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, ...

Homemade Instant Pot Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Quick, easy, homemade BBQ Sauce made in the Instant Pot in no time! Only takes 10 minutes to cook! It's sweet, slightly spicy, savory and delicious and has much less sugar than most of the store bought brands. Made with real ingredients including bourbon! Plus homemade bbq sauce tastes so much better than the ones you find in the grocery store. Can you make this BBQ sauce recipe on the stove? Yes, you can make this recipe on the stove. Just brown the onions and garlic for a few ...

Easy Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

This is such an easy, healthy Instant Pot Pulled Pork recipe! You're going to love it! Slightly spicy, moist, juicy and delicious! Sometimes you just need a quick and easy pork recipe. I created this the week before my trip to China because I needed some quick and easy meals for my son to reheat while I was gone. While it's similar to my Kalua Pig in simplicity, this one has a totally different flavor. Of course I think it tastes best with my homemade Instant Pot BBQ Sauce, but if you ...

On the Go! Crustless Chipotle Egg Cups

I love these Crustless Chipotle Egg Cups (or as some people call them breakfast egg muffin cups). They are my "go to" for an easy meal prep breakfast. You can make a batch in under an hour, freeze them for later and have a quick breakfast for 24 days! I eat one for breakfast with a banana and a hot cup of tea. I even take them in a cooler frozen when traveling. Previously published on March 13, 2018, updated with new pictures and information. Quick easy breakfast in 1 1/2 min! Low in ...

Air Fryer Chicken Tapenade Egg Rolls

Air Fryer Chicken Tapenade Egg Rolls are crispy on the outside with tender savory black olive tapenade filling on the inside. They are super easy to make and you fry them in your air fryer -or bake them in your oven (see notes in recipe for oven directions). So delicious and so much healthier for you than traditional frying! Eat them by themselves or dip them in a good quality balsamic vinegar. These healthy homemade chicken egg rolls were inspired by my recent trip to Salt Lake City, ...

Easy Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Beef for Tacos, Salads and Rice

This Easy Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Beef is great to serve in tacos, over salads, over rice in burrito bowls and in even in sandwiches. Tender, juicy, pull apart beef from a roast or from stew meat, cooked in your Instant Pot to perfection. Total time only 90 minutes and most of that includes the hands off cooking time! Freeze it into portions for quick meals later. Easy Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Beef, so versatile. Serve it over rice, in burrito bowls, in tacos, and over ...

6 Strategies for Handling Weight Loss Interruptions

What to do about your weight when your focus is interrupted due to life's interruptions? Have you ever had your weight loss interrupted by something you didn't foresee and/or couldn't control? And it wasn't just a party or vacation that threw things off? These past 6 weeks have been a nightmare for me! What was supposed to be a routine colonoscopy turned into a major hand infection from an iv. Not only did I learn how important it is to follow your gut when you know something is really ...

Fried Avocado Chicken Salad

With Spicy Chipotle Garlic Dressing Crispy fried avocado pieces top this unique, delicious and healthy chicken salad, complete with a Spicy Chipotle Garlic Dressing! Directions included for frying the battered avocado in 3 ways – air fried, pan fried or deep fried. Serve the fried avocado pieces as fries, in tacos, or in this healthy fried avocado chicken salad. Years ago my mother ordered deep fried avocado tacos at a local restaurant we visited. I couldn't believe how delicious ...

Healthy Spicy Chipotle Garlic Dressing and Dip

This easy healthy Spicy Chipotle Garlic Dressing and Dip is made with my homemade Chipotle Seasoning which is one of my best and my popular recipes. If you have the seasoning already made, the dressing/dip comes together super fast. Thin it with a little milk to make it a creamy dressing or leave it thick to use as a dip! The choice is yours! Use it over salad, vegetables, chicken, as a dip with tortilla chips or for a drizzle over tacos. Only 15 calories per tablespoon or 0 Freestyle Smart ...

Fresh Strawberry Scones with Meyer Lemon

These delightful easy mini strawberry lemon scones make the perfect dessert for a bridal, baby shower or even a Mother's day breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea. Super easy to make! Because they are mini scones, they are a bit more healthy and less calories than the big ones. Be sure and use fresh strawberries if at all possible. How I've lightened these scones: This recipe is the original recipe from my tea room in California - Afternoon To Remember. I have made a zillion (yes, ...