Category: Recipes

July 8, 2017

7 Salads That Don’t Suck

  Today I’m challenging the notion that salads must be low-calorie, boring, and full of lettuce. Aka salads that suck. Here are 7 awesome salads that don’t suck. 7 easy ways to eat a fresh and fabulous meal, without wondering, “Ok, that was good, but what’s for dinner?” All of these salads are packed with nourishing […]... Read More


April 29, 2017

5-Ingredient Chocolate Bite Size Snacks

Fellow working moms understand the grocery struggle by the end of the week. Usually my husband and I are eating what we like to refer to as “hook me up meals” by Wednesday. Essentially, I’m pulling whatever we have out of the freezer and hoping for the best. While this may seem like a less than […]... Read More


  1. Pragati says:

    I have a similar recipe for quick balls and you’ve reminded me how delicious they are! I need to whip up a batch. You’re totally not alone on the “hook me up meals” .. that happens over here too!

March 15, 2017

Hawaiian Poke Bowl with Veetee Rice

The New Trend: Poke Bowls Is it just me, or are poke bowl restaurants all the new rave? Made popular in Southern California, this fast-food sushi trend is finally hitting Las Vegas. There is literally a poke bowl shop on every single street corner! I’ve always loved a good Hawaiian poke bowl, but now that they’re […]... Read More


  1. Cath says:

    These look marvelous but hubby is very allergic to fish. Wondering if I can skip or substitute the fish. Also there’s the gluten free thing to worry about. What can I sub for Panko? Thanks for all your yummy ideas. Fresh ideas make cooking 3 meals a day survivable.

February 20, 2017

Filet Mignon DIY Sushi Rolls

Do It Yourself! Why spend money on expensive sushi when you can make it yourself? My husband and I had so much fun making these DIY sushi rolls for date night! They are the perfect compromise for couples who are one-part meat eater and one-part sushi lover like us. We love PRE® Brands Meat for […]... Read More


February 17, 2017

Honey-Lime Chicken Pineapple Boats

Easy and Packed with Flavor! As a brand new momma, I’m super pressed for time. So my dinner recipes need to be easy-peasy, or they aren’t happening. What I love about this dish is that it looks like it popped out of a 5-star Hawaiian restaurant, but even the most amateur chef can create it! As long […]... Read More


November 22, 2016

Fall Pizza with Arugula and Persimmon

Yay for Fall Flavors! It’s almost Thanksgiving, and I’m loving all of the fall flavors. I thought, why not combine them and come up with a delicious Fall Pizza? I’m talking persimmon (which is a crisp, sweet fruit much like an apple), maple-glazed almonds and pepitas, and dried cranberries! The best thing about this recipe is […]... Read More


November 21, 2016

Easy Quinoa Pizza Dough

Why Quinoa Pizza Dough? I usually avoid making homemade pizza dough. Admittedly, it’s just so darn easy to find a pre-made version in the grocery store. That being said, I love to cook and I really enjoy experimenting with different ingredients. And this gluten-free quinoa pizza dough was not only easy, but unique, and totally […]... Read More


September 16, 2016

Better Bean Taquitos

For the Love of Beans! Ok truth be told, I love beans. But my body hasn’t always loved them. In fact, most people avoid them. We all know the saying, “Beans Beans, the Magical Fruit, the More You Eat, the More You… (well, you know the rest)!” But Better Beans? They’re different. I was recently introduced […]... Read More


August 14, 2016

Fresh-Mex Shrimp and Corn with Cotija Cheese

Shrimp and Corn with Cotija Cheese, oh my! Alright friends, brace yourself. Because this one is easy. So easy. This Fresh-Mex Dish is not only delicious, but the combination of Shrimp and Corn with Cotija Cheese is sure to be your new favorite. It was the fastest, freshest dinner I’ve made all summer. And it’s straight up fresh-mex […]... Read More


July 30, 2016

Easy Summer Salad with Grilled Vegetables

Summer Salad Vibes 110 degree heat. Blasting the A/C. Carrying around bottled water like it’s your job. These are the signs of summer. And summer calls for something fresh.   Yesterday I went grocery shopping at Whole Foods and came across a cherry tomato station to hand-pick your own basket. The assortment of yellow, orange, and red […]... Read More


