Roasted avocado and mahi tacos

Another fantastic fish taco recipe. We had some avocados and some mahi filets to use up, so I tossed them in evoo and taco seasoning and roasted them up. Easy and delicious!

Enjoy!

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Serves 2

Ingredients:
2 mahi filets
1 avocado peeled and quartered
Taco seasoning of choice
Evoo
Taco toppings of your choice
Taco shell or wrap

Directions:
Heat oven to 400. Toss fish and avocado quarters in evoo and taco seasonings. Roasted for 10 mins per side.
Once done, flake or slice fish and slice avocado and assemble tacos. Serve immediately.


Waffles of insane greatness

I’ve made these awesome waffles before, yet decided to update and repost. These are my husbands favorite. They are crunchy on the outside, nice and soft inside, and have fantastic flavor. So for his recent birthday, I decided to revamp the recipe. I did use most of the ingredients, but had to up the flour a bit and used vanilla bean paste instead to up the vanilla flavor. They were perfect!

Enjoy!

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Ingredients:
3/4 cup all-purpose flour (I used a full cup)
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk or buttermilk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (I used vanilla bean paste)
Butter and syrup, for serving

Directions:
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; mix well. Add the milk, vegetable oil, egg, sugar and vanilla and mix well. Let the batter sit for 30 minutes.

Preheat a waffle iron. Do not use non-stick spray on the waffle iron; the oil in the batter will allow the waffle to release easily. Follow the directions on your waffle iron to cook the waffles. Serve immediately with butter and syrup.


The Original Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites Recipe (aka Chickpea Cookies)

Odd name, but delicious cookie! These cookies were very easy to make and honestly, very tasty. Even my husband enjoyed them and he normally won’t touch recipes like this. They taste great, are doughy and chocolatey. I did grind some of the chocolate chips to make them more chocolate peanut butter chocolate chip cookies but you don’t have to grind the chips. I just wanted a deeper chocolate taste which created a darker cookie!

These are grain free, gluten free, vegan and dairy free if you use the correct ingredients for your needs. And they come together very quickly!

Enjoy!

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Ingredients:
1¼ cups canned chickpeas, well-rinsed and patted dry with a paper towel
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ cup + 2 tablespoons (165 grams) natural peanut butter, SunButter Natural or almond butter – room temperature 2 (don’t use regular bp it makes them way too oily.)
¼ cup (80 grams) honey (many have used agave and maple syrup with success!)
1 teaspoon baking powder
a pinch of salt if your peanut butter doesn’t have salt in it
½ cup (90 grams) chocolate chips (use vegan and dairy-free chocolate chips, if needed) you can also use cocoa nibs

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 350°F / 175°C. Combine all the ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, in a food processor and process until very smooth. Make sure to scrape the sides and the top to get the little chunks of chickpeas and process again until they’re combined.
Put in the chocolate chips and stir it if you can, or pulse it once or twice. The mixture will be very thick and sticky.
With wet hands, form into 1½” balls. Place onto a Silpat or a piece of parchment paper. If you want them to look more like normal cookies, press down slightly on the balls. They don’t do much rising.
Bake for about 10 minutes. The dough balls will still be very soft when you take them out of the oven. They will not set like normal cookies.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature (or in the fridge) for up to 1 week.


Mexican Sweet Potatoes

I’ve recently fallen in love with sweet potatoes. I never liked them growing up, yet lately I can’t get enough of them! So, recently I stumbled upon this recipe and loved it. I do sometimes add lean beef or shredded chicken to it to make it a complete meal in one yet it’s filling enough if you prefer meatless!

Enjoy!

