Rainbow Fruit Pizza with Sugar Cookie Crust


Rainbow Fruit Pizza with Sugar Cookie Crust

This Rainbow Fruit Pizza is a yummy make-ahead dessert recipe featuring natural rainbow colors in healthy fruit, on top of a sugar cookie crust with cream cheese frosting! This is the perfect natural rainbow recipe to celebrate Pride, or for any occasion that demands rainbows for an extra fun and delicious treat without food dye – it’s great for a summer potluck or party!

It’s Pride month! I’ve seen a ton of fun rainbow cakes, rainbow cupcakes, rainbow cookies, and other colorful treats, but I wanted to make a fun recipe to celebrate Pride featuring natural rainbow colors, rather than relying on food dye.

Enter: RAINBOW FRUIT PIZZA! A gorgeous spectrum of ALL the colors of the rainbow decorated in concentric circles on top of a cream cheese frosted sugar cookie crust. And yes, it’s just as delicious (and fun to make!) as it sounds!

I made this recipe specifically to celebrate Pride month, which is celebrated during the month of June to celebrate love in all forms, commemorate the Stonewall Uprising, and recognize the impact that members of the LGBTQ community have had around the world.

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Creamy Cucumber Salad with Yogurt and Dill


Creamy Cucumber Salad with Yogurt and Dill

This Creamy Cucumber Salad with fresh dill features a healthy dressing made with Greek Yogurt, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and a touch of honey. You’re going to love how light and refreshing this easy summertime side dish recipe is, and it only takes 10 minutes to throw together and has about 50 calories per serving!

I don’t know about you, but I love a lettuce-free salad. Nothing against lettuce, but sometimes you just want to switch things up! This creamy cucumber salad is such a great alternative to more traditional salads. It is a super healthy, low calorie side dish you’ll want to eat all summer long. It’s inspired by Greek Tzatziki Sauce, but much faster and easier to make and you eat it with a fork rather than use it as a dip or spread.

The creamy dressing is made healthier than other creamy salad dressings. The base is Greek yogurt and extra-virgin olive oil. It has a touch of honey (instead of sugar) for a hint of sweetness, and apple cider vinegar to add a bit of zing without being overpowering. It’s finished off simply with salt and pepper and plenty of fresh dill.

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Strawberry Bruschetta with Homemade Garlic-Rubbed Crostini


Strawberry Bruschetta with Homemade Garlic-Rubbed Crostini

Strawberry Bruschetta is an easy Italian-inspired appetizer recipe for warm weather! Fresh ripe strawberries are diced and mixed with chopped tomatoes, fresh basil, and a homemade balsamic dressing, spooned with the juices on top of homemade garlic-rubbed crostini (or store-bought if you want to save some time). Serve the strawberry bruschetta on top of grilled chicken for a main dish or to enjoy it as a gluten-free option.

If you need me, I’ll just be eating this Strawberry Bruschetta by the spoonful all summer long. This is such a refreshing, unique, and delicious recipe!

When my local farm had their first batch of ripe strawberries, I knew I had to make something special with them. I love the balance of flavors in this Strawberry Bruschetta. The chopped tomatoes, as well as a teeny tiny bit of fresh garlic, help add savoriness to help balance the sweetness of the strawberries. And the fresh basil and balsamic dressing complement everything so well!

I made some homemade garlic-rubbed crostini to go with the bruschetta – which is as simple as slicing a baguette, brushing with oil, baking, and rubbing with a clove of garlic (which adds a subtle garlic taste to each slice).

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Before and After Drawer Spice Rack Organization


Before and After Drawer Spice Rack Organization

If you’ve ever wondered “what is the best spice rack to buy” or “what is the best idea to organize my spices,” look no further! The EASIEST way to organize your spices is in a kitchen drawer, nestled in an expandable spice rack specifically made to fit almost any drawer. Having organized spices in a drawer not only frees up valuable cabinet or pantry space but also makes them super easy to access, saving you tons of time in the kitchen, and is a beautiful way to display your spice collection.

