Breakfast Fried Rice

breakfast fried rice

Fried rice is one of those fast and easy dishes that help you use up whatever is on hand. In this case, I’m using things up that would make a great breakfast dish. If you’ve been keeping fried rice reserved for dinner or lunch, you’ve been missing out! *Tip Use leftover rice! I cannot stress…

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15 Ways to Use Beans

Since everyone has been stocking up on non-perishables during the pandemic, I thought it would be fun to do a mini-series with several ways to use single items. And since I haven’t been able to find any dried beans during my last 3 trips to the grocery store, I thought I’d start with those. (And…

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2 Step Pineapple Pork

2 Step Pineapple Pork

There are only a few simple ingredients in this pork dish, but it is crazy good. I made it as an experiment in the middle of the afternoon and promptly stuffed myself during the taste test. While this is simple, it does take a while, so make it on a day that you’re home for…

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Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie​

healthy chocolate covered cherry smoothie #paleo #vegan #valentinesDay #pegan #cherry #chocolate

The totally paleo, healthy, energizing Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie is here!  It’s fast and easy and so delicious that you won’t feel like you’re missing out on anything.  Rich chocolate indulgence, here we come.

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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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