Honey Nutty Salty Granola

I love finding recipes and trying them and then want to make another batch but instead of that recipe I decide that I want to change it up a bit. This recipe is quick and easy and I hope you enjoy and much as I do and my hubby. He wants to eat all my bags so I have to hide a portion from him or I won’t have any to eat myself. 


4.5 cups rolled oats

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup slivered almonds

1/3 cup sunflower seeds

3 tsp chia seeds

3/4 cup honey 

3/4 cup butter


Pre heat over to 325. Add all dry ingredients in bowl and blend, in the mean time add butter and honey in pan and place on top of low-med heat and melt. Once melted pour over dry ingredients and mix well. Once blended place on cookie sheet that has parchment paper on it and spread evenly. 

Because there is a lot of liquid in this batch you can cook two ways. One you can have the granola crunchy or more of a soft texture. That is all up to you. I did soft texture and that baked for a total of 25-30 mins. It’s all up to how you want it. 

Serving = 1/2 cup = 267 Calories per serving.


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Thai Chicken Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

I am always in the mood to try new things, just having all the ingredients is another story. Well I have been eye balling this recipe that I found for a while and I decided that today would be the day that I would make it and make the hubby and kids their pizzas. 

As always, I enjoy getting rough ideas from someone else’s ideas because my mind starts thinking of different ways to create something healthier and tasty at the same time. 

Cauliflower Crust:


Head of cauliflower 

8 ounce ( 1 cup ) mozzarella cheese 

2 egg whites 





Per heat oven to 450. Cut cauliflower into small enough pieces to go into the food processor and pulse until cauliflowers looks like rice. Once done add to a pan and cook on medium until it’s whiter but be careful not to burn it. In the mean time add the eggs, cheese, herbs and garlic to the food processor and blend well. Once that is blended well add in the cauliflower and blend altogether. Scarp the sides a time or two and blend again. Once blended on a cookie sheet lay foil down and stray with none stick spray and pour dough onto pan and lay either in a square or round form pending on how you like your pizza and bake for 20-30 minutes. I did 20 minutes and pulled it out so that I could put the sauce and veggies and chicken on and put back in the oven. That’s all up to you. 

Pizza and Sauce:


2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into strips ( I cooked them in garlic and water for awhile to get them nice and tender) 

2 tsp sriracha 

2 tbls olive oil 

4-6 garlic cloves 

1 tsp red pepper flakes 

ITEMS above will be put into a seal-able bowl with the chicken and to marinate for an hour or more) 

1 medium broccoli head ( cut into small pcs) 

1 medium red bell pepper cut into strips 

9 green onion ( I love green onion ) 

8 ounces or less of fresh mushrooms

8-10 fresh spinach leaves

1/2 cup mozzarella 


2 Tbls olive oil 

2 Tbls natural peanut butter 

2 tsp low sodium soy sauce 

2-4 drops of chili oil 

1 tsp crushed red peppers 

2-3 green onion 

Mix all ingredients together and then spread all over the cauliflower crust then add the chicken and then the veggies and sprinkle the cheese ans bake until cheese has melted or longer.  It’s all up to you. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. 



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Sweet and Tangy Chicken with Potato Strings and Mashed Potatoes

As you can tell I have been on a mini vacation from my Blog. I have been doing so many things that my blog has been the last thing on my mind. I have been on a chicken, balsamic and honey kick and would love to share this recipe that I found but as always I add things to make it my own and I don’t want to take someone’s recipe and says it’s mine. So I add and change things to make it mine. 



2 Chicken Breasts ( sliced to make 2 pcs of chicken ) Making 4 pcs just thinner and faster to cook 

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 

1/2 cup honey 

1/4 to 1/2 cup capers 

6-8 fresh okra 

3-6 fresh garlic 

2-3 stalks of celery

8 ounces of fresh mushrooms 

2 tsp – 3 tsp Oregano  or basil 

2 tsp thyme 

2 tsp paprika 

2 tsp pepper 

Potatoes ( I am cooking for a family of 5 so you know I have to make a lot 



Pre heat oven to 350; in the mean time cut fat off of chicken and slice chicken into 2 pieces creating 4 pcs. In a small bowl put in paprika, oregano, thyme, pepper and mix well and sprinkle on both sides of chicken. Place chicken in a bashing dish covered in foil for less of a mess.  Next combined honey, vinegar, garlic,celery, capers, okra, mushrooms and blend. Once blended pour over chicken and place in the oven for 20 minutes. After 20 pull out flip and place in oven for another 2 minutes. 

In the mean time, peel your potatoes and  grab 2 or 3 potatoes and a Julianne Peeler and peel those potatoes and rinse well and place on a paper towel to remove as mush of the water and once done place in a pan with hot oil and cook until done. Sprinkle with what ever seasoning that you desire. 

