Ingredient: garlic powder

Vegan Thai Quinoa Salad

Vegan Thai Quinoa Salad

This Vegan Thai Quinoa Salad is the perfect plant-based meal or side dish. Ready in just 30 minutes. Filled with tons of crunch and texture and tossed together with a delicious homemade Sesame Dressing. Best part is that it tastes even better the next day, […]

Roasted Shrimp Thai Kale Salad

Roasted Shrimp Thai Kale Salad

This Roasted Shrimp Thai Kale salad is light and refreshing, yet filling and big enough to serve a crowd. Filled with lots of crunch and color. Not to mention all the nutrients from the variety of mix-ins. This is one of those “everything that is […]

Healthy Cucumber Salad

Healthy Cucumber Salad

Summertime means the calendar is filled with barbecues, cookouts, block parties, pool parties you name it. It is the season of gathering with friends and family and eating outside. Because I know at least here in the Midwest, we EARN our warm weather. So gosh […]

Slow Cooker Shredded Italian Beef

Slow Cooker Shredded Italian Beef

Is there ever such a thing as too many Slow Cooker recipes? Especially ones that are essentially dump and go? I think not. Chuck Roast cooks low and slow in the crockpot and results in a tangy, slightly spicy, shredded Italian Beef that your family […]

Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Easy Italian Pasta Salad

There’s a reason that pasta salad is a summertime, cookout, block party go-to. No heating up your kitchen, takes just minutes to toss together, and is best served straight from the fridge. Where could you go wrong? I love making this Italian Pasta Salad for […]

Sticky Asian Meatballs

Sticky Asian Meatballs

These Sticky Asian Meatballs are nice and saucy, slightly sweet, and easy to make! You can roll these as big or as small as you’d like. They’re perfect as a main course served with a side or rice and some steamed veggies. Or, roll them […]

Healthy Pork Egg Roll Soup

Healthy Pork Egg Roll Soup

Pork Egg Roll Soup brings all the yummy, Asian flavors of egg rolls with none of the fried guilt! Cabbage soup is one of my favorite options when I want something healthy, comforting, yet very filling. Not to mention that cabbage soup is affordable to […]

15-Minute Sesame Noodles

15-Minute Sesame Noodles

Need a quick dinner? 15-Minute Sesame Noodles to the rescue. In less time than it takes for you to cook up some pasta, you can mix up an easy asian-inspired, sesame sauce. Even better, I always have the sauce ingredients on hand! No last minute […]

Healthy Chicken Tenders – Air Fryer or Oven

Healthy Chicken Tenders – Air Fryer or Oven

Hi, I’m Kathleen. I am and always will be obsessed with chicken fingers, tenders, and nuggets. Fun fact: in college (although I did cook for myself often), frozen chicken nuggets were one of my favorite pre or post bar fuel snacks. And I may have […]

Lemon Chickpea & Quinoa Mason Jar Salads

Lemon Chickpea & Quinoa Mason Jar Salads

Are you really a millennial if you don’t use mason jars for everything? They may be basic and trendy, but I’m okay with that. These Lemon Chickpea & Quinoa Mason Jar Salads are the perfect meatless, vegan, healthy meal prep. Just a simple lemon salad […]

Crispy Chickpea Burrito Bowls

Crispy Chickpea Burrito Bowls

One of my favorite ways to meal prep is by making any and everything in Bowl form. This lets you prepare all the pieces in advance then come meal time you just have to assemble your bowl. This allows for lots of customization.. aka no […]

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

This lightened up Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad will have you wondering why you ever needed to add mayo. It’s filled with awesome texture – crunchy almonds and celery, chewy craisins, and sweet apples and grapes. The greek yogurt provides just enough creaminess without the heaviness […]

Instant Pot (or Slow Cooker) BBQ Pulled Pork with Jalapeño Slaw

Instant Pot (or Slow Cooker) BBQ Pulled Pork with Jalapeño Slaw

Pulled Pork to many (past myself included) think equals low and slow cooking. Nothing wrong with that. If you have the time and patience to cook your pork for 12 hours at 200 degrees or for 8 hours in your slow cooker, don’t let me […]

Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas

Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas

Is there anything better than a sizzling hot cast iron skillet filled with the fixings of fajitas. I love piling warm tortillas with perfectly charred peppers and meat. But you know what I don’t love? Having to heat up my oven when it’s already a […]

Easy Cucumber Dill Bites

Easy Cucumber Dill Bites

It’s no secret that my go to party food typically involves cheese in some form. Cheese board? Cheese dip? The list goes on. But sometimes you want to feel a little better about eating half the appetizer tray. So what do we do? We put […]