May 28, 2016

Mango ‘Nana Nice Cream

More Nice Cream, Please! After making my last batch of nice cream, I kept dreaming up new combinations and flavors! Again, with only 3 ingredients, nice cream is seriously the easiest dessert ever! It’s starting to warm up here in Las Vegas, and summer is on my mind! While banana + peanut butter is a classic savory dessert combo, […]... Read More


May 22, 2016

Banana Nut Butter Nice Cream

Nice Cream for the Win You know what’s way better than low-cal, sugar-free, no flavor ice cream that’s trying too hard to be healthy? Homemade Banana Nut Butter Nice Cream! I’ve seen multiple versions of this bad boy floating all over the internet, and I honestly don’t know what’s taken me so long to hop on […]... Read More


  1. This sounds so good! I would probably add some chocolate syrup into the mix though 🙂 I appreciate the calorie count as well!

  2. mia says:

    I’ve tried recipes similar to this before, nice cream is definitely the way to go! I love that this is 3 ingredients… I know what dessert I am making this weekend! Thank you 😀

  3. I usually make smoothies with my frozen bananas and consume too much sugar way too fast. This is a great way to slow down & taste all that yummy. Probably took me longer to write this than it will to make it 🙂 Can’t wait.

May 20, 2016

Chia Seed Pudding is the New Black

Chia Seed Pudding with Peanut Butter Drizzle It’s healthier than cereal. It’s the grain-free alternative to oatmeal. It’s way tastier than grits or cream of wheat. It’s basically the new black. AKA chia seed pudding is the best breakfast ever! You may remember my Warm Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding post from February, but this one’s a little different. First off,... Read More


March 25, 2016

Easter Egg Popcorn Balls

Once You Go Pip, You Never Go Back. Hi there! Raquel here. Remember that yummy Valentine’s Day Trail Mix I made last month? Well guess what? The secret ingredient is back, and its better than ever! And this time, it’s in the form of delicious Easter Egg Popcorn Balls. I love Pipcorn because it’s all-natural, gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, and […]... Read More


  1. Cailee says:

    YUM!! Girl! These look amazing! I love the 80/20 rule! Sounds good to me! Also, I’m sorry they feel! That’s so funny though that you said they were dangerous right before they hit the ground! Also, I LOVE your blog!! I follow you on IG and am so excited to follow along with your blog! Thanks for sharing girlie and I hope that you’re having a great Friday!!
    xoxo Cailee!

March 3, 2016

Grilled Shrimp and Veggie Zoodles

Fish on Fridays: Grilled Shrimp Zoodles We’ve been on a seafood kick lately! And it totally helps that our grocery store has the best selection of fish! First, we made Jalapeño Crab Stuffed Salmon, then we made this killer dish with Grilled Shrimp, Veggies, and Pinenuts, all on top of a warm bed of fresh Pesto […]... Read More


March 2, 2016

Jalapeño Crab Stuffed Salmon

Stuffed Salmon … “packed” with flavor and protein! I am so excited about this recipe! Almost as excited as I am about finally having a grocery store within a 10-mile radius. Yes, don’t even get me started… it was torture while ours was closed down. If you have read my blog posts before, you know that […]... Read More


February 19, 2016

Warm Chocolate Chia Pudding

The Perfect Cozy Breakfast Paleo lovers, unite! I have found the most comforting breakfast food ever… and it’s grain-free! I’ve been making chia pudding (the chilly version) for a while now, but sometimes I forget to soak the chia seeds the night before or I don’t have the patience to wait for them to soak 20 minutes in […]... Read More


February 18, 2016

Slow Cooker Chicken Cilantro Lime Soup

Chicken + Cilantro + Lime = The Best Combo Ever! Alright cold and flu season, we’re coming for you! This Chicken Cilantro Lime Soup is the best combination of fresh ingredients that are both nutritious and comforting. It’s super easy to make, too! The recipe calls for a slow cooker, so you literally just set it and forget […]... Read More


February 15, 2016

Gluten Free Dessert Pizza with Caramelized Bananas

Sweets, please! I’m usually a carb junkie, but something about Valentine’s Day just makes me crave sweets! If you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you’ve seen me eating everything from Valentine’s Day Trail Mix to Cashew Milk Ice Cream and Almond Milk Ice Cream Sandwiches. So what better way to conclude Valentine’s Day Week than to make […]... Read More


