Honey Garlic Green Beans

1 pound green beans, ends trimmed 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 clove garlic minced 1 teaspoon honey Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium high heat and toss the green beans to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook about 5 minutes until the beans start to char a little. Add the garlic and continue sauteing another minute…

Bruschetta Chicken

1 6-inch baguette ¼ cup olive oil 3 medium tomatoes, diced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon basil, chopped ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper 1 clove garlic, whole sliced provolone cheese 4 chicken breasts Preheat oven to 450°F/230°C. Slice the baguette into ½-inch rounds and place on a baking sheet….

Classic Hummus

1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed 3 tablespoons tahini 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin pinch of salt and freshly-cracked black pepper (to taste) 1/4 cup water, or more if needed optional topping ideas: extra drizzle of olive oil,…

Salt & Sugar Body Scrub

oil of choice (almond, olive, argan, coconut) baking soda cane sugar turbinado sugar (or brown sugar) sea salt essential oils of choice Mix three tbsp cane sugar with 3 tbsp turbinado sugar. Add one tbsp salt and 1 tbsp baking soda. Stir mixture until all lumps are gone and it is smooth and one color….

Hawaiian Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced salt and pepper, to taste 1 cup barbecue sauce 2 red bell peppers, diced 1 fresh pineapple, diced ¼ cup diced red onion 1 pound zucchini noodles OR 1 bundle fresh asparagus 8 glass or plastic containers with lids Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Grease skillet…

Egg Roll Stir Fry

1 pound ground beef or pork 1 large onion, diced 1 small head of cabbage 3 carrots 4-5 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/4 cup soy sauce Cook and crumble ground meat with onions in a very large skillet until…

Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

Place the eggs in a single layer at the bottom of a saucepan. Cover with at least an inch or two of cold water. The more eggs that are crowding the pan the more water you should have over the eggs. Heat the pot on high heat and bring the water to a full rolling boil. (Adding a…

Perfect Jasmine Rice

2 3/4 cups of water, plus more, if necessary 1 1/2 cups jasmine rice 3/4 teaspoon salt Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in the rice; cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes until all of the water is absorbed. Taste the rice; if it is still…

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek Yogurt 1 tbsp spiced seasoning mix, ranch variety 1 tsp chives, minced 1 pinch black pepper 1 cup sweet red peppers, or other bell peppers, cut into strips Combine yogurt with seasoning mix. Thin out with water, if desired. Garnish with chives and black pepper. Serve with bell peppers. photo…

Zucchini Salad w/ Shrimp & Feta

1 tsp olive oil 1 /2 tsp lemon zest 1 1/4 tsp fresh lemon juice 1/8 tsp minced garlic 2 ounces cooked shrimp 1 small uncooked zucchini, sliced very thinly into ribbons 1 tbsp crumbled feta cheese 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped Combine oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, and garlic in a small bowl. Add shrimp…

Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup

1 tsp olive oil 1/4 cup uncooked onions 1 cup canned diced tomatoes (fire-roasted variety) 1/2 cup water 1 tbsp low fat cream cheese 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tsp fresh basil, chopped croutons Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion, stirring occasionally, until soft. Combine onions, water, tomatoes, cream cheese,…

Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1/4 cup quinoa 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1/4 cup minced yellow bell pepper 2 tbsp minced onion 1 large clove garlic, minced 1 1/2 tsp found cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tsp hot pepper sauce 1 egg 3 tbsp olive oil Bring the quinoa…