Individual Upside Down Ziti

This is one of the coolest meals I’ve ever made. I saw this idea on Instagram months ago and I’ve been dying to try my own version of it.  Picture a traditional baked ziti, except here the ingredients are stacked in reverse order and you place a serving plate upside down over a ramekin and turn the plate and ramekin over.  Presto change-o, you’ve got an right-side up ziti. I’m sure you’ve all seen an idea and tried it, only to see that it did not come out like the picture, whether it be a recipe or a craft.  Well, I was skeptical that the noodles would …

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Chickpea and Broccoli Rice

My social media feeds are full of Thanksgiving food pictures and I’m loving that. I don’t think I can get tired of seeing pictures of all the pies.  Mmm pies.  Plus, I think it’s kind of fun to see what people make for their families, whether it be a rendition of a classic dish or something non-traditional, like tacos. Obviously today’s post has nothing to do with Thanksgiving foods.  If you’re like me then I figure you might like an idea of what to eat on the other 364 days of the year.  😉 This meal is a good example …

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Avocado Egg Salad

Mayonnaise and I have a strange relationship. Sometimes I’m okay with it, other times it weirds me out completely and I don’t even want to open the jar.  I’ll eat mayo in a salad or on a sandwich if there’s not a lot of it and if it looks appetizing.  Even better if I don’t know it’s even in there, or at least didn’t have to be the one to apply it.  When I do decide it’s a worthy meal additive, I anticipate that I’ll only eat a few bits and skip the rest on my plate but then I proceed …

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Mexican Style Stuffed Sweet Potato

I’ve been on a kick for finding healthy lunch recipes that I can make ahead of time to bring to work and today’s recipe is a new addition to the rotation. I love sweet potatoes.  My husband is not as much of fan as me so if you’re like him, then feel free to use a regular baked potato instead.  It’ll still be super tasty, I promise. I’m not into eating meat lately, so this is a wonderful vegetarian option. It also happens to be “healthy.”  I use quotations because everyone has their own definition of what’s healthy.  I consider …

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Tuna and Rice Salad

How does one save time getting ready in the morning? Monday through Friday I feel like I’m rushing in the morning to get everything done on time and out the door for the office.  I’ve been driving to the same office for years, but the traffic has gotten worse.  A couple of months ago I decided to reevaluate my morning routine and revise it to get things done early enough to make it to work on time.  The answer is to plan ahead, prepare, prepare, and prepare some more. The first thing I decided to do was to pick out my outfit …

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