I first tried this lemon basil hummus at a baby shower. While there were several delicious dips and appetizers as the night went on guess what the guest kept going back for? This hummus!! Its smooth, creamy, tangy and full of freshness! Lemon Basil Hummus Ingredients BASIL- you are going to need a lot of basil. I recommend buying a whole plant, or if you have a Trader Joes they carry a huge pack of basil at an amazing price. PINE NUTS- pesto is combination of basil, oil, spices and . . .
The first time Steve and I tried hummus was in Vegas at a California Pizza Kitchen. I had heard about it somewhere, so I convinced him to go for it with me. It came with this tomato mixture on top and warm triangles of pita bread. We both instantly fell in love. And it was healthy! Double fist pump! Healthy Hummus Recipe Ingredients Hummus is made of garbanzo beans oil and spices Tahini paste. What is tahini paste you ask? It's like peanut butter for sesame seeds. How to make . . .
A few years ago I was introduced to this easy taco dip recipe at a girls night. My friend Tiffany brought it and I could not get enough. It was such a nice change to accompanied her veggie tray. I'm so bored of the usual ranch dip that comes with a veggie tray. Then - a few days later she brought it again to a get together and I again loaded up my plate with veggies and this awesome dip. Versatile Easy Taco Dip Recipe Not only is this dip awesome with veggies, but I dipped a few . . .
The first time I had chimichurri I died and went to heaven. Now I want to dowse all my food in it. Dredge my steak, chicken and even veggies in this wonderful, delicious fresh tangy sauce. Make it up into chimichurri steak tacos and it's all you'll ever want to eat ever again. What is chimichurri Chimichurri comes from Argentina. When you go to any argentine restaurant make sure to ask for a side of this bad boy! The three main characters are: oregano, cilantro, and parsley. Blend up . . .
This is the best pulled pork recipe! I have adapted a recipe originally by Paula Dean and made it more to my taste. The liquid smoke part is kind of amazing- that stuff works wonders on meat, giving it an extra dimension of flavor that a slow cooker just can't do. Making The Rub Mix the dry rub ingredients in small bowl. Rub the rub all over the roast! Pressing into the meat. Cover with plastic and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. When your 1-2 hours are done, combine liquid . . .
Want a simple dinner with only 3 ingredients? Instant Pot Italian beef sandwiches. Or some may call, Pepperoncini Beef. Literally all you need is a good beef roast and a bottle of pepperoncinis. I personally like to add in an onion (and so do our commenters!) Top it on a nice crusty bread roll and its perfect. If you're from the west you'll likely also top it with cheese but understand that is NOT how the Italians do it haha. How to make Instant Pot Italian beef sandwiches You can make . . .
I don't know about you, but whenever I make up a protein shake for myself, by kids beg and beg until I pour some of mine into a cup for them. So - when Kidzshake reached out to use and asked if we wanted to do an Instagram post with them I jumped at the chance! Today we are making a shake JUST for the kiddos - this kids peanut butter cup protein shake is going to rock their world. Simple and Delicious My husband makes a protein shake really similar to this that my kids adore, so I'm . . .
Who else struggles with breakfast!? I am ALWAYS rushed in the morning, so my go-to breakfast is always a shake. I've come up with some fun, tasty recipes over the years - and so I thought I'd share one of my staples today - this chocolate coconut protein shake - it tastes just like an almond joy. Start The Day Off Right with this Chocolate Coconut Protein Shake With all of the processed foods these days I like to start off the day with something that is good for me, so I find a breakfast . . .
I have to admit, when I first heard about yogurt making I shunned the idea. Why would I spend 16 hours creating yogurt at home when I can easily purchase it at the store? Then one day, I just decided to go for it. I had read many people's experiences in various forums and decided I needed to give it a try, even if I didn't know if it would turn out. I went with the cold start yogurt method because it seemed the least painful. To my surprise - it did work! And it was creamy and delicious and . . .
A special drink has always been a favorite thing. As a kid I would mix cranberry and orange juice together, or sprite and lemonade. Something a little fancy is always up my alley. When Torani told us about their #AToraniBrunch campaign I was so excited to create this grapefruit sparkler. Citrus this time of year is delicious. I always look forward to the oranges, lemons, and grapefruit in the winter months. So I found it only appropriate that I make a grapefruit sparkler. Perfect . . .
Traditionally fondue is cheese - but it has evolved into other dishes that consist of dippers dipped into a communal pot. Today we are doing a main dish fondue - sometimes called fondue bourguignonne. This dish consists of a hot oil or broth and you dip thin slices of meat or veggies. Broth Fondue Broth Fondue is such a fun main dish. I was first introduced to this broth fondue at a restaurant. We piled all of our veggies into the pot and pulled them out as they were done. Cooking . . .
We are almost done with January - how is everyone doing on their New Years resolutions? This year I am trying to focus on being present. Present with my kids, my husband, present while I'm eating. These days it is so easy to be distracted ALL THE TIME. Technology has made life so much easier, yet so much harder. I was laughing with my husband last night at the fact that I'm too lazy to put a DVD into the player, I just want to push a button on my remote. Yet not so long ago I used to drive . . .