Lettuce wraps don’t just have to be an appetizer you get at fancy Asian restaurants! This recipe is the perfect low-carb dinner that even picky eaters will enjoy and want seconds. And thirds! Totally guilt-free…
Spicy Sriracha sauce, beef, and potatoes come together to make an absolutely mouthwatering low-carb dinner. I love love Sriracha sauce. It packs the perfect punch of spice and can be added to just about any dish to instantly add flavor and heat. This instantly became a favorite in my house. I made this dish for my dad and grandparents, somewhat picky eaters, and they could not stop raving about these lettuce boats. This recipe will definitely be in my dinner rotation!
This recipe is super easy to make and can be whipped up in no time in the kitchen for a fast dinner option. It is also budget friendly. What more could you ask for in a dinner? You will love these lettuce boats because they are healthy, light but very filling, and are packed with flavor.
Sriracha Beef Lettuce Boats
An easy low-carb dinner packed with color and flavor!
This watermelon pizza is not only lovely to look at, but it is absolutely refreshing and perfectly sweet. Lemon zest and fresh strawberries add beautiful summer colors to this dessert and make it bright and wonderfully light. This easy no-bake dessert can be whipped up in no time and is the best afternoon snack for a hot summer day. Finally a dessert that is satisfying, low-carb, and loaded with fresh fruits! I promise, you are going to want to make this refreshing watermelon pizza. Your kids will love this as an after school snack, and your friends will be impressed and delighted at your next barbecue get together.
Honestly, this is one of the easiest desserts I have ever made. Slice a watermelon, whip up some whipped cream, and cut up some strawberries. Voila! Easy as pie. And almost tastes like pie with fresh strawberries and whipped cream but has half the calories and takes half the time to make. I don’t know about you, but on hot summer days I really love eating fresh fruit. Which is why this watermelon pizza is a perfect summer dessert option for those of us who have a sweet tooth but also want to look good in our new summer dresses. You definitely do not have to feel guilty after enjoying a few slices.
I have been obsessed with making homemade whipped cream. It is so much fun to make and so delicious. Confession: I ate most of the whipped cream with strawberries before I even took pictures of this recipe! Oh did I mention this whipped cream is loaded with fresh lemon juice and zest?? That’s right friends. Lemon whipped cream. How’s that for a delicious summer treat? This watermelon pizza will not disappoint! In fact, what am I still doing typing…I have 2 pieces left in the fridge (sorry honey, I will make more!)!
Whenever I go to an Asian restaurant I have to get egg rolls. I absolutely love their crispy outside and their flavorful inside filled with tons of veggies and Asian flavors. I decided to bring one of my favorite appetizers home for dinner. And boy did I not regret it! This recipe is SO easy. I had dinner made in no time, and I had lots of left overs.
These are the best homemade egg rolls filled with ginger seasoned ground beef and fried in olive oil to crispy golden perfection. I would argue these egg rolls are even better than takeout; they quickly became a family favorite! Serve with a side of jasmine rice and a yummy soy dipping sauce, and you’ve got yourself a better-than-takeout homemade meal that’s easy and oh so scrumptious!
Making homemade egg rolls can seem a little bit intimidating. But my friends, let me tell you. This recipe is SO easy. Even a beginner can whip these up and seem like a gourmet chef. They are so crunchy on the outside and the filling is oh so yummy! I seasoned the ground beef with lots of ginger and garlic and sautéed the fresh vegetables in olive oil, so I would say this is a healthy homemade meal that everyone in the family will love! I promise you won’t want to order takeout egg rolls ever again! They are classic and simple but loaded with Asian flavor.
Classic Homemade Egg Rolls
These crispy and delicious egg rolls are way better than takeout! A quick and easy meal your whole family with love.
Orzo is one of my favorite little pastas. This dish is simple, fresh, and oh so delicious. I love that it is a light meal that is packed with Mediterranean flavors. I whipped this dish up on a lazy, cozy, and rainy Sunday afternoon. My husband and I savored it with whole wheat bread dipped in olive oil. Pasta and bread-my kind of meal!
I love goat cheese. It’s one of my favorite cheeses. If goat cheese is on it, in it, sprinkled on top, stuffed inside, I don’t care I’m gettin’ it and I’m eatin’ it. Okay, so this pasta dish is already a winner in my book because of the goat cheese.
But wait there’s more! Capers, artichoke hearts, shallots, oh my! This dish has a Mediterranean flair that I simple cannot resist.
And oh my goodness fresh thyme! This dish is loaded with fresh thyme that perfectly compliments the Mediterranean flavors found in this pasta. I am obsessed with fresh herbs. They are so delicious, they spruce up any dish, and they are also beautiful to look at! It is my dream to have an herb garden. I was watching Fixer Upper (my favorite show EVER!), and Joanna designed the most beautiful and elegant herb garden that she hung in her client’s kitchen. (check it out–>http://www.hgtv.com/design-blog/shows/fixer-upper-container-garden-ideas-from-joanna-gaines)
I gotta get my husband to build me one of those. (;
Care to join me for some pasta and possibly and episode of Fixer Upper? Alright, let’s dig in!
Orzo Pasta with Goat Cheese
A fresh and simple orzo pasta meal perfect as a side dish or main entree!
These little bites are ridiculously easy and unquestionably delicious. Where have they been all my life!? Oh my goodness you guys..these little appetizers didn’t last a day in my house! They are that good. I promise you are going to want to make these. ASAP.
Golden flaky puff pastry, crispy potatoes, prosciutto, apple, herbs…really it doesn’t get much better than this. Apple and prosciutto perfectly compliment each other, and a touch of nutmeg adds the perfect spice to this recipe. Surprisingly, these were so easy to make! Partly due to the fact that I used store bought pastry from Trader Joe’s. So easy and convenient! These puff pastry pockets are the ultimate make-ahead appetizer. They even taste fabulous served warm and at room temperature! The secret to these is cream cheese. I only add a little bit so you don’t have to feel guilty! The cream cheese adds a creaminess you just won’t want to miss.
As you can tell, I wasn’t sure if I want these to be pockets or bite-size appetizers, so I decided to make a variety of options to see what I liked best. Honestly, they were all delicious. I might like the stuffed pockets because the inside stays nice and warm and melts in your mouth at every bite. These prosciutto and potato appetizers can be baked ahead and frozen up to a month in advance and taste great both warm and at room temperature, so they’re perfect for entertaining. Whether you savor them in your finest little black dress at a party or devour them as they come out of the oven in your best cozy sweater, you won’t believe how wonderful these little puff pastry appetizers are.
Puff Pastry Appetizers with Potatoes and Prosciutto
A delicious appetizer with a golden flaky puff pastry wrapped around or piled high with potatoes, prosciutto, and chives!