. Because after all, my life motto is “more cheese, yes please!” If you’d like to keep the recipe dairy free, paleo and Whole30 approved, you can leave off the cheese.

Read the full recipe here!

Gluten Free Chicken Ranch Wraps

It only takes 10 minutes to make these easy Cheesy Chicken Ranch Wraps! They’re created with gluten free tortillas and makes a delicious gluten free lunch or dinner!

Cheesy Chicken Ranch Wraps Cut in Half with Fresh Cilantro

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mission®. All opinions are entirely my own.

Say good bye to the days of crumbly gluten free tortillas and say hello to soft, flavorful Mission® Gluten Free Soft Taco Tortillas!

If you thought that adhering to a gluten free diet meant you couldn’t have soft tortillas to roll up into burritos, enchiladas, or wraps, then you’re in luck, because these new Mission tortillas are perfect for wrapping and folding, and they’re certified gluten free!

Read the full recipe here!

Korean BBQ Beef

Seriously delicious Korean BBQ Beef, also known as bulgogi, is made with the best, easy homemade Korean BBQ Sauce recipe and ground beef. It can be served in a rice bowl, as lettuce wraps or tacos!

Korean BBQ Beef in a Bowl with Diced Scallions

Thanks to my friends at California Beef Council for sponsoring today’s post!

There’s nothing I love more than making one dish that you can turn into multiple meals throughout the week. On next weeks episode of the “Feed Me!” podcast, we’re talking all about that!

If you haven’t tuned in to the “Feed Me!” podcast yet, you definitely need to! It’s so much fun and we talk all about delicious recipes, tacos, one pot meals and more!

On the upcoming episode, it’s back to school time and I’m talking about easy recipes you can make once and turn into different lunches through the week. This Korean BBQ Beef is made in just 29 minutes, then can be used to make tasty tacos, delicious bowls or healthy lettuce wraps throughout the week.

I made this Korean BBQ Beef recipe with my go-to Korean BBQ Sauce! I first introduced this sauce on the blog almost 4 years ago in this recipe for Slow Cooker Korean BBQ Meatballs. Since then, I’ve used it in recipes for Korean BBQ Grilled Salmon, Korean BBQ Short Ribs and Slow Cooker Korean BBQ Chicken Tacos.

Needless to say, it’s one of my favorite sauces ever and it’s so easy to make!

Read the full recipe here!

Nutter Butter Waffles

Turn your favorite peanut butter sandwich cookie into a delicious brunch recipe with these Nutter Butter Waffles! Peanut Butter Waffles are layered with a creamy peanut butter filling & drizzled with peanut butter syrup for a sweet & easy breakfast recipe!

Peanut Butter Waffles with Creamy Peanut Butter Filling and Peanut Butter Syrup

These aren’t just any waffles, these are celebration waffles!

What better way to celebrate my 7 year blogiversary than by starting the day with my favorite cookie, turned into a waffle!

Give me a big hands up if you’re a peanut butter lover!!

*Raises both hands so high in the air*

If you’re with me friends, then these are the waffles for you!

These are peanut butter waffles, with a creamy peanut butter filling, topped with peanut butter syrup. Yup, that’s peanut butter x 3 right there!

Read the full recipe here!

Vegan Pad Thai with Zoodles

Ditch traditional noodles for zucchini noodles in this delicious, veggie packed, gluten free and vegan Pad Thai recipe, made with the best Pad Thai sauce in only 20 minutes!

Vegan Pad Thai with Zucchini Noodles, Sugar Snap Peas, Crushed Peanuts and Scallions

After 7 years of blogging (that’s right, my 7 year blogiversary is in 2 days!) one of my favorite things to do is take two really popular recipes and mash them up!

Enter 15 Minute Spicy Vegetable Pad Thai & Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls!

For this recipe I stole the zoodles from the zoodle bowl recipe and the pad thai sauce from the vegetable pad thai recipe, added A TON of veggies and voila, Vegan Pad Thai with Zoodles was born!

