Caprese Avocado Toast

I love caprese salad.  Especially in the summer.  Fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar…what’s not to love?  When KB and I go out for Italian food and it’s on the menu, we normally order it.  I have a confession: sometimes I make it even when the ingredients aren’t in season.  It still


Salmon with Avocado Cilantro Pesto

New year…new you!  Everyone always says that…hah.  It goes without saying that when a new year rolls around, everyone always resolves to eat healthy and work out more.  I work in the fitness industry and it’s our “busy season.”  We start to taper off around summer time when everyone goes on vacation and it picks


Hearty Chili Mac

When the weather turns cold, I turn to comfort food.  Who doesn’t?  There’s something about a bowl of chili that warms you up from the inside out!  My children didn’t used to like chili.  Until I started making it with pumpkin, but that’s a whole different blog post.  However I have found that any time


Balsamic Roasted Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes

I love to oven roast my vegetables.  I used to be a big fan of stir-fry, but now I find that it takes too much “active time”.  Whereas when I roast my veggies in the oven, I can put them on a sheet tray and walk away.  And if I line that sheet tray with


Southwestern Style Hash

I love hash.  Such a simple, yet filling way to incorporate veggies and potatoes into one dish!  I think I could eat hash every day if KB and the kids would eat it too.  My favorite way to eat hash is with a fried egg on top for breakfast.  However, it’s also good as a


Slow Cooker Chicken Quinoa Chili

The age-old debate of how to pronounce QUINOA.  So if you look it up in the dictionary, it says the pronunciation is “kee-no-ah”. But if you were to read it like the “QU” normally sounds (think queen), you might be pronouncing it “queen-oh” like KB.  It makes me laugh when I hear him say it.


Curried Salmon Salad Sandwich

There’s something about curry that is kind of addictive.   I mean sure, there are people who probably don’t care for curry.  I am not one of those people.  Neither is KB.   That man will sprinkle the spicy curry powder on anything.  True story: one day I made beef and broccoli (a kind of


Spicy Grilled Ahi Tuna Salad Sandwich

Remember how I went on that grilled cheese bender a little while ago?  When I was making my Ahi tuna poke bowls, I had an extra piece of Ahi tuna.  Now I’ve never been one to waste a good piece of tuna, so I decided to make a tuna salad with my extra piece.  I


Poke Poke Poke

I love poke.  I know, that sounds weird.  But I do.  It’s a raw fish salad that is normally served as an appetizer in Hawaii.  I think that’s where I first got hooked on it.  I mean, I’ve enjoyed my fair share of sushi for years.  But there’s something about poke, marinated in the right


Potato Salad…with Bacon!

I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not usually a potato salad girl.  I mean, I like potatoes and salad, but almost NEVER make potato salad. I think at a picnic, I much prefer macaroni salad to potato salad, not really sure why because they have almost the exact same ingredients, except one has potatoes