Spa Cuisine Recipes

kiku apple chicken salad

kikusalad

We’ve been thoroughly enjoying summer and all it has to offer. Beach days, lazy hammock naps, lots of reading, early morning bluff hikes, day trips, iced tropical green tea at the local coffee shop, dinners on the deck, tea on the front porch… the list goes on and on… One of my favorite parts of…

carrot cake overnight oats jar

carrotcakeoats

Oh yes! Last night I created another overnight oats jar and this one really turned out good. It’s super healthy and the perfect way to start your day! 1 cup rolled oats (not quick cooking) 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt 1 small banana, peeled and sliced 1 smallish carrot,…

creamy shiitake mushroom chicken & rice bowl

chicsoupricebowl

Oooohhhh…. This was SO good. The perfect, easy comfort food dish on a rainy summer day. It’s made on the stovetop, so you’re whole house won’t heat up while you’re cooking. Yay! We’ve been reading about the health benefits of adding shiitake mushrooms to our diet, so we’ve been throwing them into sauces, gravies, soups,…

grilled chili chicken tacos + watermelon salsa

watermelontacos

These tacos showcase all the fresh, delicious flavors of summer! They go together quickly once you grill up your chili chicken thighs. They’re perfect for Friday night dinner on the deck! My bestie, Josh, showed me how to make “food truck-style” taco tortillas one day when he was over for lunch. Pure genius! Seriously, the…

mango cayenne ice cream + pink himalayan sea salt

mangoicecream

Feelin’ hot hot HOT. It’s a steamy and sunny 85 degrees in Red Wing today. Gracie and I walked up to get our iced tropical green tea at Caribou and now we’re back at home, enjoying the air conditioning and contemplating a possible beach excursion this evening. Here’s a lovely, cooling dessert with a kick!…

garden herb & chicken health bowl

gardenherbbowl

Here’s another little (or I guess I should say big) healthy, grain bowl that I made for dinner a few nights ago. This one was really delicious and could easily be made into a vegetarian meal by swapping out the grilled chicken and replacing it with oven roasted chickpeas. The earthy roasted veggies, nutty quinoa…

spinach souffle chicken

spinachsoufflechic

We love easy, delicious chicken recipes! This is wonderful with buttered whole grain toast points or warmed baguette. If you’re looking for fast, easy and yummy, you’ve come to the right place. 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, grilled or baked until completely cooked 1/4 cup unsalted butter (we use Kerrygold, unsalted) 1 medium onion, chopped…

coconut green tea ice cream

greenteaicecream

Whoo hoo! Friday’s here! Gracie and I spent the day in Minneapolis yesterday. We had coffee at Caribou on Nicollet Mall, and lunch at Chipotle. Then we strolled up to Barnes & Noble and looked at magazines and books for awhile. All in all, a fabulous way to spend a hot summer day. Today it’s…

mango tango chicken & pasta salad {in a jar}

mangotangojar

As I’ve said before, we adore salads and meals in jars this time of year. Just pack them on ice and head to a beautiful picnic spot. Jars make pretty, earth-friendly vehicles for food. Here’s my latest jar creation. I made up a big batch of Mango Tango Chicken Salad and layered it with pasta…

cabbage roll casserole {deconstructed cabbage rolls}

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I’m munching on a bit of this casserole as I write this blog post. Gracie and I just took a long hike up Red Wing’s Barn Bluff and now I’m hungry! Cabbage roll casserole hits the spot. It’s good for you, low in fat and high in fiber, but my favorite thing about this casserole…