Sweet Potato Fries, BBQ Cheddar Chicken, & Avocado Dipping Sauce

I usually make enough food every night for leftovers the next day, but I only had 1 sweet potato and we have tons of food in the fridge, so this is what we ended up with! The creamy avocado dip was perfect with the crispy sweet potato fries, and the chicken ended up soft and nicely seasoned. After I completely failed at falafels, Michael had a grill night in which he made amazing mahi and sweet corn, and I repeated my Perfect Pizza recipe, this was a great meal to share- you get four recipes to make up for my failure at posting one a day! Continue reading “Sweet Potato Fries, BBQ Cheddar Chicken, & Avocado Dipping Sauce”

Cherry Chocolate Pecan Muffins

I love muffins. Obviously, judging by all my recipes (favorite one is still the blueberry muffins, although these cherry ones are a close second!) Some people get inspired by great restaurant meals and try to recreate the same thing at home. I don’t try to compare to those talented chefs. Instead, I get inspired when I try a baked good at a restaurant and coffee shop and am disappointed by the flavor or texture. Continue reading “Cherry Chocolate Pecan Muffins”

Avocado Bacon Chickpea Salad

One food that we started increasing in our diet to fight heart disease was avocado. It’s filled with healthy fats and adds a creamy element to meals. We used to make guacamole once Michael realized how delicious homemade guacamole is versus those weird runny ones at restaurants. Seriously, not sure why they kill avocados at restaurants and dilute them with…something inedible. Once we ate some amazing guacamole in California, we tried recreating it about 30 times- so delicious. Continue reading “Avocado Bacon Chickpea Salad”

Orange Chicken & Stir Fried Rice

I’ve made this healthy alternative to takeout so many times. It’s great for when you’re craving Chinese food but want to control the amount of sugar and salt that goes into your dish. I usually load up our stir fried rice with any vegetables we have on hand, but peas and carrots seem necessary every time! Continue reading “Orange Chicken & Stir Fried Rice”

Broiled Caprese Salad

Caprese salad is traditionally just fresh mozzarella cheese, basil leaves, and tomatoes. Generally balsamic vinegar and olive oil are paired with it as the dressing, but I am just not a balsamic fan, so I drown mine in olive oil alone. I had the notion to put all these ingredients under the broiler, and it was a very tasty idea. Continue reading “Broiled Caprese Salad”