Walnut Herb Shrimp

walnut herb shrimp from DailyRation.net

Want a recipe that is super fast but also healthy?  Maybe you’re looking for something low carb or Paleo or Whole30 compliant?  Or maybe you just like to use natural ingredients?  Either way, this is your meal!  Walnut Herb Shrimp hits all those points and is packed full of flavor.  It’s also ready in about…

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Chicken Adobe – A Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole

Chicken Adobe from DailyRation.net - A Mexican chicken and rice casserole

Chicken Adobe is like a classic chicken and rice casserole, but with a Mexican flavor twist added.  And since September is both chicken month and rice month,  we’re rockin’ the food holidays here. ;).  One of the best things about this dish is that you can do the work and assemble the casserole early in…

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Tomato Eggplant Galette

Even though it’s September, and everyone else seems to be settling into fall, it’s still hot in our long Southern California summers.  We’re nowhere near ready to plant fall crops, and tomatoes and eggplants are still coming out of our ears.  I say this a little tongue in cheek.  I love that we have a long…

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Med Melts With Creamy Ricotta Walnut Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

mediterranean grilled cheese

There’s a restaurant near me that has these sandwiches I adore.  They are Mediterranean melts, which us locals refer to as ‘med melts’.  It’s at one of those hipster places that bake their own bread, have gigantic chocolate filled croissants for breakfast, and there’s lots of dark wood inside.  I love it for the atmosphere, but…

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Citrus Chicken Salad with Herb Toasted Walnuts

Citrus Chicken Salad with Herb Toasted Walnuts from DailyRation.net

If you want a healthy salad recipe but you want to change it up, try something new, but quick and easy is still a must, then this salad should be in your recipe repertoire.  Remember those herb toasted walnuts in yesterday’s blog?  They’re in this salad.  And if you have leftover roasted chicken breasts, or…

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Herb Toasted Walnuts

Herb Toasted Walnuts from DailyRation.net

Need a way to step up your salad game? I am addicted to these herb toasted walnuts!   They take 5 minutes or less to make and they’re great in salads or just as a snack.  I’ve been playing with all sorts of combos in my head too so you might see something similar in…

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

chocolate zucchini bread

I made chocolate zucchini bread for breakfast yesterday.   Chocolate for breakfast?  Why yes I did.  Warm bread, fresh out of the oven and filled with shredded zucchini…I refuse to feel guilty, even if it’s laden with rich chocolate flavor.     First, I have a confession to make.  I don’t like zucchini.  It’s never…

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Paleo Mini Cherry Crisps

individual cherry cobblers

In less than half an hour you can have healthy, delicious paleo cherry crisps ready for company or all for yourself! Don’t slave over cherry cobbler when fresh cherries are in season, take the shortcut for a healthier dessert.

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Mexican Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes with Cocoa Tajín Buttercream

Cinco de Mayo dessert anyone?  Or just an excuse to eat these slightly spiced, crazy moist, chocolate cupcakes with even more chocolate buttercream, laced with chile lime seasoning. These are a lot easier than they sound!  The key is a jazzed up boxed cake mix.  Add in shredded zucchini to call it a vegetable and…

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Creamy Carrot Thyme Soup

I don’t even know where to start with this soup.  Seriously.  It’s creamy sweetness in a healthy warm package.  It’s winter well-being and luxury rolled into one pleasant bowl.  It’s a balance between natural sweetness from carrots and almost caramelized onions, and savory with herbs and garlic.  It’s topped off with a velvety ranch whipped…

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