It’s no secret, I don’t like highly processed foods. That’s why I’m such a huge fan of Lisa Leake and her recipe for Fast and Fabulous Fish Tacos. Super delicious and easy to prepare this fish tacos recipe shows that eating real food doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, once you get into the swing of it eating real food can be easy! And without a doubt choosing real food is one of the best choices you can make for your health!
I’ve been following Lisa for over 4 years now on her blog 100 Days of Real Food where she’s shared her family’s journey from former processed food eaters to real food lovers. In 2013 she launched her first New York Times bestselling cookbook 100 Days of Real Food, and this past week her follow-up cookbook 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous hit the shelves. (more…)
I love to eat salads. Not only are they super easy to make, but they’re also so good for you—especially when you use a homemade salad dressing made real ingredients.
One simple way to spice up your salads is to use different types of salad dressings and to choose dressings that pack a lot of flavor. That’s why I love my recipe for the Best Ever Citrus Lime Vinaigrette.
Deliciously citrusy, this salad dressing can perk up any salad. Just choose your favorite greens, add some tomatoes, carrots, or peppers, and maybe a little cilantro and your set! (more…)
Fresh summer vegetables and herbs are arriving on a weekly basis from my CSA farm share. Boy is this my favorite time of year when delicious, local produce is available!
It’s so much fun to cook up some of my summer favorites, but I also like to mix things up and try something new. That’s how this week’s recipe was created. It’s a mash-up of some of my favorite recipes for Green Beans, Caprese Salad, and Creamy Balsamic Dressing. And what’s the creation? A fresh, delicious Green Bean Caprese Salad that can be served hot or cold.
Honestly, I can’t imagine more of my favorite foods in one dish—green beans, cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil … all topped off with my yummy Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette. Absolute perfection on a plate! (more…)
It’s August and summer’s full heat is here. After going for a run, exercising, or working outside there’s no better way to cool off than to drink a green smoothie or my favorite Banana Almond Coffee Cooler.
Now I’ve been known to buy coffee coolers at my local coffee shop, and they are delicious. Unfortunately they’re also filled with lots of sugar. So I’ve come up with a quick and easy alternative that’s not so sweet but still yummy and much kinder on my bank account too—my Banana Almond Coffee Cooler. (more…)
I wholeheartedly believe in enjoying the simple pleasures in life. And when it comes to food, one of the simplest, most delicious pleasures around is a Caprese Salad.
Made with fresh tomatoes, sliced buffalo mozzarella, basil leaves, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a little salt and pepper, real food doesn’t get any better than Caprese Salad. And there’s no better time to make this salad than now since fresh, summer tomatoes and garden-picked basil are essential for a great Caprese Salad. (more…)