Tag: dinner recipe

easy weeknight lemon pepper salmon

easy weeknight lemon pepper salmon

I don’t know about your house, but dinner time here can sure be hectic.  With three little kids, someone is sure to get hangry (aka hungry and angry) during that hour or so before dinnertime.  And maybe that someone can be me… I am not […]

cream cheese chicken taquitos

cream cheese chicken taquitos

Some dinners I definitely make because it’s something I really want to eat, then other times I choose something I know my husband will be thrilled about.  I like to wave my nice wifey flag every once in a while.   Our tastes are a […]

crockpot maple chile pork

crockpot maple chile pork

After our trip to Aruba I eased myself back into cooking.  The first night we picked up a hawaiian pizza from our favorite local pizzeria and I made a simple salad to go along with it.  The next night I brought out my crockpot and let it do the work for me.  Don’t you just love the crockpot?  I sure do.

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This recipe comes courtesy of my secret recipe club pick for the month of May.  I was assigned Cookaholic Wife, an adorable blog written by Nichole.  She shares a big variety of recipes and her menu plans as well.  Instead of starting at her recipe index, I skimmed through her posts one by one from most recent to older posts.  Nichole was doing the whole30 challenge a couple months back, so tons of those recipes caught my attention.  I also noticed a paleo focus, which I love since they also mean a real whole food focused to me.  I ended up settled on the crockpot maple chile pork, and I am so glad I picked it.  The maple syrup lends a unique sweetness and flavor when combined with the bit of heat from the red pepper flakes.  Everyone in the house loved this and could not get enough of it!  Thanks so much Nichole!

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Crockpot Maple Chili Pork

recipe slightly adapted from here

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless pork shoulder roast
  • 2 tbsp all natural maple syrup
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp natural cane sugar
  • 1 tsp five-spice powder
  • sea salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Place pork in crockpot.  Combine all other remaining ingredients, then pour over the pork.
  2. Cook on low for 7-8 hours.  Turn pork every 2-3 hours.
  3. Shred and serve.

I served the pork along with a corn bake and roasted asparagus.  The entire meal amazing and I can’t wait to make this pork recipe again!  Nichole served her pork with a sweet potato, which I think would be another awesome side.  Or maybe a roasted acorn squash…. so many possibilities!

What did you last cook in your crockpot?

Heather

huevos rancheros

huevos rancheros

Breakfast for dinner is always in our meal plan rotation.  Thursdays roll around and it just sounds so comforting and hits the spot every time.  Normally I lean more towards pancakes or omelets, but for this BFD (that we ate on a Saturday – double […]

roasted tomatillo salsa beef {crockpot recipe}

roasted tomatillo salsa beef {crockpot recipe}

Do you use tomatillos often?  I actually just really got into them a couple of years ago.  Before that I know I’ve had them in store bought salsa or when someone else cooked for me, but they weren’t something I bought very often.  If you […]

what we ate feb 15-21, 2015

what we ate feb 15-21, 2015

Hi!  How’s your Monday going?  I started out with this delicious plate of strawberry whole wheat yogurt pancakes, apple chicken sausage and extra strawberries plus some raisins on the way to teach.  On Mondays I teach Body Pump and fitness yoga.  The perfect combo to start out my week!

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Here’s a look at what we ate for dinners last week.  As always, when there is a recipe to link to, you’ll see it.  The asterisk next to a day is to help me remember when Jacob loved a meal or wanted me to write it down.  Good wifey right here. 😉

Sunday * – herb-crusted tri-tip roast + roasted potatoes, zucchini and asparagus + skillet kale chips

Monday – asian chop salad + cashew crusted pork + steamed broccoli

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Tuesday – beefalo tomato veggie sauce + spiralized sauted garlic zucchini + whole wheat penne mixed with cheese and sour cream + roasted cauliflower

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Wednesday * –  baked lemon pepper salmon + jasmine rice + skillet kale chips + steamed broccoli + sriracha mayo

Thursday – leftovers

Friday * – herb-crusted tenderloin steaks + cheesy cauliflower and quinoa bake + green salad

Saturday – baked chicken thighs + roasted curry sweet potatoes, sweet chili caulifower and beets

The weather has been absolutely gorgeous here lately.  I spent most of Saturday outside doing yard work and we made sure to get out on a family walk + a trip to the play ground later in the day yesterday.  The sun and blue skies are deceiving though, there’s still a chill in the air, but I’ll take it over rain and clouds.  The PNW is the best. I just love being outside and soaking it all in!

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Did you get outside over the weekend?  Have you ever heard of/tried beefalo?  It’s a crossbred mix of a cow and buffalo and is absolutely delicious grass-fed meat.

Heather

Previous what we ate posts:

January 18-24, 2015

January 25-31, 2015

February 1-14, 2015

 

sausage and broccoli quiche with a simple whole wheat crust

sausage and broccoli quiche with a simple whole wheat crust

Hello!  Happy Thanksgiving Eve!  How’s your Thanksgiving looking this year?  We’ll be attending 2 Thanksgiving dinners (one Thursday and one Friday).  I have my contributions all planned out and everything purchased so no last minute grocery store trips should be required.  Some of this afternoon […]

coconut curry chicken with udon noodles and broccoli

coconut curry chicken with udon noodles and broccoli

There are some flavor profiles I just love… like anything with peanut sauce is a win.  Obviously.  Coconut curry sauce is another one.  There’s something about the refreshing coconut milk paired with spiced up curry that mixes perfectly.  You can make curry hot, or keep […]

fish tacos with feta slaw

fish tacos with feta slaw

I don’t know why we don’t eat fish tacos more often. Every time we I make them it’s pretty much just deliciousness. Serious deliciousness.  These ones were no different. Fish tacos are so simple and fresh tasting too. Gosh I just love them.  And that cool crunch that normally comes along with fish tacos?  Makes them that much better. Our crunch came in the form of cabbage slaw with the simple but superb addition of feta added in.

This recipe isn’t an exact science. I didn’t measure anything so all amounts are guesstimates. It’s more of a method or guide than recipe. Take what you can, and roll with it for your next taco Tuesday night. Oh and full disclosure… we totally ate them on a Monday, shhhhh.

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Fish Tacos with Feta Slaw

serves about 3-4

Ingredients

  • 2 large tilapia
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp each sea salt, pepper, garlic granules and paprika
  • 1/2 batch of cabbage slaw (from this recipe)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • Small tortillas, about 2-3 per person (I used a corn/wheat blend, but you could use corn or flour… whatever you prefer)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a foil sheet on top of a rimmed baking sheet. Spread 1 tbsp olive oil down. Place tilapia fillets on top of foil. Spread the other tbsp of olive oil on top and sprinkle seasonings on the tilapia (sea salt, pepper, garlic granulates and paprika). Bake for 20-25 minutes or until flaky and white.
  2. Remove and allow to slightly cool, then break into small chunks.
  3. Prepare the cabbage slaw, then stir feta in with it.
  4. Warm tortillas. To serve place fish, slaw and avocado in a tortilla. Eat and eat some more!

Our after dinner/before bed time routine includes the kiddos and I heading outside and watering the garden (the key I’ve found for actually having a successful garden, who knew?).  We have a major squash, tomato and kale explosion going on here!

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Do you eat fish tacos often? What is your favorite combo/mix?

Heather

new family favorite: cheesy curry chicken and rice casserole

When Hunter was born friends and family brought us meals during those first couple of weeks.  It was so nice not cooking.  I was one tired gal and cooking was the last thing on my mind.  Now whenever a friend has a baby, dinner is […]