Quinoa Black Bean Tacos

Quick, easy, healthy and full of flavor – even meat eaters will love this!

Quinoa Black Bean Tacos - Quick, easy, healthy and full of flavor - even meat eaters will love this!

I made these quinoa tacos in an attempt to stuff as many tacos in my face without feeling guilty about it. After all, bikini season will be here before you know it. And being an LA native, you should know that I have built quite an endurance for taco-eating.

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Mexican Corn on the Cob

This is the best way to serve corn on the cob, brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with chili powder, cotija cheese and lime juice!

Mexican Corn on the Cob - This is the best way to serve corn, brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with chili powder, cheese and lime!

I absolutely love corn on the cob. It’s the one thing I really look forward to when we go to the local farmer’s market. We stand in the long line just thinking about which toppings to slather on that piping hot corn as it drips with melted butter. But then they ask you pay $4.50…for a single corn on the cob – something that costs $0.33 cent uncooked at the grocery store. So I just knew I had to share my favorite homemade version that costs way less and tastes a million times better!

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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Juicy, tender chicken served with the creamiest garlic sauce that the whole family will go crazy for!

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic - Juicy, tender chicken served with the creamiest garlic sauce that the whole family will go crazy for!

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic has been on my bucket list for years. But I guess I’ve been putting it off because I was always a bit skeptical about the “40 cloves of garlic” part. Now you know how much I love garlic as seen in yesterday’s post, but 40 cloves just seemed like way too much, even for me. But then curiosity took over and I finally gave it a try, and boy, was I in for a treat.

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One Pan Mexican Quinoa

Wonderfully light, healthy and nutritious. And it’s so easy to make – even the quinoa is cooked right in the pan!

One Pan Mexican Quinoa - Wonderfully light, healthy and nutritious. And it's so easy to make - even the quinoa is cooked right in the pan!

Despite my daily 3-mile runs, all the morning donuts have finally caught up with me. So Jason and I made a pact to lighten up our diet before our Cabo trip in 6 weeks. But instead of eating bland, boring salads, I decided to make a fun, healthy quinoa dish that we would both really enjoy.

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Shrimp Fried Rice

Why order take-out? This homemade version is so much healthier, cheaper and tastes a million times better!

Shrimp Fried Rice - Why order take-out? This homemade version is so much healthier, cheaper and tastes a million times better!

I absolutely love ordering take-out, especially when I’m exhausted out of my mind and I have absolutely no energy to even walk to the kitchen. But when I spend $10 on a measly shrimp fried rice with just 4 shrimps in the entire dish, I knew I just had to make a homemade version. After all, nothing beats homemade, right?

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