The result was one seriously delicious combination of textures and flavors in a totally easy, veggie packed recipe!

Read the full recipe here!

French Onion Chicken Pasta

Take your love of French Onion Dip to the dinner table with this French Onion Chicken Pasta recipe! In this dish, creamy french onion dip is turned into a delicious sauce and tossed with penne pasta and shredded chicken for an easy meal made in only 29 minutes!

French Onion Chicken Pasta with Bell Peppers, Mushrooms and Gruyere Grated Cheese in Skillet on Orange Striped Towel with Serving Spoon

During football season, we go through A LOT of French Onion Dip around our house! It’s Kurt’s favorite and he demands it every Sunday while watching games.

I make my own French Onion Dip Mix, which is perfect for mixing with sour cream to make the dip on Sunday’s, but it’s also great for adding to lots of delicious recipes throughout the week, like this French Onion Chicken Pasta!

Of course Kurt was more than willing to taste test this recipe three times before I perfected it for the blog! 😉

Read the full recipe here!

Low Calorie Charcuterie Board

Your party guests will never guess that this charcuterie board is low calorie! Bursting with colors and flavors, learn how to make a charcuterie board that is easy to create, with a gorgeous display, that’s also healthy and gluten free!

Low Calorie Charcuterie Board with Carrots, Celery, Bell Peppers, Hummus, Berries and Chicken Snack Sticks

Charcuterie boards, oh how I love thee! You’re gorgeous, easy to make and filled with a few of my favorite things, meats, cheeses, fruits, veggies and dips!

While I usually create charcuterie boards for parties or as an appetizer for dinner with friends,  I’m definitely not above making a charcuterie board for two and eating it for dinner with Kurt!

Read the full recipe here!

Spinach Feta Mini Pies

Savory mini pies, also known as hand pies or picnic pies, are filled with a delicious vegetarian mixture of spinach and feta cheese and are perfect for serving as an appetizer, picnic snack or party hors d’oeuvre!

Spinach Feta Mini Pies with Puff Pastry Criss Cross Crust

Raise your hand if you love picnics! Living in San Diego with almost perfect weather year-round, we love doing picnics at the beach and the parks in our neighborhood.

Sometimes, we wrap up Chicken Fajita Burritos and take those on our picnic (so very So Cal of us!), other times we just grab a baguette, cheese, crackers and fruit and make it a charcuterie plate picnic and sometimes we invite friends and make it a potluck picnic, which is perfect for bringing these mini pies, also known as picnic pies (fitting!) or hand pies. Basically they’re an individual, hand-held pie that’s easy to transport!

Mini pies can be sweet or savory and since I’ve already made recipes for sweet Strawberry Mini Pies and Cranberry Pomegranate Mini Pies, I decided to go savory for these picnic pies!

Read the full recipe here!

Frozen Peach Sangria

You only need 4 ingredients to make these light and refreshing Frozen Peach Sangria Slushies! They’re perfect for cooling off on warm summer days!

Frozen Peach Sangria on Copper Tray with Fresh Peaches

The temperatures have been soaring lately and I’ve found myself reaching for frozen cocktails by the pool every chance I’ve had! So far this summer I’ve been blending up these Strawberry Watermelon White Wine Slushies, Frozen Mango Margaritas and Lemon Berry White Wine Slushies!

Last weekend, I decided that it was time to turn one of my most popular cocktail recipes for White Peach Sangria into a frozen cocktail and boy, am I glad I did!

This sangria tastes like you’re sipping on a fresh peach slushie, that also happens to have white wine it! It’s so refreshing and SO easy to blend up with just 4 ingredients in only 5 minutes!

Read the full recipe here!

Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats

Zucchini boats are stuffed with ground chicken breast cooked with onions, garlic and buffalo sauce in this deliciously easy, healthy, low carb and gluten free recipe!

Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats with Pepper Jack Cheese and Cilantro

I love stuffed veggie recipes, they’re fun, colorful and healthy! Some of my favorite veggies to stuff are spaghetti squash, bell peppers and sweet potatoes.

