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Recipes I've Shared:

Ravioli Soup

This quick and easy soup is delicious and kid friendly. We love it with some toasted garlic bread and a crunchy salad

Menestra de porotos

We had these amazing beans at our local Ecuadorian restaurant. We enjoyed them so much we had to figure out how to make them at home. We love them with rice, egg, avocado, and sliced tomatoes and onions.

Spicy Creamy Chicken Veggie Pasta

I found this recipe online-it looked delicious but I wanted to lighten it up a bit while still keeping the rich and creamy flavor. You could easily leave out the chicken for a lovely vegetarian meal.

Grilled Citrus Swordfish Steaks with Chili Yogurt Tartar Sauce

This recipe with its citrus inspired marinade and cool dipping sauce is perfect for the grill!

Chai Tea Concentrate

All the lovely taste of chai without all the fat and calories in the drink mixes.

Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs with Veggies

A great way to get your spaghetti and meatballs fix with a shot of veggies. Or omit the meatballs for a delicious vegetarian feast.

Homemade Tomato Soup

This tomato soup is easy and delicious. Roasting the canned tomatoes gives it an extra shot of flavor and even the kids love it.

Zucchini, Black Bean and Quinoa Skillet

This is one of my favorite fast and easy weeknight meals.

One Pot Mac and Cheese

Mmmmm-the creamy goodness of macaroni without cream, velveeta, or Frankencheese.

Hearty Minestrone

A fantastic and delicious soup that's hearty, filling, and full of good for you stuff.

Macaroni and Cheese

This is my mom's famous macaroni and cheese recipes-creamy and delicious it's a hit with kids and grownups alike. While you can't say it's guilt free macaroni it certainly fills the cozy comfort food niche without filling your calorie count!

Macaroni and Cheese

This is my mom's famous macaroni and cheese recipes-creamy and delicious it's a hit with kids and grownups alike. While you can't say it's guilt free macaroni it certainly fills the cozy comfort food niche without filling your calorie count!

Before Work Beef Barley Soup

This soup is so quick and easy to make you can throw it together in the morning before you leave for work and come home to an amazing meal. Serve it with a salad and some whole grain rolls and your taste buds will love you forever.


Our favorite applesauce-we like it super chunky but you can make it any texture you desire. Try stirring a couple tablespoons of vanilla yogurt into a serving of warm applesauce-it tastes like pie filling with melted ice cream.

Amazing Minestrone

Crazy delicious and so good for you.

Tuna (Veggie) Salad Sandwiches

I love this version of tuna salad with veggies and cheese. You can add in just about any veggies-sometimes I throw in some thawed frozen peas, broccoli, or diced tomatoes.

Bosnian Salad

Our local Bosnian restaurant serves an amazing salad-this is my home version. It's a delicious and easy.

Seared Chicken Breasts with Lemon Herb Pan Sauce

Fast, easy, healthy, and delicious-what more can you ask of your chicken?

Berry Crostata

You can use any combination of fresh fruit and berries in this crostata-they're all yummy!

Sloppy Joes with Ground Turkey and Pumpkin

I was looking for a way to add some fruits and veggies to my picky daughters diet-I stumbled across this recipe and we really enjoyed it. Make sure to let the meat mix simmer to blend the flavors.

Cheating Cheeseburger Macaroni

A healthier, yummier version of Hamburger Helper. Not the most sophisticated meal but it's a hit with the kids in the the family.

Our Favorite Hamburger Soup

This is our favorite hamburger soup-you can use any vegetable you like in here-it's a great way to use up those little bits of veggies floating around the fridge or those almost empty bags lurking in the freezer.

Awesome Turkey Burgers

These are a huge hit with my 6 year old who won't touch a plain hamburger.

Roasted Cheddar Cauliflower

A little cheese, a little fat, a lot of cauliflower gives you an indulgent side dish that won't kill your calorie count.

Fluffy Lemon Cake

This is a lovely cool dessert for spring.

Delicious Black Bean Burritos

These are so delicious and filling!

Fava Bean Salad

This salad is a great side or a wonderful main dish on a hot day!

Baked Zucchini Fries

There are a great side dish but they're so good sometimes I whip up a batch and have them for lunch all by themselves!

Posh grilled cheese Quesadilla

I found a too die for looking posh pimento grilled cheese recipe on line-unfortunately the fat and calories were to die for too! This is my lighted up version-all the good gooey cheesy crunch with half as many fat and calories.

Baked Dijon Salmon

This is our family's favorite recipe for salmon-paired with a salad and some cooked carrots this is one of those meals that rarely has leftovers!

Ground Turkey and Pasta Casserole

A healthier take on Hamburger helper-great when you're craving casserole.

White Bean and Ham Soup

Hands down the best ham and bean soup I've ever had (don't tell my mama!)


This makes a quick, easy, and filling meal.

So easy Eggplant

A lighter take on the traditional fried eggplant.

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Tuna and Beans

Delicious by itself or served with warmed whole wheat pita bread.