Tag: clean eating

BBQ’s Best Friend: Coleslaw

BBQ’s Best Friend: Coleslaw

I am a firm believer that coleslaw is BBQ’s best friend. No offense to baked beans, but coleslaw is that fresh, healthy(ish), light accompaniment that turns a hot dog, burger, or pulled-pork sandwich into a deliciously sloppy meal and gives leftovers new life. Have you 

Sweet & Sour Meatballs

Sweet & Sour Meatballs

Simple, homemade, pork meatballs get a flavor boost from a tangy, pineapple sauce that will please a crowd! Make some today and freeze some for another day.

A Re-Introduction to Meatballs

A Re-Introduction to Meatballs

Swedish meatballs … Porcupine meatballs … Italian meatballs … Spaghetti and meatballs … Meatball subs … Meatball soup … Baked meatballs … Fried meatballs … Crock Pot meatballs …

I started thinking about how versatile meatballs are and ended up channeling my inner Forrest Gump! “I know everything there is to know about … ” meatballs.

Chunky Guacamole & Shrimp Salad

Chunky Guacamole & Shrimp Salad

This might be the healthiest Mexican-style salad you’ve ever tried! All the goodness and freshness of guacamole plus perfectly seasoned shrimp and cool cottage cheese come together to make this easily customizable meal.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Grilled Asparagus 

Prosciutto-Wrapped Grilled Asparagus 

Two ingredients and a grill … that’s my recipe for this springtime favorite: Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus! A few important tips are included for perfect results.

3-Bean Salad

3-Bean Salad

This colorful, delicious, and simple bean salad recipe is loaded with vegetables and perfectly balanced with a light, tangy dressing.

Stuffed Mushrooms

I wish there was a funny or enlightening story behind these mushrooms. There isn’t. Fact is, I had a package of button mushrooms in the refrigerator that were rapidly approaching a move to the trash can. They needed a bit of TLC and a flavor boost.

Ham and Bean Soup

Ham and Bean Soup

One of the great things about growing up around a bunch of farm women is the endless exposure to tips and tricks that are often left out of recipes. One of the worst things about trying to emulate said women is they don’t always feel 

Szechwan Chicken-Pasta Salad

I’ve made many recipes out of this book, but the one that has really been a staple at our table is this “salad”. We love it hot from the stove, and we love it cold the next day for lunch. It is light and healthy. I have reduced the amount of noodles and bumped up the veggies. Reduced-sodium soy sauce substitutes for regular soy sauce in an effort to cut the sodium.

This is not a very spicy recipe. There is a little heat from the chili oil and the crushed red pepper. Use less of these ingredients if you are at all concerned about the spice level. Use more if you want a little mouth-burn.

Picadillo

Our potluck family reunions have Arroz con Pollo, Picadillo (peak-uh-dee-yo) and Key Lime pie along with the bratwurst and sauerkraut, meatballs and currant cream pie.

Visiting this part of our family in Miami is an amazing experience. We have had paella (pie-ay-uh) prepared poolside at their home, fresh-caught shrimp from the keys, conch fritters and chowder in the Keys, and a rice pudding that I am still begging my cousin to teach me to make (you know who you are)!