Plantain Cubano-Style Sliders

This one was born out of my husband’s love for Cubano sandwiches and a fridge stocked with plantains and pork sausage. Also, if you’ve never seen the movie, Chef, go out and rent it right NOW. Not only is it incredibly entertaining and heart-warming, it will also make you want a Cubano. Usually they’re made with…

Chipotle Salmon Salad

When embarking on a healthier diet and lifestyle, I’m an enthusiastic advocate of planning ahead. There are so many ways to set ourselves up for success in the area of nutrition. While sometimes it can feel as though we are at the mercy of our less than ideal environments. Whether it’s the donut box at the…

Curried Broccoli Salad

Deli counter salads are always so yummy, but they are often pretty expensive (Yes, I’m talking to you Whole Foods) so it’s a great idea to whip some up at home. It’s also a wonderful side dish to bring to summer potlucks, BBQ’s, or parties! Curried Broccoli Salad 6 c. broccoli florets, broken up into smaller pieces…

Honeycrisp Apple Tuna Salad

Here’s a simple and quick lunch for all you apple lovers. Cans of tuna are a great pantry staple for lo-carbers, busy professionals, parents, students, and paleo-eaters alike. You can often mix together a great meal with a few things in your fridge! Honey crisp Apple Tuna Salad (serves 1) 1 can (responsibly caught) tuna…

Turkey Club Sliders

It’s too hot to cook in Orange County! Solution: use the grill and make mini sandwiches 🙂 Here’s a great spin on my Breakfast Sliders… Turkey Club Sliders 1 large Sweet Potato (make sure they’re “fatter”, not skinny) 1/2 lb. sliced turkey meat 1 avocado 6 slices of bacon, cooked and cut in half lettuce…

BLT Turkey Wraps

I know you’ve been looking for another reason to use bacon jam. BLT Turkey Wraps romaine fresh sliced turkey sliced tomato bacon jam optional toppings: avocado sliced red onion sprouts homemade mayo bacon strips Assemble your wraps layering bacon jam, tomato, turkey on the lettuce. Munch Munch …and go like my FB page!

Avocado Mayonnaise

Delicious, just delicious. That’s what this stuff is. I mean seriously, who doesn’t love avocado? It’s the most perfect food. It should be added to everything. If I started my own eatery, it would be called Avocado… or maybe Aguacate (avo in Spanish; so fun to say!) Avocado Mayonnaise 2 egg yolk 3/4 c. olive…

Curried Tuna in a Jar

Curry is wonderful. It’s so exotic and exciting! It makes any dish instantly more awesome. Like tuna salad. I know what you’re thinking… “but Nikki, tuna salad is already so exciting! How could you possibly make it better than it already is?” Answer: You guessed it, Curry Powder! You’re so smart. You deserve a big…

Olive Oil Mayonnaise

Yesterday I got a chance to make my first homemade mayonnaise. I’ve always wanted to do this because conventional mayonnaise it LOADED with Omega 6 fats in the form of canola or soybean oil. In this version I chose a healthier oil, olive, and an Omega 3 egg. Olive Oil Mayonnaise 2 egg yolk 2…