mango jalapeno salsa

IMG_4596mango jalapeno salsa is going to be the perfect addition to your summer lineup!!  use it as a topping to your tacos, burrito bowls, or as a dip with tortilla chips or plantain chips.  along with jalapeno and red onion, this mango situation screams summer… so let it!

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sesame basil beef stir fry

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stir fry is a sneaky thing.  in my book, it’s sneaky in the sense of being absolutely PACKED with vegetables & minimally fluffed with excess/unnecessary extras. this sesame basil beef stir fry is hands down my favorite thing i’ve come up with [as of this moment] because it is JUST SO TASTY & is so simple!! each + every time i have made this, i am surprised by the deep flavors of the sauce, vegetables, & steak — all separately & more together!

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kale basil pesto

DSC_0865my KALE BASIL PESTO is not only paleo but has such vibrant pesto flavor. this pesto is so easy to make in the food processor; it comes together just like that & it’s bursting with the perfect combination of flavors ~ basil, garlic, lemon, pine nuts.  the nutritional yeast provides a salty flavor that reflects the usual parmesan flavor in most traditional pesto! it’s the perfect addition here.

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chicken fried [cauliflower] rice

FullSizeRender-2 one night i had the idea to make a fried rice [with a cauliflower substitute] after seeing a simple video of making a panfried rice with just soy sauce.  i wanted to adapt it to use the ingredients that i use regularly, so i figured i’d just be testing it out… turns out, the flavor came THROUGH & it was truly spot on, delish, and a perfect substitute, so it stays !  my chicken fried [cauliflower] rice is perfect for a quick & easy weeknight dinner, to make ahead & take for lunch at work, or really any meal at any time.  it takes no longer than ~15minutes MAX to get it from fridge to bowl, & the flavor packs a punch in the best way!

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one pan chicken fajitas

these fajitas come together so quickly & i want to bet that you probably have most of these seasonings in your stock!! that’s all it takes for the chicken, plus some vegetables to saute with the chicken to make a solid pan of fajitas!! & if you want the full taco night vibe [in my form], make some guac + roasted SP to top it all off !

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guacamole

DSC_0795it almost feels like i don’t need to post how i make guac, because i feel like guac is kind of a thing that most people [probably?] know how to make! BUT… for those who don’t, HERE YA GO!!! my guac is fresh n tasty, like most guacs [lol].  simple & light, too!! and no additives, just natural ingredients!  Continue reading

thai lettuce wraps

DSC_0712lettuce wraps at asian restaurants usually come as appetizers on the menu, & i’m usually that girl that orders that as my meal because they are SO TASTY [i’m talking about you, p.f. chang’s].  so i’m going to go ahead with my statement that these are totally appropriate as a dinner on their own.  they are not the preview to a bigger first course, they are IT. Continue reading

buffalo roasted cauliflower

DSC_0534you know how you can put hot sauce on literally anything and make it great? it 100% works that way with roasted cauliflower, too.  when you roast the cauli in buffalo/hot sauce, it takes away that air flavor of the vegetable & makes it kind of sweet, in a way… which likely sounds strange because we are talking about hot sauce… stay with me.

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lemon proscuitto + brussels sprouts bowl with chicken

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another day, another dinna bowl. this bowl is SO tasty. it kind of subs for a big bowl of pasta with a white wine sauce, partially because that kind of sauce is involved here.  i start with shaved/shredded brussels sprouts they act as the main support of the bowl, but the brussels sprout flavor is not super present… in a good way.

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