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Easy Thai Bowl

Sometimes I don’t feel like cooking, especially in hot Florida.  I love this recipe because there is minimal cooking and it is so flavorful.  This Thai bowl can be vegetarian, balanced with nuts or feel free to add leftover chicken or steak. Ingredients: Chopped/sliced veggies: My favorites are green onions, peppers, cucumbers, broccoli, cabbage and […]

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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This recipe is a new staple dinner for our family.  Once I bought a few key ingredients, I can whip this up in 10 minutes. Ingredients: 1 lb chicken (shredded) or 1 lb ground chicken (or turkey) 2 bell peppers, diced 1 onion, diced 3 cups shredded cabbage (cole slaw mix) 1 cup peanuts, slivered […]

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Asian Salad with Orange Ginger Dressing

I’ve ordered Asian Salads at restaurants and I am usually disappointed.  I always think…I can make this better myself.  Here is my simple yummy concoction. Salad Ingredients: 1 head Romaine, chopped 1/2 bag cole slaw mix 2 green onions, diced 1/2 cucumber, chopped in bite sized pieces 1/2 red pepper, chopped in bite sized pieces 1 can mandarin oranges, drained 1/2 […]

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Orange Ginger Dressing

Most Asian Dressings are loaded with crappy soybean oil and sugar.  Here is a more natural version. Ingredients: 1/2 cup rice vinegar 1/2 cup toasted sesame oil 1/3 cup OJ 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger (peeled) 1 tsp soy or tamari sauce  

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Creamy Crockpot Mexican Chicken

Holy moly – this recipe is so yummy and easy.  Not my healthiest recipe but some of you might like that:).  I kept it super simple with frozen and canned ingredients but you are obviously welcome to use fresh ingredients. Ingredients 2 large chicken breasts 1 can black beans, rinsed 1 can diced tomatoes with jalapenos […]

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Crockpot Lentil Sausage Spinach Soup

I am obsessed about the crockpot recently.  Sometimes I am just too exhausted to cook a full meal – I am sure you can relate.  This crockpot recipe is a spin on my Hearty Lentil Soup but even easier. Ingredients: 1/2 pound dried lentils 16 oz (1 lb) tube of sausage 14 oz bag of […]

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Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

I have made many versions of tortilla soup but this is my first time in a crockpot.  It’s even faster than my 10 Minute Vegetarian Tortilla Soup and a family favorite. Ingredients: 2 large chicken breasts (frozen or defrosted) 12 oz bag of frozen corn 14 oz bag of frozen mixed pepper strips 6-12 oz […]

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Crockpot White Bean Chili

You gotta love crock pot recipes. I threw in frozen chicken, frozen veggies, canned beans and spices…and it smelled and tasted awesome! Ingredients: 2 cans white beans, rinsed 1 can diced tomatoes with jalapenos or chilis with juice (to add a little kick) 1 large onion, chopped (or 1 cup frozen chopped onions) 1 bell […]

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Honey Lime Vinaigrette

If you need a fresh dressing recipe, this one is great!  It goes perfect with a Mexican salad as well as bean and corn salads. Ingredients: 1/3 cup fresh lime juice (2-3 limes) 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp raw honey 1 tsp rice vinegar dash of salt Shake well.  Store in the frig for […]

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Fajitas: Steak, Chicken or Vegetarian

Fajitas are a pretty healthy meal but I like to make a few improvements.  First of all, corn tortillas are much better for you than flour so try that.  Skip or cut down on the unhealthy dairy (cheese and sour cream) and add extra avocado.  And go crazy on the veggies – add extra peppers and […]

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