I recently got the chance to try Thrive Culinary Algae Oil through Tryazon, and decided to make three things I would normally make with olive oil to see how it stood up to the test: a dipping sauce for bread, pasta salad and salad dressing. Then I invited several friends over for the big taste … Continue reading Can Thrive Algae Oil Replace Your Olive Oil?
Tryazon sent me a great selection of Save the Day Seasonings to throw a little spice sampling get-together. I was going to be on a family vacation at the time and thought it would be fun to make dinner for everyone one night! I decided to do three different style tacos so that we could … Continue reading Taco Party with Save the Day Seasonings and Tryazon
Daily Kneads sent me a selection of their veggie bread products and after a week of trying to make something with it that my picky three-year-old would eat, I decided to make something nice for my husband and myself for dinner. Nice doesn't always have to be complicated. In fact, sometimes nice is whatever I … Continue reading Grilled Chicken and Roasted Peppers on Daily Kneads Veggie Flatbread
I love chocolate! I also love spicy! So when you put them together and add a dash of salt on top, it just becomes a heavenly treat for your taste buds. I started with a recipe from Miss Jones Baking Co. and changed a few things (as usual) and made it my own way. This … Continue reading Spicy Chocolate Brownie Bites with Chili Sea Salt
Otherwise known as "the recipe of 1000 ingredients," these Thai-style ground chicken lettuce wraps are actually so good they don't even need the additional sauce, but it came in handy to pour over the white rice I made on the side. I also made a little side of seasoned cucumbers. Don't let the long ingredients … Continue reading Thai Style Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Almond Butter Sauce and Cucumbers
This past week the garden has been blowing up with goodies from tomatoes to beans, and I'm trying to incorporate as much as possible in our meals. We made a visit to our old neighborhood for a Jax Moms Blog Park Hop and will definitely be adding the next one to our calendar. I learned … Continue reading My Week in Review – Park Hops, Lululemon Comes Calling, Doorknobs, and All the Tomatoes
My grandmother surprised me with a Copper Crisper, so I had to give it a try right away. My husband keeps getting sweet potatoes with the intention of cutting them up and making little tater tot type things for his lunch, and then doesn't follow through with it, so I figured this would be the … Continue reading Sweet Potatoes in the Copper Crisper
I use a lot of different oils in my cooking so I was excited about the opportunity from Moms Meet to try a free bottle of Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil and see what it was like. I learned the palm oil has very high smoke point and won't break down into harmful chemicals when used … Continue reading Let’s Get Popping with Malaysian Palm Oil
My son surprised me by asking to bake cupcakes this week. He usually has no interest in helping out in the kitchen so I immediately dropped everything and got to baking! In full disclosure, I was doing yardwork and it was hot and any excuse to take a break sounded like an amazing idea. Trying … Continue reading Watch out Betty Crocker!
Last night I made Harissa Chicken, a fancy but easy meal from Publix's ready-to-cook section, and added a spiced green bean dish on the side. Total cook time was about 30 minutes and everything was delicious! On the Menu: Harissa Chicken over Rice with Bhindi Masala Green Beans and Onions I started by laying … Continue reading Ready to Cook from Publix – Harissa Chicken