This is one of my favorite salads to serve at summer barbecues because it is super easy to make, doesn’t heat up the kitchen, and it can sit out for a long time without concern of microbial growth. Three bean salad tastes best when you make it ahead of time and let it marinate over night. I’ve made a few changes to the classic recipe to make it less sugary and more flavor-packed. Happy Barbecuing!!!
Summer time is in full swing at the Andersen household and the kids have been asking for popsicles non-stop! I don’t blame them–it’s hot out there! However, with all the artificial coloring and flavoring in most popsicles, I hesitate to pump the kids full of that stuff. I offered them this smoothie instead as a cool treat and they LOVED it. This is a winner for when you need something sweet and refreshing this summer. You can also pour this into ice pop molds for your own homemade popsicles. Enjoy!
This is the perfect meal to make for those hot, lazy days of summer. All these vegetables are ripe and in season, and this dish won’t over heat the kitchen. I use “Guiltless Alfredo Sauce” so you know it’s going to be delicious. Enjoy!
Quinoa has all the essential amino acids to make a complete protein. What does that mean, you might ask? It means that this plant is as complete of a protein as meat. Also, in just 1/2 Cup of cooked quinoa there are FIVE grams of protein. That’s pretty awesome for a plant protein. Quinoa also contains lots of fiber and healthy fats which deems it as SUPER FOOD status. I get lots of people saying, “I know quinoa is good for me, but how do I use it in my cooking?” Well, here you go folks, another quinoa recipe just for you.
I have fallen in love with this traditional Indian dish for so many reasons. First, all of my kids love it—that is enough of a triumph in and of itself! Second, its flavor is unlike any other dish I make. Third, even with all the spices it contains, it never gives me heartburn! I found a recipe for Tikka Masala on “The Iron You” when I was suffering from a head cold and craving an anti-inflammatory meal that contained turmeric and ginger, both of which are great for opening up sinus congestion. I really didn’t expect the raving review from every member of my family and dinner guest which has had this dish at my kitchen table, but this has become a crowd favorite dinner. I hope you and your dinner guests love it too!
This quick fix has become another favorite dinner at the Andersen household. It’s flavorful, filling, and chocked full of vegetables, so I consider that a win, win, win. I hope your family loves it too. Enjoy!
|Lemon Asparagus Alfredo
1 Boneless, skinless Chicken Breast (about 12 oz.)
Serves 6 to 8.
I believe there is nothing wrong with sneaking a little extra nutrition into classic dishes. The butternut squash in this Mac and Cheese goes almost undetected. Best of all, it adds a good dose of vitamin A, carotene, fiber, folate and antioxidants to an otherwise not-so-nutritionally-dense food. Also, the bright orange squash provides a beautiful natural food coloring. Enjoy!