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Meals Made Easy with Reynolds Wrap

Meals Made Easy with Reynolds Wrap
#ReynoldsWrap

I love cooking and love when I can cook simple.  In the summer most of my cooking is done on my grill and the best meals are made using Reynolds Wrap.   Check out some of the yummy things I make with this great kitchen helper.

We love Tilapia and one of the best ways to cook it is on the grill.  But, since it is a flaky fish and would fall apart if just put on the grill, I use Reynolds Wrap.  Here is have 2 different foil packets done up.  I take the Tilapia, cut it into chunks, sprinkle some olive oil on the foil and then layer the fish on, sprinkle with seasoning and a few chunks of butter and wrap them up.   I used lemon pepper on one, and a chipolte seasoning on the other.   Tasty.. you bet!!

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And then I add my veggies ~
Corn on the Cob and Broccoli in foil with seasoning and butter.

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Then.. once done you have awesome, yummy and healthy foods to enjoy all thanks to me (the chef) and Reynolds Wrap.

ReynoldsFinished Are you a fan of grilling and using Reynolds Wrap?
Leave me a comment and tell me your favorite thing to wrap and grill.

It’s Burger Bar Brunch Time with MorningStar Farms

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It’s Burger Bar Brunch Time with MorningStar Farms
#MorningStarFarms #cgc #CleverGirls

Life is so busy here at the Thomas household and we always seem to be on the go.  It’s either running errands, working, taking care of the house and yard, remodeling something, taking a vacation, entertaining family and friends, spending time on our lake, or jumping on the bike for an afternoon ride.  Whatever it is we seem to be doing, one thing that always slips my mind is taking something out for breakfast or lunch on days my hubby is off.  Since we never know what the day will bring, I just never know what to prepare for.

Last week we had plans to be gone for the day, but last minute we changed them and stayed home to work on the house.  Well, out of nowhere my Dad stopped in.  (secretly he must have wanted to help us work on the house).  LOL!   I started to think, now what can I whip up for us all to eat.  Then it hit me, I have MorningStar Farms burgers in the freezer.  YES!  I will make those!!  Since I hadn’t really planned anything, I couldn’t use these to make any kind of recipe because I was short on just about all ingredients for anything good, so I decided to do a burger bar brunch.   I cooked up the burgers as the package directions said, and laid out some lettuce, tomatoes, buns, and juice.  I wasn’t sure about the burgers as I had never bought them or had them before and as you can see from the picture they look really, well done!  But, they are cooked as the package states.

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We had Mediterranean Chickpea and Griller’s Original. Both were very very good.  I loved the Mediterranean Chickpea one and hubby favored the Grillers Original.  I actually made myself a double burger, with one patty of each on it. That was really delicious!  I actually don’t eat tomatoes so took that off but threw on some pickles.  I have to say, me being a huge burger lover I really did like these and plan to keep them on hand for more meal ideas and quick meals.   Like, a meatless Monday dish or two.

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My Dad was impressed with these since he is not a healthy food kinda guy.  He looked at me funny when I showed him what I was cooking, but was very pleased after eating and actually said he was going to pick some up for meals in a pinch.   MorningStar Farms has a great selection so do check them out next time you get to the grocery store.

 

Here are a few things that MorningStar Farms would like my readers to know ~

  • To celebrate the summer season, MorningStar Farms® is stopping at local festivals across the country to serve up a variety of delicious, flavorful and good-for-you meal options during the “Good Food for Good Times” tour.
  • For those who are on the lookout for inspiration to live healthy, MorningStar Farms® is excited to share some innovative ways to create flavorful meatless meal options – without compromising taste.
  • Whether it’s hosting a party or cooking dinner for the family, MorningStar Farms® offers a fresh and versatile take on eating well with more than 30 products and 600 recipes that are convenient and delicious.
  • Visit www.morningstarfarms.com to find exciting new ways to enjoy MorningStar Farms® and spice up your kitchen.

Have you tried MorningStar Farms ?   What is your favorite and how do you prepare it?  Share your ideas and recipes with me, so I can try it out.

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Seafood Lovers Collection #Foodie

Check out Seafood Lovers Collection

by Sheila Cooper Thomas at Foodie.com


 
Seafood Lovers Collection #Foodie @FoodiebyGlam @Foodie

My husband is a huge seafood lover and he is what inspired this Foodie collection.  I like some seafood, and dislike others.   A lot of it has to do with preparation.   I can’t eat cold shrimp, but love battered and deep fried, or grilled or pan fried shrimp.   Lobster, not a favorite of mine, but lobster bites that are battered and deep fried.. YUM!

I found these recipes to be of interest to me, and things I plan to cook for my hubby and myself.   Do you like seafood?  What is your favorite, and least favorite?   Tell me your best recipe you have ever made, and I might add it to my collection.

