Chicken Gyros

Ground beef and turkey gyro

Chicken Gyros These Gyros are a perfect addition to any family meal plan since even the kids will love them! I am in love with Mediterranean style foods and cooking!  Mediterranean cooking uses a lot of herbs and spices.  This recipe includes garlic and oregano for its main flavors.  There are so many benefits to eating this way!  One of the major benefits is heart health.  The Mediterranean diet involves eating load of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.  It also emphasizes healthy fats like olive oil and nuts.  Lastly, it…

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Avocado, Tomato, and Parmesan Crackers

Avocado, Tomato, and Parmesan Snack Crackers Snack choices can often get boring as “snack ruts” are very common.  Most of us just eat the same thing day after day because it is easy, and it is harder to come up with a new idea.  Today I was bored.  I was bored with my snacks.  My refrigerator was starting to be empty as it was time to go grocery shopping.  But I did have avocado, tomato, and Parmesan cheese.  I wanted a savory snack and this is what I came up…

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Black Bean and Green Chile Salsa

This salsa is without a doubt, my favorite!  It’s sweet corn and earthy cilantro cut the spiciness of the chiles.  It looks absolutely wonderful on any table.  And as summer approaches, all of these ingredients are fresh and in season at your local supermarket. Make sure to use fresh lime juice and fresh cilantro in this dish, the bottled or dried just doesn’t do!  Also, for a slightly milder flavor, omit the red onions.  You can also try adding some freshly minced garlic for a variation.  Lastly, be sure to use fresh or…

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Classic Green Chile Stew

Green Chile Stew

Classic Green Chile Stew Every year when the temperature drops, I start thinking soups and stews.  They are such a great way to get a complete meal in one pot!  This stew has a wonderful mix of sweet (from the corn) and spicy (from the green chiles). Green chile is one of my favorite ingredients. It is full of vitamins A and C, fiber, and potassium. It also has some powerful antioxidants to help improve your immune system! Most of you know that I grew up in Iowa and I…

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