Easy Strawberry Salsa Recipe

strawberry salsa recipe

Strawberry picking is always a fun thing to do in spring when they’re in season. But without our strawberry monster of a niece at our side, most of the time we pick more than we can use! Thankfully, there’s no shortage of creative ways to use strawberries, like this easy Strawberry Salsa recipe. It’s super quick to prepare and made with basic ingredients.

White Bean Cheddar Melt Recipe

White Bean Cheddar Melt Recipe

Honestly, I get bored with lunch. The same old, same old, well … it gets old. But it doesn’t have to. Enter the White Bean Cheddar Melt, a recipe I discovered at Bush’s Beans. Yep, white beans in a sandwich. I know. It sounds a little different, but different is good, right? Especially with this sandwich.

Skillet Orzo with Spinach, Beans and Lemon Recipe

Skillet Orzo with Spinach, Bean and Lemon Recipe

I’m a big fan of one pan recipes, especially ones that involve pasta of any kind. Although many pasta dishes can be heavy and filled with bloat-inducing ingredients. This one is an exception. This Skillet Orzo with Spinach, Beans and Lemon recipe discovered over at Bush’s Beans has just enough pasta without going overboard, combined with a healthier combination of ingredients.

Garlic Lemon Green Beans


These Garlic Lemon Green Beans are the perfect side dish for any main entree, or alone as a snack. In fact, what triggered me to make these this week was a visit to our local steakhouse. They offer a similar green bean side to substitute instead of a baked potato.

Roasted Asparagus


Asparagus isn’t something we eat often, but I always feel compelled to grab a bunch when they show up at the grocery this time of year, standing upright, as if at attention waiting for someone to notice them. I did notice and brought home a small bunch for roasting. Roasting accentuates vegetable’s flavors in a way other techniques just don’t. And the aromas that waft through are just wonderful, the best air fresheners in my book.

White Bean and Roasted Mushroom Soup

White Bean and Roasted Mushroom Soup

A satisfying soup, that uses a healthy pureed white bean and broth base instead of cream, so it can be enjoyed often, guilt-free.

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds


If you’re getting ready to carve pumpkins be sure to save those pumpkin seeds for Toasted Pumpkin Seeds. With a few seasonings and a visit to the oven, you can have a tasty and healthy snack at your fingertips.

Roasted Vegetable Orzo Salad


While it can be served as a side dish, it really can stand alone as a main course. It’s just as delicious served cold, as it only gets better after it “marinades” together in the fridge. Perfect for a picnic, or if you need to make ahead for a dinner party. Try this one out. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed one single bit.

Wasabi Cucumber Sesame Salad


Zesty and spicy, and with the addition of toasted sesame seeds, nutty too. Cucumber is sliced thin, so you’ll need a mandoline, a blade attachment on a food processor, or a finely skilled knife-person. (Yes, that’s my new term, knife-person.)