The Best Avocado Toast – So easy to make!

Are you Team Sliced or Team Smushed 🙋‍♀️ for your avocado toast?

Avocado toast. It’s so delightful. It has such a nice creamy texture, and what you add to it can only enhance it’s fabulous taste. It’s best on “good bread” something a little hearty. Avocado toast can get pricey in restaurants, but did you know – it’s super easy to make! Done in just a few minutes…

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Monterey Chicken *Recipe* – SO good!

Monterey Chicken – My version (only slight changes)

Do you ever get in a rut with recipes? We do. It seems like I’ll make the same dinners over and over for a while because they sound good, taste good, etc. However, it’s SO NICE to branch out and find something different on occasion. This recipe is healthy, came together quickly and I made a nice side to go with it. We ate it for two nights. (#winwin)

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Favorite Things: Jeni’s Ice Cream!

The first two flavors of Jeni’s Ice Cream that we’ve tried. #wow

I have seen Jeni’s Ice Cream at grocery stores, and remember driving by a Jeni’s in Charleston, SC (always with a long line of customers), but I never tried it. After talking with a neighbor (ALMD, you are responsible for this, ha ha) – and after recuperating after a cold, where nothing seems to taste good – Jeni’s sounded fabulous!

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Baked Eggplant Parmesan – So delish!

This Eggplant Parmesan tastes like lasagna minus the pasta and a good bit of the fat

I have an Eggplant Parmesan recipe that my mom made (recipe from a Detroit cookbook) – a winner, but I wanted to try a version without frying the eggplant. I found one – everything about this dish was so good, and made a full 9×13″ pan. The dish was hearty, so I made a cucumbers/Greek yogurt side dish – an all time summer favorite.

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A Green Smoothie – that doesn’t taste green!

Two green smoothies, whipped to perfection!

Green smoothies. Many are very (very) green tasting, some are very acidic, I just haven’t found one I love, until now… I took the green smoothie recipe from Vitamix and changed it a bit. It came out delightful (and packed with goodness)! With just a few ingredients and the flip of a switch, breakfast is served!

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Mozz/Tomato/Basil Salad on the Menu – Happy Weekend!

Well, hello! Happy Saturday – hope you have wonderful plans (which can mean no plans, hehe) for the weekend. I love these colorful frogs – they always seem so happy jumping around. It seems like Fred is always saving frogs from the pool. Scoop them out and they jump right back in 🙄.

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Veggie Pasta!

Veggie Pasta

Colors of the rainbow. They’re supposed to be healthy for you, right? By eating various colors, you’re getting a multitude of different nutrients (see more below). It’s not only healthy – it can be delicious! Think of a fabulous salad with lettuce or other greens, fruits, veggies and maybe topped with some black beans? Sounds delicious – and it’s good for you, but it’s even better if you have a range of colors.

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Broiled Asparagus – So fast and delish!

Broiled Asparagus!

Asparagus. Spring = bountiful asparagus, and this year I think we’ve eaten more than we’ve ever eaten. Roasted was my go-to method. Pretty quick, and so delicious. Then one day I had dinner ALMOST ready, but needed to cook the asparagus quickly. Hmmm, 🤔 wonder if BROILING asparagus is a thing? So I Googled it. It’s a thing, thank goodness. Now, you can have your asparagus on the table in 6 minutes. Yes! 6 minutes!

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The BEST Broccoli Salad – ooh la la!!

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad – never had it until a few months ago. Came home and Googled it to find a recipe. Found several recipes, tried a few versions and ended up with my favorite. Of course, there are options to add (all of them are good) or keep it a little more plain (as shown above). This is one tasty salad!

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Asparagus and Vidalia Onion Pasta with Parmesan

Asparagus and Vidalia Onion Pasta with Parmesan

Asparagus and Vidalia onions. Celebrating the best spring has to offer. Asparagus is amazing right now – it seems like we’ve enjoyed it almost nightly. We eat meat-free meals several times a week and this is a favorite. It’s quick and easy and tastes like something in a five star restaurant. No kidding!

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Yogurt Cake – French Version of Pound Cake!

Yogurt Cake

Yogurt cake. Sound intriguing, right? Let me tell you, this gem of a recipe is fabulous! I’m not a “cake person” but my husband is. Since this has (full fat) Greek yogurt I thought it was a better choice than a recipe loaded with butter. So I tried it. I was leery. IT IS AMAZING! AND, it can be made in a variety of ways – Here are a few:

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