Watermelon Mojito

The kids are back in school,but it is still incredibly hot here in Texas. There is nothing better then a cold, refreshing cocktail to beat the heat. You can easily leave out the rum and make it non alcoholic. These mojitos are easy to make but look incredibly fancy and delicious. The drink will taste…

Peanut Noodles

If you are looking for a quick and simple recipe that is packed full of flavor, look no further. I like to make these noodles as a side when guests come over, and there has never been a single noodle left in the bowl. This is most definitely a crowd pleaser, as well as a…

Chilled Cucumber Soup

When it is really warm outside, all I seem to crave is something cold and refreshing. This cucumber soup is no cook, easy, refreshing and incredibly delicious. Growing up, my mother would make this every summer when it got really warm outside. She would serve it to guests and they would always be blown away…

Pineapple Shrimp Stir Fry

Pineapple shrimp is a delicious combination of sweet pineapple, red peppers and broccoli. This dish is light, sweet, healthy and very quick to make. I am constantly trying to find something that my whole family will enjoy, but that is also easy to prepare. This is always a hit as a weeknight meal or when…

Eggroll in a bowl

I love chinese takeout but it’s not always the healthiest option. This eggroll in a bowl is a low fat way to enjoy your favorite Chinese takeout without the guilt. It has the flavors of an eggroll, without the deep fried wrapper. This light, quick, one pan meal is one that you will want to…

Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is an herb based condiment that originated in Argentina. A traditional Argentinian chimichurri is made with only parsley and dry oregano, but I love the addition of fresh cilantro. It is usually served alongside grilled proteins, such as steak, chicken and pork. I also like to serve it with grilled fish. It is incredibly…

Grilled Eggplant with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

This oven roasted eggplant recipe is quick, easy and full of flavor. Roasting eggplant is a great way to get tender delicious eggplant, without the extra calories and mess of frying it. I like to use fresh mozzarella, but you can try it with any soft cheese. I suggest serving this immediately out of the…

Arugula and Strawberry Salad

Fruit on a salad seems to scream warm weather is here! Light and fresh, this salad is perfect on its own, or topped with any grilled protein. This salad is great to serve as a lighter side during BBQ season and is definitely a crowd pleaser. If you don’t have pine nuts, feel free to…

Sweet Potato Toasts

Who needs bread when you can have sweet potato toast! It’s very simple to make and can be topped with virtually anything you like. This is my favorite combination of flavors but the sky’s the limit when it comes to sweet potato toast. They are healthy and delicious and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch…