Black Bean and Bell Pepper Wraps

Make-ahead meals are a boon to busy homes. Make up a batch of these Black Bean and Bell Pepper Wraps for a quick and easy dinner. This recipe sounds simple — and it is — but its taste is not commensurate with the amount of work you will put into it. That is to say, […]

Tuna Macaroni Salad

Enjoy this Tuna Macaroni Salad as a cool main dish this summer or as a substantial side dish at your next barbecue. It packs super well for lunch on the go. As I type, I’m craving this salad. I took the pictures yesterday. The salad was scarfed down over the last 24 hours and I […]

Easy Greek Pasta Salad

Cool off tonight with a delicious make-ahead easy Greek pasta salad with feta, tomatoes, and kalamata olives. It’s hearty without feeling heavy. I love a good pasta salad. It’s hearty, it’s filling, and it’s very make-ahead. It’s also a great excuse for me to getaway without adding meat to the meal. While I know that […]

Ditch the Wings – Make Grilled Buffalo Chicken!

Buffalo wings are a tasty treat, but sometimes you want something meatier. This Grilled Buffalo Chicken is just the thing! Full of flavor and easy to prep, you’ll have a great dish to throw on the grill. It’s getting time to fire up the barbie! Yesterday’s temps hit the 80s here in San Diego, which […]

Chef’s Salad with a Garlicky Anchovy Vinaigrette

Chef's Salad Recipe | Good Cheap Eats

A typical chef’s salad boasts hard-boiled eggs, cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese, and meat on a bed of dressed greens. This garlicky anchovy vinaigrette adds some punch to the mix. Salads are some of my favorite healthier meals. They give you the opportunity to “eat the rainbow”, save money, use up little bits of leftover meat and […]

Coconut Berry Salad Recipe

Enjoy in-season berries in this deliciously simple Coconut Berry Salad that can be made in just minutes. It’s the perfect healthy dessert to serve all spring and summer. Berry season has arrived here in California. Last week the kids and I joined some friends for our annual strawberry picking adventure. While the berries aren’t cheap, they’re […]

Shrimp Bowls with Mango and Avocado

Shrimp Bowls Recipe from Good Cheap Eats

Enjoy a quick and delicious lunch or dinner with these Shrimp Bowls topped with Mango and Avocado. So easy and so yummy! Imagine me taking pictures in the dark tonight, trying to capture this meal for you. My husband didn’t believe I could do it with such low light, but yes, yes, I did. 1. […]

Bowl Meals Tips and Recipe Ideas

Want quick and healthy meals that you can easily pack for work, school, or road trips? Discover the beauty of bowl meals! Bowl meals are some of my favorites. “Bowl meals?” my husband said. Yeah, you know, rice bowls, burrito bowls, teriyaki bowls. They’re a thing, don’t ya know? You might also hear them go […]