In a bowl, mix together the butter, sugars, vanilla, and egg yolk. Add in the flour and salt. Mix until combined. Add in the chocolate chips. Put the dough into a small microwaveable bowl, ramekin, or coffee cup. Microwave for 40-60 seconds or until the cookie looks done. Best served warm… Enjoy!
2 cups rice - brown rice for a healthier option 2 cups black beans 2 chicken breasts limes 2 avocados 1 onion 4 large ripe tomatoes 1 red and 1 yellow pepper fresh corn or 1 tin corn kernels jalepenos lettuce hard cheese (cheddar or Jack) sour cream cilantro/coriander Spices used - coriander, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, garlic
THE RICE - cook the rice of your choice and add a splash of lime/lemon juice and sprinkle with chopped cilantro/coriander.
THE BEANS - Soak the black beans overnight to reduce the cooking time. Boil them in a pot with a little chicken stock, dash of chili powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper.
THE CHICKEN - Slice chicken breasts lengthwise in half and brush with olive oil.
Add juice of 1/2 a lemon, 1/4 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp cayenne, 1/2 tsp chilli powder, 1/4 tsp smoked paprika, 2 cloves crushed garlic, salt and pepper and cook in skillet until golden
THE PEPPERS AND CORN - Cook the peppers and corn in the skillet just to get that chargrilled look but keeping them crunchy.
THE GUACOMOLE - 2 avocado, peeled and diced, 1/2 onion, chopped finely,1 teaspoon minced garlic, chopped cilantro/coriander, Juice of 1 lime, Salt and pepper to taste
Chop the avocado, and onion. Add minced garlic, chopped cilantro , lime juice and salt and pepper to taste.
THE PICO DE GALLO - 3 ripe tomatoes, chopped finely, 1/2 onion, chopped finely, 2 teaspoon minced garlic, 1 jalepeno chili , Juice of 1 lime, 4 Tablespoons cilantro, plus extra for garnishing, salt and pepper
Chop the tomatoes and allow the juice to drain off. Add the onion, garlic, cilantro, salt and pepper and lime juice.
To Assemble the salad
Place taco baskets on a plate and start with shredded iceberg lettuce. Next add the rice, beans, peppers and corn. The Pico de Gallo goes on top of this, and then the Guacamole, and cheese. Add sliced chicken and top with a dollap of sour cream and more cilantro to garnish.
I’ve had the last 3 days off from work and it’s been glorious. I’ve been taking 2 hour long naps, watching way too much SVU that I wake up to the theme song playing in my head, and finally sitting down and learning Lightroom.
Starting with plain fat free greek yogurt means less calories, fat, carbs, and sugar and more protein. You can customize it every day to be exactly the yogurt you feel like having and exactly the kind of nutrition you want at the moment! I love having these before or after a workout because with so much protein they give me lots of energy and help my body recover!
These are all delicious but I have to say the Black Cherry Almond is my favorite, I use Stonewall Kitchen Black Cherry Jam. :)
Egg muffins are a great way to prepare a week’s worth of breakfasts at once. All you have to do is chop, distribute and let it bake, I made these southwestern themed but you could add absolutely anything you normally like in your omelette! They’re portable, delicious, healthy and completely customizable!
For an easy breakfast try grabbing one of these along with a yogurt and piece of fruit! They also make great on the run afternoon snacks. :)
When Jason and I make trips to San Diego, we never leave until we have a plate of carne asada fries. But sometimes we just don’t have the time to make it out there and fulfill our cravings. So when the kind folks over at CravOnsent me a sample of their fries to review, I knew I just had to recreate these fries.
I have never been so happy that it is finally Friday. This week was excruciatingly long, and with the start of school and all, traffic has taken a toll for the worst. I worked for 12 hours yesterday, finally getting off at 8:00PM just to get stuck in traffic for an entire hour! What are people doing on the road at that hour?!
October is designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and is dedicated to raising awareness and educating individuals about breast cancer. So Cassie from Bake Your Day and Erin from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts have teamed up this week to bring a full week of pink recipes, or recipes that are helpful in fighting cancer.
I’m a bit obsessed with anything involving pineapple and BBQ sauce so with much brainstorming (more like dreaming and then waking up to be completely inspired), I decided to make these baked chicken taquitos. They’re slathered on with my favorite BBQ sauce, loaded with caramelized red onions and freshly cut pineapple with melted sharp cheddar goodness throughout a crispy, yet tender tortilla.
Tonight was the last Well before spring break and I signed up with David to bring the snacks (the Well is Bucknell’s Intervarsity Christian Fellowship weekly gathering). I wanted to give everyone something delicious but still healthier so I made these. They were a huge hit- everyone was glad to see fresh berries and with the sweet cake and cool wip they were gone quickly. Make sure you defrost the cool wip before trying to spread it though, I learned that the hard way lol.
Being healthy should never mean depriving yourself of treats or things you love, for me it usually just means finding a better way to still enjoy my favorite foods- this is definitely one of those recipes! :)
Getting healthier takes time and staying motivated can be a big hurdle so I hope some of these projects help! They’re designed to inspire you to change up your routine, remember how far you’ve come and give you that extra push you need on the hardest days. This should never feel like a punishment, getting fit should be something that makes you happy so fill your days with foods you love, fitness you enjoy and rewards that make you smile!
I love coming home on break because it means a fresh start with a clean mini fridge! I always stop on my way home to stock up with everything I need and this was my grocery hall this week. :)
If you’re in college like me one of the absolute most helpful things is preparation. Take a Sunday afternoon to cook and portion out all your dinners for the week so that you don’t have to spend a lot of time cooking/cleaning/trucking everything down to the dorm kitchen every day! Although I bought all this while I was home on spring break it is the exact same stuff I get at school (my mini fridge has a freezer).
After my run today I wanted something sweet so I decided to whip up some healthy cupcakes. I wanted to swap out the butter for something with a bit more protein and the Greek Yogurt base turned out so amazing I just kept making more flavors! Greek Yogurt makes them moist, rich and adds 3g of protein while making them (except where I added nuts) completely fat free! You can use the base recipe of yogurt, Truvia, egg whites, flour, soy milk, vanilla & salt then add whatever other fillings, extracts or flavors you like (next on my list is chocolate raspberry). Next time you want a sweet treat give these a try, they’re really easy to make and perfect for whatever your sweet tooth desires. :)