Kale Power Salad

Kale Power Salad

This Kale Power Salad is packed full of tons of healthy green goodies, a perfect way to detox this Fall! I’m totally obsessed with this salad. I’ve made it 5 times in the past two weeks. It makes a giant batch too, so I eat it for days. It’s packed full of kale, brussel sprouts, broccoli slaw, craisins, and roasted pumpkin seeds. Then I toss it all in a simple homemade poppy seed dressing. Are you a brussel sprouts fan? If {Read More}

Shrimp Pasta Salad

Shrimp Pasta Salad

This is going to be a special week for me (and you). I’m sharing some family recipe from my sweet Aunt Nancy!! Growing up in Arizona, my Aunt Nancy lived just two blocks away from me. She was always whipping up the most delicious food, and I thoroughly enjoyed stopping by her house to pick up a snack on my way home from school. She worked from home so I was always guaranteed a tasty snack, a cold drink of {Read More}

Classic Asian Ramen Salad

Classic Asian Ramen Salad

This Classic Asian Ramen Salad is a simple and addictive salad that you can bring to any gathering and people will be begging you for the recipe. With a simple sweet and tangy dressing, these tasty ingredients come together in no time! This past weekend I flew to Salt Lake City to surprise my grandmother on her 80th birthday. The whole family was gathering for a mini family reunion and I decided to show up unexpectedly. I spent all day taking {Read More}

Greek Potato Salad

Greek Potato Salad! This salad subs mayo for greek yogurt and adds fresh dill and a burst of lemon!

Jazz up your taters with this Greek Potato Salad! It’s full of cucumbers, kalmata olives, red onion, and loads of feta cheese in a tzatziki-inspired creamy sauce.  Last week on Facebook I asked if you preferred Potato Salad or Pasta Salad, and while most of you guys screamed for your potatoes, there were quite a few who still loved their pasta salads. Some of you even requested both, I’m with you on that one! I realized that I had never {Read More}

Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad

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This Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad is no joke! It’s loaded with diced California Avocados, plump tomatoes, crispy bacon and fresh basil all tossed with a creamy avocado ranch dressing! One of the fantastic perks of being a California Avocado Ambassador is when my monthly shipment of California Avocados arrive at my door. This past year I have gotten a new delivery guy, and apparently out of all the packages he brings to my door he has taken notice of the {Read More}

California Greek Salad

California Greek Salad

Bright and bold flavors of a traditional Greek Salad join cool and creamy California Avocados and smoky bacon for an all new California Greek Salad. By far one of my favorite salads yet! I’m just going to come right out and say it – I’m a salad fanatic. We eat a salad with our dinner about 5 nights a week. Greek Salad has been a long time family favorite because it combines things like Kalmata olives, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion {Read More}

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Candied Pecans

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Candied Pecans

Oh how I adore strawberry season! Cheap, plump berries for all! I love tossing fresh fruits into salads for a bright pop of color and sweet juicy flavor. This Strawberry Spinach Salad with Candied Pecans is one of my favorites because it’s so simple to make and pairs perfectly with just about anything! Especially during grilling season! I’ll bring this salad to pot lucks or over to a friend’s house for dinner and it ALWAYS receives rave reviews. I serve {Read More}

Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup

I’ve always thought that Egg Drop Soup was a classic Asian recipe, but then I visited a Chinese restaurant in Canada and they had absolutely no clue what Egg Drop Soup was! So maybe it’s an American-ized Chinese dish?? I’m not really sure. All I know is that it’s a delicious soup that my kids could eat by the gallon. Needless to say, I make this recipe a lot. Egg drop soup is a thickened chicken broth that’s seasoned with {Read More}

Grilled Chicken and Wild Rice Soup + Motivation

Grilled Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

I was compensated by Tyson Foods to produce this post. We’re a little more than halfway through January now and some of us have made resolutions and goals for 2014 to live a healthier and more fulfilling life. How are you doing so far? Are you hanging in there? Maybe you are like me, and need that constant motivation from friends cheering you on and coaches giving you little tips and advice all along the way? I know that those {Read More}

Easy French Onion Soup Recipe

Easy French Onion Soup Recipe

If you love that delicious bakery style French Onion Soup, then you’ll love this quick and Easy French Onion Soup Recipe! It’s so easy to throw this warming bowl of cheesy goodness together that you’ll be making it all winter long! If you’re not familiar with French Onion Soup, it’s caramelized onions that are infused with thyme in a beef broth. Then it’s topped with crusty bread and cheese then quickly broiled in the oven to get a melty gooey {Read More}