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Loaded Avocado Baked Eggs

I am not a breakfast person, but I know it’s the most important meal of the year. I always have to force myself to eat breakfast and love a variety, so this recipe satisfies my desire for a tasty filling breakfast. And this breakfast dish looks as good as it tastes. As an added bonus, you won’t need to dirty any pots or pans to prepare it if you microwave the bacon rather than fry it. #winning There are a couple of “tricks” to perfecting this recipe, however. For starters, use large avocados and medium-sized eggs. Otherwise, the egg white may overflow the avocado. Cracking each egg into a small bowl before carefully pouring it into the avocado will also help prevent spills. Have you tried loaded avocados before?

Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables

Roasting vegetables is one of my favorite ways to cook veggies. It’s a quick and easy way to make tasty vegetables. Season them, throw them on the pan and in less than 15 minutes you a tasty dish. If you don’t have the vegetables used here, feel free to substitute any sturdy veggie you have on hand, such as carrots, fennel, parsnips, and eggplant. Roasting deepens and intensifies the inherent sweetness of vegetables; so don’t be surprised if this becomes a new family favorite!

General Tso’s Cauliflower

I usually end every year spending time with my family down South at my parents’ house. We have a big family dinner and I usually make a couple desserts and a few other dishes. So this past December I decided to try a recipe I had recently seen for General Tso’s Cauliflower. This recipe turned out so good. The cauliflower fried up so golden brown that they looked like little chicken nuggets. I watched with amusement as some of my friends and family bite into the cauliflower thinking it was chicken. Everyone was surprised to find out it was a vegetable rather than chicken and the dish was a hit. So I hope your family enjoys the recipe as much as mine did.

Sausage Soup with Peppers and Spinach

You may remember that back in November I tried the keto diet. It was short lived because I found out I had to get my wisdom teeth removed, so I got off keto and went on a soft foods diet for a week (aka applesauce and mashed potatoes). With the start of the new year and the strong desire to lose a little weight, I’ve decided to try the Keto diet again. In addition to changing my eating habits, I will also be hitting the gym and sharing all my wins and losses with you. If you want to know more about keto, no worries, I will also be giving you all the Keto details, basically, a Keto 101 starting next week. So if you don’t want to miss the Keto 101 posts, you can sign up here or below and I will email you directly when I publish new posts. I’ll…

Prosciutto Delights

I love a good appetizer that combines prosciutto, so today I am sharing two. If you’re a fan of goat cheese, you will love this first one. And I promise this appetizer looks a lot more complicated than it actually is. The trick is to use to prosciutto that is sliced thin enough to manipulate, but not so thin that it will fall apart as you work with it. This next appetizer is a great example of simple flavor combinations turning into something so delicious. These elegant appetizers require just a few ingredients but deliver incredible results in just a few minutes. For best results, have your prosciutto sliced in your grocer’s meat department (vs. buying pre-sliced packages). This will give you greater control over the thickness of each slice. If your slices are too thick, they will not remain neatly wrapped around the asparagus spears and your appetizers will taste…