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I recently moved from Austin, TX to Rhode Island. We moved from a fairly large, brand new house to a small, not-so-well-updated rental with a teeny tiny pantry, while we try to find a house to buy. So I’ve had to get creative about making my kitchen functional and well organized.

And I’m telling you – this spice rack is LIFE CHANGING. Not only are my spices easily accessible in a drawer right under where I prep most of my food, but not having my spices crowding up my pantry has freed up lots of room in there as well.

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Za’atar Roasted Chickpea Salad


Za’atar Roasted Chickpea Salad

This easy Za’atar Roasted Chickpea Salad features healthy, delicious Mediterranean ingredients like cucumbers, tomato, feta, and fresh herbs. Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice blend that’s the perfect complement to the other bright and earthy ingredients in this salad. You’re going to love this easy roasted chickpea salad that’s hearty enough for a main course and also perfect as a side dish, and it only takes 20 minutes to make!

This is the king of salads. It’s hearty, healthy, DELICIOUS, and all the ingredients work so well together. Every inch of this salad gets coated in delicious flavor, from the Za’atar spice blend to the salty, crumbly feta cheese. This is a salad that you’re going to actually want to eat – often!

I like serving it on a platter or large, shallow bowl so all the ingredients are featured prominently and everyone can serve themselves without feeling cheated out of the good stuff that often falls to the bottom of a deep salad bowl.

First, chickpeas are tossed with olive oil and za’atar in a bowl, then roasted. While they’re in the oven, the greens and other ingredients are tossed in the same bowl, along with any za’atar remains coating the bottom of the bowl, resulting in a flavorful mix that is sure to become your new favorite way to eat salad.

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Easy Crab cakes


Easy Crab cakes

You’ll want to make these Easy Crab Cakes over and over – it’s a simple 15 minute, no fuss seafood recipe that’s always a crowd pleaser! Make them mini to serve as an appetizer or larger for a main course, and be sure to have some fresh lemon to squeeze on top along with a dipping sauce like tartar sauce or remoulade sauce. This recipe uses any kind of crab meat you want – jumbo or claw, fresh or canned, meaning it can be very budget friendly to make.

These simple crab cakes are a great go-to recipe for any time of year. Because you can use fresh or canned crab meat, you can make this wherever you live. And if you use claw meat, you’re looking at a surprisingly budget-friendly meal for something that’s usually expensive (though indulging in fresh jumbo lump meat would certainly take them up a notch!).

My friends in Maryland may shake their heads because I didn’t include Old Bay seasoning in this recipe. My friends in New Orleans may wish I served them with remoulade sauce instead of tartar sauce.

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Homemade Tartar Sauce


Homemade Tartar Sauce

This is the BEST recipe for homemade tartar sauce, perfect for serving with fried seafood, crab cakes, salmon burgers, fish sandwiches, and more! This tartar sauce features chopped dill pickles (and pickle juice instead of lemon), honey for a touch of sweetness, soy sauce for a punch of umami, and freshness from dill and green onions.

I celebrated my second vaccination dose (YAY!) this week with my first fried clams of the year. They were great, but boy was the tartar sauce lacking. Too thick to dip, and it tasted like straight up mayo without any depth of flavor. And I realized: I haven’t shared a homemade tartar sauce recipe yet!

Homemade tartar sauce is SO much better than what you’ll usually find at restaurants or in a bottle. This version is packed with interesting flavor and texture. It’s the perfect thickness for dipping, but not so thin that you can’t spread it thickly on a fish sandwich or salmon burger.

Sweet relish is often used in tartar sauce, but I opted instead for chopped dill pickles (which are nice and crunchy!) and added honey for sweetness (prepared relish often has lots of preservatives and added sugars).

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One Pot Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccolini


One Pot Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccolini

One Pot Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccolini (or broccoli, or broccoli rabe!) is an easy recipe made in – you guessed it – only one pot, with very little clean-up and more hands-off time than other pasta recipes! The pasta is added dry and cooks directly in the pot with the sausage, garlic, and onions, boosting the flavor and creating a luxuriously thick sauce from the starches. You only need a few ingredients and 30 minutes for this fuss-free recipe the whole family will love!