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Ingredients:
Serves 6

3 medium sweet potatoes
1 can corn, rinsed and patted dry
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon butter
½ yellow onion, chopped
2-4 INDIVIDUAL chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced or pureed (not the whole can!)
1 ounce light cream cheese
¼ cup light sour cream
1 teaspoon salt (+ more to taste)
½ cup cilantro, roughly chopped
6 tablespoons shredded cheese (Pepperjack, Cheddar, Colby Jack… anything will work)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake the sweet potatoes for 45-60 minutes.
While sweet potatoes are baking, place corn in a heavy cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat with no butter or oil. Sprinkle with salt and other Mexican seasoning (as much as you want). Do not stir! Let corn roast for several minutes before stirring. Let it roast for a few more minutes before stirring again. Continue this for about 10 minutes, until corn is browned and roasted on the outside. Set aside in a small bowl with the black beans.
Saute the onion in the butter over medium heat until soft and translucent. Set aside.
Remove sweet potatoes from the oven when fork-tender. Let cool for 5-10 minutes. Cut the sweet potatoes in half. Scrape the flesh of the sweet potatoes out, leaving the skins intact. Sometimes leaving a thin layer of potato inside of the skins helps them hold together better.
Mix the flesh of the sweet potatoes with the cream cheese, sour cream, chipotle peppers, and salt. You can use a mixer or just a spoon, depending on how soft the potatoes are. When well-mixed, gently stir in the black beans, roasted corn, sauteed onions, and cilantro.
Scoop the filling into the skins and top each with 1 tablespoon shredded cheese. Broil for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.


Roasted avocado

I love avocados. I love them on salads, tacos, with eggs, etc but until recently hadn’t tried them roasted until I found a few recipes on Pinterest. After checking a few out, I came up with this simple recipe as others added more spices and oils. I found it was great simply made.
I added the avocado to my salad but also had the leftovers on a sandwich later. Both were great.
Make sure to roast each side long enough to get the outside slightly crispy. It is to die for!

Enjoy!

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Ingredients:
One avocado
Evoo
Salt and pepper

*Any other items you’d like with the avocado. I topped a mixed greens veggie salad with the avocado and tossed lightly with a bit of lemon juice and oil.
Also enjoyed it on a roasted chicken sandwich.*

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400. Cut avocado into quarters and discard peel and pit.
Sprinkle with evoo, fresh ground salt and pepper. Toss lightly.
Roast about 10 mins and flip until second side is crispy. Mine took about 15 mins total-10 one side, 5 mins the other.
Enjoy immediately, although I ate the leftovers later from the fridge on a sandwich and it still tasted great!!


Clean eating honey almond cookies

As all my readers know, I love cookies with my morning coffee. Even better if the cookies aren’t too bad for you, healthy almost ;-)
These cookies were not only great with my morning coffee, but easy to make and clean ingredients most have on hand!

Definitely make this recipe from Gracious Pantry!

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Enjoy!

Ingredients:
1-1/2 cups ground almonds
3/4 cup honey (I used agave)
4 egg whites

Directions:
In a large mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.

In a second bowl mix almonds and honey or agave.

Scoop nut mixture into the egg whites and fold until well mixed. Do not over mix. The moment mixture is combined, stop mixing.

Using a regular teaspoon (not a measuring teaspoon), scoop small clumps onto round edible wafers, or directly onto parchment paper.

Place in oven on lowest shelf at 350 for 10-15 minutes. Should be lightly brown when done.


Grilled salmon tacos

Hello! Before I jump back into blogging, I need to apologize for my long break. Two years ago I was blogging daily, but blogging became more of a chore than a fun hobby. So, I needed to step back and let it go for a while. But now I’m back. Not sure how often I will post, but I’m going to slowly get back into it! So, I hope there are still a few of you out there! :-)

Now onto the recipe!

With grilling season upon us, it’s hard to keep things from getting into a rut. Instead of your usual beef or chicken tacos, try fish or seafood. Today we tried salmon!

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Enjoy!

Serves 2 or add more for a bigger crowd!

Ingredients:
3-6 ounces skinned salmon (serves 2-3)
1/2-1 tbsp of taco seasoning
Limes
Taco toppings:
Tortilla
Shredded cheese
Sour cream or Greek yogurt (we prefer Greek yogurt)
Grape tomatoes chopped slightly
Shredded lettuce (we use organic baby kale)
Chopper peppers
Avocados

Directions:
Rub taco seasoning on salmon. Heat and oil grill slightly. Grill salmon until flakey. Squeeze with a bit of lime juice from fresh limes.
Once the salmon is done, turn off grill, flake salmon and set aside. Heat tortillas for a minute or two on the cooling grill. Sprinkle cheese on tortilla and warm/melt on grill.
Once cheese is melted, remove and top with sour cream/Greek yogurt and salmon. Then add your favorite toppings! Serve with rice, mangoes, salsa and chips, and a fresh margarita!


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