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Mexican Egg Salad

Two things happened to me earlier this week: I was tired of eating fried eggs and I only had a few random things in my fridge because I hadn’t gone grocery shopping. Sometimes I think I make the best food when I have no plan and just end up throwing stuff together. That’s how this Mexican egg salad was born. Which is what happened here. This egg salad is smoky from the bacon and chipotle powder and is so good. I ate it for breakfast but you could seriously eat it anytime of day. I mean, it has bacon in it. And who doesn’t love that? Ingredients: 3 hard boiled eggs, chopped 2 slices of bacon, diced and cooked 1/2 an avocado, diced 1 roma tomato, diced 1/2 small red onion, diced 1 tbsp of homemade mayo 1 tsp of chipotle powder optional: cilantro Directions: Toss all the ingredients together…

20 Minute Meal: Lamb Steak, Salad and Mash

Truth be told, most of the time I don’t love coming up with new and exciting recipe ideas (actually, I’m not sure I even do that in the first place). But my point is – complicated meals aren’t really my thing. While I love to cook, at the end of the day I mostly just want to eat something delicious and as fast as possible. I definitely don’t want to bake anything, measure, or cook something that takes a ton of time (unless it’s been simmering in my crockpot all day). That’s why I love twenty minute meals like this. They’re so easy to prepare and are super healthy. The idea that it’s impossible to cook healthy food in under twenty minutes just isn’t true. That’s what I call an excuse. And guess what? This meal was under $5 and was 100% organic. The lamb steak came in a pack…

Greek Salad with Homemade Gyro Meat

If you’ve been reading my blog for more than  a week or following my Facebook, you probably already know that I’m kind of obsessed with Greek food. No matter what, I know if I’m at a Greek restaurant I can eat well and the food will still be awesome. The Greeks love to use fresh ingredients, they cook with olive oil instead of disgusting, rancid vegetable oils, and it’s easy to order off of the menu without having to make substitutions. I love Greek food so much that I’m even trying to go to Greece for my honeymoon. And while the beaches and culture and architecture are a big part of that…let’s be honest, the biggest part of wanting to go is so that I can eat at least half of the country. I have a normal appetite and don’t tend to overeat, but if we do go to Greece…

Immune Boosting Spicy Cabbage Salad

I know that cabbage is kind of an acquired taste. It seems like people either love it or hate it. I grew up eating it, so I love it. Which is great because cabbage is super healthy, especially when it’s paired with carrots, ginger, jalapeño, fermented mayo and apple cider vinegar. This salad will help: prevent cancer improve gut function provide beneficial enzymes provide beneficial gut flora reduce inflammation provide several vitamins and minerals boost the immune system detoxify So yeah, I’d say this salad is pretty good for you. And it tastes awesome! I love the spiciness of the jalapeño with the sweetness of the raw honey and creaminess of the homemade mayo. Oh my god it’s so good. Ingredients: 1 small head of cabbage, sliced 2 carrots, diced 1 jalapeño, diced 2 tbsp chopped cilantro 1 tsp apple cider vinegar (I only use THIS brand) 2 tbsp fermented…

Spicy Mixed Greens With Bacon

Listen, I know everyone loves to love. But I’ll be honest. I don’t like kale. The only way I could stomach kale was in my juices, covered up with a lot of carrots and lemon. Scott doesn’t even like kale (and refers to it as lizard foreskin…appetizing, right?). But I should actually say I never liked kale until last night, when I added bacon and garlic and jalapenos to it. I actually bought a giant bag or organic mixed greens that consisted of kale, collard and turnip greens from Trader Joe’s. The bag was surprisingly cheap, and now I plan on getting it during every trip to Trader J’s. Ingredients: 2 pieces of pastured bacon, chopped 2 cups of mixed greens, roughly chopped 1-2 garlic cloves, minced 1 jalapeno, diced Directions: First, sautee the bacon for about a minute. Next add the greens. If your bacon doesn’t give off enough…

Simple Spicy Salad

Sometimes, I really crave a salad. I used to think it was really obnoxious when people said they craved salads. Or that people who ate salads constantly and loved them were obnoxious. But really, I was so restrictive with my food, that I never craved healthy food. I craved fat and sugar because I wasn’t feeding my body properly. Now that I eat an adequate amount of protein, healthy fats and safe starches, I seriously never crave junk food. I’m naturally drawn to healthy foods and it’s awesome. It’s literally not a problem to say no to candy or cake or cookies. If I want any of these, I make them for myself and I don’t restrict it. But I politely decline the wheat and GMO sugar beet filled desserts, not only because they make me feel like shit, but because I geniunely have no desire to eat them. So now…

Fish Taco Salad

I recently wrote about my love for Mexican food, and for fish tacos in particular. It’s a strong love. After making such an amazing tasting Mexican slaw, I realized that fish would be perfect on top. I don’t eat tortillas anyway, so fish taco salad would be amazing. Plus I had leftover Mexican slaw. Fish: 1/2 lb white fish sprinkle of Old Bay sprinkle of cumin Directions: Coat the fish in as much Old Bay and cumin as you like. Bake on 375 until fish is cooked through. Mexican slaw recipe here.

Mexican Chipotle Slaw

Scott and I are kind of addicted to Mexican food. He’s worse than I am though. At least a few times a month we’ll go to our favorite Mexican joint, El Centro (they also have organic red wine, what what!). I always (literally, always) get the fish tacos. Normally fish tacos are mostly the breading, and are deep fried in cheap, rancid vegetable oils (that will give you heart disease!). But El Centro’s fish tacos are grilled, then topped with a cabbage slaw, chipotle sauce, pico de gallo and avocado. It’s amazing. I ditch the corn tortilla and just eat it like a salad. While making my grocery lists and meal  plans for the week, I realize I could totally recreate the slaw (or could I?). I never eat the tortilla anyway, and I could make my own version of this slaw, right? Right. The slaw (slaw is a weird word) turned out amazing. Even…

Simple Russian Salad

I kind of feel like you can add sour cream and dill to anything and call it Russian. But my grandmother used to make this salad and I grew up eating it. It’s refreshing and a perfect side dish for chicken, fish, pork, steak, everything. Ingredients: 1 large cucumber or 2 small cucumbers, diced 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, sliced in half 1/4 a small onion, sliced length wise 1 tbsp of dill 3 tbsp sour cream salt and pepper Directions: Combine all ingredients. The longer this sits out the better the flavors will mesh together.