Mexican Rice Salad

  Today, I’m bringing another fresh summer salad to your kitchen.  This salad is a no brainer to pull together.  Simply combine the ingredients, then toss and serve.  When using leftover rice, this dish comes together in minutes.  It also looks quite pretty,  (you eat with your eyes first, right)? Brown rice can easily beContinue reading “Mexican Rice Salad”

Lentil Orzo Salad

  Lentils, orzo, carrots, parsley, red onion, and lemon; what’s not to like about this salad?  It’s healthy,  inexpensive to make, and easy to prepare. Lentils are part of the legume family.  They have many health benefits including lowering cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart disease, and stabilizing blood sugar.  They are also a goodContinue reading “Lentil Orzo Salad”

Pico de Gallo Salsa

  Pico de Gallo is an authentic Mexican salsa made with fresh ingredients such as tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, and cilantro.  This is my favorite salsa recipe.  It has a bit of a kick to it.  If it is too spicy for you, just decrease the amount of jalapeno used in the recipe.  Serve with tortillaContinue reading “Pico de Gallo Salsa”

Greek Quinoa Salad

  Quinoa is an ancient seed from South America. When cooked, it takes on a mild nutty flavor.  Although it is technically not a grain, it cooks similarly and can be substituted in many recipes if you’re looking for a healthier alternative.  Quinoa is rich in protein, potassium, iron, and other essential vitamins and minerals.Continue reading “Greek Quinoa Salad”

Individual Spaghetti Squash Lasagnas

  Spaghetti Squash Lasagna is the perfect example of healthy comfort food.  Cheesy and saucy, yet mostly squash. Spaghetti squash is a winter squash.  When roasted, spaghetti squash separates into thin strands similar to spaghetti noodles.  When I am craving baked pasta, but I want to be healthy, this is what I turn to.  TrustContinue reading “Individual Spaghetti Squash Lasagnas”