Cut the remaining potatoes and place in water and cook until done. 

Once potatoes and chicken are done. Place a scoop of potatoes on your place a piece of chicken and scrap some veggies and sauce and the final touch would be those lovely potato strings that you created and enjoy.  

I will have to say that this is one of my favorite recipes. 



Super Protein Smoothie

I have been taking a walk everyday 2 times a day and I know that I haven’t been good in drinking lots of water and I know that I need more protein then what I am consuming so I decided to amp up this smoothie and add a lot of fresh and interesting things to this to make it different then the other smoothies that I have made in the past. I will tell you that I believe that this is my best one yet. 

2 Servings


1 cup almond coconut milk 

2 tbls Dannon Vanilla Greek yogurt ( use what you have ) 

1 tbls chia seeds 

1 scoop vanilla whey protein 

1/2 cup frozen raspberries 

1/2 cup frozen blackberries 

1 avocado 

6 baby carrots 

3-4 fresh kale 

1 tbls honey 

1 tbls fresh pomegranate


Put liquids in blender first and then add in all other ingredients and blend. Pour into either a frosty mug or a warm mug and enjoy.




This recipe makes two servings. Have one smoothie right now and the other for later.


I hope you all enjoy and feel free to change anything. This is just an idea of where to start. 


This looks so darn yummy.

Homemade With Mess

I used to write my recipes down on any piece of scrap paper I could find; usually an envelope from an opened letter, or the letter itself if it was full of rubbish. It then ended up that I would have numerous scraps of food covered paper that I would leave about the flat until I got round to blogging them. This clearly annoyed Sam (not that he would ever say anything as he is too lovely), but he did always clear them away and then had the genius idea that I just got a notebook to write them in. How had I not thought about this before, surely it is just common sense!? Ha! Well, I now have a notebook and my whole blogging life feels a lot more organised.

This recipe has been sat in my new (not so shiny, now covered in food) notebook for nearly 2…

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Homemade Fennal Italian Sausage and Vegatable Pizza

I am not a huge pizza fan because two things. Too much pizza sauce and so greasy. Even though I tell them lite sauce it’s not lite sauce and it’s just way to greasy. 

So I decided that I would make the kids their pepporoni pizza, hubby his pizza with pepperoni, mild peppers and mushrooms and I wanted something unique but also healthy as you can get with pizza. 



half a green pepper 

half a onion

half bottle of capers 

handful of mild peppers 

8 ounces of sliced mushrooms 

4-6 slices of low sodium deli ham 

1 cup pizza sauce ( I like mine with light sauce )

2-3 Fennel Italian Sausage ( peeled the skin off ) 

2-3 pcs of fresh Kale leaves

5-6 pcs of fresh Spinach leaves 

2-3 tsp crushed red peppers 

8 ouns mozzarella cheese 

2 pkgs pizza dough ( I would have used whole wheat but where I went didn’t have it) 



Preheat the oven to 450. In the meantime prepare pizza dough if you didn’t buy the pre made pizza crust. Cook per instructions. Once the crust is ready add on the toppings the way you prefer and over in cheese and bake for 20 minutes or longer pending if you want it crisper.  Let cool and enjoy. 

I hope you all enjoy as much as I did. 


ImageBefore cheeseImageImageAfter cheese

ImageFinished pizza.


I am happy to share this and have fun creating your next pizza. 

Cranberry Walnut Cookies

I am always on the Pinterest looking for new and exciting foods and I am across a chocolate chip cookie recipe with pecans. Well first I am not a huge chocolate fan and second I didn’t have any pecans. So I decided that I would use dried cranberries, white chocolate chip and walnuts for these cookies. 

Funny thing is after I made the cookies and started baking them I noticed that I didn’t add the white chocolate chips and said darn, I bet they will taste just fine. Well they tasted great. So I was happy with what I created. 



1/4 cup oil

3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 

1/2 cup + 2 tbls sugar

1/2 cup + 2 tbls brown sugar

1 egg

1 tsp baking soda 

1 1/2 tsps vanilla 

1/2 tsp salt 

1 cup flour 

1 cup oat flour 

1/2 cup walnuts 

1/2 cup cranberries 



Combined oil, applesauce, both sugars and mix well. Add in vanilla and stir. Add in egg and mix well. Now add in the dry ingredients and mix well. Once it’s mixed well add in the walnuts and cranberries. 

Place cookies on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed or parchment paper. I like parchment better. Easier to clean up. 

Cook cookies in a 350 oven for about 10 minutes until lightly golden brown. 


FYI: Because the cookies has applesauce they are going to be very very moist so when putting cookies away place wax paper in between so they don’t stick to one another.