Thursday, August 30, 2012

Spicy Avocado Noodles

I love me some noodles. When I saw this recipe from Grubarrazi ( awesome blog totally check it out) I couldn't wait to try this dish. I have made many different rendition of noodle bowls and they are so easy to make for the tastes you have or what you have on hand. You can add whatever veggies you have on hand or even sauces that you prefer.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Super Snacks: Caliente Roasted Chickpeas

I love snacks. The saltier the better. I have been having a love affair with  potato chips for quite some time, but since their fat content knows no limit to my waist line I needed to find snacks that I could feel good about eating. If you have been looking for some guilt free snacks, look no further than this post.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

5 Ingredient Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast? Heck yeah! I saw these little morsels of goodness on Watching What I Eat.  I like the idea of having a breakfast that I can grab on my way to work and eat it whenever I want to. It is so hard for me to get up in the morning and cook myself a full breakfast so anything that can be cooked ahead of time I am game!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Coconut Shrimp with Mango Sauce

I was watching my favorite guilty pleasure The Chew recently and I saw them make their own spin on coconut shrimp. Remember those shrimp caked in coconut flakes and fried to perfection with a sweet dipping sauce? Yup, me too. I think they are delicious. I did however like the idea of making what's already good better.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

20 Minute Meals:Spicy Chickpea & Quinoa Bowls

I love meals that come together quickly! I started kickboxing recently ( what's up I <3 Kickboxing!!!) and my body is so exhausted when I get home I need a meal that is nutritious and easy. This meal actually reminds me of a meal I had in Paris with my sister in law Marjorie in her apartment. I remembered how delicious and easy it was so I decided to share it with you.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Baconey Guacamole Pizza

Picture everything you love about guacamole, crumbled bacon and goat cheese on a thin crispy grilled pizza crust. Yup, that's what this is. The smokiness of the bacon paired  tangy goat cheese and creamy avocado is delicious!I was in the mood for grilled pizza, but I wanted to change things up a bit. Instead of making one big pizza I made 5 small pizzas or pizettes ( which I think sounds much more fancy). This is perfect for couples or families that can't decide on the same toppings for their pizza. After all, toppings are very particular to each person. I really like bacon, pineapple and jalapeno or margherita. My husband on the other hand only likes pepperoni or four cheese and are you ready for this.... no sauce. Yup, he hates sauce. So usually we always order two pizzas, however pepperoni is growing on me.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Cookies & Cream Bark

I could have entitled this post easiest dessert that you will be addicted to for the rest of your life. Or simply, food crack. My husband is in love with cookies and cream anything so when I saw a recipe for this I got some inspiration. After tasting it, I know why he loves it so much. It was amazing. What makes this even better? It has two ingredients! Yup, two. You can even use this as a base recipe and put your family's favorite toppings in it.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Storm's a Brewin'





















Calling All BBQ and Beer Enthusiasts:

I am so excited to talk today about a dinner I am going to on August 21st at The Smoke House in Newport, RI. We are in the dog days of Summer in Rhode Island and what better way to beat the heat than at a BBQ dinner at the Smoke House and pairing each course with Newport Storm beer!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Baked Buffalo Zucchini Fries

I love french fries. I love french fries more than many things in this world ( no, not my husband.I love him more.)I prefer thick cut steak fries, curly fries and most of all tater tots. I hate shoe string fries. Ugh, gross. Unfortunately, my thighs hate french fries. They probably scream every time I bite into the hot, crispy spuds. My thighs will forever be grateful for this creation. Baked zucchini fries are a great alternative to french fries because like their potato counterparts they are crispy on the outside and soft and pillowy on the inside.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Roasted Tomato & Pesto Pasta

I had been craving pasta for the past few days. Spaghetti especially. Have you ever realized that people have certain aversions to specific types of pasta and love others? That always is so funny to me because pasta is always made of the same ingredients. For example, my husband loves bowties, but I hate them. I love spaghetti and I have learned many people don't. Whaaaaaat? I can't imagine not liking spaghetti. Either way, if spaghetti is not your thing, feel free to use whatever pasta you prefer in this dish.