If you’ve never tried making a one-pot pasta recipe, there’s no time like the present. I’m telling you – unless you “like” doing dishes and multitasking like heck in the kitchen, you’re in for a real treat with this one pot orecchiette recipe!

With one pot pasta recipes, dry pasta is added to the pot along with liquid (in this case chicken broth, but you can use water if you like). The starches from the pasta all stay in the pot, rather than get dumped from draining it out of water. These starches coat every bite and thicken the sauce better than any other method for making pasta.

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Spanakorizo (Greek Spinach and Rice)


Spanakorizo (Greek Spinach and Rice)

Spanakorizo, or Greek Spinach and Rice, is a delicious, healthy, vegan Greek side dish or plant-based main course, flavored with fresh lemon and dill. This version uses a few tricks for fast cooking time: green onions (which also add great flavor), basmati rice (which cooks quickly), and baby spinach (which has a very mild taste and doesn’t require washing or chopping). Spanakorizo is the perfect side dish to grilled chicken or shrimp, or on its own as a light meal!

If you’re looking for the PERFECT side dish to almost anything, look no further than Spanakorizo, or Greek Spinach and Rice.

Greek Spinach and Rice is packed with healthy spinach, boosted with flavor from lemon and dill. I like drizzling it with extra-virgin olive oil at the end and garnishing with some crumbled feta, fresh herbs, and sliced green onion.

Traditional, authentic Spanakorizo is often made with mature chopped spinach and converted rice, but I like using baby spinach for its mild flavor and faster cooking time, and basmati rice which cooks really fast with a fluffy, light texture.

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Sautèed Shrimp with Garlic, Lemon, and Herbs


Sautèed Shrimp with Garlic, Lemon, and Herbs

This easy recipe for Sautéed Shrimp features Greek flavors – plenty of fresh chopped garlic, oregano, and a little crushed red pepper for spice (if you want it). Fresh lemon juice and white wine are added to the skillet at the end and reduced until a thick, luxurious sauce coats every piece of shrimp. These little flavor bombs take only 15 minutes to make are great added to salad, to a shrimp gyro, or just on their own!

In this recipe, chopped fresh garlic (and plenty of it) is sautéed first over a lower heat, along with oregano and crushed red pepper, in olive oil. This helps toast the garlic (but not burn it), and infuse the garlic, herb, and red pepper flavor into the oil and allows all the flavors from the spices bloom.

The shrimp are then added and partially cooked, then they finish cooking while fresh lemon juice and white wine reduce in the skillet. The result is a thick, bright, flavorful sauce that coats every bite of shrimp.

Fair warning: this sautéed shrimp is addicting.

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Toasted Ravioli (Fried or Baked)


Toasted Ravioli (Fried or Baked)

Say hello to Toasted Ravioli, perfectly golden brown, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside… and when dipped in warm marinara sauce? Forget about it! This recipe for Toasted Ravioli can be baked OR pan-fried (rather than deep fried). I like serving them as an appetizer or as a light meal alongside a salad. Use any kind of ravioli you want for this delicious Italian inspired appetizer!

I just love ravioli, and love that you can find just about any kind of prepared fresh or frozen ravioli at grocery stores. When you use already prepared ravioli, this easy toasted ravioli recipe takes only 20 minutes to throw together and will be your new favorite way to enjoy ravioli! I like eating these as a meal with a side salad but they’re also perfect as an appetizer.

And best of all? You can bread these and freeze them for later (and cook directly from frozen!) for an easy appetizer for unexpected guests or when you all of a sudden need something crispy and crunchy and cheesy.

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Italian-Style Seasoned Bread Crumbs


Italian-Style Seasoned Bread Crumbs

It’s easy to make your own homemade Italian Style Seasoned Bread Crumbs with just three ingredients – plain breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, and salt! Use these Italian bread crumbs in any recipe that requires them, from breading chicken or seafood to topping pasta bakes or using as a binder in meatballs or meatloaf.

If you’re like me, you don’t like having a million things in your pantry. I just don’t have the space to hold 8 different kinds of rice and 5 different kinds of flour. And I certainly don’t want more than one canister of bread crumbs taking up room! I prefer a more minimalist kitchen (which is why I’m such a fan of five-ingredient recipes).

