Easy Pan Seared Scallop Tacos with Ginger Scallion Sauce

These Pan Seared Scallop Tacos with Ginger Scallion Sauce are quick and easy to put together especially if you have the Ginger Scallion Sauce already in your fridge. Literally dinner in 5 minutes! (The sauce only takes 15 min to make if you don't have it already in your fridge). Don't skip the sauce! That's the star of the show! These scallop tacos also make fabulous appetizers for a party! Delicious, healthy and fast! My kids absolutely adore them! Can you substitute shrimp for the ...

Easy Ginger Scallion Sauce

This Ginger Scallion Sauce is super easy to make and it takes any dish from blah to WOW in a matter of seconds! Once you realize how easy it is to make, you'll be sure to keep it as a staple in your refrigerator. Try it on fish, chicken, pork, beef and vegetables. Healthy Calories? At first glance of the recipe, you may think, "How is this healthy?" Well you're not going to use a ton of it, just a tiny bit in recipes. And you do need some fat in your diet. Remember, I'm all about ...

List of 18 healthy freezer meals and foods to make when you want to stock your freezer

Many people freak out when they think about "stocking" their freezer but to many of us home cooks and foodies, it's a normal thing to have freezer meals and our freezer stocked with "ready made," food. It's nice not to have to make dinner every night and to be able to just go to your freezer and "pick out," dinner. What kinds of foods are in my freezer? Well some of the items in my freezer are probably a little eccentric for many of you. I do have the staples but I also have things ...

Mexican Stuffed Chicken and Bacon Rolls

Mexican Stuffed Chicken and Bacon Rolls are so yummy you won’t believe they are healthy! This lightened up cream cheese stuffed chicken recipe definitely falls in the comfort food category. Stuffed with green and black olives, pimento, bacon, jalapeño, green onions and a little light cream cheese, they are like a healthy chicken enchilada without the tortilla. Serve them with my homemade Tomatillo Green Salsa or store-bought green salsa and a little Jalapeño Cream. Can I use ...

Crispy Air Fried Reuben Egg Rolls

These crispy air fried Reuben Egg Rolls make an amazing appetizer or even a light dinner. Serve them with my Healthy Thousand Island Dressing or a dab of course mustard. Easy to make and perfect to take to a Superbowl Party or St. Patrick's Day party! You can "fry," them in your air fryer or even bake them in your oven. Inspiration for these delicious air fried egg rolls Inspiration from The Forge in Carmel, California I first had a version of these egg rolls about 15 years ago at one ...

Healthy Thousand Island Salad Dressing

This healthy Thousand Island Salad Dressing can be made in minutes and tastes delicious! When working on my Reuben Egg Roll Recipe, I realized quickly that I needed a healthy Thousand Island Dressing to serve alongside so guests could "dip," their egg roll. I've made all sorts of salad dressings using yogurt so I thought, "Why not Thousand Island?" How did I lighten this up? By substituting nonfat Greek yogurt and using light mayonnaise, this dressing has all the flavor but little of ...

Instant Pot Mexican Beef and Bacon Soup

This Instant Pot Mexican Beef and Bacon Soup is also called, "Carne en su Jugo," - it literally means "meat cooked in it's own juice." It's a flavorful beef broth with bits of beef, bacon and pinto beans -almost like a Mexican Beef Stew of sorts. It's usually served with beans on the side and a variety of toppings. After doing a bit of research on the recipe, I've found that it's one of Guadalajara's favorites. What was the inspiration for this Mexican Beef Soup recipe? You never know ...

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad with Maple Dijon Vinaigrette

This Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad is a great winter salad and very filling! If you're a fan of warm spinach salad, you're going to love this variation. Serve it hot or cold over spinach and greens. Not a fan of quinoa? Use brown rice instead. Make it up ahead of time and then put it all together right before serving. You can add chicken, pork or beef to make it a main dish! Don't skip the Maple Dijon Vinaigrette! It's the star of the show! Add in your own favorite vegetables! I have ...

My Favorite Weight Loss Tools -“This is the year, I’m going to Get My Act Together.”

Looking for some weight loss tools? Have you decided you're going to "get your act together" this year and lose some weight? Maybe you want to lose a lot or maybe just a few pounds to get you back to goal. Or maybe you just need a reminder of how to get it together again. Sometimes all you need is a little help with planning and the right weight loss tools to keep you motivated. My Weight Loss Journey Three years ago on the left side of the picture, that was me! (Read my story). I was ...

Tomato Ricotta Jam Jar Appetizer

Years ago, I had the most delicious tomato ricotta jam jar appetizer at Nordstrom Cafe. It was a layered appetizer with ricotta cheese, tomato jam and was served in a little jar with crispy toasted bread. I loved having my own jar of yumminess! Sadly they don't serve it anymore. But I created my own bacon tomato ricotta jam jar and it's a bit healthier and even tastier! What jars should I buy? Can I serve it another way? I use a Ball half pint jar with the wide mouth, but you can use ...