Oven Roasted Cedar Plank Vegetables

These Healthy Oven Roasted Cedar Plank Vegetables are super easy to make, taste delicious and will impress your guests. All you do is soak the planks at least 15 minutes, arrange vegetables, season and bake. That's it! Gorgeous fresh tasting vegetables without the fuss! No mess either! Just throw the planks away when done. Serve them as a side dish or toss them over salads for a main dish. Plan to do them alongside your main dish These vegetables are so easy to make and go well with ...

Fresh Cilantro Lime Yogurt Aioli

This easy, tangy, fresh healthy Cilantro Lime Yogurt Aioli is great just about over everything. I particularly love it with my Oven Baked Cedar Plank Salmon. Use it as a dressing for salad and for dipping fresh or baked vegetables too! It's also great over fish tacos! Very versatile! What exactly is Aioli? Technically the Oxford definition of aioli is mayonnaise seasoned with garlic. Both mayonnaise and aioli are emulsions meaning they contain 2 or more liquids that are typically ...

Oven Baked Cedar Plank Salmon with Fresh Cilantro Lime Yogurt Aioli

Use your oven or grill! This easy Oven Baked Cedar Plank Salmon with Cilantro Lime Yogurt Aioli comes together very quickly for an easy quick meal. You can bake the Cedar Plank Salmon in the oven or put it on the grill. I do prefer the Cedar planks smoked on the grill better, but I'm not the grill master in my house so I use the oven when he's not home. It's so fast and easy and easy clean up too! And for you Weight Watchers out there, 0 Freestyle Smart Points! Wow! Can you use cedar ...

Highlights of China from a Foodie

My trip to China this past June was a family trip inspired by my dad and my youngest son who have always wanted to visit China. We decided to do our trip with Adventures by Disney, since we knew they would do it right! And boy did they! We saw and did so much in 15 days that it's very hard to condense it into one teeny post, therefore I'm sticking to the food and highlights of the trip, otherwise this post will go on for days. This post was written by me and is based on my opinions of my ...

Open-Faced Creamy Chicken Rainier Sandwich with Caramelized Onions and Gruyère

This Open-Faced Creamy Chicken Rainier with Caramelized Onions and Gruyère Sandwich makes a decadent lunch or a great dinner with a side salad. Delicious creamy caramelized onion filling over a toasted ciabatta bun, topped with chicken and asparagus and dotted with a bit of Gruyère. And it's only 236 calories or 7 WW points! Make it up ahead of time, eat it in various ways If you have the chicken already grilled or cooked, this sandwich goes together fairly fast. You can make up the ...

Easy Homemade Healthy Pesto Paste

This homemade healthy pesto paste is super easy to make and very quick. Use it for soups, pastas, stews, chicken, bread, dips and more! If you freeze them into cubes, you'll have a burst of flavor whenever you want. Be sure and read below about how to prevent bitter pesto. It's easy to make pesto: 1, 2, 3! Start by using freshly picked basil leaves. Use only the leaves, not the stems. Wash and pat them dry.Combine ingredients together in a food processor - except for the extra virgin ...

Why is it so hard to stick to a diet and not cheat?

Because we associate food with everything! It is so hard to stick to a diet, and not cheat. It's hard to change your eating habits to healthier ones because FOOD IS SOCIAL. Food is love, food is caring and comfort. Someone dies, we give them food. Someone gets married, we celebrate with food. Someone has a baby, we have a baby shower with food. Special date with spouse - it most likely involves food. Get togethers and holidays always involve food. Food is an important part of every culture ...

Summer Watermelon Tomato Salad with Burrata, Mint and Basil

Need a taste of summer? Try my Summer Watermelon Tomato Salad! It's a delightful combination of fresh tomatoes, watermelon, burrata, mint and basil with a hint of balsamic. The perfect watermelon tomato salad in my opinion! Fresh tasting and surprisingly filling. The burrata adds a slight richness without being too heavy. Summer Watermelon Tomato Salad with wine pairing session This Watermelon Tomato Salad recipe was inspired by my recent trip to Juneau, Alaska. I had dinner by myself ...

Juneau, Alaska!!! International Food Blogging Conference

Last month, I flew into Juneau for the International Food Blogging Conference. What a trip! Not only was the scenery amazing but the food! OMG! I've never had such delicious fresh seafood and I live in Seattle. Beautiful view of the water and mountains over Juneau Amazing restaurants and food trucks Who would have thought that the restaurants would be so amazing in this town of 32,000 people? And the fact that they have so many restaurants! Wow! I highly suggest you take a tour from ...

Garlic Scapes and Garlic Spears: Air Fried, Grilled and Roasted

Originally published: June 14, 2018. Updated: June 15th, 2019 It's Garlic Scapes Season (also called Garlic Spears) here in the Northwest! My favorite time of year! Even my youngest son gets excited. I brought home 3 bunches today! They are available only a few weeks out of the year. You can also find onion scapes as well this time of year. Look for them at your local farmer's market as well as in the produce market at higher end grocery stores. Fresh garlic scapes! Delicious air fried, ...