Fresh Edamame Salad

With the temperatures dropping in Denver, our house has been busy cooking and prepping some healthy snacks for the week. One of my favorite salads is this Edamame salad that is so colorful, healthy and bursting with flavor! You can have it as a snack, a side, or a meal depending on how hungry you are 😛 A fresh, healthy, colorful salad I hope you all enjoy, I know its a favorite here in the Tamminga house! *Jamie*… Read the rest

Easy Tomato Soup

Sometimes you need to go back to the basics with tomato soup and a grilled cheese, or in this case, parmesan croutons! I posted this on Instagram and had a lot of people reaching out for the recipe. Thank you Pioneer Woman for coming to my rescue on making not only an easy, but very delicious tomato soup! Her trick for croutons is amazing and worked so well. I’ve used the trick for creating croutons for many other soups as well– yum!!!!… Read the rest

Tomatillo Slow-cooker Pork

For those of you who follow me, you have probably seen the post of one of my favorite dishes, tomatillo enchiladas. I decided to use the tomatillo sauce as a marinade for a pork tenderloin to cook in the slow cooker and then shred for some tacos (and bowls to cut the carbs!) Fully loaded tomatillo pork tacos Ingredients 9 tomatillos (husked and rinsed, as they are sticky)1 serrano chili (seeded for less heat)1 jalapeño (seeded for less heat)1/2  white onion2-3 cloves garlic1/2 cup cilantro leaves, I just cut the top off of an entire bunchsalt and pepper to taste3/4… Read the rest

Tasty Chicken Pesto

Hello everyone! I wanted to share with you all the easiest recipe if you are needing a quick and simple meal to make this week. It only requires 4 ingredients and was a fam favorite! Servings: 4-6 Prep time: 10-15 minutes Cook time: 20-24 minutes Ingredients: 1.5 lbs. chicken, cut into 1/2″ cubes4-5 Tbs. pesto2 Zucchini, sliced into 1/4-1/2″ slices1 container cherry tomatoes Instructions: Place the cut chicken into a large baggie with 2-2.5 Tbs pesto. Use enough to cover the chicken, then season with salt and pepper.Let the chicken marinate for 3-4 hours.Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.Line a… Read the rest

Pineapple Mint Sorbet

When its 90 degrees out, it melts fast 😛 How goes it everyone? I am sharing my sorbet recipe that I shared on my Instagram post yesterday. You won’t believe how easy it is, but it is AMAZING! So refreshing and satisfying- you have to try it. I will say that I have always been intimidated of cutting pineapples, but we have had SO much pineapple since I purchased an amazing coring tool to help make it much easier! I love a good kitchen gadget! Ingredients: 2 pineapples, peeled and cored2 small lemons, juiced (about 4 tablespoons)2 cups sugar.5 ounces… Read the rest