Spa Cuisine Recipes

{slow cooker} island chicken

Here’s a great little dish to throw in the slow cooker before you run out the door in the morning. Because of the addition of quick cooking tapioca, the sauce gets thick and a little sticky as it simmers away all day. I put in a jar of my favorite Trader Joe’s Island Salsa, and…

tortellini taco chicken salad

You know how I am constantly eating tacos and posting taco recipes? Like a nut? Well I was craving tacos and tortellini salad at the same time and couldn’t make up my mind. I figured taco flavors would probably work well in a tortellini chicken salad, so I tried it. I was right! This recipe…

apple pie smoothie

I spent the day with one of my besties today. We had a yummy lunch of turkey bratwurst and salad, on her gorgeous screened in gazebo/porch, and then we watched the movie, Sisters, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. It was exactly the sort of goofy, (somewhat raunchy) humor that I needed today. I love…

honeybunch pumpkin sweetie pie

This has become one of my favorite pumpkin spice recipes because it’s got all of those heavenly pumpkin pie spices, it’s super easy to prepare, and it’s actually healthy. Oh, and did I mention it’s grain free? Mmmmm hmmmmm… You can make this yummy dessert in pie form as I did today, or you can…

egg roll skillet

You can use whatever meat you like in your egg roll skillet, or omit the meat and make it for your vegetarian friends. It’s so delicious and easy to prepare. I’ve made it with chicken, beef, turkey, shrimp, and pork. It was awesome every time. for the sauce: 3 Tablespoons lite soy sauce 2 Teaspoons…

health gorp

With all of the pumpkin and apple baking that’s going on I decided to make a healthy, sweet alternative to all of the cakes, pastries, breads, pies, and other delicacies that have been popping up on Facebook and Pinterest. They’re all yummy, I’m sure, but you can only indulge so much without suffering a sugar…

{slow cooker} cuban black bean soup

Cuban black bean soup is one of those recipes you can make all year long. I love all the fresh flavors from the fun condiments you add just before serving it up. Tomatoes, cilantro, avocado chunks, jalapenos, lime wedges… Sometimes I make this and add chopped, boiled egg. Sometimes I add a little scoop of…

melon mint lime agua fresca

Although we’ve turned the calendar to September, there are still some hot days ahead. Here’s one of our favorite ways to cool down. Agua fresca! It’s delicious, healthy, and fruity! Feel free to add more honey if it doesn’t seem sweet enough for you. The secret is to use perfectly ripe, sweet fruit. Cheers! for…

{slow cooker} pork chow mein

Chow mein just got even easier! Whoo hoo! A delicious, simple recipe for slow cooker chow mein. Forget take out, and make this for your family instead. Purchasing already made pouches of rice makes this recipe even easier! Just heat according to package directions and serve alongside your chow mein. ~ serves 6 people ~…

chicken zoodle pho

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…