Tag: dinner

Citrus-Marinated Steak Fajitas with Mango Salsa

Citrus-Marinated Steak Fajitas with Mango Salsa

Citrus-marinated thinly sliced steak pan seared and served with a tropical mango salsa on flour tortillas. An easy, flavorful dinner for a busy weeknight! Being the seafood lover that I am, I’m not big on beef which is why you don’t really see a lot of […]

Baked Salmon Meatballs with Spicy Avocado Crema

Baked Salmon Meatballs with Spicy Avocado Crema

Easy-to-make baked salmon meatballs made with fresh salmon and served with a spicy avocado crema! Ready in just 30 minutes. Perfect for dinner or as an appetizer! After making Baked Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs, I knew I had to make meatballs again…except I wanted to make them with fresh […]

Black Bean & Plantain “Rice” Parmesan Risotto

Black Bean & Plantain “Rice” Parmesan Risotto

Not your typical parmesan risotto recipe. This creamy risotto is made with spiralized then riced green plantains instead of arborio rice, black beans, spices and Parmesan cheese! Plantain “rice” sounds odd, right? You can’t buy it anywhere. This is the type of rice you make! […]

Lean Ground Beef over Zucchini Noodles {Healthy Cuban Picadillo!}

Lean Ground Beef over Zucchini Noodles {Healthy Cuban Picadillo!}

Lean Ground Beef over Zucchini Noodles! Lean ground beef, made Cuban-style served over spiralized sautéed zucchini noodles. A quick and easy 30-minute weeknight meal! Meal prepping every week is not fun but it’s necessary. Here are some tips to help with meal prepping: Cut or spiralize veggies with my […]

Cashew Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Cashew Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Cashew Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Ground chicken with sweet hoisin sauce, salty soy sauce, crunchy cashews, scallions, and fresh basil. Dinner can’t get more deliciously healthy than this! One of my favorite bloggers, Andie Mitchell, came out with a cookbook last year called Eating in the Middle: A Mostly […]

Honey Balsamic Chicken Thighs with Arugula Cilantro Lime Slaw

Honey Balsamic Chicken Thighs with Arugula Cilantro Lime Slaw

Honey Balsamic Chicken Thighs with Arugula Cilantro Lime Slaw! Skinless, boneless chicken thighs dressed up in a honey balsamic glaze and served with a simple arugula cilantro lime slaw. An easy 30-minute dinner! When you’re in the kitchen, do you cook by the book or […]

Spicy Arugula Salad with Pecorino, Lemon & Olive Oil

Spicy Arugula Salad with Pecorino, Lemon & Olive Oil

A simple 6-ingredient spicy arugula salad made with peppery arugula, shaved Pecorino cheese, pine nuts, red chili flakes, lemon juice and olive oil! Makes for a perfect starter or side.  This is one of the easiest salads you’ll ever make. Also, one of my favorites! While in a restaurant, […]

Easy Cuban Pork Fried Brown Rice

Easy Cuban Pork Fried Brown Rice

Easy Cuban Pork Fried Brown Rice. Brown rice with Cuban-style pulled pork, chopped sweet plantains, scallions, and a fried egg. An easy 20-minute meal using leftover pulled pork and brown rice! Guess what? Planning your meals means being able to make bomb ass dishes like […]

Turkey Picadillo Lettuce Wraps {Seasoned Ground Turkey!}

Turkey Picadillo Lettuce Wraps {Seasoned Ground Turkey!}

Flavorful, easy-to-make lettuce wraps made with Cuban-style seasoned ground turkey. Perfect for a weeknight meal and lunch the next day! This may be the recipe I cook for myself the most. Ground turkey is ALWAYS on my shopping list.  Sometimes, I go with lean ground […]

Chili-Rubbed Scallops with Cuban Black Beans + Brown Rice

Chili-Rubbed Scallops with Cuban Black Beans + Brown Rice

Scallops rubbed with smoky, spicy chili powder served with healthy Cuban-style black beans and brown rice, and garlicky sautéed spinach. Phew! That was a long title. Have you ever made something that you KNOW is good…like you can just HEAR your mom saying “Daaaamn. You made that?!” […]

Crispy Chicken Tacos {Vaca Frita Style}

Crispy Chicken Tacos {Vaca Frita Style}

Using leftovers or shredded rotisserie chicken, make these Crispy Chicken Tacos, vaca frita style, topped with sautéed onions and black beans! You ever have one of those days where you’re hungry and the last thing you want to do is get fancy with dinner? Me too! ALL. THE. TIME. Especially […]

3-Ingredient Crispy Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

3-Ingredient Crispy Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

You’re just 3 ingredients away from these Crispy Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings! Oh yeah, I said 3. GET EXCITED. At a bar once, I ordered lemon pepper chicken wings. My first time trying these – I was pumped. I was imagining what they would taste like…all […]