10.29.2014

fajita frittata

This fajita frittata is a simple way to use up leftover fajitas, either homemade or from a restaurant.

Fajita frittata - a simple, quick recipe that uses leftover fajitas to make a savory breakfast with mexican flavors. | realfoodsimple.com


I had made some steak fajitas one night and ate them for about three days in a row for lunch. I know some people like to have variety, but for me, if it is a great dish, I don't mind eating it several times in a week. It makes it much easier than cooking from scratch everyday.


10.27.2014

simple homemade taco hummus

simple homemade taco hummus | realfoodsimple.com


This simple taco hummus has a unique flavor and makes a great dip. I have to admit I am not a fan of hummus. It never really appealed to me. But #1 likes it, and since I have been making it homemade, it is starting to grow on me. This is a really simple recipe but tastes great.

Once again I used Dyno-moms taco seasoning. I now always have some on hand to add to different dishes. If you haven't yet checked it out, you must!

10.24.2014

5 single-use kitchen items...I kind of want

5 single-use kitchen items...I kind of want | realfoodsimple.com

Although I try to keep a simple, minimalist real food kitchen, I do enjoy gadgets at times. The past few weeks I have found a plethora (fancy word) of single-use kitchen items that really are not necessary and just seem to take up space.

However, in the interest of full disclosure, I have found a few items that although they are still single-use, I kind of want them. Will I get them? I am not sure. I really don't have the space for any more things, But if I got them as a gift I might not return them. 

So here is the list of single-use kitchen tools I kind of want:

1. S'mores maker - I think s'mores are my favorite dessert. They are pretty high on the list at least. And I love sitting in front of a fire roasting a marshmallow until it catches on fire and burns to a crisp. However, this indoor s'more maker would be so cool!

2. Cutlery Cleaner - In my defense, we do not have a dishwasher. So I am doing dishes by hand 3 times a day. This would just make it a tad easier. 

3. Cake cutter + server - Is this not a beautiful looking utensil?

4. Pot clip - cause I really like pigs and this would leave less mess. 

5. Herb scissors - I might be able to find more uses for them. Although I bet it is very difficult to keep them sharp and then they would just bruise the herbs. 

Did you miss the other posts?

Part 2
Part 1

Part 3



Part 4 - Wine


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10.22.2014

simple taco quinoa bites

Taco quinoa bites are an easy, healthy snack to have on hand. These are made with only 3 pantry ingredients! 

Taco quinoa bites are a simple, healthy snack to have on hand. These are made with only 3 real food pantry ingredients! | realfoodsimple.com


I have used quinoa in numerous different ways. It is very versatile, has a great flavor, and cooks as easy as rice. I recently used quinoa in place of pasta in this Quinoa "mac" and cheese

I first saw a pizza version of quinoa bites on pinterest (no I was not the creative one to come up with this.) Now these recipes are all over the place. Although I haven't yet made that version, I have made a few different versions of quinoa bites. My other versions are:*

10.20.2014

warm bacon & onion dressing

warm bacon & onion dressing - this is a simple real food dressing with only 4 components. It seems fancy, but it is so simple it will be your go to dressing to impress guests. | realfoodsimple.com

This bacon dressing with sweetened onions is one of my favorite dressings. I have been making it for years. There are times I will make a big batch and eat the same salad 3-4 days in a row.*

Is anything better than bacon? I have heard bacon called the gateway meat. Those who are vegetarian end up eating meat because of bacon. I believe it.

10.17.2014

5 ridiculous wine tools - you should throw away

5  ridiculous wine tools - you should throw away | realfoodsimple.com

What? Throw away things that make drinking wine easier? I know, it seems ridiculous that I would even suggest this. But as much as I love wine, I still don't think a simplified kitchen needs these gadgets.

If you missed the other posts, there are 3 more in this series!

10.15.2014

fudgy pumpkin mini muffins - grain free

Are you tired of all the pumpkin recipes yet? I am hoping you said no. So here is another pumpkin recipe, fudgy pumpkin mini muffins.

Fudgy pumpkin mini muffins - these are grain free and low in sugar. | realfoodsimple.com

These were a big hit in our house! I have proof at the end of this post. :)

These muffins are grain-free, low in sugar, and super moist. I used coconut flour instead of traditional flour, which means a lot of math. In fact #1 looked at my scribbled notes sitting on the table and asked why I was doing algebra.

10.13.2014

teriyaki chicken taco casserole

teriyaki chicken taco casserole - simple weeknight meal with great flavor but less mess | realfoodsimple.com

Teriyaki chicken is such a great flavor. I love teriyaki chicken in tacos. I used to work at a restaurant in SoCal and they had really great teriyaki tacos. Along with the teriyaki chicken, they used jack cheese, pineapples, lettuce and green onions.

I wanted to recreate that taco but in an easier to make, easier to eat casserole. This teriyaki chicken taco casserole is exactly what I was hoping for.

This recipe now has a new home! 

Visit suzyandco for this recipe plus 
nutrition info and oil education. 

10.10.2014

5 single-use kitchen tools you should throw away | part 3

5 single-use kitchen items. This is part 3 in the series. There are so many ways to clutter up a kitchen. Keep it simple and avoid these tools. | realfoodsimple.com

This is the third post in the series Single-use Kitchen Tools You Should Throw Away.*
You can read part 1 and part 2 here.

There are so many funny kitchen tools out there. I had no idea I would find this many to share. So here are 5 more single-use kitchen tools you should toss.**

10.08.2014

corn bread waffles - with only 5 ingredients

Corn bread waffles - This fun take on corn bread makes a great base for chili. And the best part? Only 5 real food ingredients. | realfoodsimple.com

Regular corn bread is the perfect side to a bowlful of chili, but waffle corn bread makes the perfect chili sundae!

These corn bread waffles are a fun and simple way to change things up for dinner. You can use pretty much any corn bread recipe, but the one I am including only has 5 ingredients!

Corn Bread Waffles (adapted from my favorite cookbook!)

10.06.2014

real maple syrup vs the Mrs.

real maple syrup vs. the Mrs. There is a battle that goes on over waffles and pancakes. Which side do you land on? | realfoodsimple.com

There is a little war that goes on in our house every Sunday. It happens over our traditional Sunday breakfast of homemade waffles that #1 makes.

10.03.2014

5 (more) single-use kitchen tools - you should throw away

5 (more) single-use kitchen tools - you should throw away | realfoodsimple.com

I previously wrote about 5 kitchen tools that were single-use and that you should throw away. (or maybe don't even buy them in the first place.)

My reasoning? Cooking real food from scratch is so much easier in an uncluttered, clean kitchen.

So here are 5 more single-use kitchen tools I have found that you might want to throw away*