So, today I’m Bermuda bound! Needless to say, I’m a little excited. It’s been a LONG time since I’ve been on a real vacation. We are going on a cruise. Cruises are notorious for over indulgence of food. I have worked so hard in the past few months to “clean” up my diet and I’m going to try to stay committed to keeping that up. Of course I’ll allow myself a few cheat items. Our “My Clean Kitchen” philosophy is 80-20, so I’ll let myself indulge, but only 20% of the time. So I thought I would share with you the preparation I’ve done in hopes of keeping myself on track while I’m sailing the high seas.
I am a pesto addict. I think it might be the perfect sauce. it has everything a great sauce should…nuts, cheese, herbs, and pretty colors. For the longest time I only ever made traditional pesto, but recently I have decided to branch out! Here is one of my newest addictions…Spinach Pesto! It is delicious! And a great way to use up that extra spinach in our fridge. Trust me, once you try it, you will be a convert as well!!!
Hard boiled eggs are a simple and healthy snack packed with protein. I eat them almost every day for breakfast or when I need an energy boost during the day. Here is a simple and foolproof recipe for making the perfect hard boiled eggs!
I was first introduced to the ginger, honey and carrot combo in college. When my folks would come up for football games they would stay outside town at this little bed and breakfast. They also served dinner on Friday nights. One Friday night, they served a variation on these carrots. It became a family favorite. They sold us this Junior League cookbook, where the owner had gotten the recipe. I have no idea where that cookbook ended up through the years but I have continued to cook these carrots. The recipes have changed and morphed over the years into what it is today. And, its delicious
Is it just me or is Cauliflower one of the most versatile vegetable our there? You can make it into rice, pasta sauce, pizza crust, popcorn, and tortillas. You can roast it, boil it, and steam it. Even better…you can use it to make a healthy version of mashed potatoes! This whipped cauliflower recipe is so creamy and light that your family won’t know they aren’t eating the real thing. Shh don’t tell my 4 year old!
When we set out to create the perfect sweet potato fries recipe, we want to go more savory then sweet. We cut the sweet potatoes thick, tossed them in coconut oil, and sprinkled them with fresh rosemary. WOW are they good. They have a great depth of flavor that you just cant get from a white potato. Now that I have tried these fries I will never go back to the traditional white potato kind!
We love meatloaf at our house. It is such a great family dinner. Real comfort food. This turkey meatloaf recipe is something i have been making for years. It is moist, full of flavor, and extremely satisfying. Even better…it is a great way to sneak vegetables into your kids diets! They won’t even know they are eating them!
Mmmm Quesadillas. Those wonderful, cheesy, warm, crispy little tortilla filled pockets of heaven. Too much? Oh well, what can I say I am an addict. Not only are they quick and easy to make, but they are a great way of sneaking vegetable in your diet. Even veggie haters will eat their tomatoes when they are stuffed in cheesy grilled tortillas. Even when they are whole wheat! Here is our recipe for easy Cheese and Black Bean Quesadillas. Feeling adventurous? Trow in your favorite vegetables and make you own customized version!
Who said leftovers have to be boring? At My Clean Kitchen we don’t think so! In fact, sometime they can be even better then the first time around. Here is a simple idea for what to do with your leftover meatloaf. Bonus, it make an easy and satisfying lunch!
How is it that something so simple can be so good? Cheese and crackers, tea and honey, chocolate and strawberries..are just a couple of simple combinations that are pure bliss. Well now it is time to add something else to that list. Nut Butter, Apple and Honey Sandwiches. When these three ingredients are combined, the entire universe seems to fall into place. Life makes sense, the sun begins to shine, birds start singing…you get the picture. It is delicious, trust me, just try it.