Spa Cuisine Recipes

greek chicken gyro bowl

We love healthy grain bowls, and make up the ingredients for them at least once a week. It’s so great to have all the stuff for a good lunch or dinner bowl on hand so you can throw a meal together in minutes. Here’s our latest! We were in the mood for Greek. Thus, the…

{chicken salad} lunch in a melon bowl

It’s been sunny and so perfectly “fallish” in the Mississippi River Valley this week. We’re still celebrating our 21st anniversary, and will be throughout the month. I thought this salad would be perfect for a romantic lunch on the front porch. Of course you can double or triple the recipe as needed to feed a…

iced matcha green tea latte

As most of you know by now, I’m a tea fanatic. I don’t use the word “fanatic” casually. I’m crazy about the stuff. I should be clear from the beginning. When I say tea, I’m not talking about tea bags. I’m talking about the high quality, loose tea. There’s a big difference. If you’ve only…

{slow cooker} smoky gypsy hot pot

I had literally 15 minutes to whip this together before I ran out the door yesterday. Not kidding! It’s that easy to put together, and I just love it with a big pat of butter melting over the top, a dash of salt and pepper, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. YUM! serves 6…

{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…