• Italian Sausage & Brussels Sprouts Skillet

    Italian Sausage & Brussels Sprouts skillet is a must make.  I am getting ready to jump back onto the KETO bandwagon and this will be on my food plan for sure. Skillet Meal in NO Time One of the best things about this one skillet recipe is how quick it comes together…in 30 minutes you can have dinner on the table.  The sausage cooks down and gives you just enough grease to sauté the shaved sprouts in, and it adds a TON of flavor to the dish s well. I purchase my brussels sprouts already shaved which saves a TON of time, if you cannot find them already shaved then…

  • Easy Fried Rice

    One of my favorite take out items is fried rice. I love it loaded with veggies, with chicken, with beef, or just plain.  There are so many options you really can make it work for any meal. All in one skillet The beauty of this Easy Fried Rice is that it is all made in one skillet.   You start with the veggies and end with the rice.    If you wanted to add in chicken you could, just chop it up into small pieces and add it in with the butter and olive oil.  Cook it until just about done and then add in the veggies and continue from…

  • One Pan Sausage & Veggies

    YES you read that right this is a one pan dinner…yes ONE pan.  Even better it is loaded with veggies and yummy turkey smoked sausage making this dish not only easy but also delicious and not so bad for you too. Season, Season, Season To make this dish really stand out it is all about the seasoning.  To keep it simple though I chose a seasoning mix that brought a ton of flavor but you probably already have everything you need in the pantry.   I mixed together salt, pepper, garlic powder, chili powder and dried parsley.   If you wanted to use your favorite all purpose seasoning you could…

  • Weeknight Grilling Goodness

    I am all about the grill in the summer.  I will do anything to not have the oven on heating up the house.  So whether it is pork, steak or chicken I want it cooked on the grill as often as possible.  I love it even more if the sides can be cooked on the grill as well. With this Grilled Veggie recipe, my kitchen may get a 3 month break. SO many options As I was walking through the farmers market a few weekends ago I was blown away by all the great produce.  There was summer squash, zucchini, baby eggplants, peppers, onions…and so much more.  I couldn’t pick…

  • Roasted Balsamic Veggie Goodness

    Over the last few years I have learned to LOVE veggies.  I love them raw, grilled & steamed but my favorite is roasted.  And these roasted veggies are my ALL TIME FAVORITE!! Good for you… Now we all know that veggies are a good choice but when you make them extra yummy they become a GREAT choice.  The key to make them even better than normal is all in the seasoning.  Just a little goes a long way.  So with a little extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and chili powder you can take ordinary and make it extra-ordinary. Since the veggies are loaded with goodness for you splurge…

  • stirrin’ things up with some stir fry

    So how do you feel about stir fry?  This was a question posed to me not too long ago and to be honest I didn’t have much of an answer.  I mean I have had my fair share of stir fry, ok maybe not my fair share but at least a couple here and there and they were always ok.  Probably my favorite was this one that I fixed last year (yes, I don’t fix stir fry that often) but for some odd reason I was craving a little stir fry. I was at the grocery store when the craving hit me and I immediately went back to the produce…

  • Veggies & enchilada soup is so, so good

    Enchilada soup is definitely a favorite of mine & The Hubby’s but I have been working on how to incorporate more veggies into it without losing all the richness of a more traditional version.   There is just something so good about the chicken, enchilada infused broth, beans and of course the cheese…I would never forget the cheese and with the added veggies it is lighter than some other recipes. To start with I wanted to make sure I used veggies that The Hubby and I would both love so zucchini, squash and bell peppers were defiantly a must along with the more traditional veggies of onions and garlic.  I…