February 12, 2016

Roasted Beet Hummus with Lime

Pretty Pretty Pink Beet Hummus With Valentine’s Day only 2 days away, I want to make sure you are prepared with festive snack options that are both delicious and nutritious!  Whether you’re making a homemade meal for your hubby, throwing a “Gal-entine’s Day” party with your girls, bringing treats in for your coworkers, or just watching […]... Read More


February 9, 2016

Valentine’s Day Trail Mix

I LUV U, Valentine’s Day Trail Mix! Uhmm HI, how cute is this trail mix?! I made it yesterday for the Superbowl and it was a hit! It’s the perfect way to launch my #prettyprettypinkpineapple series on Instagram with all things PINK for Valentine’s Day! This yummy Valentine’s Day Trail Mix is packed with delicious balanced goodies, including my […]... Read More


Gluten Free Game Day Wings

Game Day Wings = Impossible to Find First off, can I just say that wings are near impossible to find the day before the Super Bowl? (Disclaimer: I don’t recommend grocery shopping last minute like I did, but whoops, I was in NYC all week and my hubby decided to throw a last minute party.) Whew! Thank […]... Read More


January 31, 2016

Health(ier) Chili Cheese Fries

Cheese, please! You guys! I just made my first batch of sweet potato fries and they were so good I could hardly stand it. The recipe was super easy to make (I think that’s becoming my slogan these days), and guess what?! Aside from cheese, the recipe only requires 4 main ingredients! That’s it. But feel free to get creative, […]... Read More


January 22, 2016

Funky Monkey No Bake Energy Bites

No Bake Energy Bites: A Healthy Snack It’s hard to believe something this delicious actually provides energy. I swear I feel like I’m eating dessert when I bite into one of my Funky Monkey No Bake Energy Bites! They are gluten-free, made of all-natural ingredients, and filled with protein and nutrients. I found the secret ingredient […]... Read More


  1. Rachel says:

    Hi Raquel! Thank you so much for your sweet words and mentioning my recipe in your blog post! I am so happy to hear you enjoy them as much as I did 🙂


    • Raquel Roldan says:

      You are so welcome! Thank you for introducing me to Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter! My bliss balls just won’t be the same from here on out 😉

January 12, 2016

Aloha Brownie Bites

Aloha Brownie Bites Attention all chocolate lovers! You know that feeling when you finish a meal, but you’re still craving something sweet? These are perfect for that! Or when you’re having a long day at work, and you need a pick-me-up snack? Perfect for that, too! But there’s a big difference between my Aloha Brownie Bites and regular brownies! These […]... Read More


January 3, 2016

Healthy Potato Skins with Avocado Pesto Spread

Healthy Potato Skins: The Substitution Method I am so excited about these healthy potato skins! Someone asked me the other day if cutting out bad foods all at once would put their body into shock? The short answer is no. The long answer is… Cutting foods out of your diet cold-turkey isn’t the most sustainable approach. A lot […]... Read More


December 26, 2015

Apple & Pear Almond Crisp

Mele Kalikimaka! (That’s Hawaiian for Merry Christmas!) If you’re already subscribed to my weekly emails, then you know there’s nothing more that I encourage during the holidays than balance. During this time of the year, remember that it’s ok to practice balance and self-love. Give yourself some time off to enjoy your loved ones. You […]... Read More


December 19, 2015

Green Pea Pesto Crostini Appetizer

If you’re looking for a fast and easy appetizer, look no more! The Green Pea Pesto Spread itself took, oh, about 60 seconds to make! And an added bonus, it’s healthy, too. I needed a last minute recipe for tonight’s Christmas Party, and had remembered this one from Cooking Light. Not only was it super easy to make, but […]... Read More


December 13, 2015

Black Bean Hummus

This is the easiest homemade dip you will ever make! Even better, it has has an authentic Mexican taste and is packed with flavor! Someone at work was selling a brand new Cuisinart food processor for $55, and I just couldn’t pass up the deal. It’s a lot like this one, but brushed chrome. After using it, I feel […]... Read More