This recipe for Wild Mushroom and Brussels Sprouts Quesadillas is such a perfect one-dish healthy meal for fall! And if you’re feeling up to it, double the recipe because the leftovers make a pretty awesome lunch.
Grilling season is here, and I’ve got a super easy side dish idea for you: Grilled Zucchini with Feta and Herbs! The first time I made this, my husband sat down at the table and immediately said, “That looks good!” And trust me, it was good.
We are big lovers of Mexican food at my house, and this Taco Pie is no exception! I took my Shepherd’s Pie recipe, gave the meat and veggies a taco flair, and topped it with sweet potatoes for an easy weeknight meal.
This recipe for Easy Couscous Stuffed Tomatoes is such a great way to close out summer! I served it along with The Best Whole Chicken in the Crock Pot and a simple spinach salad, and it turned out to be a super quick and easy weeknight meal. Enjoy :)
I recently put together a list of what I buy at Whole Foods Market, but the list was so long that I had to split it into two parts. Below I’m covering the areas of the store that I didn’t include last time.
So, I was working on a recipe for chicken wings when not long after I started, my husband basically took over. Just for the record my husband CAN cook, and I love it when he does – it just doesn’t happen all that often anymore!
Whether you’re already a spaghetti squash lover or you’re feeling fearful, I’ve got a great recipe for you to try.
Thanks to one of our sponsors, Nature’s Legacy, I recently discovered how much I like spelt! The spelt grain is part of the wheat family and available in both whole and white form (just like wheat). Spelt is more mild than wheat though and in my opinion, especially when it’s used in baked goods, the outcome is lighter and more cake like – yes, please! I first tried spelt flour in a whole grain pumpkin muffin recipe last year, and I am not going to lie…the texture is just divine, and this recipe still remains one of our favorites. And spelt products go beyond just flour, so be sure look for whole-spelt pasta as well and try some using the pasta recipe below. If you are new to cooking with spelt (like I was not too long ago!) here are some helpful facts…
After recently watching my 4 and 6-year-old daughters gobble down some “Cobb Salad” I decided to apply that very same idea to this “Taco Salad.” Who doesn’t like to see all the choices laid out beautifully so you can pick and choose what you want (like a taco salad platter)? And what mommy doesn’t like to see a few pieces of lettuce accidentally slip into the mix on her kids’ plates? :) Now I’d be lying if I told you that my younger (and pickier) daughter didn’t put up a little fuss about eating some of the green stuff in this dish. But I helped her roll some of the meat, cheese, and sour cream that she looooves inside a few bigger pieces of lettuce, and it helped things tremendously. She knew she had to take a big bite right into the lettuce if she wanted the goodies on the inside. I, on the other hand, just thought this was such a refreshing and fun twist to the traditional taco dinner. So this meal was a big hit in my book.
If you don’t have a slow cooker I think this recipe alone is worth the $25 or $30 investment (we use this basic, inexpensive slow cooker). We have tested these pork tacos on quite a lot of people (including our dinner club guests), and it gets rave reviews every time! I’ve also already shared another slow cooker favorite of ours “The Best Whole Chicken in a Crock Pot,” which can easily be turned into overnight homemade chicken stock. There is no better way than a slow cooker to make inexpensive cuts of meat delish. Pork Carnitas Tacos Course: Main Course, Slow Cooker Cuisine: Mexican Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 6 hours Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes Servings: 8 Adapted from Marcela Valladolid Print Ingredients 2 lbs pork shoulder (or Boston butt roast) cut into 5 or 6 small pieces (in Charlotte we use pork from Grateful Growers Farm, which is sold at the Matthews Farmers’ Market and Hillbilly Produce) 3 teaspoons oregano 2 teaspoons pepper 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon cumin 1 onion cut into 6 or 8 chunks 3 cloves garlic whole 1 recipe salsa Tomatillo (Link in notes. Use this recipe or can be purchased at Trader Joe’s, though theirs is a bit salty) 1 ½ recipe corn tortillas See recipe link in notes 2 avocados sliced cilantro Instructions Mix together oregano, pepper, salt, and cumin and rub on outside of pork pieces in bottom of slow cooker. Throw onion and garlic on top of pork. Slow cook on low for 6 – 8 hours or until meat is falling apart. When finished discard the onion and garlic. Drain meat and shred with a fork. Serve warm with tortillas, tomatillo salsa, avocados and cilantro. Recipe Notes Recipe – Tomatillo SalsaRecipe – Whole-Grain Corn TortillasWe recommend […]