Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Take Two Tuesday: Skinny Potato Salad

It's BBQ season and time for my favorite potato salad, ever. My Skinny Potato Salad. No heavy mayonnaise needed, just a light, flavorful and simple lemon and olive oil dressing to turn an American classic into a guilt-free side. Perfect to make before a big gathering as it's fast and even better served cold. Enjoy!



Sunday, July 20, 2014

Lemon Ricotta Whole Wheat Pasta Salad

My best friend mentions my lemon pasta on a regular basis. We live together and she begs for me to make it [almost] everyday. I've been making the pasta for about seven years now and wanted to see if I could put a little twist on a classic of mine; and boy did it turn out amazing. It's pretty much my old recipe, but with the ricotta cheese instead of heavy cream, consists lesser calories. It's incredible and I assure you it will not disappoint as the perfect summer pasta salad for your next line-up!



Friday, June 6, 2014

Panko + Parmesan Baked Asparagus "Fries"

Something I love seeing on Pinterest are all of renditions of "fries" people come up with. Carrot fries...zucchini fries...and now, I've made asparagus fries. These tasty spears give you that same satisfying crunch without all of the calories and I am completely obsessed with them. They are perfect as a side dish or on their own (but to tell you the truth, you probably won't want to share!).



Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Take Two Tuesday: Blueberry, Lavender Cupcakes with a Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

My second Take Two Tuesday post is featuring an early W.A.L.T. treat: Blueberry, Lavender Cupcakes with a Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting. I know, it's a mouthful, and your mouth will be full once you bake these up. The egg whites give these cupcakes almost an angel cake texture and they will truly just melt in your mouth. I made these for Mother's Day this year and my mom didn't even notice the Tiffany's necklace that I got her. They're that scrumptious. Anyways, I thought this is a perfect redo seeing that my original post has been getting a great amount of traffic over the past couple of months. Hope you all enjoy!



Monday, June 2, 2014

{Skinny} Asian Coleslaw with Peanut Powder Dressing

At every family gathering, we order the most delicious Asian coleslaw with peanut dressing. It's so good that I couldn't wait until the next gathering to have this dish and decided to make my own with a "skinny" lil' twist by utilizing my newest obsession: peanut powder. It's pretty much peanut butter in a powder form, and all you need to do is add water and voila! peanut butter with half the calories! This coleslaw is perfect for all of those summer BBQ's and is sure to be hit with all of your hungry gatherers! Enjoy!



Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Take Two Tuesday: Lemonade's Quinoa

I'm excited to post my first "Take Two Tuesday" and showcase my very first post: Lemonade's Quinoa Salad...with a lil' twist. As I look back at my past posts, it has dawned on me that where I am today (post-wise) is very different than a year ago (and for the better!). It's wild to see my progression between that period of time and can't wait to see what another year of blogging knowledge brings me!

This recipe has been getting a lot of buzz recently and thought it made sense to revamp it a little. I made lil' twists here and there and believe it's just as delicious (or maybe even a little more) than my first post! I hope you all get a chance to give it a try and leave feedback on how you like it!



Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Dutch Oven Beef Brisket

I feel that owning a dutch oven has opened my culinary mind to the nth degree. There are so many things that baby can cook that an ordinary pot can't (or can, but with less ease). I wanted to step out of my comfort zone for a quick second and tackle a red meat dish. My taste testers (guys) were ecstatic. I say out of my comfort zone, because I've always been a chicken or fish kinda gal, with the occasional filet mignon here and there (and usually on special occasions). Red meat usually just doesn't do it for me, but I think I may have changed my own mind with this melt-in-your-mouth brisket I've somehow come up with. The seasonings and accompanied veggies will make your house smell like Thanksgiving morning, and when paired with some yummy mashed potatoes or even a nice cool coleslaw, your guests will be asking for seconds...and thirds...and tupperware that they promise to bring back (yeah, right..)!



 

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