Spa Cuisine Recipes

chicken zoodle pho

zoodlepho

Pho is such a simple, beautiful, healthy dish. Eat this for lunch or dinner every day for a week and you’ll lose weight, feel amazing, and detoxify without sacrificing satisfaction or flavor. Feel free to use the traditional rice noodles in place of the zoodles (zucchini noodles) if you wish. I made this with spiralized…

refrigerator zucchini pickles

zucchinipickles

Yet another way to use all of those zucchinis that are taking over your garden! This is so easy! You can use zucchini pickles on sandwiches, tacos, salads and, of course, wherever you’d usually use pickles or relish. I’ve even chopped them up and put them in tuna salad and egg salad. makes 2 (1…

refrigerator dilly beans

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As long as Jeff and I have been married I’ve heard about his mom’s legendary dilly beans. I’ve never perfected the art of canning, as she has, so I’ve never attempted making them. Until I came across a recipe in an old magazine for refrigerator dilly beans. Oh my gosh. Could it be? Is it…

almond joy smoothie

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In lieu of ice cream… perhaps you’d like something a bit more healthy? As much as I love a good ice cream cone in the summer, 3 or 4 (or 6) a week is too much. Too much of the wrong sort of fat and sugar for sure. That’s why, when the craving strikes, I…

capatouille {caponata + ratatouille}

capatouille

I walked up to the farmer’s market at the Red Wing Depot on Saturday morning before Jeff and Grace woke up. I tiptoed around the house, sipping tea, getting dressed, and quickly checking my email before I left. The sun was already making it’s way across the sky and it was pretty hot outside for…

general tso’s chicken lettuce wraps

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I’ve been making these refreshing little lettuce wraps as one of my go-to summer entrees ever since first trying them at Big Bowl Restaurant and P.F. Chang’s. I developed “copycat” recipes for each, and everyone just loves them! If you like General Tso’s chicken, you’re going to love this! Feel free to use your favorite…

guacamole chicken salad

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We’ve had days and days of 90 degree weather. I don’t like it. Too darn hot! I want to be able to go outside and not feel like I’m going to melt within 10 seconds of being out there. I want to be able to sit on a blanket in the shade and feel a…

{slow cooker} easy shredded chicken tacos

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Mmmmm! Are you ready for this super easy, delicious, recipe for chicken tacos? Only four hours in the slow cooker and they’re done. You’ll have a bunch of tender, juicy, flavorful chicken that is perfect for tacos. Feel free to double or triple the recipe as you see fit. A fun way to serve these…

mocha banana smoothie

mochasmoothie

This delicious, healthy smoothie is a great way to jump start your morning and fill you up until lunch time! You could use regular or decaf instant coffee in this, depending on if you want or need the caffeine boost. If I make these in the evening, as a dessert, I always opt for the…