So I only have plain bread crumbs (and sometimes plain panko breadcrumbs). When I need seasoned bread crumbs, I make my own. It only takes two minutes, and I can control what seasonings I add and how much salt as well.

I love using homemade Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs for almost any recipe that requires breadcrumbs. In this post I’ll explain how to make them, how to make your own Italian seasoning if you don’t have a pre-mixed jar, what kinds of breadcrumbs to use, how to store them, and recipes you can use these homemade seasoned breadcrumbs in.

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Strawberry Arugula Salad with Feta and Balsamic Vinaigrette


Strawberry Arugula Salad with Feta and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Strawberry Arugula Salad with Feta and homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette is about to become your new favorite healthy go-to side salad! It’s sweet, tangy, peppery, and a perfect savory strawberry recipe. Add sliced grilled chicken or shrimp, or another protein like salmon or tofu, to make it a meal, and make it ahead of time for a potluck or party by mixing the dressing up separately.

If you’ve never enjoyed a green salad with fresh fruit before, you’re missing out. Sweet, juicy fruit pairs so well with the leafy greens and savory, salty ingredients that traditionally go in green salads.

In this case, sweet juicy strawberries are so delicious, not to mention gorgeous, against the backdrop of bright green peppery arugula. Sliced green onions add a savory punch, and a slightly sweet balsamic vinaigrette adds tang. Salty crumbly feta cheese and crunchy sliced almonds round everything out to salad perfection!

Best of all, this healthy strawberry arugula salad recipe only takes 10 minutes to whip up, and it’s easy to prep everything to make it in advance.

And if you’re looking for another fun way to enjoy strawberries with a savory twist, try this strawberry bruschetta.

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Easy Shrimp Stir Fry with Vegetables


Easy Shrimp Stir Fry with Vegetables

Shrimp Stir Fry with Vegetables is an easy weeknight dinner that takes 20 minutes to throw together with only a few ingredients! You can use any veggies you want, fresh or frozen, for this deliciously simple, healthy, and low calorie shrimp stir fry recipe, and you can make it spicy or mild depending on preference. Plus it’s gluten-free and dairy-free as well!

Shrimp is one of my favorite proteins to cook. Why? Because it’s super healthy, and takes about 3 minutes (literally – three minutes) to cook through. I always keep some in my freezer for fast, healthy, and easy weeknight dinners.

And this shrimp stir fry packs a nutritious, healthy punch with the addition of LOTS of vegetables. Four whole cups of veggies! And the best part? You can use any veggies you want – fresh or frozen – for this recipe (I used asparagus, bell pepper, and shredded carrots).

The stir fry sauce is super simple. I tried to steer away from lots of pre-made condiments for those with a more minimal kitchen – you only need a few ingredients you probably already have to whip up the easy, simple sauce (though you can use any stir fry sauce you like for this recipe as well).

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Strawberry Chia Seed Pudding


Strawberry Chia Seed Pudding

This Chia Seed Pudding recipe features fresh (or frozen) strawberries but you can use any kind of fruit you want for this healthy, refined sugar free and make-ahead breakfast, snack, or even dessert! Chia seeds gel up to make a pudding-like consistency that’s similar to tapioca. And since chia seeds are so healthy, this is a guilt-free dessert recipe that’s vegan, dairy free, whole30, and paleo optional!

When combined with liquid, chia seeds gel up and turn to the texture of pudding, similar to tapioca. This recipe is sweetened only by strawberries and a little bit of maple syrup and vanilla extract, and tastes like a delicious mixture of strawberry ice cream and tapioca pudding. While it takes at least 4 hours to set, the hands-on time is only 5 minutes, and it’s so easy to make this in advance since it lasts for up to 5 days in the fridge.

Health benefits of chia seeds

Chia seeds are one of those amazing superfoods with multiple health benefits.

They are high in Omega-3s, fiber (mostly heart-healthy soluble fiber, which results in the gel-like consistency), calcium, plant-based protein, magnesium, and other nutrients and minerals.

