Cinco De Mayo

Menu Plan Monday: May 2, 2016

Cinco de Mayo recipe inspiration, Link Love, and this week’s Menu Plan Monday! Happy May everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are having a great – and stress-free – Monday so far! If you are trying to combat some of those Monday-back-at-work blues, be sure to check out my post from Saturday, The Best and Worst Foods for Stress – you may be surprised about what is exacerbating your stress hormones. In other news, Passover is finally over and just in time for Cinc… read more »

Grilled Avocados Stuffed with Corn & Black Bean Salsa {Recipe ReDux}

Grilled avocados are stuffed with a light and fresh mixture of corn, black beans, and tomatoes in this elegant yet simple appetizer, side dish, or vegan entrée. I am so happy that grilling season is here! It took quite some time for spring to join us here in New York, but the season has arrived and with it all the delicious spring produce, beautiful spring flowers, and the lovely sunny days that aren’t too hot and are just right to be outside if you want to grill yourself some lunch. Ok, it’s not… read more »

Chipotle Beef Tacos with Watermelon Salsa {Recipe}

The whole family can participate in taco night with these smoky chipotle beef tacos topped with cooling guacamole and watermelon salsa!  A few weeks ago I shared my recipe (and entry into the Beef Checkoff Recipe ReDux sponsored contest) for Steak Tacos with Nectarine Corn Salsa. These tacos were absolutely delicious and I highly recommend making them for the whole family. One issue that came up when eating them though, was that the sliced steak was a little challenging to eat in a taco, especially fo… read more »

Corn & Black Bean Quinoa Salad {Recipe}

Corn and Black Bean Quinoa is a light, summery gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan-friendly salad that’s great as a side dish or for lunch on it’s own. Try it with fresh corn before summer ends or enjoy all year round with frozen corn! I’ve had this recipe sitting on my desk since I made it for our first barbecue of the summer – boy how time flies! With the end of summer nearing, it’s now or never to share this easy side dish with you so you can enjoy it at one of your last summer… read more »

Soy-Marinated Steak Tacos with Nectarine Corn Salsa {Recipe}

Enjoy the nutrition and health benefits of lean beef with these juicy soy-marinated steak tacos topped with a colorful and nutritious nectarine corn salsa brimming with the flavors of summer. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by The Beef Checkoff and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. If you follow my weekly menu plans you’ll see we have beef for dinner at least once every week or two. A beef-eating registered d… read more »