January 2014

Simple Chocolate Birthday Cake with Whipped Chocolate Buttercream + Video.
January 17, 2014
Simple Chocolate Birthday Cake with Whipped Chocolate Buttercream + Video.

It is cake time!!

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Polenta with Caramelized Mushrooms, Marinara + Fried Eggs and Goat Cheese.
January 16, 2014
Polenta with Caramelized Mushrooms, Marinara + Fried Eggs and Goat Cheese.

You want to know what amazes me consistently?

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Fried Plantain and Coconut Fried Quinoa with Macadamia Nuts.
January 15, 2014
Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Fried Plantain and Coconut Fried Quinoa with Macadamia Nuts.

You know what all this cold and snow is doing to me? It’s Jamaican me crazy! Sorry, I just had to. One of my brothers had that shirt growing up and we would all run around the house screaming “Jamaican Me Crazy”! Really, I just think we were making my mom crazy, but I always […]

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Toasted Coconut and Chocolate Chunk Roasted Banana Bread.
January 14, 2014
Toasted Coconut and Chocolate Chunk Roasted Banana Bread.

Ok, so I may have a slight obsession with bananas. Along with cooking them until they are as caramelized and delicious as can be. Yes, it was just a week ago that I told you guys about this Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Caramelized Bananas. And man, remembering back that had coconut in it too. Oops.

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Big Time Jalapeño Lime Black Bean Texas Chili.
January 13, 2014
Big Time Jalapeño Lime Black Bean Texas Chili.

Because really, everything is bigger in Texas. So this title is just a tad deceiving. This is chili with a little Texas flare, but it is totally not traditional Texas Chili. Because traditional Texas chili has no beans and no tomatoes, but I added both and opted out of all the dried chilies because I […]

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No-Boil Mac and Cheese.
January 12, 2014
No-Boil Mac and Cheese.

Whoa. Moving is kind of stressful, tiring and just plain not all that fun. While I have been in the new house for over two weeks now, we are just now doing the big haul of transferring all the families belongings.

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Quick + Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter Fudge Parfaits.
January 10, 2014
Quick + Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter Fudge Parfaits.

Remember all that clean eating we have been doing? Yeah, well can we just take like a millisecond break while we devour these parfaits? Good, good, good. I am glad we are all on the same page.

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Simple Greek Quinoa Dinner Omelets with Feta and Tzatziki.
January 9, 2014
Simple Greek Quinoa Dinner Omelets with Feta and Tzatziki.

You know all about breakfast for dinner, right? Watch the How To Video Here: Simple Greek Quinoa Dinner Omelets with Feta from Half Baked Harvest on Vimeo. It is something I personally do not do enough of, but that changed the moment I made these omelets. Is it weird that just before Christmas I showed […]

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Buffalo Chicken + Blue Cheese Guacamole and Crunchy Baked Onion Ring Salad.
January 8, 2014
Buffalo Chicken + Blue Cheese Guacamole and Crunchy Baked Onion Ring Salad.

Some days just need a little Buffalo Sauce. Ok, maybe a lot of buffalo sauce and a little blue cheese, because I am a blue cheese freak. I know some of you may not be blue cheese lovers, but over here it’s the bomb. If you’re not a fan, I am sorry, just swap it […]

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Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Coconut Caramelized Bananas.
January 7, 2014
Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Coconut Caramelized Bananas.

Can I just say, thank God it is Tuesday. Because Monday was just not fun. And that is putting it nicely.

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Hoisin Caramelized Salmon and Sesame Soba Noodle Bowls.
January 6, 2014
Hoisin Caramelized Salmon and Sesame Soba Noodle Bowls.

I am going through a little phase right now. Basically all I want to make is bowl food. You know what bowl food is right?

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A Month’s Worth Of Healthier Football Food + Life Talk.
January 5, 2014
A Month’s Worth Of Healthier Football Food + Life Talk.

I am switching things up today. Instead of the usual recipe, I am giving you guys a little round-up and a little peek into my super boring (but kind of chaotic) life. If all you want is the food, just skip the last part of this post. If all you want is the life talk, […]

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Currently Happening on Instagram.

  • Creamy Butternut Squash Alla Vodka Pasta. Because Monday night is always better with a cozy pasta. I mean, right? This is just like classic alla vodka, but minus the tomato and plus roasted butternut squash. It's creamy, warming, and finished off with salty, crispy prosciutto bread crumbs. So. Good. And since it's Monday, that's all my brain has has to say...sharing the recipe on HBH today (linked in profile) AND making this over on my stories tonight too. Get at it. #eatingfortheinsta #f52grams #instayum #butternutsquash #pasta
  • It’s officially apple season and I’m so excited to be apart of @krogerco zero hunger | zero waste campaign. The Kroger family brands are making efforts across their stores to reduce waste and even something as simple as baking with “flawed” produce can help work towards a more sustainable future. Personally? I look for the flawed produce when creating new recipes. I love the character each “flaw” adds. You’d never know I used a few bruised apples to bake this apple cider pandowdy (an apple pie, but with a lot more of a “caramel” like sauce and a crust that is beyond perfect). It’s just as sweet and delicious as it looks. Find the recipe on HBH and make sure to shop @krogerco for seasonal produce. #sponsored #zerohungerzerowaste #apples
  • Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar and Zucchini Soup. It’s cozy, but healthier than the average broccoli cheddar soup, easy, and so delicious. Hands down this one of my favorites and it's so incredibly easy to make with an instant pot OR slow cooker. Trust me, this will become a new fall go-to. Recipe below. Get at it. Perfect Sunday night...but really any chilly night works. PS. it's better than Panera's. It's true. Slow cooker and stove top directions are on HBH (linked in profile). ..
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons butter
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
2 medium zucchini, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cayenne, or more to taste
kosher salt and pepper
3 cups low sodium veggie or chicken broth
4 cups broccoli florets
2 bay leaves
1 cup whole milk or coconut milk
2-3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheeseSet Instant pot to sauté. Sautè together the butter, olive oil, and onion, carrots, zucchini, thyme, nutmeg, cayenne and a large pinch each of salt and pepper for 5 minutes. Pour in the broth. Add the broccoli and bay leaves. Cook on high pressure for 8 minutes.Use the quick release and release the steam. Remove the bay leaves. Blend the soup until chunky smooth (not totally puréed). Set the Instant pot to sauté. Stir in the milk and cheese, and cook 5 minutes. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with fresh thyme...and more cheddar. Eat and enjoy.
#eatingfortheinsta #feedfeed #instayum #instantpot #recipevideo
  • Baked (extra crispy) Sweet Potato Parmesan Tater Tots. Because it's Sunday and Sunday requires all the snacks. These are some of the best --> sweet potatoes, parmesan cheese, butter, fresh herbs, plenty of flaky sea salt and black pepper. The secret? Rolling the mashed sweet potatoes in bread crumbs for a crispy on the outside, soft on the inside tater tot. Finish with a drizzle of herb butter. SO GOOD. Perfect fall appetizer, side dish, game-day snack, it all works. Shared the recipe on HBH this week - linked in profile. #eeeeeats #f52grams #sweetpotatoes #fallfood