Disclosure ~  Living Smart Girl is bringing you this great sponsored post in collaboration with  #Foodie @FoodiebyGlam @Foodie

Gluten Free Oatmeal Nut Butter Cookies

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Gluten Free Oatmeal Nut Butter Cookies

If you are looking for a quick, yummy, very few ingredients and Gluten Free cookie than you can stop searching and make this one.

Ingredients

1 1/4 C.   Nut Butter  ( I used 1 Cup Almond Butter and 1/4 Cup Peanut Butter)

1/4 C.  Nutella

2 Eggs

1  1/2 tsp. Baking Soda

1 C.  Brown Sugar

1/2 C.  Gluten Free Oats

1/2 C.  White Chocolate Chips  (you can omit these or use whatever kind you like)

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Mix all ingredients.   Drop by teaspoon onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper (you don’t need to use parchment if you don’t want to).

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Bake in oven @ 350 degrees for 10 min.

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Cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet.

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Enjoy!!

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Hamburger Mash #Paleo

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If you ever find yourself staring into your kitchen cupboards, wondering what you can make that will be delicious, nutritious and not take all night, I’ve got just the recipe for you. This recipe is super easy to make and full of great-for-you veggies. Plus, it’s ready in only about 20 minutes, making it the perfect weeknight go-to meal. Try it once, and you’ll be reaching for this recipe any time you have a busy night and you don’t know what to make!

 

Hamburger Mash #Paleo

Cook Time: 20 minutes. Serves 4.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 an onion, diced
  • 2 zucchini, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • salt
  • pepper
  • paprika

Directions

1. Sprinkle the hamburger with salt, pepper and paprika to taste and cook over medium heat until browned. Dice the vegetables while the hamburger is cooking. Remove the hamburger to a plate and drain most of the juices, leaving just enough to coat the pan and keep the vegetables from sticking.

2. Sautee the garlic in the hamburger juices for 2 minutes. Add onions. Add zucchini. Return the hamburger to the pan and stir. Cook until the onions are translucent and the zucchini is tender, stirring occasionally.

3. Stir in the tomatoes and cook until heated through. Add additional seasoning if needed.

 

If you are looking to get creative in the kitchen, this is the perfect recipe to experiment with. This very forgiving recipe can also be tweaked as needed to accommodate whatever fresh, canned or even frozen veggies you have on hand or prefer. Try making it with broccoli, a bag of frozen mixed vegetables, mushrooms or spinach instead.

 

And if your kids are picky eaters, try making it with ingredients you know they will love at first, before slowly adding in new ones. With all the different ingredients, they won’t notice one new one, and they may just end up trying something new. The possibilities for this recipe are endless, so don’t be afraid to mix it up. Who knows what unique and delicious flavor combination you’ll create!

 

Note: This recipe is Paleo, Whole30 approved and allergy friendly. Enjoy!

Healthy Cold Summer Treats

Check out Healthy Cold Summer Treats

by Sheila Cooper Thomas at Foodie.com


@foodie @foodiebyglam

Disclosure ~ This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Foodie.com.  All opinions are 100% mine.
@foodie @foodiebyglam

Summer is officially in full swing and that means warmer weather for most.  Not really for me, here in Minnesota… LOL!!   Warm to me it 90 degrees, not 60 degrees, which is what we have been having.   I hope we get some nice weather so I can enjoy some healthy cold treats for summer.  But, regardless if I can enjoy them, I am sharing them here so you all can enjoy them.

Check this great collection out and tell me what your favorite pick is.   Did you make it?   Will you make it ?   Do you have one of your own?

10 Spices for the Gluten- Free Diet

10 Spices for the Gluten- Free Diet

10 Spices for the Gluten- Free Diet

Making the switch to gluten free foods after several years of eating processed foods can be rather difficult. It is important to remember to educate yourself on which foods are safe for you to eat if you happen to have Celiac disease. Many packaged foods have preservatives and additives that are definitely not good for your health. Many different spices can be used to enhance the gluten free diet

Here is a list of 10 spices for the gluten free diet.

