Nachos with Mango Avocado Salsa

Nachos, mango avocado salsa, sugar snap peas

mango avocado salsa


Strawberry-Mango Shortcake

mysterious mango lines

mysterious mango lines

sliced mango strawberry mango shortcake

strawberry mango shortcake

Mangos were on sale, so I learned how to cut them, and tried them with strawberries. I think they go really well together. Also seen here is store-bought cream biscuit, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate-covered pretzels.


Stuffed Steak Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries

plate close up

close up

sweet potato fries

sweet potato fries


Egg Nests

Egg nests after second time in oven

Egg nests after second time in oven

egg nest

egg nest plate

To make these, I followed the Egg Nests recipe from Simply Recipes.


Ground Beef Sandwich

Ground beef seasoned with Adobo, mozzarella and feta on top.


Portobello Pizza

Raw portobello mushrooms, stems removed

cooked portobellos

Cooked with coconut oil, balsamic vinegar, and garlic. I recommend you skip coconut oil and use olive oil instead, unless you want the coconut flavor in your pizza.

portobello pizza

Second time out of the oven. This time with mozzarella, pepperoni, feta, and basil

Finished plate

These turned out okay, but had a little too much moisture and coconut flavor. I have a hard time eating mushrooms because of their texture, but I want to eat more of them. Did you know that mushrooms are a source of vitamin D?


Sweet Potato Breakfast

This is an easy breakfast for a work day: cooked sweet potato, cashews, and granola.


Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

My spaghetti squash had sprouted!

I tried to grow a couple of the sprouts, but had no luck.

Don’t forget to save and bake the seeds

Filled squash shells – ricotta, meat, and sauce

Right out of the oven

I followed this recipe for Lasagna-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash from the kitchn. I highly recommend you try this! It’s a ton of food, and reheats and travels well.


Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Miner’s Lettuce

I was very excited to find (what I’m pretty sure is) miner’s lettuce growing about a block away from our apartment. We had it like a salad with olive oil, salt, and pepper.