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Crispy Baked Potato Wedges


Crispy Baked Potato Wedges

This recipe for Oven-Baked Potato Wedges comes out super crispy with a shortcut soaking technique, which draws the starch out of the potato for extra golden-brown crispy deliciousness! You can use any seasoning mix you want for a super versatile side dish for burgers, chicken, or just on their own dipped in ketchup or BBQ sauce.

I love a good potato wedge, but they have to be done right. Too often, potato wedges are served undercooked and firm on the inside (too… “potatoey”), soggy on the outside, and underseasoned. No more, I say! Down with bad potato wedges!

THESE potato wedges are oven-baked so they are crispy on the outside and pillowy soft on the inside. Not only are they delicious and addicting with ample seasoning, but they are so inexpensive to make with only THREE ingredients, and so hearty and filling! One of the reasons I love using potatoes – they’re such a budget-friendly ingredient.

And peeling? No peeling here. Just give the potatoes a good scrub and they’re good to go (making them even healthier and easier to make).

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Coconut Chicken Curry


Coconut Chicken Curry

This easy recipe for Coconut Chicken Curry takes only 25 minutes to make and features thinly sliced chicken breast meat, carrots, and broccoli stems (yes, the stems!) that cook directly in a creamy (but dairy free) and flavorful coconut milk sauce. You can use other veggies if you like – this is a versatile, healthy curry recipe that’s packed full of flavor and is so easy to make in one skillet!

It all started one day during a major snowstorm…

Seriously though. I made this recipe completely by accident during the crazy winter storm in Texas in February that left millions of people without electricity or means to get groceries. With super limited food in my fridge and pantry, I played around with what I had and this coconut chicken curry was born!

I don’t think I ever would have used a broccoli stalk like this otherwise, but y’all… they are DELICIOUS. They have a mild and sweet taste – not bitter like the florets. They’re crunchy and the perfect addition to this curry recipe. They kind of remind me of water chestnuts.

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Slow Cooker Buffalo Wings


Slow Cooker Buffalo Wings

Once you’ve made Buffalo Wings in your Slow Cooker, you’re going to have a hard time making them any other way! Crockpot chicken wings come out perfectly tender and practically fall off the bone. After they’re done cooking, toss with buffalo sauce and broil to crispy skin perfection! You can use teriyaki sauce, bbq sauce, or other sauces using this method as well for this healthier recipe.

I’m a sucker for good wings. But they often come at a cost. Most restaurant versions are battered and deep fried, then smothered in a really buttery buffalo sauce. Delicious, but not the healthiest! Plus, it’s often hard to get all the meat off of the bones depending on how they are cooked, leaving those precious morsels to go to waste.

These crockpot wings are the perfect healthier solution. Here’s why:

  • Cooking wings in the slow cooker with olive oil and spices makes them much healthier than battering and deep frying.
  • The buffalo sauce uses less butter than traditional buffalo sauces (with ketchup added to make it thick and add flavor and a touch of sweetness).

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Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts


Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts

This Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts recipe is a great way to cook simple, basic chicken breasts that are tender and juicy, flavorful, and SO easy and hands off to make! They’re perfect on their own, or to use in chicken salad, soups and stews, sandwiches, and more. These crockpot chicken breasts are flavored with lemon and oregano and can be sliced, chopped, or shredded for all kinds of uses.

These chicken breasts are great on their own for dinner, but I like using these in a more utilitarian way throughout the week.

Having cooked chicken around is one of the best ways to meal prep. You can slice cooked chicken to add to salads, shred it for chicken salad sandwiches or to add to soup, or throw it in some pasta.

Cooking chicken breasts in your slow cooker is so easy, and you don’t even need to touch the raw chicken with your hands! Just use tongs to transfer it in along with some herbs, lemon, and broth, then set it and forget it.

Here’s everything you need to know about cooking these versatile chicken breasts in a crockpot, how to store them, and what to use the cooked chicken for.

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Norwegian Heart Waffles (Vafler)


Norwegian Heart Waffles (Vafler)

This Norwegian Waffles recipe, or Vafler, are heart-shaped and decadent, flavored with cardamom. They’re perfect for breakfast on Valentine’s day or Christmas morning, and they freeze well for making them in a large batch. I love serving them with Norwegian gjetost (brunost) cheese and lingonberry or raspberry jam for a delicious Scandinavian breakfast!

