Matcha Mango Ice Cream

I have a special attachment to matcha powder from my Jamba Juice days, but then there’s also my undying love for mangoes. When you mix the two, it’s pure magic. And on these 119 degree days in Phoenix lately, there is nothing better than cold ice cream…..and a sneaky caffeine kick. You’re going to love … Read More

Guajillo Pepita Butter

Pepitas, also known as pumpkin seeds are a very underappreciated seed among the others. Chia and flax seeds get a lot of attention, but pepitas are higher in protein and other vitamins/minerals (Phosphorus, Manganese, Iron, etc.). They are the only alkaline forming seed, which makes them a balancing choice among the predominantly acidic foods we … Read More

Jalapeño Grapefruit Salad Dressing

Take advantage of the juicy summer grapefruits, and throw together this sweet and spicy salad dressing in under 10 minutes! This week’s book recommendation Recently, I finished the book “Eat to Live” by Joel Fuhrman. Most importantly, I recommend anyone interested in taking care of their body with the proper food read this book. One … Read More

Mango Salsa

Everything you know and love about mango salsa, with a few surprising twists. But can I just say….Mangoes. Are. Amazing. They’re super high in antioxidants, cancer-fighting, help to lower cholesterol, great for digestive health, and keep the ‘ole noodle going strong. Eat mangoes. But more specifically, eat mangoes as salsa. Wine not? Not much to … Read More

Dark Chocolate Chip Microwave Cookie

My sweet tooth is calling the shots lately, so this week we have another dessert. A quick and easy microwave cookie! This recipe is for those moments when you have neither the energy to make a batch of cookies, or the will power not to eat them all if you do make a full batch. … Read More

Rich and Velvety Cacao Mousse

Do you have 5 minutes to spare? You too can have this mouthwatering mousse. Mmmm! So, I’ll level. Dessert is rarely on the menu in this house, but sometimes you just NEED a sweet, satisfying treat that isn’t going to break the caloric bank. That’s just my lot in life, really. Seek out healthier alternatives … Read More

BBQ “Walking Tacos” with Blanco Sauce

If you’ve ever been camping before, you’ll know how awesome Walking Tacos are. (Also known as Frito Pie, Frito Salad, and Taco-in-a-Bag.) So of course, I had to give this satisfying classic an even more delightful twist. Barbecue! And except for the Fritos themselves, this recipe is just as healthy as it is tasty. Let … Read More

Sweet Potato Tostadas with Tangy Mango Sauce

I may be going off the boat just a tad when I throw this one out there, but instead of Taco Tuesday, I’m celebrating Tostada Tuesday with these sweet potato tostadas! You’ll be pleasantly surprised to try such a great twist on traditional savory tostadas. These sit on that perfect balance between tangy, sweet, salty, … Read More

Cilantro Pesto

If your recipes have been feeling a little bland lately, boy do I have a kicker for you! This quick and easy cilantro pesto is ready in a little over 5 minutes, and it compliments SO many other recipes. Tacos, rice bowls, pasta, stir fry dishes, and of course, as a delightful spread to thick, … Read More

Balsamic Seared Two Bean Salad

Another recipe perfect for the holidays….well, yes. The holidays that just passed. I like to pretend it’s still Christmas time, so play along. Just like most recipes so far, this Two Bean Salad is not only quick, it’s easy enough for beginners, too. You’ve got 3 main ingredients and a few spices that will all … Read More

Mom’s Secret Recipe: 3 Bean Salad

This quite literally is about to become your favorite side dish of all time. To be perfectly honest, I have almost eaten entire batches of 3 Bean Salad in one sitting. It’s healthy and addicting, so watch out. Did I mention? 3 Bean Salad…. YUMM!! Thanksgiving week seemed like the perfect time to introduce this … Read More

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

No more will you need store bought Sabra or Athenos hummus in your fridge. It’s time for some flavor-packed sun dried tomato hummus to make an appearance. But first… You need to know why garbanzo beans are such a prominent player in my recipe making. Garbanzo beans, or chickpeas, are probably the most versatile legume … Read More