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Asian Cabbage Salad with Warm Spicy Peanut Dressing

I’ve been eating a lot of salads lately. Partly because salads in a bag is an easy meal for me to throw together since I’m not super mobile. And since the amount of activity I can do has dropped drastically, I’ve got to watch my calorie intake. While my mom is here helping me out, she, of course, wants to make everything from scratch. And I don’t mind at all. We came up with this Asian Cabbage Salad with a warm spicy peanut dressing after being inspired by one of the bag salads I’ve been eating and my mom’s love to combine fruit with salad. Asian Cabbage Salad with Warm Spicy Peanut Dressing Spicy Peanut Dressing 1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter3 tbsp rice vinegar1 tbsp sesame oil2 tsp sriracha sauce3 tbsp tamari or coconut aminos1 1/2 tbsp honey, preferably local2 tbsp fresh lime juice1 tbsp fresh ginger, finely minced1-2 cloves…

Savory Potato, Sausage & Broccoli Breakfast Casserole

Funny fact about me, I would never volunteer to make anyone breakfast, especially the basics like eggs and pancakes. Simple breakfast foods just aren’t my expertise. But if you’re looking for a quiche, Red velvet waffles or a hearty breakfast casserole, then I’m your girl. I love a good french toast casserole, but savory breakfast casseroles are also something I enjoy making and eating. This savory breakfast casserole is flavorful and great to make ahead for breakfast with friends or family. Savory Potato, Sausage & Broccoli Breakfast Casserole 1/2 lb ground breakfast sausage 1 small red onion, diced1 large russet or Idaho potato, diced2 large eggs3 tbsp whole milk2 cup fresh broccoli, diced3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, divided2 tbsp fresh chives, finely choppedNon-stick cooking spraySea salt and black pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 350°F and spray an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with some non-stick cooking spray.Set a…

Roasted Asian Shrimp & Vegetables

During the week I don’t like to schedule too many activities after work because work is exhausting enough. However, my schedule has been really busy lately and I’m finding myself having to schedule things during the week. Sheet pan meals are perfect for those times when I don’t have a lot of time to cook but still want a homecooked meal. The best thing about sheet pan meals is that everything goes on one pan, so cleanup is minimal. This recipe for roasted Asian shrimp and vegetables is a favorite of mine. Roasted Asian Shrimp & Vegetables 1/4 cup tamari or coconut aminos2 tbsp rice wine vinegar1 tbsp sesame oil 2 tbsp honey, preferably local1/2 tsp garlic powder2 tsp fresh ginger, finely minced1/4 tsp crushed pepper flakes1 12-oz bag broccoli florets1 lb mini sweet peppers, seeded and sliced 1 medium red onion, sliced 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined, tail…

Herb-Marinated Chicken Thighs with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Sheet pan meals and one-dish meals are some of my favorite meals to make. Why? Because the clean up is easy since the dishes require one pot or pan. An easy clean-up is good for weekdays when your time is limited, but you want a home-cooked meal. This recipe for Herb-Marinated Chicken Thighs with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes doesn’t disappoint. It’s flavorful and easy to whip up. Herb-Marinated Chicken Thighs with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes 1 1/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs3 T extra virgin olive oil, divided3-4 garlic cloves, finely minced2 tsp ground cumin1/4 tsp cayenne pepper1 tbsp Italian seasoning, chopped3 tbsp orange juice1 tbsp orange zest1 lb tri-color fingerling potatoesSea salt and black pepper, to tasteFresh parsley, for garnish Whisk together the olive oil, garlic, cumin, cayenne pepper, Italian seasoning, orange juice, and orange zest in a medium bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and set aside. Place…

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Cold winter days are my favorite times to cook soup, especially in the slow cooker. When you cook anything in your slow cooker, it slowly stews and has your whole house smelling so good. This slow cooker white chicken chili is flavorful and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as I do. Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili 3 15-oz Great Northern beans, divided 1/3 cup water1 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks1/2 small red onion, diced3-4 cloves garlic, chopped1 4-oz mild green chilies1 tbsp ground cumin 2 tsp chili powder1 tsp Mexican oregano1 tsp ground coriander1/2 tsp chipotle pepper powder4 cup chicken broth, preferably organic1 1/2 cup Mexican blend cheese, finely shredded, dividedSea salt and black pepper, to tasteOptional1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped1 small avocado, diced1 medium jalapeño pepper, sliced2 large limes, cut into wedges Drain and rinse the beans to remove excess salt. Place half…