Asian Salmon Tacos

Sunday morning I was relaxing in bed with Pete reading this list with a smile on my face when I somehow dumped a massive cup of coffee (with cream) all over the entire bed. I then tried with my greatest speed and strength to completely strip everything off the bed before it soaked into the mattress. Blech. Lets just say that the relaxation party was over, and 10 hours later I am still working on all of the laundary I created from that one clumsy moment. The rest of the day was spent on a pinterest binge, trying to help the girls fly a kite in the wind storm while my family watched the Seahawks game inside. The funny part is, that while we are 4 miles from Century Link Field, no one is exaggerating that it is the loudest stadium in football. We could hear the cheering from our back terrace. Seriously.

And at the end of this lazy weekend, I wanted something delicious and healthy and EASY. Enter these Asian Salmon Tacos- the perfect twist on traditional Fish Tacos

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Homemade Sushi

I’ll be very honest and say that there’s definitely a reason why chefs spend a decade learning how to perfect sushi rice or cut raw fish like a boss, because it does make a difference.

Homemade sushi will never be at the level of sushi from the top sushi restaurants in NYC, but here’s where homemade sushi wins:

You get to gorge yourself on a sushi FEAST for like $20, whereas a similar amount of sushi at a restaurant would cost a couple hundred. Soooooo worth it, if you ask me.

And you know what else? Sushi is really fun to make at home.

Nutella Crunch Cake Balls

This weekend is going to be the most glorious celebration of all time, ever. I’m probably going to ugly cry when Taylor walks down the aisle and that’s totally okay because it’s important that she look pretty, not me. We’re going to drink all the champs, boogie all night and smile until our faces hurt. And then I’m going to eat cake. Lots of it.

But I’ve got to go wax my legs and apply goop to this sunburn/pimple/monster, so let’s get to the cake balls!

Nutella is the stuff of puppies and unicorns and laughing babies, and since you guys go crazy for the stuff I figured it was about damn time I put it in a cake ball. For these Nutella Crunch Cake Balls, I used a boxed chocolate cake for the base, then added a Nutella frosting (mostly just Nutella), drizzled the balls with Nutella-spiked candy coating and then topped them off with roasted hazelnut pieces for a hearty crunch.

That’s all folks. A helluva lot of Nutella and a little elbow grease and you’ve got chocolatey, hazelnutty, crunchy-on-the-outside-soft-and-gooey-on-the-inside, bridesmaid-diet-ruining perfection.

My work here is done! Well, for today anyway.

Cinnamon Roll Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This Cinnamon Roll Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is lick-your-plate, DELICIOUS. All of the warm, ooey gooey, cinnamon taste you love from a cinnamon roll, without any of the fuss. No rolling, rising, etc.

With just 15 minutes prep time, it’s SOO easy, and the end result is a delicious, moist, cinnamon roll cake that will make the people in your life very, very happy!

Cheesy Chicken Fritters Recipe

Hey Foodies,

Today I will show you how to make chicken fritters with mozzarella, a super delish recipe that’s also perfect for the Ketogenic diet.

Apart from being a great Keto recipe, the cheesy chicken fritters are also perfect for meal planning, as I will explain in the Tips & Tricks below.

But before that, does everybody know what the Keto diet is all about?

If you do, you can skip to the next section to see my useful Tips & Tricks.

If you don’t know what a Keto diet is, well, let’s bring everybody on the same page, shall we?!

SYN FREE FAJITA CHICKEN PASTA

love fajita’s – I think it is all the different components – the seasoning and flavours, the grilled meat, onions and peppers, then all the amazing toppings from soured cream, to cheddar and cilantro.

But then there are the flour tortillas that are not exactly Slimming World friendly. There are some tortillas/wraps that qualify as a HEb, but one tortilla is never going to cut it for me when I fancy tortillas, so this  Fajita Chicken Pasta is a perfect way around that.

Serving with pasta is a great way to enjoy this dish without the guilt. You still get to have some of those amazing toppings, but without breaking the daily syn bank. Actually, I enjoy this just as much, if not more.

Steamed Salmon with Sweet Ginger Soy Glaze

I can’t say enough good things about salmon. It’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids along with B vitamins, potassium, and antioxidants. Because studies have shown that it reduces the risk of heart disease, the American Heart Association recommends eating fish like salmon twice a week. Not only that, but it’s a also great source of lean protein, packing in 22- to 25-grams of protein per 3.5-ounce serving. It’s not all about nutrition, either. Salmon has a mild flavor and flaky texture that makes it taste good with almost anything. You can encrust it in pistachios, cook it with white wine and garlic, or turn it into this recipe for Steamed Salmon with Sweet Ginger Soy Glaze. It work just as well with Asian-inspired flavors as it does with French flavors!

The only problem with salmon is that it’s a little intimidating. People who haven’t cooked salmon before might not know that it also happens to be really easy to cook. Previously, our favorite, easy way to cook salmon used foil packets. Recently, we discovered that steamed salmon is even easier! Following this steamed salmon recipe is one of the best ways to introduce yourself to cooking salmon at home. It’s easy, fast, and requires little-to-no cleanup.

Salmon Poke Bowl Recipe with Quinoa

Meet my go-to lunch of late. This super healthy, flavor-packed, easy to make salmon poke bowl recipe with quinoa and loads of veggies.

Guys, this salmon poke bowl is so yummy. I ate this for lunch three days straight. Because one, it’s delicious. Two, with the quinoa and salmon cooked ahead of time, it is SO quick to make. And three, it’s super healthy—hello good fats (salmon and avocado) and protein (quinoa).

Let’s talk food prep.

At the beginning of the week, I often make a batch of quinoa to have on hand for quick, healthy lunches. I can’t recommend this enough. Quinoa is perfect for throwing into salads and it keeps for a good few days in the refrigerator.

Coffee Cake Recipe

One of my FAVORITE things to make for a breakfast get-together is coffee cake! This next recipe is quick and it is so buttery and cinnamon-y that everyone loves it. My mom first made it for me when I left for a summer camp as a teenager and I remember thinking, “I need to have this recipe in my life!” It was just too good.

Since then, I’ve tried a few coffee cake recipes before, but none come close to this one. It’s simple and has become a staple for many holiday morning celebrations. This cake is moist, soft, warm and full of cinnamon and sugar goodness.

No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

No-bake cheesecakes are always a great treat, no matter if it is summer or winter. They are dreamy creamy and oh so delicious. This No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake is my new favorite. The blueberry taste is super intense, and the filling is so creamy, velvety, and smooth that I would love to lay in there.

Because I love to bake from scratch, I added homemade blueberry sauce to the filling. You could substitute with blueberry jam, but I really encourage you to make the blueberry sauce on your own. You need just 3 ingredients and it’s very easy to make.