These are a tradition for my family on Christmas morning for as long as I can remember. I usually only make them once a year for a special treat, and this year I was able to snap a few photos so I can finally share this family recipe with you – just in time for Valentine’s day (perfect, since they’re heart-shaped!).

Norwegian Waffles are rich, dense, fragrant, and absolutely delicious. If you’ve never had them, they’re not similar in any way to Belgian waffles. While Belgian waffles are light and fluffy, these waffles are quite dense and rich. They’re flavored with vanilla and cardamom, a floral and aromatic spice common in Scandinavian baking.

This recipe makes a large batch of waffles, and since they freeze beautifully, you’ll likely be able to enjoy them for at least a couple weeks after making them.

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Maple Cinnamon Pudding (and a personal update)


Maple Cinnamon Pudding (and a personal update)

This Maple Cinnamon Pudding takes 10 minutes to make and tastes just like a snickerdoodle cookie in pudding form! It’s refined sugar free, sweetened only with maple syrup, and is a perfect gluten-free make ahead dessert. It comes out luxuriously thick and creamy every time and is so easy to make from scratch!

I originally shared this recipe in June, 2015 on my blog with a big announcement: that we were moving from Salem, MA to Austin, TX. And so it only seemed appropriate to revamp this post with new photos, improved instructions, and a similar announcement…

We’re moving back to New England! More specifically, to Rhode Island. In March! We’ve been busy packing, our house is being listed this week, and things have been generally a bit crazy over here. But we are over the moon excited to bring our little family up to the land of seasons and stuff our faces with as much seafood as possible.

And what better way to celebrate a New England homecoming than with a recipe heavy on pure maple syrup?

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Cranberry, Goat Cheese, and Pecan Salad


Cranberry, Goat Cheese, and Pecan Salad

This Cranberry and Goat Cheese mixed green salad features candied pecans for a sweet crunch, tangy crumbled chèvre (soft goat cheese), sweet and tart dried cranberries, and a creamy maple balsamic dressing. This is the perfect green salad to serve as a side for any occasion!

Everyone should have a “go-to” green salad recipe. This is mine. I’ve made it on countless occasions – ranging from quick weeknight meals to Christmas dinner.

The flavors all pair so well together with a perfect balance of sweet, tart, and, tangy. And the textures as well, with the crunch of the pecans and the creaminess of the goat cheese that coats every bite.

I usually make this recipe with my creamy maple balsamic dressing. But you can use store-bought dressing to make this salad recipe extra fast and easy.

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Mixed Baby Greens – I used spring mix. You can use mesclun greens, baby arugula or baby spinach, or chopped up lettuce if you like.
  • Red onion – very thinly sliced so it’s not overpowering
  • Dried cranberries – you can use another dried fruit, such as raisins or currants, or even a fresh sweet and tart fruit like chopped apples if you prefer.

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Mini Meatloaves


Mini Meatloaves

This Mini Meatloaf recipe is such an easy way to make melt-in-your-mouth tender, SUPER juicy meatloaves in a fraction of the time! Using oats instead of breadcrumbs makes them healthier and gluten-free. The best part: these individually sized meatloaves are freezable so you can enjoy one, two, or eight at a time!

Where did meatloaf get such a bad reputation? It’s AMAZING! It’s like a big fluffy meatball or burger without the bun. Comfort food at its finest. What’s not to like? On its own, with ketchup, in a sandwich, with gravy… there are so many possibilities for such a simple supper.

And when the meatloaf is made mini, it’s extra amazing. Why?

  • Not only do mini meatloaves taste amazing, they are also so adorable!
  • They are extremely quick and easy to assemble- with only about 10 minutes of prep time.
  • They can be made in bulk and frozen individually for really easy meals for one or two.
  • Because they are small, they take half the cooking time of traditional meatloaf (only 25 minutes!)
  • Meatloaf is already an inexpensive meal to make, and by making the mini loaves, it’s a little easier to make it go a bit further (and prevent you from going in for too many helpings).

