Author: Monika Andrea

Cumin & Lime Chicken Drumsticks

  Slow baked. Fall off the bone. Drumsticks. Need I say more? These cumin & lime chicken drumsticks are perfect for a summer dinner party, weeknight dinner, or even meal prep.     This is another super easy recipe that can be prepped ahead and that feed the masses!! The marinade is very easy… its a combination of Cumin, Garlic powder, Oregano, Turmeric, Salt, Pepper, Lime Juice, and Water.  All you need to do is whisk the ingredients together and VOILÀ! Marinade done. And to be honest, that’s as complicated as this recipe gets.       Once you’ve...

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Fresh Summer Salsas

Fresh Italian Tomato, Peruvian Salsa Criolla,  Cucumber & Cilantro Salsa Here are three of my go-to fresh summer salsas! They can be added on to so many different dishes or simply served with a side of chips! These three summer salsas are a staple at my house!  All of these salsas are seasoned very simply, with either fresh herbs, S&P, and olive oil/or lime juice. Simple seasonings allow you to really showcase your fresh ingredients! All three of these salsas are healthy and can be implemented into your weekly meal preps. Fresh Italian Tomato Salsa This salsa is super...

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Cucumber Limeade

Hold the booze and stay hydrated this summer with this Cucumber Limeade.   It’s the middle of May and it is HOT! HOT! HOT! Temperatures here in Florida are reaching the 90’s already. ??? It’s all good though because you can mix up a couple of pitchers of Cucumber Limeade. It’s refreshing and tangy which is perfect for cooling off from this Florida heat. I’m holding out on the booze this time because last weekend was just party, party, party! It was my birthday, cinco de mayo, and my best-friend’s college graduation all packed into one weekend. It’s safe to...

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How to Make Cauliflower Rice

Try this  quick, easy, and low carb alternative for rice! Cauliflower is such an adaptable vegetable.  You can manipulate it to make a variety of low carb substitutes for mashed potatoes, pizza crust, pasta sauce, and rice! However, on of my favorites to make is Cauliflower Rice. I LOVE rice, but it can make the meal heavy and drives my carb intake through the roof! (Which isn’t great for bikini season..?) Cauliflower rice doesn’t exactly have the same texture and taste as rice, but it leaves me just as satisfied. Its perfect for soaking up the sauces from a...

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Chicken Curry in 30 Minutes

This Chicken Curry recipe only takes about 30 mins and is packed with lots of healthy fats, veggies, and protein to keep you satisfied.    Jump to Recipe I’m going to go ahead and apologize now because this is a HUGE recipe.  I always end up cooking for 8+ people when I make chicken curry. It’s one of those dishes that don’t take too much effort and feed the masses.  You can easily cut this recipe down to half. The great thing about curry is that anything goes… throw in all the sad, lonely veggies that are left in...

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i’m monika andrea…

I’m not a chef, dietician, or a health genius; but I love healthy food and I strongly believe in the benefits of eating unprocessed, real food. Hippocrates said it best… “Food Is Medicine”

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