WK51 Free Recipe Bonus: Apple Baked Roses


2 medium apples
1/2 lemon, juice
2 cups water plus 2 TB.
1 sheet of puff pastry
3 TB. apricot preserve
flour for dusting

Other Ingredients:

vanilla ice cream
caramel sauce, store bought or homemade



We went to Richmond this past weekend for our best friends 26th birthday. We decided to make a delicious dessert for her birthday with some of the freshly […]

September 20th, 2015|Blog, Free Week, Free weekly recipe|

WK47 Free Recipe: Parmesan, Lemon, and Pea Risotto

Ingredients for risotto:

1 C. arborio rice
2 1/2 C. chicken stock
1 Tb. lemon zest
1 shallot, diced finely
1/2 C. grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 C. white wine
1 Tb. olive oil
1 Tb. butter
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 C. peas, frozen and thawed

Ingredients for chicken:

2 breasts of chicken, cut in half lengthwise
sprinkle of salt and pepper
sprinkle of cayenne and paprika
sprinkle of oregano

Making […]

August 29th, 2015|Blog, Free Week, Free weekly recipe|

Roasted Shrimp with Fresh Salsa and Quinoa


32 Shrimp (fresh or frozen; raw, peeled and deveined)

1 cup uncooked quinoa

2 cups chicken stock (low-sodium)

1/2 red onion

1 Mango

1 large tomato

1 Avocado

2 Tb. chopped fresh cilantro

1 Lemon

1 15 oz. can of black beans

2 Tb. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. paprika

1/2 dried thyme

salt and pepper to […]

August 27th, 2014|Free Week|

Crispy Chicken Arugula Salad

There is nothing better then a summer salad. One of our favorite greens to use is arugula. We adore the spicy note that arugula has and it is perfect for this dish.
This salad will take you about 12-15 minutes to prepare which makes it a perfect middle of the week or busy “hump day” […]

August 27th, 2014|Free Week|

Quinoa “Mac” n Cheese

We were craving mac and cheese the other night, but didn’t have any noodles in the house because we have been cooking without any wheat or flour based products. This gave us an idea; why not make mac and cheese without the “mac” part of the recipe and just use quinoa instead. It was a brilliant idea […]

August 27th, 2014|Free Week|

Creamy Cauliflower Chicken Alfredo

When we think of our childhood, the first dish that comes to mind is rich and creamy chicken Alfredo. I mean who didn’t eat this as a kid growing up? Now that we are older and more health conscious, we have come up with a twist to an older childhood favorite without all of the calories! […]

August 25th, 2014|Free Week|

Shrimp Tacos

We love summer, because it means fresh tasting ingredients that are light but satisfying. One of our favorite cuisines to eat is Mexican, but it can be greasy and a bit heavy during the summer. So we have come up with a twist on a Mexican classic, the taco, and made it light and refreshing. […]

August 19th, 2014|Free Week|