These recipes for Vegetarian Stuffed Spaghetti SquashTurkey Chili Stuffed Spaghetti Squash,  Whole 30 Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers and Chipotle Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are just a few of my favorite stuffed veggie recipes!

Now let’s talk about stuffing zucchini! You can stuff zucchini with a variety of ingredients, from pizza toppings, to taco seasoned meat, to veggies and beans for a vegetarian meal. Of course, I stuffed them with my favorite ingredient, buffalo chicken!

Read the full recipe here!

Shishito Peppers with Soy Ginger Sauce

Blistered Shishito Peppers sauteed in Soy Ginger Sauce are an Asian restaurant favorite that you can now easily make at home with this simple 20 minute recipe!

Blistered Shishito Peppers in Soy Ginger Sauce with Crispy Panko Breadcrumbs

Over the years I’ve turned hundreds of friends and family members on to the deliciousness that is a Shishito Pepper! Ok, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but lets just say I’ve introduced a lot of people to these amazing little peppers and everyone has loved them!

What are shishito peppers?

Shishito peppers are a sweet pepper from East Asia, often served as a starter at popular sushi restaurants such as Nobu, Ra and Katsuya. The fun thing about these peppers is that they’re a mild, sweet pepper, yet about one in every ten is spicy!  Surprise!

I call them the “Russian roulette” of peppers because you never know when you’re going to get a spicy one!

Up until a couple of years ago, I was only able to find fresh shishitos at the Asian markets around San Diego. Now I see them at most major grocery stores, including Sprouts and Trader Joe’s.

Read the full recipe here!

French Onion Dip Mix

Make french onion dip, french onion soup, french onion chicken recipes and more with this easy homemade French Onion Dip Mix recipe, just mix 6 ingredients together and store in the pantry until ready to use!

French Onion Dip Mix in Small Gold Spoon on Wood and Marble Cutting Board with Mason Jar

I love making my own homemade seasonings! It’s cheaper than buying packaged seasonings at the store, you know exactly what’s going in it and you can make a big batch of it and have it on hand to add to recipes throughout the week!

One or two times I year, I head to Costco or hop on Amazon and purchase several large containers of spices to create my favorite seasoning mixes. These 7 spices are always on my list:

I use these to then mix up my Taco Seasoning, Fajita Seasoning and this French Onion Dip Mix.

I keep them in mason jars in the pantry so they’re ready to use in recipes anytime!

Read the full recipe here!

Sheet Pan Salmon Fajitas

This incredibly flavorful recipe for salmon fajitas is made on one sheet pan in just 29 minutes for a quick and easy recipe! Serve the fajitas on tortillas or in a rice bowl for a delicious meal!

Baked Salmon Fajitas with Bell Peppers and Onions, Sliced Avocado and Lime Wedge in Bowl with Rice

Fajitas are a staple around our house. They are one of the few meals that Kurt actually makes himself, but for this fajita recipe, I took charge and switched things up a bit!

Inspired by these popular 10 Minute Veggie Fajita Rice Bowls, I turned these sheet pan salmon fajitas into a bowl for myself, but also served them in a more traditional style in flour tortillas for Kurt. Both versions are totally delicious, so serve as you’d like! You could even ditch the rice and tortillas to make this recipe Whole 30 approved!

Read the full recipe here!

Cajun Steak Tacos

Looking for the best steak tacos with a twist? Try these Cajun Steak Tacos marinated in a flavorful combination of olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, hot sauce and spices, then grilled to perfection for a delicious meal!

Grilled Sliced Cajun Marinated Skirt Steak with Fresh Cilantro

I’ve been on a serious grilled taco kick lately and if you’re licking your lips checking out these Grilled Cajun Steak Tacos, then you’ll also want to take a peak at these Chipotle Lime Carne Asada Tacos and these Grilled Vegetable Chimichurri Tacos (I could seriously put that sauce on everything!)

Read the full recipe here!