Seared Tuna with Spicy Cucumber Cups

My four all time favorite things to combine together are seared tuna, apple, cucumber and avocado. I also have a slight tajin addiction. This recipe came out preeeeeetty darn good, and was quick and easy to make. The mixture of sweet and savory hits the spot   Ingredients for Seared Tuna and Spicy Cucumber Cups sashimi grade tuna apple one cucumber, peeled…

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Slow Cooked Pork w/Paprika and Carrot Rice Recipe

I have to admit that I neglected my slowcooker for the last year or so since I bought it. So this week, since I am feeling a little lazy, I decided that this is a great time to resurrect my exploration with my Crockpot! Earlier in the week I made a version of veggie chili that was decent but kind…

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Lemon Pepper Shrimp & Spicy Salad

Once you start getting more comfortable with cooking, it’s fun to get a little bit experimental. Sometimes the recipes are a disaster, and others they come out halfway decent, and tonight, I made something halfway decent! Beware: this recipe is pretty darn spicy, so if that’s not your thing, use less tarragon or leave out the jalapeno entirely. This makes…

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Spicy Gazpacho Served in a Roasted Bell Pepper

It’s almost summer and I love cold soup! I can’t believe I haven’t posted a recipe for gazpacho before this! I’ve made many variations of these over the years, so here’s just one example of what you can make. You don’t have to serve it in a bell pepper, but I like to because it’s fun. This is a great…

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Candles in a Firepit

So I have this firepit but I really don’t like the smell of the wood burning – I finally figured out a way to use it and incorporate scented candles! DIY Candle Firepit 5-6 bags of Glass Beads (from 99c store!) 3 tall candles, in glass gars (also 99 cent store) 5 small candles, in jars (you guessed it, 99…

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Habanero Honey Roasted Beets Salad Recipe

If you like something healthy with a little kick to it, this is a great recipe! It has some of my favorite ingredients (mangoes and beets) and serves 1 person. Habanero honey adds just the right flavor to the roasted beets salad   Ingredients 2 Beets (any color – I used one yellow beet and one red one) 1 yellow…

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Beet Root and Greens Salad with Capers – Great Side Dish

In one of my favorite novels, Jitterbug Perfume, by Tom Robbins, there is a quote: “Breathe properly. Stay curious. And eat your beets.”  A lot of people do not like beets, and I did not grow up eating them, but I wish I had because they are one of my favorite foods when prepared well. I had absolutely no idea…

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A Delicious Crock Pot Pork Chop Recipe

Ok so I recently bought a Crockpot and I have to admit: I am OBSESSED with it. It is so nice to come home from a long day of work to a real dinner. So the next few posts are going to be slow cooker recipes that I’ve tried and have worked out well. Here’s the first, which features pork…

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Portabello Mushroom Burger Recipe

I’ve never been a huge fan of burgers that don’t have meat, but a few months ago after my neighbor made me a vegetarian burger made from grilled portabella mushrooms, I became hooked! This recipe is quick & easy and most of all, satisfying.   Ingredients Burger Buns Portabello Mushrooms Green, Yellow or Red Peppers, sliced a little bit of…

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Vegetarian Tacos With Lentil “meat”

It’s Taco Tuesday so what more appropriate meal to try than vegetarian tacos! The lentil “meat” in this was AMAZING. I barely could tell it wasn’t meat, and it was super filling. Vegetarian Taco  with Lentils Recipe Ingredients Corn tortillas cooking oil of some kind (I used olive, but vegetable is sometimes better) 1 tomato, minced or chopped 1/2 white…

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