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BBQ Chicken Quinoa Bowls

BBQ Chicken Quinoa Bowls

Lately I have noticed a trend in “bowls” of food, served up in pretty sections, with quinoa as a main ingredient — probably because it’s so darn healthy… {and because it goes with everything, like a pretty black dress}. I have had a hard time making quinoa taste good in the past, so I haven’t experimented with it as much as I should have, but I thought it would be delicious in a CPK style BBQ chopped chicken salad, arranged prettily in “bowls.” If you make everything from scratch this salad is holy smokes AMAZING! But it’s also super delicious with store brought BBQ and ranch which saves a LOT of time, effort, work and money for buying all those ingredients! This is one of my new favorite dishes, and I love how {mostly} healthy it is too! I hope you guys like it!
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Thai Red Curry Noodles

Thai Red Curry Noodles

 

My Thai yellow curry recipe is one of my absolute favorite things on my Blog! Sadly my photos don’t do the recipe justice at all, but it is thick and creamy and flavorful and a little bit spicy, and a little bit salty, and everything a perfect thai yellow curry should be. So naturally, when I came across RED curry paste at the store the other day for the first time ever, I had to try it, and model the recipe after my yellow curry which I worked so hard to perfect. I changed up a few of the veggies {and added mushrooms, because they just make everything better}, and served it with rice noodles, but the result was still the same: thick, creamy, spicy, salty, tangy HEAVEN! I am in love with yet another curry recipe, and hope you love it too!
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Moroccan Chicken Wraps

Moroccan Chicken Wraps

I have never tried Moroccan food before, so this recipe even took me out of my “cooking comfort zone,” but i’m so glad I tried it, because I have discovered a new found love. This dish is FULL of flavors– sweet, spicy, salty, citrusy and a little tartness, which complement each other so perfectly, that this dish is sure to please everyone! It’s great served on a bed of light, fluffy couscous for dinner, but maybe even better for lunch the next day served up in a delicious wrap! I love the idea of making two dishes out of one workload! I hope you love these recipes too!
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Perfect Potato Soup with Watercress & Prosciutto

Perfect Potato Soup with Watercress & Prosciutto

My husband’s family are potato farmers out here in Mattawa, Washington, and because I can get as many as I like for free, I know I should cook with them much more often! I always have a huge box sitting in my pantry waiting to be used, so on the days when I don’t have something planned for dinner, I always seem to turn to this delicious potato soup recipe! It’s so flavorful and healthy by itself, but just like a baked potato, you can add so many different garnishes and toppings to it, that it’s sure to please everyone: watercress and prosciutto are my fave’s, my hubby loves spicy hot sauce, and the kids love cheese! I think that’s why this has become one of my favorite go-to family recipes, because it can be adapted so easily to please everyone! What toppings would you add?
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My New Fave Dinner Rolls

My New Fave Dinner Rolls

My little guy is the pickiest eater on the planet, but if there is one thing he LOVES and is guaranteed to eat {besides mac n cheese and PB&J’s} It’s warm, soft dinner rolls. I don’t make them as often as I should, but the other day I found a new recipe that is so fool-proof, quick and easy, that I thought i’d pass it along and post it up, because I will turn to it EVERY TIME! <3 it!
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