Rutabaga and Sweet Potato Hash

This Rutabaga and Sweet Potato Hash is a great way to start your day! This is a more involved breakfast so I recommend using any leftover roasted sweet potatoes (or potatoes for that matter) to save time or make this for a tasty weekend brunch. Please be aware of the potatoes you purchase and make…

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Blueberry-Nectarine Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

This Blueberry-Nectarine Salad is a fresh and nutritious meal or side salad for just about any other dish! The sweet flavors of the fruit are highlighted by the tangy dressing, while the creaminess of the avocado and crunch of the sunflower seeds round out the rest of this refreshing salad. Add a protein to make…

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Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pulled Pork

This Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pulled Pork, aka Kalua Pig, is probably my favorite recipe for pork. It’s reminiscent of the pulled pork you’d enjoy at a luau in Hawaii- it’s salty, smokey, succulent and tender. I just can’t get enough! It’s delicious as is but I look forward to the scrambles and salads (among other…

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Slow Cooker Cheesecake

Did you ever know that you could cook a cheesecake in the slow cooker? I’m not the hugest fan of cheesecake but this was delicious and not to mention simple! Normally cheesecake is kind of dry but using the slow cooker as a water bath helped it cook evenly and kept the texture smooth and…

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Spinach Strawberry Salad

This Spinach Strawberry Salad is perfect for summer, with many options for mixing and matching various seasonal produce. You can throw in any summer fruit or berry with this, I like raspberries and white peaches later in the summer. You can also add different nuts and cheeses for more flavor and texture (or leave out…

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Herbed Burgers

I had a good amount of fresh herbs that were leftover from the weekend, so I decided to use them to spruce up some ground beef we were going to have for dinner. I figured that most of what I had in the fridge could be used to make a yummy ranch/green goddess kind of…

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Eggplant Lasagna

This Eggplant Lasagna is a delicious, low carb version of traditional lasagna that won’t leave you feeling overly full and bloated. The eggplant is basically indistinguishable beneath the layers of cheese and meat sauce and it soaks up the bold Italian flavors, filling in the role for the missing noodles. Zucchini can also be used,…

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Oven Baked Tacos

Here is a simple spin on tacos that helps cut back time! These Oven Baked Tacos are filled before they go in the oven to heat up and then you can finish them off with the toppings of your choice. The nice thing about heating them up in the oven is the cheese gets melty…

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Bacon-Herb Chicken

Chicken is a big staple in my household, so I’m always looking for creative ways to prepare it. In this case, I was going to make chicken for dinner but it didn’t seem like I had the ingredients necessary to make a marinade. Once I looked in the refrigerator, I realized that I had a…

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Pineapple-Bacon Salad

Pineapples are a great addition for many different dishes, as they are extremely flavorful and are loaded with vitamin C and manganese. This Pineapple Bacon Salad is a spin on a delicious burger I had in Hawaii and it was one of the best burgers I’ve ever had! We topped our salads with teriyaki chicken,…

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