GROUND TURKEY + wild rice + black beans + tomatoes
There's so many ways to stuff bell peppers, but this spicy dish is by far my favorite! It has the perfect ratio of meat to rice and beans. Ironically, it's packed with kale that's so well disguised, no one will even know it's there. I cooked this recipe for my family and they assumed it was some sort of green herb like parsley or chives. They were shocked to find out it's kale.
the spice is real
If you were heavy handed with the cayenne, I know you're getting a feisty kick that has you grateful for the side of sour cream. I'm always impressed with myself when I make something spicier than I anticipated. It forces me to slow down for relief from the heat and enjoy every delectable bite.
If you're not opposed to adding a starchy vegetable, I'd recommend corn. If you're trying to cut back on carbs, I'd recommend cooking less rice and adding more meat, or take the rice out entirely.
I always find that eating an entire pepper can be a lot of food, so I like to pair it with something light like a salad. I'm curious to know what else you would pair with this dish and how you put your own twist on it. Let me know in the comments below!
Until next time, stay beYOUtiful, keep life sweet, and never stop feeding your soul. -xo
spinach parmesan sauce + lentil pasta + vegetables
We're not talking processed carbs. Nope! NOT TODAY. We're talking high fiber, nutritious lentils. I must admit, they're pretty irresistible in pasta form. This is a dish I used for lunch prep, but it also serves as a great dinner dish. If you're looking to add more fiber and vegetables to your diet as well as a dish that will fill you up, this is the one. Even though it's heavy on the veggies, the parmesan truly ties this delicious recipe together.
That's it! Hope you enjoy this dish. I adapted the recipe from Erren's Kitchen and the marvelous discovery of lentil pasta. Please comment to let me know how you made your own spin on this dish. Until next time, beYOUtiful, keep life sweet, and never stop feeding your soul. -xo
Grilled chicken + MIxed greens + cranberries + pecans
This is a salad that will take you no time to whip up and enjoy on your lunch break from Monday through Friday. It's specifically geared towards all my foodies out there that want to have a delicious and healthy lunch without spending hours prepping on Sunday night. Surprisingly, I've alway strayed away from salads because I was under the impression that they're not filling or I'll be left feeling hungry before dinner time rolls around. With this salad, I didn't have that experience, and I encourage you to put your own twist on it so that you feel the same way. To put simply, these are greens done right.
sun dried tomatoes and rosemary chicken
This easy 'chicken in a bag' recipe can be prepared for dinner or lunch. I came up with it while I was walking through the grocery store and realized that I wanted to make a chicken dish that requires little effort but is packed with bold flavors. I have a huge love affair with tomatoes, so working with sun dried rather than raw tomatoes seemed like a new adventure that I was ready to explore. The rosemary in this dish was inspired by my mother's delicious rosemary chicken that she would always bake when I was growing up. It's an herb that reminds me of home and comfort. Once I married the two, I wasn't sure of the results until I received such positive feedback on my snapchat from family and friends. I quickly realized that I was onto something and should have taken pictures throughout the process. Now that I've finally gotten back around to making this recipe, I've brought it to my Spice blog. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
how to make IRRESISTIBLE cake pops
Here's a "how to" guide on making cake pops so delicious that you'll wish you never made them at all after you're bombarded with endless requests to make more. I'll admit, it's a bit time consuming, but well worth it! I guarantee, they're irresistible to say the least.
Keep in Mind:
Total time disregards time spent allowing cake to cool, refrigeration time for cake and frosting mixture, and chilling time for pops.
Keep in mind, one box of cake mix makes approximately 30-37 pops. I used Betty Crocker Super Moist Vanilla Cake Mix, which made 33 pops.
*It's best to add the frosting gradually. Typically, you'll end up using half of the container, but by mixing in a little at a time, you prevent making the cake too mushy. You want your cake pops to have a cake-like texture. For brownie mix, you may have to use less or more frosting depending on the fudge-like texture of the brownies.
**The use of gloves and the cool temperature of the batter should prevent it from sticking to your hands as you roll it into balls. Using your bare hands wastes a lot of the batter.
what do you think?
Share your experience with using this how to guide on irresistible cake pops in the comments section below. Additional tips and tricks for others to use are always helpful. Until next time, beYOUtiful, keep life sweet, and never stop feeding your soul! -xo