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Moroccan Lamb Meatballs


Moroccan Lamb Meatballs

These Moroccan Meatballs feature ground lamb (or beef, if you prefer) seasoned with Ras el Hanout, a fragrant and warming Moroccan spice mixture. The meatballs are simmered in a sweet, savory, and fragrant thick tomato sauce with plump raisins. Enjoy the meatballs over cooked rice, couscous, or quinoa for an easy, warm, and cozy meal!

This is one of those recipes that may make you sigh audibly when you take that first bite. I know I did. It’s hard to believe something so delicious and flavorful is also so easy to make!

These Moroccan meatballs have such a wonderful balance of flavors – warm, slightly spicy, and super fragrant, with the sweetness of the tomatoes and raisins and bright fresh lime juice and herbs stirred in at the end. And the texture of the meatballs is perfect– browned and crispy on the outside, and moist and fluffy on the inside.

This recipe was inspired by Evi Aki’s North African Meatballs in her cookbook, Flavors of Africa (the food blogger at Ev’s Eats).

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Ground Lamb – ground beef can also be used, or a combo.

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How To Make Almond Milk


How to make almond milk - shown being poured into a glassLearn how to make almond milk at home - with just 2 ingredients + 5 minutes! This easy unsweetened almond milk recipe can be plain, vanilla, or chocolate. Get The Recipe > How To Make Almond Milk

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Keto Sugar Free Gummy Bears Recipe


Sugar free gummy bears recipe scatteredLearn how to make sugar free gummy bears! This natural, easy recipe for keto gummy bears (or keto gummies in other shapes) needs just 3 ingredients, including real strawberries. Get The Recipe > Keto Sugar Free Gummy Bears Recipe

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Are Radishes Keto? Carbs In Radishes + Recipes


Bunch of radishes that are keto friendlyHow many carbs in radishes? Are radishes keto, even? Get all the answers here, plus delicious ways to enjoy radishes on keto. Read More > Are Radishes Keto? Carbs In Radishes + Recipes

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Mediterranean Chicken Salad Recipe


Bowl of Mediterranean chicken salad with lemon wedgesMake this light and healthy Mediterranean chicken salad in just 15 minutes! It's loaded with crunchy veggies and the best lemon dressing.  Get The Recipe > Mediterranean Chicken Salad Recipe

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Keto Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe


Scoops of keto chocolate ice cream in a bowl with garnishesThe BEST keto chocolate ice cream recipe! This 5-ingredient sugar free chocolate ice cream is rich, smooth, creamy, and won't harden in the freezer. Get The Recipe > Keto Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

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Cilantro Lime Taco Slaw Recipe


Keto Mexican slaw plated with lime slices and forkThis creamy taco slaw recipe makes the perfect side dish or cabbage slaw for tacos! The best part: Mexican cilantro lime slaw takes just 5 minutes to make. Get The Recipe > Cilantro Lime Taco Slaw Recipe

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Keto Peanut Butter Protein Balls


Keto peanut butter protein balls piled on a plateHealthy keto protein balls are crunchy on the outside, fudgy inside! This recipe for low carb peanut butter protein balls needs just 5 ingredients. Get The Recipe > Keto Peanut Butter Protein Balls

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Grilled Bruschetta Chicken Recipe


Bruschetta chicken on a plate with basil garnishWith balsamic tomato topping and gooey cheese, grilled bruschetta chicken makes a fast and fresh meal in under 30 minutes! Get The Recipe > Grilled Bruschetta Chicken Recipe

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Is Watermelon Keto? Carbs In Watermelon


Single whole watermelonIs watermelon keto? Are there carbs in watermelon, even? Get the answers here, along with ways to get the flavor of sweet watermelon on keto. Read More > Is Watermelon Keto? Carbs In Watermelon

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Hawaiian Keto Pizza Bowl Recipe


Hawaiian pizza in a bowlSkip the crust and make keto pizza in a bowl instead. This easy cauliflower pizza bowl recipe tastes like Hawaiian pizza (+ 6 other flavor options!), in less time and fewer carbs. Get The Recipe > Hawaiian Keto Pizza Bowl Recipe

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