Anniversary!!

Today is my 4 year anniversary!! I couldn’t be more happy.  I was extremely lucky, and married my best friend. He has encouraged me to pursue my love in life, and I get to stay home and figure that out. He is truly amazing!

Anyway, I am done with the sappy stuff. Today, I thought I would share a super simple recipe that could be made at home for a special occasion!!!

I recently made chicken alfredo, and it was delicious and so easy (I cheated and used store-bought alfredo sauce, feel free to make your own)!  The recipe is as follows:

Ingredients:

  • whole wheat fettucine noodles
  • 1/2 jar HT Traders Alfredo sauce
  • 1 boneless skin-less chicken breast
  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Boil chicken breast on medium/high heat for 40 minutes.
  2. Shred chicken.
  3. Heat alfredo sauce and chicken on medium heat for 15 mins.
  4. While chicken and sauce are heating, boil fettucine noodles according to package instructions.
  5. Mix together cooked noodles and alfredo chicken sauce and heat for 5 mins on medium heat.
  6. Serve immediately (I served with a side salad, but feel free to serve with side of your choice or alone).

 

  1. boiling chicken
  2. chicken and alfredo sauce
  3. boiling noodles
  4. chicken alfredo finished

Fish from the Bahamas

It’s time for a new weekly menu and recipe! As you know, my husband spent a week fishing in the Bahamas. He brought back several pounds of Mahi and Tuna. This, of course, means that this weeks menu includes a lot of fish!

Menu:

  • Monday: seared tuna spinach salad
  • Tuesday: Mahi tacos
  • Wednesday: chicken fettucine alfredo
  • Thursday: tuna steaks & asparagus
  • Friday: burgers, grilled corn, and guacamole
  • Saturday: zoodle spaghetti & side salad
  • Sunday: mozzarella & spinach stuffed chicken breast with sweet potato fries

I am going to share with you the delicious recipe for seared tuna spinach salad!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large tuna filet
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/4 cup banana peppers
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella or cheese of your choice

Directions:

  1. Heat 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil on medium heat for 2 minutes.
  2. Season the tuna filet with all seasonings (1/2 on each side).
  3. Turn the skillet up to high heat and cook tuna for 2 mins on each side.
  4.  Layer spinach, banana peppers, avocado, & cheese.
  5. Slice the tuna and place on top of the spinach.
  6. Serve with your favorite salad dressing, vinegar & oil, or nothing at all!

 

  1. seared tuna
  2. salad with tuna

Final Day of the 3 Day Quote Challenge

Today, I thought I would share a quote to celebrate our Earth.

earth day quote

Today is Earth Day, so be aware of your impact on our beautiful planet! I love this and we can all decide what we want to leave behind! Happy Earth Day!:

My final 3 nominees are:

https://weebluemixer.wordpress.com

https://somewhathandybrandy.com

https://lynnesrecipetrails.com

If you accept this challenge, thank who nominated you, and post 1-3 quotes for 3 consecutive days, nominating 3 fellow bloggers to do the same.

Make sure to check back, I will be posting a new recipe soon!!!

 

Day 2 of 3 Day Quote Challenge

marilyn monroe

What an awesome and inspiring quote! We all know Marilyn wasn’t perfect, but this is such a perfect quote to live by. You are you for a reason, so own it!

My second set of nominees are:

https://giraffestyle.wordpress.com

https://mercercreative.wordpress.com

https://greencookingblog.wordpress.com

If you accept this challenge, post 1-3 quotes for 3 consecutive days, nominating 3 fellow bloggers to do the same!

Enjoy! 🙂

 

 

3 Day Quote Challenge

Thank you Vicki https://www.vickgoodwin.wordpress.com  for nominating me for the 3 day quote challenge!

Coco-Chanel

This is a quote I have lived by my whole life! I think everyone should believe in themselves and never set your standards low, if I did, I would never have had the courage to start this blog!

I nominate:

Tony https://tonyburgess1969.net

Kristy https://palatableadventures.com

Rachel https://rachelmonkowitz.wordpress.com

If you accept this challenge, post 1-3 quotes for 3 consecutive days, nominating 3 fellow bloggers to do the same.

Happy Quoting! 🙂

 

Italian Chicken and New Menu

Hi all! I am back with a new weekly menu. I don’t have any meals from this week cooked or pictured, because my husband is still in the Bahamas for work (insert green envy face here). However, I will include a different and still delicious recipe, I couldn’t leave everyone completely hanging! Don’t worry I will be making these later in the week, and will post recipes to go with the menu.

This next week’s menu is:

  • Monday: Vegetarian Chili
  • Tuesday: Cincinnati style Spaghetti
  • Wednesday: Spaghetti Squash Bake
  • Thursday: One Skillet Taco Bake
  • Friday: Stuffed Bell Peppers
  • Saturday: Southwest Chicken Salad
  • Sunday: Hawaiian Pizza

This recipe I am leaving you with is super easy, and very yummy!

Italian Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breast
  • 1/2 pound of okra
  • 1/2 cup italian dressing
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • aluminum foil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. place chicken in greased baking dish
  3. Apply a coat of italian dressing on both sides of the chicken breast
  4. bake for 35 min
  5. place okra in aluminum foil
  6. coat okra with olive oil and salt &pepper
  7. place on a baking dish and bake for 20 mins

 

  1. chicken with italian dressing
  2. okra
  3. okra with oil
  4. okra with salt and pepper
  5. finished italian chicken

 

A ‘Healthier’ Nacho

I am back with a new recipe! You will notice that this recipe is from a previous weekly menu. My husband is disappearing to the Bahamas for a “company” all boys deep-sea fishing trip (no worries, I’m not jealous at all…….). This means I don’t have any pics of my meals from this weeks menu, I promise they will be posted soon! However, I absolutely adore this recipe. It is so simple, yummy, and the most healthy nachos you will ever eat!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound ground turkey
  • Organic blue corn tortillas
  • 1 can fat-free refried beans
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1/4 cup baby spinach torn
  • salsa
  • plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1/2 small tomato diced
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 1 small can sliced black olives
  • homemade or store-bought guacamole

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. cook the ground turkey on medium high heat for 5 mins or until cooked throughout
  3. In a greased baking dish place a layer of organic tortilla chips
  4. next spoon the refried beans on top of the chips evenly
  5. layer the black beans on top of the refried beans
  6. lay the torn spinach on top of the black beans
  7. next place the cooked ground turkey on top
  8. cover with cheese
  9. top with tomato, onion, and black olives
  10. bake for 20 mins or until cheese is browning and bubbly
  11. garnish with salsa, greek yogurt, and guacamole

 

  • ground turkey
  • chips with fat free refried beans
  • nachos with added black beans
  • add some spinach to nachos
  • ground turkey layer on nachos
  • add shredded cheese to nachos
  • top with onions tomatoes and black olives
  • serve with greek yogurt and homemade guac