Treat Yourself: Lemon Caper Salmon

The Cheesecake Factory was my guilty pleasure this past weekend:) oh the fun of friends who treat you! I tried to keep it healthy with this Grilled Salmon dish. The pasta was a bit extra but so delicious nonetheless!



Quesadilla Crazy!

I think I’ve gone a little overboard. I bought a 10 pack of soft flour tortillas and I’ve used them everyday since. This isn’t a healthy go to meal but it’s so easy and I’ve been so busy that it works for me. The great thing about it as that you can add a medley of anything you want inside. I made mine with shredded cheese, onions, peas, shrimp (one night) or ground veggie burger (the next night) between two soft tortillas in the oven for about 15 minutes and there’s your quesadilla! Maybe add a salad to the side and an extra workout that week to balance out all that starch! 🙂



Fried Catfish & Tahini Salad

Overnight marinating catfish does wonders for its final fried-ness. Black pepper, Cajun spices and seasoned salt tastes amazing. Fish fry and medium low heat with a bit of oil to coat the pan is all it takes! My salad contains shredded carrots, grape tomatoes and tahini dressing. A love raw onions, hot sauce and mustard with my fish. I’m excited to dig in! Happy, healthy eating! 🙂


Veggie Filled Frittata

So tired of your eggs scrambled or fried for breakfast? Me, too! I tried this tasty one skillet wonder: frittata! I seasoned and cooked chopped asparagus, grape tomatoes and onions in a bit of vegetable oil and a dash of vinegar. Then I scrambled three eggs, a little milk and seasoned it and gathered all the ingredients in one large skillet. It was so so good. You can also try scrambling your eggs and adding all the veggies in that way. I topped it off with a bit of mozzarella and cheddar cheese. (Parmesan is the signature addition that I didn’t have in my kitchen) What a tasty way to start your day?! 🙂



Citrus Veggies on Salmon

I tried a new recipe tonight and I’m very happy with it! Bake the salmon for 25 minutes. Asparagus, squash, onions and cranberries simmers in a bit of vinegar and lime juice (half of a lime). It was a light and tasty combination. Try it out and share your thoughts with me:)


Sunday’s Southern Jambalaya

Last night I taught a dear friend of mine how to make Shrimp Jambalaya & Honey Cornbread. I have to give my girl some props! A.) She didn’t need much instruction B.) When I did instruct her it was fun & easy! I love a one pot dish! This was a healthier version of shrimp jambalaya; we made it with brown rice, 1 cup of coconut water (for flavor) & 1 1/2 cups of water for 2/3 of a bag of brown rice. Brown rice isn’t the easiest to cook to perfection but I’d say we got pretty darn close. In another pot we added Cajun-marinated shrimp and sausage, 2 cups of chopped tomatoes, onions & green peppers (at first I thought it was excessive but it all cooked down just right). We actually ended up using about 1/3 less rice because we needed the right combination of stew with the rice. It was a bit spicy, piping hot and delicious. I’d give it an 8/10 only because we were missing some sort of chilli based sauce that would have really added to the flavor. Now. Honey Cornbread??? We weren’t half-stepping on that! Substitute whole milk with evaporated carnation milk, one egg, a little olive oil, top the cornbread mixture with 3-4 little dabs of butter, bake for 30 minutes and you have this cornbread cake! Thick, moist & sooooo delicious. We added a little agave nectar on top and it really set it off! Try this recipe & enjoy!



DonChow Food Truck

A delectable lunch from Don Chow for only $9! This rice noodle and shrimp with a side of salad gets a 8/10 in my book. Perfectly cooked noodles, made to order, piping hot but lacking just a little bit in flavor. Some soy-based marinade should’ve lingered on the noodle a tad bit longer to truly punch in the flavor. The shrimp tastes amazing! It’s the star of the dish. Don Chow has tacos and some great platters for your enjoyment as well. Give it a try! ;)>


Get Creative w/ Snow Crab!

Sometimes you have to take risks and try new flavors. Tonight I ran to the grocery store and this snow crab meat was only $10.98. I should’ve known it was too good to be true, indeed it was imitation:(. I made due anyway; with a knack for good flavors I truly nailed this one (licked the plate GOOD).

Green beans and crab meat slowly roasted in an Punjabi Eggplant (Indian) and Scampi sauce. I couldn’t stop the fork to mouth contact! Yummmmmy. Medium shell pasta boils pretty quickly; mix in shredded cheddar and provolone, a pinch of salt and pepper for a creamy mac&cheese. Kale with a little olive oil, lemon pepper and vinegar added the healthy component I needed. This isn’t the healthiest meal but it sure is one of my flavor favorites:)