Salmon, brussel sprouts & tomatoe cucumber salad

Today is the first time I’ve cooked since moving into our new place a week ago. 

I finally had the energy to put thought & love into my food making process. 

I pan fried salmon with some red wine vinegar & sliced garlic & served it on top of chopped brussel sprouts with chunks of bacon & with sliced garlic. Then on the side I served a tomatoe & cucumber salad with some pepper jack cheese. 

One of the great parts of this meal was that it only took two pans to cook everything in! It was an easy clean up & a healthy recipe too! If you are vegan you could make this meal just substitute the salmon for tofu & you can fry that up & serve it on top of the brussel sprouts minus the bacon & in the side salad just leave off the cheese! Xo – C


Dog cookies anyone? 

Our dog is so sensitive to different foods! So it’s always something when buying him treats. My mom had found some cookies for her dogs who have similar problems & sent some home for our dog (Otis) to try. 

Let me just say we found a winner in these dog cookies! Finally! They are all natural ingredients made here in the U.S. too. 

When Otis eats these he doesn’t even let one crumb hit the ground that’s how much he likes them! If anyone is looking for a all natural & American made treat for their pups I recommend these without hesitation! You can get them at Walmart for under $8! It’s a little more then 50 cookies & comes in a two pack with two different flavors. 

Chicke, rice & pineapple 

I needed some quick & easy today as it was a busy day for our household. So I made chicken & rice with pineapple. 

I cubed up the chicken & seasoned it & cooked it in butter! Below is a picture of the seasonings that I used & I used a teaspoon of each. 

While that was cooking I made the rice in my rice cooker. One cup of white rice & one cup of water. 

Next I put a teaspoon of butter in another pan & cooked the pineapple until it had a nice Carmel coloring. 

Then I mixed everything together. To add some color to the plate I added sliced tomatoes with dressing & some pepper flacks & green beans cooked in soy sauce. 

It completed the dish perfectly & tasted marvelous! Perfect quick lunch for today! 

Steak & pineapple

Hey guys! 

So I made this recipe a while back but forgot to post it. I made Steak, pineapple, small potatoes with herbs & a side salad with home made ranch & green olives!

My husband only eats chicken, beef & fish so I have to be creative to switch the flavors & meals up. 

Pineapple has been one of my favorite ingredients lately & it’s weird because as a kid I didn’t like pineapple that much & now I love it!! 

So for this recipe I cooked Milanese cut steak (which is my favorite!) and seasoned it with some paprika & cooked it in yup you guessed it butter! I topped the steak in pineapple that I pan fried in its own juice. 

For the potatoes I sautéed them in butter with some garlic & an Italian seasoning blend. They were so tasty & so much flavor! 

Then I made a side salad, which I cheated this time & bought a package salad & then added some tomatoes & green olives to it. I didn’t add to much of the green olives, but just enough for a little salty flavor. Then topped it with the ranch which I have the recipe on another post. 

This makes for a tasty, beautiful yet simple meal & I always make enough so I have leftovers to send to work with my husband. He enjoyed it the first time & even the second time around! 

I hope you enjoy it too if you try it!! Xo- C

Quick healthy simple lunch…

Hey guys! 

So much has been going lately that I haven’t blogged in a while. This last week was my husbands birthday & I’ll be posting the food I made for him, but in the midst of busyness I made a yummy quick dish for my busy days. 

It’s only five ingredients that you need. Are you ready?! It’s butter, paprika, Milanese thin sliced steak, rice & pineapple. Easy right?

So I love pan frying my steak in butter with some paprika on it. It makes it so juicy and tender. It melts in your mouth. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it. After I pan fry my steak (which for this recipe I cubed up) I set the meat aside & pan fry the pineapple. I like to use brown rice & cook it in my rice cooker, but you can use White if you prefer. After cooking everything I mix it all together & there you go! 

It’s so easy to prepare that I make enough & can have it for lunch the next day & freeze it for the next week! You could also use chicken or shrimp with this! Hope you enjoy!  

Spaghetti Squash 

So with trying to cut gluten out I was trying to find different ways to make pasta besides just gluten free noodles. So I found squash noodles! 

I also got organic beef & cooked that & made a simple tomato sauce from tomatoes basil & a little garlic, sugar & salt. For the noodles I just sautéed them in a pan for a few mins. 

I wasn’t sure my husband was going to like it, but he enjoyed it so much he asked that I make it again! 

I got the noodles at Target & the organic ground beef at Winco. If you try it I hope you enjoy it!! Xo – C

Healthy snack bark

Hi guys! So it has been hot & humid here at our house & sometimes you don’t have much of an appetite due to the heat. So I decided to make one of our favorite snacks that’s healthier & delicious. 

I made bark, but not your average chocolate & nuts bark! I made mine with Greek yogurt, ( I use either honey or vanilla), nuts, dark chocolate chips & strawberries. You can switch it up & put what ever kind of fruit you want & toppings too!

I take a cookie sheet & line it with foil & spread the yogurt over in until it’s smooth & even. Then I add small bite size pieces of strawberries or other fruits. I sprinkle nuts & dark chocolate chips on there & then freeze it for a couple hours. 

After it’s frozen I take it out & break it into smaller pieces & then I just put it in a container & back in the freezer & there you go! You now have a nice healthier cool snack for summer!