I love to eat fresh vegetables, and to add a little unique flavor to a vegetable that I wouldn’t normally think of. I love the combination of freshly cooked green beans with sliced almonds and sesame. It is the perfect addition to your meal!
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It’s becoming that time of year where backyard barbecues are in full force, and potlucks are on the agenda. I love this pasta salad, it has such a unique smoky flavor from the smoked mozzarella, that makes it really stand out!
The addition of fresh spinach and roasted red peppers really helps complete the salad.
Now that the weather is finally warming up, picnics, barbecues, and summer get togethers are on their way soon! I recently made these yummy barbecue pork sliders for my son’s second birthday party, and they were so easy to make for a large crowd, and they turned out to be very tasty especially on the pretzel rolls from Costco!
One of our favorite ways to make popcorn is in the microwave. But, the microwave popcorn from the store is full of chemicals, and expensive. But, did you know that you can make microwave popcorn at home in just a paper bag? Well, you can! And, it is so easy!
All you have to do is place 1/4 cup of popcorn kernels in a lunch size paper bag. Fold it over twice. Then, tape it shut. Put it in the microwave on your popcorn setting or for about two minutes or until the popcorn stops popping for about 5-8 seconds.
My favorite way to eat it, is to drizzle a little melted coconut oil in the bag after it has popped, and shake it around with a little sea salt.
Easy as that!
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Avocados are one of my very favorite foods to eat, and also a superfood!
They are so creamy and delicious and are packed with many vitamins and nutrients, and did you know they are one of the best foods for anti-aging? They boost collagen formation, and are also packed with fiber, potassium, and vitamins C,K, folate, and B6. Half an avocado has 160 calories, 15 grams of heart-healthy unsaturated fat, and only 2 grams saturated fat. One globe contains more than one-third daily value of vitamin C, and more than half the day’s requirements of vitamin K.
Did you know that tomorrow is National Grilled Cheese day?
Well, in honor of such a fine day, I wanted to share with you a recent grilled cheese discovery I made! I love to use my panini maker, and one day I ended up with the combination of ham, havarti cheese, and fig butter! It was such an interesting combo, and figs go great with cheese and meats! I find my fig butter at my local Trader Joe’s.
So, what are your favorite grilled cheese pairings? Do you like jams with your savory sandwiches?
Happy National Grilled Cheese Day!
Being half Vietnamese, I grew up eating a lot of Vietnamese food! One of my favorite things to eat are the Vietnamese spring rolls. I love them because they are very fresh, non-fried, and healthy for you! I love that you can really go out of the box with them and put any kind of fillings you want! The traditional Vietnamese spring rolls have shrimp and pork with noodles, and vegetables. But, you can always get creative and add other meats and vegetables!
Eating healthy can sometimes be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. Sometimes we run out of ideas, but it really isn’t too complicated. The other day I needed something to put together for dinner in a hurry. I started to dig through the fridge and pulled out all the vegetables we had, and pretty soon, a healthy dinner was served!
Yesterday was the first day of spring, and this morning, I awoke to snow on the ground. Darn mother nature sure likes to play tricks on us sometimes. To keep myself warm, and deal with these winter-like days in spring, I decided to make some soup for dinner. I love this soup because you could almost just throw in any vegetables you have on hand! Almost anything goes!
This is my recent favorite salad! I seriously crave it, it is so good! There is something about roasting beets! It brings out the natural sugars, and they have such an amazing taste! This is a perfect lunch, trust me, I have it a lot!
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