Sautéed Squid (Calamari) with Vegetables-inspired by Slovenian Cuisine

I’ve been back stateside for a year now, and I truly miss Slovenia and all the traveling we got to do while living there. So it’s no surprise that I couldn’t wait to get cooking when I saw this month’s Recipe Redux theme. A Vacation-Inspired Recipe – Start unpacking your favorite vacation memories. Think about …

Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole

Hey friends! How is summer treating everyone? I hope you’re enjoying days full of sunshine, hiking, biking, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, and more! Real Food Real Deals Need a cheap quick recipe so you can spend your days out it the sun? Annemarie’s your gal. The inspiration for this Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole came from the …

Crunchy Cannellini Bean Salad

Ever get in a lunch rut? Need new ideas for packing your kids’ or your own lunch? Are packable noontime options dwindling?                               My everyday lunch for the last month forever has consisted of the following… One Avocado Ziplock Bag of …

7 Ingredient Chicken and Rice with Mushroom Gravy

As I am writing this post, this is the conversation that ensued: Hubby: “Oh I see, so you used my rice?” Me: Looks up with a smirk. Hubby: “So you’re gonna take all the credit, and I created the linchpin of this recipe?” He’s super proud of his rice. I just made this simple 7 Ingredient …

Rice and Eggs

Weekday mornings are B-U-S-Y! Who has time to make a healthy breakfast these days? Good thing my favorite breakfast only takes 5 minutes to make. Rice and Eggs is not only simple to make, but it is much healthier than eating sugar packed cereal, pop tarts, or a nutri-grain bar in the morning. It keeps …

Pickled Vegetables Recipe

Albert Einstein oncle cleverly described insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. I’ve been mulling over this thought lately. If nobody ever did something new, something out of their comfort zone, then there would be no development in society. Companies are always encouraging employees to “think outside the box”. We are …

Healthy Chicken Pasta Salad

So tasty. So easy. Not so fancy. Here I bring you a healthy chicken pasta salad made with buckwheat soba noodles! What’s awesome about this recipe? eat it warm or cold, we like it both ways noodles, chicken, and veggies can be made ahead of time to make assembly a breeze! buckwheat noodles instead of regular …

Nutty Chocolate Protein Bars {Recipe ReDux}

Happy National Nut Day! (And no, I’m not talking about your crazy uncle or co-worker) In honor of this special day, The Recipe ReDux has challenged us to share a healthy nut-filled recipe. A moderate amount of nuts can add a healthy punch to your daily diet. These nutty chocolate protein bars make a great post-workout …

Clean Out The Fridge Pot Pie (Recipe ReDux)

Hey friends! After a fun-filled once in a lifetime experience living in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the hubby and I are back in The States and have finally been reunited with our furry little guys. Life is starting to get back to normal as we get back into the daily grind of things. Moving overseas is quite …

Zesty Baked Chicken {Recipe ReDux}

No time to make a healthy dinner? Do you have 30 minutes? You can make this cheap, no-fuss, zesty baked chicken in no time at all! August Recipe ReDux challenge: Back to the Dinner Table After the hustle and bustle of the holiday/vacation season, August is the time many families get ‘back to routine.’ Show …