Alfredo Mushrooms and Jackfruit

As the weather gets cooler, creamy dishes sound better and better.  I mean, let’s be real, creamy dishes are ALWAYS good but I actually start to crave them as the temperature drops.  We had a weird snap of cool weather in August that spawned this alfredo-esque recipe.  I didn’t even have a fully formed plan when I started making this but when I had the first bite I knew I was onto something. Alfredo Mushrooms & Jackfruit | Life Healthfully Lived Continue reading

Cheesy Basil Cauliflower Rice

One benefit of making a lot of sauces/dressings/spreads is that you have endless combinations of things to add to your meals throughout the week.  The top shelf of my fridge is usually dominated by mason jars filled with random concoctions along with tried and true recipes.  I like coming up with fun ways to add flavor to my meal during the week.  By changing up the flavor, I can still make my staple foods taste new and interesting. Cheesy Basil Cauliflower Rice | Life Healthfully Lived Continue reading

Chef Free Meals

I remember when I was younger and learning how to cook, my mom told me, “If you can read, you can cook.”  For the most, she’s right.  As long as you can read a recipe you can hobble together a meal.  Of course, there are fancy techniques and words and recipes that do require a little more know how, but that doesn’t mean you can’t cook. Chef Free Meals | Life Healthfully Lived Continue reading

Muhammara with Za’atar Pita Chips

You know what’s really fun?  Listening to your husband try to say fun new words like muhammara and za’atar.  To be fair, it wasn’t until a few days ago that I even read the word muhammara let alone ate it or said it out loud and za’atar is a little funky with that apostrophe.

It’s mu (like in mud) ha (like in hum) mar (like in mark) a (like in uhhh) and za (like the end of pizza) a (this is silent… don’t say it) tar (like the black sticky stuff).

I’m not a linguist folks.  I just like words.  And food.  Always food. Muhammara with Za'atar Pita Chips | Life Healthfully Lived Continue reading

4th of July Dessert Round-Up

Hey there ho there!  Why did I just say that?  Who am I anymore?  Don’t answer that.  I thought I would stop in real quick to give you some dessert ideas for 4th of July because what better way to celebrate our country than with dessert?

We just got back from North Webster yesterday where we celebrated the holiday with Adam’s stepdad’s family and later today we’re headed to Mount Prospect to have a cookout with my parents.  It’s been a busy few days but it’s also been great spending time with my family.  I’ll do a full recap on Wednesday but let’s get on to the real reason you’re here.

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