Greek Chicken & Veggie Kabobs

Arizona in July might be full of rain most evenings, but we are still firing up that grill!  Monsoon season is a beautiful one here in the dessert and getting to enjoy the smells and watch the lightning dance across the sky is one of my favorite parts of it all.    Today is a yummy chicken and vegetable kabob recipe that includes more lemon and garlic.  We are keeping on trend from last week.  It…

Lemon & Basil Salmon Burgers

Finally getting back into the groove of things, after a couple weeks of celebrating!  This week’s menu included this show stopper of a dish!  I’ve been perfecting the flavors and it is finally a worthy share.   I kicked up the flavors of this salmon burger with some lemon and fresh basil.  Inspired by the concept of a “flavor bomb” which was discussed on last weeks (or maybe two weeks ago…

Frozen Yogurt Banana Pops

  Summer time is all about frozen treats and cool eats.  Food on a stick is also a fun favorite this time of year, Popsicles to be exact.  They are portable, fun to eat, and can be enjoyed poolside – all while keeping you cool.  We love Popsicles and last year around this time we made frozen yogurt pops, but this year we are sharing our frozen yogurt banana pops.   I made a version of these last…

Blueberry Vanilla Protein Waffles

I think I’m a little late to the party, but in honor of the “wellness” world being knocked off their rockers this week, I wanted to briefly talk about coconut oil.  It seemed timely given today’s recipe includes this ingredient.   As most know, the American Heart Association (AHA)  Advisory Committee recently published recommendations about dietary fats and cardiovascular disease.  As a nutritional professional, I have learned not to get worked up over reports…

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Back with a quick recipe that gets better as it sits!  I make this dish once and use it throughout the week on salads as a protein topping, that provides so much flavor.  Meal preparation, as I’ve mentioned before, has been a game changer around here.  When our daughter was first born, we didn’t do this as well, and ended up eating a lot more quick dishes that maybe weren’t as…