Category Archives: Fast

Creamy Cilantro-Lime Salad Dressing

By | Fast, Healthy, mexican, Quick, Salad, Salad Dressing | No Comments

This makes about a 3/4 cup of dressing.  We doubled the recipe and had plenty for four large salads and some leftovers. There are many of these recipes floating around out there. I really don’t like mayonnaise, wait, I hate it! so I needed a recipe that didn’t contain it. The results were a creamy, limey, cilantro goodness. A must try! This Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing will not disappoint. What you need: 1 cup of loosely packed, roughly chopped, cilantro (with stems removed) 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 3 Tbsp sour cream 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice (about 1 small lime) 1-2 cloves of garlic 1/4 cup of olive oil 1.5 tsp white vinegar 1/8 tsp salt What you do: Put all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth.  

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Lemon Poppy Seed Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

By | easy, Fast, Healthy, Salad, vegetarian | 2 Comments

Mmmmm. Homemade salad dressings are the best. I like how this one contains ingredients that most people have in their pantry. This Lemon Poppy Seed Vinaigrette dressing doesn’t need anything more than a jar to combine the ingredients in. You don’t need to chop, dice, cook, or use a food What you need: 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon poppy seeds 1-2 teaspoons sugar salt and pepper to taste (I just did a few turns of the grinder) What you do: Add all ingredients into a mason jar and shake to combine.

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Clean Orange Hummus Salad Dressing

By | Clean Eating, easy, Fast, Healthy, Salad, Salad Dressing, vegetarian | No Comments

I love hummus and I love a good homemade salad dressing! So, when I came across this recipe in All You magazine I just had to try it. I don’t “eat clean” all of the time, but this recipe was listed as a “clean” orange hummus salad dressing. It ends up being a little brown in color because of the balsamic vinegar, but don’t let the color alarm you because the taste it divine. This dressing is sweetened with maple syrup as it is a clean dressing, but I have used honey before and it was great. What you need: 3 Tbsp plain hummus 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 3 Tbsp orange juice 1 tsp mustard 1 tsp maple syrup 1/2 tsp fresh ginger (grated with a micro-plane) What you do: Whisk all of the ingredients together in a bowl and you’re ready to serve over the salad of your choice!

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Tomato Pasta Soup

Tomato Pasta Soup

By | easy, Fast, Soup, vegetarian | No Comments

I found this recipe originally from the July 2012 Rachel Ray Magazine. It was easy to make and fast. A must try. I am sure you could use any pasta you wanted, but I liked the texture and shape of the called for ditalini pasta. The flavor was good, you definitely taste the tomato which makes sense since the name of the recipe is Tomato Pasta Soup. What you need: 1 cup minced celery 1 cup minced carrot 1 cup minced onion 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil 4 cups vegetable broth 15-oz can tomato puree (I used Huntz brand found at Wal-Mart) 2 cups ditalini pasta (the little ones, they look like a straw cut into little pieces) salt and pepper 1/2 cup shredded/graded Parmesan cheese (to top) What you do: In a large pot, cook veggies in the olive oil until tender. (about 10 or so minutes) Add…

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Asian Sticky Chicken

By | Asian, Chicken, Fast, Grill | No Comments

What you need: 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 3 cloves garlic, minced 1” fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1/2 teaspoon pepper 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless. (I was out of chicken breasts, so we used tenderloins) What you do: Combine all ingredients in a resealable bag and marinate at room temperature for about 20 minutes or all day in the refrigerator. (I did about 3 hours in the refrigerator and it was perfect) You can cook the chicken however you like. We grilled the chicken and it turned out great. We don’t have a BBQ grill, so we just used our electric griddle. But you can also cook it in a pan for about 4 minutes on each side until cooked through. It has an amazing flavor. We also made a little balsamic salad to eat on the side, which…

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Lasagna Crock Pot Soup

By | Beef, CrockPot, Dinner, Fast, mexican, Pasta, Soup | No Comments

This slow cooker meal is comfort food at its best. It calls for dried herbs which you probably already have in your cupboard. Have you tried freeze-dried herbs yet? You can use those in this recipe also, they are delicious. You can use leftover ground beef in this recipe really easily as well. This lasagna slow cooker soup can be made on either low or high in your Crock Pot and both turn out great. What You Need: 1 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes 1 6 oz. can of tomato paste 3 cups of beef broth 1/2 lb. ground beef 4-5 cloves of garlic 1 Tbs dried parsley 1 Tbs dried basil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 cup V8 juice (or any other vegetable juice) 1/4 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp salt 2 cups uncooked pasta shells ( I used big ones, you can use mini or small) 1 cup water Optional:…

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