10 Spices for the Gluten Free Diet

  1. Celery Salt- Celery salt can be used to enhance soups, egg and potato salads, cabbage as well as coleslaw.
  2. Curry Powder- Curry powder is a blend of many spices put together in certain quantities. The spices found in curry powder include turmeric, cumin, ginger, black pepper, fenugreek, allspice, coriander, fennel seed, and red pepper. It can be used to give flavor to egg dishes, white meat, red meat, fish, cooked vegetables, and even poultry.
  3. Herbes de Province- This blend of herbs adds flavor to a variety of foods. It consists of a combination of the following herbs- marjoram, thyme, tarragon, as well as some other herbs. It can be used to enhance vegetables, fish, red meat, and poultry. This gourmet blend is fragrant and slightly sweet.
  4. Lemon Pepper- This fragrant, slight spicy blend marries the tang of lemon with the light heat of black pepper. Used to enhance the flavors of fish, dips, vegetables, meat, poultry, and salad dressings.
  5. Garam Masala- This spice is a blend of several spices. It is slightly spicy, warm and woodsy. Can be used to enhance red meat, white meat, fish, chicken, rice, and other seafood.
  6. Barbecue Seasoning- This is again a combination of herbs and spices. It can be used to flavor poultry, vegetables, red meat, white meat, and fish.
  7. Italian Seasoning- This spice blend consists of several different herbs. Marjoram, sage, basil, rosemary, thyme, and oregano make up this blend. It is used in tomato based dishes. Pizza, pasta, potatoes, poultry, fish, vegetables, and seafood can be flavor enhanced by using Italian seasoning.
  8. Chili Powder- Chili Powder is bold, spicy, and full of flavor. It is used to enhance the taste of tacos, fish, hamburgers, stew, and even egg dishes.
  9. Cajun Seasoning- Cajun seasoning is a combination of hot peppers, salt and vinegar. It is used to enhance seafood, fish, red meat, white meat, and poultry.
  10. Taco Seasoning- Taco seasoning is used to season tacos and so much more. It can be used in hamburgers, salsas, dips, tacos, beans, steak, and ground beef.

Try some of these spices and spice blends the next time you are making a gluten-free meal. They will certainly add flavor that may make you reach for that second serving.

 

25 Amazing Smoothie Recipes

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25 Amazing Smoothie Recipes

As summer comes along, smoothies are a great breakfast choice because they’re cold and delicious –

not to mention nutritious! They’re a great source of nutrients, and it’s an easy way to get in a great meal

in a few minutes or less. Here is a list of 25 incredible smoothies that are packed with nutrients and

amazing flavor to boot!   And, if you are looking to add a bit more protein you can always check out the protein powder from Plexus.

Protein Packed Power Smoothie

Immunity Boosting Smoothie

Banana Paleo Smoothie

Vegan Peanut Butter Smoothie

Superfood Energizing Smoothie

Good Morning Pina Colada Smoothie

Peaches and Cream Protein Smoothie

Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie

Pumpkin Coconut Paleo Smoothie

Fruity Green Smoothie

Watermelon Smoothie

Cucumber Mint Smoothie

Cheater Margarita Smoothie

Chocolate Breakfast “Frap”

Strawberry Delight Wheat Smoothie

Toddler Sneaky Veggie Smoothie

Mango and OJ Smoothie

Chocolate Cake Batter Smoothie

Ripe Raspberry Smoothie

Green Monster Spinach Smoothie

Purple Berry Basil Smoothie

Cherry Almond Spinach Smoothie

Key Lime Pie Smoothie

Papaya Banana Smoothie

Boozy Banana Rum Raisin Smoothie

 

Healthy Snacks for on the Go

Check out Healthy Snacks for on the Go

by Sheila Cooper Thomas at Foodie.com


 

@foodie @foodiebyglam

Disclosure ~ This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Foodie.com.  All opinions are 100% mine.
@foodie @foodiebyglam

It is that time of year again, where the weather is nice and I am always on the go.  Not sure why, or where I am even going but I am always on my way out the door to go somewhere.   I am either heading to town to do errands, meet with friends, conduct business, or heading out with hubby on the bike (Harley), or to the dock to spend the day on the pontoon or just by the water.   Regardless of where I might be going, I am always in need of snacks to either tide me over till the next meal, or just help me get thru the day with more energy.   I thought I would share some yummy choices for healthy snacks for on the go, with you all.

Take a peek at my collection I made at Foodie.com and tell me what your favorite pick of mine is.    Do you have a favorite healthy snack you grab when you are heading out the door?  Share it with me :)

 

25 Delicious Gluten Free Desserts

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25 Delicious Gluten Free Desserts

Going gluten-free can be a tough transition, whether it’s for allergies or dietary reasons. Some of your favorite desserts can be completely loaded with gluten, and often times you have to give up all your favorites. Don’t mourn though, because here is a list of incredible gluten-free desserts and even some versions of classic favorites!

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies

Fudgy Pumpkin Brownies

Homemade Peanut Butter Pie

Strawberry Crumble with Gluten Free Oats

Chickpea Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Raspberry Burnt Butter and Coconut Friands

Thin Mint Truffles

Cake Batter Ice Cream

Peppermint Patties

Almond Coconut Cocoa Nib Cookies

Chocolate Mousse with Creme Anglais

Shortbread Cookies

Pineapple Coconut Gooey Cake

Lime Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Crackers

Pecan Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

German Chocolate Brownies

Banana Bread Muffins

Oreo Ice Cream

Dark Chocolate Silk Pie

Coconut Chocolate Tartlets

Double Carrot Scones