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The Good Wife?

This I do not pretend to be!  Mr. Hotpants is lucky if I have dinner "thoughts", far less a piping hot dinner ready on the table when he gets home!  But sometimes I surprise, not only him, but myself!  There are just some nights where it all comes together; meaning I have energy when I get home from work, that Emerson is in a good and easy mood, the right ingredients are in the house, and my brain can put together a menu that somewhat resembles a meal you would like to eat! 

Well last night the planets collided and I made a yummy, healthy dinner for me and Mr. Hotpants.

Beet & Tomato Salad with Pink Himalayan salt 
  • Pre-cooked beets (we get ours from the fresh produce aisle at Trader Joe's) - cut into cubes
  • Heirloom tomatoes (or whatever tomatoes you have in the house) - diced
  • Red onion - thinly sliced
  • Avocado - cut into cubes
  • Fresh basil - cut into strips
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Pink Himalayan salt (Trader Joe's)
  • Pepper
  • Red pepper flakes
Chop up all the ingredients and put in a bowl, add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes and mix it up.  Put in the refrigerator for at least 10-15 minutes before serving! YUMMY . . . you could also top it off with some goat or feta cheese! (sorry for bad iPhone pics)

Mini Greek Pizza's - So good I ate 4!!

  • English muffins - any kind; white, wheat, organic, etc
  • Olive oil
  • Goat cheese
  • Fresh basil - cut into strips
  • Kalamata olives - cut in half
  • Black pepper
Cut English muffins in half and lay on a baking sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil and lightly toast in the oven.  Once they are lightly toasted, remove from the oven/broiler and top with some of the chopped basil, kalamata olives and goat cheese.  Put back in the oven/broiler until the muffin is golden brown at the edges and the goat cheese is warm. Remove and sprinkle with black pepper. Enjoy!

I am always up for quick, easy and healthy meals!  Try these, they are perfect for the summer months coming up!


  1. great photos- what kind of camera do you use?

  2. photos- was referring to the photos of you and your daughter


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