Vegetable Frittata with Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes

Vegetable Frittata with Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes

Today I’ve got a great and hear healthy recipe to share for a vegetable frittata with roasted asparagus and tomatoes. This is actually a vegetarian dish but I promise if you serve this to meat eaters they will not complain. A frittata is an egg dish, kind of like a crustless quiche. You can really put anything you like into them, but I adore this recipe with all of the veggies inside the actual frittata and the asparagus and tomatoes served on the side along with it. This would be great for a brunch, lunch, or dinner for just your … Continue Reading →
Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic and Fresh Parmesan

Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic and Fresh Parmesan

Asparagus is one of my favorite grilled vegetables. It is so easy and just about everyone who tries it likes it as much as we do. Every time I share a picture of this dish on Instagram or Twitter people love it too. Here is how we make it. Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar and Fresh Parmesan 1 bunch fresh asparagus, tough ends removed (I prefer very thin asparagus) 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste Freshly grated or shaved Parmesan cheese (no green can for this please) Place washed and trimmed … Continue Reading →
Grilled Asparagus

Grilled Asparagus

Fresh asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. I prefer the thinnest stalks I can find as I think they are more tender than the thick asparagus. Whatever your preference though asparagus is terrific on the grill. Are you grilling for Labor Day? This is a healthy side dish you can make quickly. Wash your bundle of asparagus and trim the ends. We take a couple of stalks and bend them to see where they break naturally. Then we just line up the rest and cut them at that spot – quicker than breaking them all individually. We discard the … Continue Reading →
Shrimp Sunday – Lemony Shrimp with Asparagus and Pasta

Shrimp Sunday – Lemony Shrimp with Asparagus and Pasta

Even though I do not consider myself religious, I was raised as a Catholic and so fish on Friday was a common occurrence, especially during lent. Even in our public school we seemed to have fish sticks each Friday (one of the few school foods I liked). I still love fish, but everyone at our house really loves shrimp too – so along with Fish Friday how about having Shrimp Sunday? While I never stopped eating shrimp, for a long time I heard that it was high in cholesterol. However, research is showing that there are good fats in shrimp … Continue Reading →
Asparagus & Bacon Quiche

Asparagus & Bacon Quiche

You may remember I made my first quiche back in December using the yummy Stonemill Kitchens dip as part of the filling. I decided to make another quiche tonight, but this time coming up with my own ingredients. It wasn’t as good as the first one, but still yummy. For this one Hubby and Taylor loved the bacon in it, although I found it got a tad to chewy during cooking and wasn’t thrilled with the texture of the bacon. On the other hand I loved the asparagus in it, and Hubby and Taylor both were more “eh” about that … Continue Reading →
Delicious, Nutritious Outdoor Dining

Delicious, Nutritious Outdoor Dining

Dining outdoors can not only be delicious but also nutritious. Even though there are great bbq meals during the summer, not all of your meals have to be that heavy, greasy, or messy. These lighter meals can also be prepared in whole or in part ahead of time. This makes it easy to get lunch or dinner on the patio table in record time. Thanks to Family Features and culinary.net for sharing great healthy eating tips and recipes including a Turkey, Spinach & Apple Wrap, Warm Grain Bowl with Wild Salmon, Almonds and Salsa Verde, and Baked Greek Chicken Salad. Take … Continue Reading →
Grain Bowl Ingredients to Mix and Match #StoredBrilliantly Plus Giveaway!

Grain Bowl Ingredients to Mix and Match #StoredBrilliantly Plus Giveaway!

I love grain bowls for lunch. However, to prep one each day is a lot more work and dishes. Instead, prepare all of your ingredients once a week. This way you can mix and match the ingredients throughout the week in just a couple of minutes and there are far fewer dishes to wash daily. The new Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE (This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid® #StoredBrilliantly ) containers are perfect for all of your grain bowl ingredients to store them all week. If you aren’t familiar with grain bowls, you might just know them as cold salads. The can just … Continue Reading →
Steak with Garlic Shrimp Cream Sauce Recipe

Steak with Garlic Shrimp Cream Sauce Recipe

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and I cooked dinner for Hubby and I. Many go out to eat on Valentine’s Day but I prefer to stay at home. I can cook, even a bit fancier meal, for less than it costs to go out and we don’t have all the crowds and waiting in line as if we go out. Hubby is a meat and potatoes kind of guy so that was my focus for the meal this year. I decided to make filet mignon with garlic shrimp cream sauce along with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus. Bragging on … Continue Reading →
Chicken Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Back to School

Chicken Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Back to School

Chicken is a favorite food for most kids and the great thing is that it can be eaten cold which means it is perfect for kids lunches. I’m working with Sanderson Farms right now (disclosure – I am being compensated) and they asked me to come up with some bento box type lunches for the back-to-school season. Sanderson Farms was started in 1947 and is the 3rd largest poultry provider in the nation. The work hard to provide the consumer demand for affordable, lean protein products and are committed to keep their hometown values of honesty, integrity and innovation.   Bento … Continue Reading →
Brio Tuscan Grille Restaurant Review

Brio Tuscan Grille Restaurant Review

I was recently invited to try out the new menu at Brio Tuscan Grille (disclosure – I received a complimentary dinner for two in order to review the restaurant). They have multiple locations across the country, but I visited the Brio Tuscan Grille at Plaza Frontenac in St. Louis, Missouri. The restaurant describes itself as polished casual – a new term for me. It is a nicer restaurant but still on the more casual side. Still great for celebrations and special events, but also good for everyday dining. I can tell you right away that I was more impressed than … Continue Reading →