Avocado Pineapple Salsa

Delicious avocado pineapple salsa that is perfect with chips or as a topping for tacos or nachos.

Avocado Pineapple Salsa

Avocados are not my all time favorite food. To me, the taste is just a bit too “meh” to deal with the odd texture.

I wish I liked avocados, I hear they have some amazing health benefits like lowering cholesterol and helping to protect your eyes… I’m sure that requires you to eat more than one avocado a year (which may still be an overistimate for me).

With that said, I won’t turn down a meal because it has some avocado in it (hello california rolls), which is why I jumped on board for making some avocado pineapple salsa last night. I figured any of the indifference I felt towards avocados would be canceled out by the deliciousness of the pineapple.

I was right.

Ready In 8 min
Average Cost $3.50

Chicken with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce

Browned chicken cooked in a creamy roasted red pepper sauce with a little kick.

Chicken with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce

I could pretend like this is just a normal post and not the first post in about 23 months… but instead I’ll give you a quick recap of why I’ve been such an internet slacker.

  • I bought a house and apparently those house things take up a lot of your free time for a while.
  • I got a new job and it is awesome… but I’m still adjusting to a normal work schedule (working 9-5 is odd).
  • My wiener dog hurt his back and was paralyzed for a day. We quickly got him in for surgery and then he had a good 8-10 weeks of rest and rehab. He is now doing awesome and we are annoyingly protective of him doing anything that could trigger a relapse.

With that said, let us move on to the food.

Ready In 30 min
Average Cost $9.00

Buffalo Chicken Pizza Braid

Spicy buffalo chicken and mozzarella cheese wrapped up in a pizza braid (fancy calzone).

Buffalo Chicken Pizza Braid

Ever wish your pizza was wrapped up in an easy to devour package?

Sure, we could just make a simple calzone, but that doesn’t turn any heads. Take an extra 2 minutes and add a bit of flair to your next potluck submission. I’m sure Alicia found this idea somewhere in the Pinterest world, and true to her nature, the first thing she wanted to do with the braid idea was to stuff it with massive amounts of cheese and buffalo chicken… who am I to deny her wishes?

Ready In 30 min
Average Cost $6.00

Zucchini Spaghetti

Spaghetti taste and texture with all the health benefits of eating a zucchini!

Zucchini Spaghetti

I did something today that most people that know me would not believe… I bought zucchinis for more own personal dietary enjoyment. I have yet to meet a zucchini that I voluntarily devour, until today.

The month long anti-carbohydrate stint that I just completed has taught me one important lesson: I can easily pass on candy but I have a hard time skipping pasta and breads. In an attempt to trick myself into being okay with passing on pasta, I decided to test out this zucchini spaghetti trend that seems to be bombarding my internet browsing.

Ready In 15 min
Average Cost $3.00

Chicken Stir Fry

Spicy chicken stir fry overloaded with vegetables.

Chicken Stir Fry

I’m not so sure how this recipe made it this long without being posted. Chicken stir fry is a staple of my work-week diet for the simple fact that I can make a huge batch and divvy it up into little containers to bring to work… not to mention this is healthy and ridiculously easy.

You really can’t go wrong when you’re buying ingredients, just snag the cheapest veggies you think will work (my trio almost always consists of broccoli, onions, and green peppers).

Ready In 30 min
Average Cost $7.00