Category Archive: Recipes

Quinoa Salad

Since you all have been loving my Kale & Quinoa Patty recipe (get it HERE), I wanted to share another one of my favorite quinoa recipes. This salad is AMAZING for the end… Continue reading

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Summer Squash & Lemon Risotto with Crab

My husband’s coworker was sweet enough to send him home last week with beautiful summer squash from her neighbor’s garden. When decided what to make for our big weekend dinner I knew I… Continue reading

Artichoke & Spinach Pesto

As summer is starting to wind down, we all need some great recipes to use up our basil plants and while a plain basil pesto is a great option, this recipe is even… Continue reading

Skinny Coconut Shrimp

I am super excited to be sharing this recipe post with you because it is SO good and the fact that is a lighter way to make a classic is just the icing… Continue reading

Baked Eggs in Avocado

I mentioned in one of my previous Instalife posts (see it HERE) that I have been trying out some new breakfast recipes in an effort to force myself to be better about actually… Continue reading

Shrimp with Heirloom Tomato Confit

I mentioned in my last Instalife post (see it HERE) that our grocery store has the most amazing organic shrimp right now so we’ve been making a lot of dishes with it. After… Continue reading

Watermelon Margaritas

Just in time for the weekend, this cocktail recipe is super simple and a perfect way to beat the heat! We made these last weekend and if you like watermelon, you’ll love these… Continue reading

Bacon Blue Cheese Panini

When I was trying to come up with recipes for our Anniversary dinner (read a little about it HERE) I knew for sure I wanted to make these. I had saved a screen… Continue reading

Houston’s Sashimi Tuna Salad

I have been dreaming of this salad ever since I had it at Houston’s in Fort Lauderdale last month (read about it HERE) so I wanted to try to recreate it myself. A… Continue reading

Baked Brown Sugar Drumsticks with Roasted Red Pepper Dipping Sauce

We started making these back in the spring and they are so good that it’s turned in to our go-to dinner when we don’t feel like coming up with something new. There’s so… Continue reading

Buffalo Hummus

Hummus is fantastic because it’s a healthy, high-protein snack that’s super easy to make yourself. Once you have a “base” it’s fun to play around with extra ingredients to make different flavors. This… Continue reading

Roast Provençal Chicken

This recipe first caught my eye while reading Bon Appétit on the plane to Miami and then I forgot about it until we got back. They had a whole section of recipes perfect… Continue reading

Kale & Quinoa Patties

I found this recipe on Pinterest and couldn’t wait to try it as I love quinoa and kale but had never tried them together in a recipe. I made these for dinner the… Continue reading

Grilled Pineapple with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

We are finally back from a crazy couple of weeks away from home and I am happy to be settling back in to our normal routine. When I was younger, my mom wouldn’t… Continue reading

Scallops with Fennel Puree & Summer Vegetables

When I first started eating seafood  (which really wasn’t until the last few years) scallops were one of my favorite things to make. They take so little time to cook and they can… Continue reading

Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes

I have never actually had a real fried green tomato because by the time we decided we wanted to try them, we wanted to lighten them up by baking instead of frying them.… Continue reading

Carrot Lemon Risotto

It’s been a while since I’ve done a risotto post and this is such a great one for spring! I love how versatile this dish is, we’re always adapting it depending on what… Continue reading

Vegan Taco Salad

I just want to start this post by saying, give it a chance! I had probably the same reaction you did the first time we tried “meatless crumbles” aka soy protein to replace… Continue reading

Skinny Margaritas

With Cinco de Mayo coming up this weekend, I thought it was a perfect time to share my secret weapon… skinny margaritas! I’m a tequila girl, I always have been and there really… Continue reading

Rosemary Rhubarb Daiquiris

Ever since I discovered the amazingness that is infused simple syrups for cocktails (see the post HERE), I don’t know how I’ll ever go back to make cocktails the hard way! The wonderful… Continue reading

Whole Wheat Lemon Thyme Scones

A few weeks ago, after my husband and I got done making Bolognese sauce (find the recipe HERE), we had a lot of thyme leftover. I said “I wish we had a recipe… Continue reading

Springtime Pappardelle

We has a really amazing weekend, though it went by entirely too fast! My parents got here Friday night and in addition to fun things like going out to eat, seeing Rock of… Continue reading

Balsamic Asparagus with Walnuts & Goat Cheese

I had a LOT of unexpected free time this weekend so my husband and I took advantage and tried out several new recipes, all of which were really delicious. This side dish (which… Continue reading

Grapefruit Mojitos

If you’ve been following me for a while, then you’ll remember last summer when I tried mojitos for the first time (see the post HERE). My husband and I experimented and made the… Continue reading

Chai Pistachio Morning Cake

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter with their friends, family and of course amazing food! As I mentioned before my parents were still on vacation so we spent the day here doing… Continue reading

Easter Chocolate Bark

If you’re like me, then when you think of chocolate bark you imagine the milk chocolate and peppermint version that’s made at Christmas time. While composing my Spring Inspiration Board on Pinterest (find… Continue reading

Handmade Pasta

There truly is nothing like handmade pasta dough. My husband and I made our own for the first time a couple years ago after seeing it done on a cooking show. We had no… Continue reading

Basic Risotto

After taking it easy the last couple of days and sleeping for twelve straight hours last night (seriously!), I am finally starting to feel like a normal human being since catching this cold!… Continue reading

Tahini Dressing

I’m not a huge fan of salad dressing… I’ll usually just use a really good balsamic vinegar with a touch of olive oil but this is such a delicious one that I had… Continue reading

Bolognese Sauce

The thing I was most excited about when my parents got me Martha Stewart’s Cooking School for Christmas was being able to learn how to make things I’d never done before. There’s a… Continue reading