15-Minute Korean Beef and Quinoa Bowl
January 27, 2015
This 15-Minute Korean Beef and Quinoa Bowl is the perfect quick, easy and healthy dinner recipe that also makes great leftovers. Use ground beef or ground turkey for this mock Korean BBQ that’s full of flavor and protein.
Have you guys seen Heavyweights? Can we all agree that that was Ben Stiller’s best movie ever? Followed closely by Zoolander.
Anyways, I watched it the other night and reconfirmed that it is an absolute classic. Although I’m pretty sure a movie about fat camp would be banned from theaters today, it was totally one of the better movies to come out of the ’90s.
Favorite quotes include:
Attention campers. Lunch has been cancelled due to a lack of hustle … Deal with it.
I eat success for breakfast! … With skim milk.
Do it to it Lars.
BODY! … BUDDYYY!
Tony Perkis is a man who believes in you. His life is dedicated to saying things like “YES!” and “You better believe it!”
Feel free to use those in your everyday life. All the time. They pretty much apply to every single situation in which you need something to say in general. You’re welcome.
Oven Pot Roast with Sweet Potatoes
January 23, 2015
This Paleo friendly, low effort, high reward, mouth-watering oven pot roast with sweet potatoes is worth every adjective I just used to describe it. Pairs perfectly with The Best Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes” for a dinner you and your guests won’t be soon to forget.
Lightened Up Pork Chops Marsala
January 20, 2015
Lightened Up Pork Chops Marsala is an easy one pan dinner that comes together quickly! The pork chops don’t dry out with the delicious mushroom marsala sauce served on top.
I really don’t know why pork chops get such a bad reputation. I only recently discovered my love for pork chops, with creole seasoning, grilled to perfection, after we received bone-in chops in our meat CSA. They’re just so good. And CHEAP! What could be better?
This Lightened Up Pork Chops Marsala recipe is an adaptation of the chicken marsala recipe in The Skinnytaste Cookbook. If you like chicken marsala, you’ve got to try making it with pork chops. The pork chops stay super moist with the same delicious, savory mushroom marsala sauce that’s perfect served over pasta or mashed potatoes.
The Best Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes”
January 16, 2015
These are The Best Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes” you’ll make. Adding sour cream makes them creamy and delicious – much like your favorite mashed potatoes. Even picky eaters won’t suspect these are made with vegetables!
Have you discovered the magic of cauliflower yet? If you haven’t, put down those Doritos, get in your car, go get a head of cauli, and come back here.
A Day In The Life … Of My Diet
January 14, 2015
Strange words come out of my fingers when I blog past my bedtime, so bare with me.
Today I’m talking about what I eat. I figured, since I do it every single day, it must warrant a post, right? And I’m pretty much just hoping that someone out there somewhere is a tiny bit curious. Or just nosy. Or just wants to be like me. (Ha.)
In all seriousness, I’ve tried every variation of modified diets and finally found a routine that works for me, makes me feel good, and is good for my physical health as well as my mental health. Pretty much I’m about to contradict every health study you’ve ever read.
My diet in a nutshell: I keep it low carb, only eat when I’m really truly hungry, watch my portions, and let myself cheat as much as I want!
So here goes nothin’. Let’s take this hour by hour.
20-Minute Mongolian Beef
January 13, 2015
This 20-Minute Mongolian Beef will make you want to skip the take-out for good. So easy and amazingly delicious. Just like your favorite Chinese restaurant … but healthier!
You guys. I can’t stop watching Friends.
I knew that it would become my 2015 guilty pleasure as soon as I learned it was going on Netflix. But it’s getting a bit out of control. I’m only on season 2 and I find myself leaving parties early to come home and hang out with my “Friends.” Sigh.
I didn’t watch friends when everybody else watched it, so this is new for me. And I totally get the obsession. The ’90s fashion. The studio audience fake laughter. RACHEL’S HAIR. It’s all just so great.
But enough about Friends. Let’s talk about beef.
THIS 20-Minute Mongolian Beef is killer. Like … so good. I know I’ve been saying that a lot lately, but to be honest, I really just think 2015 is my year. I’ve been crushin’ it with the lightened up recipes. *brushes non-existent dirt off shoulder*
Lightened Up Mushroom Asiago Chicken
January 12, 2015
Make this easy chicken recipe for date night, family dinner, or yourself when you need something to distract you from the snow. This Lightened Up Mushroom Asiago Chicken is a crowd pleaser and can be made all in the same pan!
I know some a-hole out there is going to say “this looks like my cat’s throw-up,” and I can’t necessarily disagree … but this recipe is too good not to post.
Do you ever get nervous cooking for other people? I’m always the most self critical when I’m feeding people something I made. Maybe because typically I’m only cooking for myself. Or maybe because people expect me to be good at it since I blog about it? Regardless, my home cooking standards are at their highest when I’m feeding others.
Point being … I made this for a person … and they liked it!!!! Or they just told me they liked it to be nice. But either way, I liked it! So that means it was a great success. Are you following?
The first time around I used the Mushroom Asiago Chicken recipe from The Midnight Baker. It was so good that I decided to make it again, but see if I could lighten it up.
Make-Ahead Paleo Egg Muffins
January 7, 2015
Looking for an easy make-ahead paleo breakfast recipe? Look no further than these make-ahead paleo egg muffins. They’re stupidly easy to make and are perfect for meal prep.
I keep seeing people posting about starting paleo and clean eating diets in the new year and it makes me excited. It also makes me think about the mass amounts of meat I consumed on the paleo diet. And the mass amounts of weights I lifted at that time.
Man … those were the days.
Now, I’m back on an eat-whatever-I-want diet, but keeping it low carb as usual.
If you’re one of the people adopting the paleo diet for the new year – you go Glen Coco …. right to your kitchen and make these Make-Ahead Paleo Egg Muffins. They’re one of my favorite paleo breakfast recipes because they’re easy to make, can be made ahead of time, and are easily customizable to fit your taste.