luau tacos

Luau Tacos

Another meal crafted from leftovers and pantry staples! While cleaning out the freezer, I discovered a container of baked ham. Not wanting to waste it on ordinary ham sandwiches I took a peek in my fridge and found fresh pineapple and a big bag of shredded cabbage. Ham and pineapple somehow ran off and got… 

Read More »

Black Bean Corn and Tomato Salad (1)

Black Bean, Corn and Tomato Salad

Looking for an easy, colorful, low fat, protein rich, high fiber, high antioxidant salad that makes a great main dish or side? You can’t go wrong with a black bean and corn salad. The main ingredients are usually black beans, corn and chopped tomatoes. It can be as simple as my no-brainer recipe of 1… 

Read More »

chicken with fire roasted tomato

Chicken with Fire Roasted Tomato & Green Chile Sauce

It’s a lazy Saturday afternoon and its lunch time.  I walk to the kitchen, put my hands on my hips and realize… It’s past grocery day and I don’t want to go out to shop just to make lunch!  Now it boils down to Ramen, a can of soup or get crazy and whip something… 

Read More »

cornmeal crusted avocado

Cornmeal Crusted Avocado with Eggs, Tomato & Crispy Bacon

Over the last few months I’ve been making a huge effort to eat a healthy, well balanced breakfast. One that includes lots of protein, healthy fat and carbohydrates in the form of vegetables. My go to has been eggs, bacon and sliced tomatoes. Delicious, but after a while? Boring. Plus, I needed some healthy fat… 

Read More »

mpybo 5.17.15

Menu Plan Your Butt Off {May 17, 2015}

It’s Sunday and we’ve got a fresh and delicious free menu plan, with a printable grocery list…all for free! This week is salad heavy…both as a main dish OR as a side dish. So you’ll want to stock up on leafy greens. Try to stay away from iceberg lettuce. You’ll get much more bang (not… 

Read More »

cranberry beans

Slow Cooked Cranberry Beans with Prosciutto

Cooking with dried cranberry beans is much different than cooking with fresh beans.  They take a while to cook, but they are really delicious and a great source of fiber and protein. The cranberry beans have a nutty flavor and I love the beautiful color of the beans.  This is the kind of dish that you… 

Read More »

lemon thyme roasted asparagus

Lemon Thyme Roasted Asparagus

When asparagus season arrives here in the Northwest, I try to cook with it as much as possible. It is incredibly fresh and delicious right out of the ground or from the local farmer’s market. This is one of my weeknight “go to” recipes, a super simple and easy way to cook asparagus – roasted… 

Read More »