Baked Onion Rings

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Oh, onion rings, how I love thee!Though, I never order them! In fact, I couldn’t even tell you the last time I had onion rings! I got a wicked craving for them last week and I just had to have them, but of course, I wanted them without all of the calories and fat. Frying them was out of the question. Time to bake ’em up!
I was a little worried about getting these to brown so depending on your oven, you may want to bake them a little longer. Even though they didn’t get as golden all the way around like I wanted them to, I still found them to be perfectly crispy! I dipped mine in sriracha mayo (which makes them even more yummy, by the way!) I would take this baked version any day over the fried version!

Grilled Chicken and Kale Pasta

After my trip to Delaware, I knew I had to get back on my health kick. I had eaten bags of doughnuts, buckets of popcorn, and boxes of Buncha Crunch. It was calorie madness. So I popped down to the farmer’s market and picked up one of the healthiest veggies I know, kale.

A few things you should know about your curly green friend: They are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, iron, and are a great detox food. Which is exactly what I needed after all that salt and sugar!

After all that traveling, I didn’t have the motivation to get all fancy and wanted something simple, so I tossed together some kale, mushrooms, and grilled chicken in lasagna noodles. Lasagna noodles you say? I improvise a lot, and when I was out of pappardelle, I sliced up some lasagna noodles for a quick substitute. Try it for yourself!

This recipe cooks for 1, as the majority of the time I make myself something quick a head of time to take to work for lunch. Just double everything (or quadruple) if you’re making for a bigger group.

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Happy National Root Beer Float Day

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1. Root Beer Float Cupcakes , 2. Root Beer Float Cookies, 3. Root Beer Float Pie,

4. Stacked Root Beer Float Trifles, 5. Brown Cow, 6. Root Beer Float Cake,

7. Root Beer Float Popsicles, 8. Shot Glass Root Beer Float Cupcakes, 9. Root Beer Cookie Sandwiches

 

 On national root beer float day, there is nothing better than having a yummy root beer float in any form. Here are a few different ways to get your root beer fix. Enjoy!

Pan Seared Tilapia with Tomato & Kalamata Olive Ragout

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Annamarie from The Domestic Badass (love the name of her blog btw) has shared with us a yummy and healthy dinner recipe that can be whipped up in a jiff.

A pan seared tilapia served over garlic sauteed spinach and mashed potatoes, topped with a tomato and kalamata olive ragout. It’s very flavorful and good for you (so you don’t have to feel that guilty about eating the potatoes 😉 It’s also super easy and quick to prepare.

To get her entire recipe – Pan Seared Tilapia with Tomato Olive Ragout over Garlic Sauteed Spinach and Mashed Potatoes, you can check it out here.

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