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Pineapple Bacon & Chipotle Sliders with Grilled Sweet Potatoes. {FIREWORKS SLIDERS}

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Pineapple Bacon & Chipotle Sliders with Grilled Sweet Potatoes. {FIREWORKS SLIDERS}

Makes: 8 sliders

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Happy Fourth of July!

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Fireworks Sliders

If you’re still undecided about what to cook today as you celebrate Independence Day with your loved ones, I suggest you give these sliders a try. Read the rest of this entry

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Chipotle Tzatziki – Mexican Style

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Chipotle Tzatziki – Mexican Style

Makes: About a cup and a half

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Memorial Day and the Kickoff to Summer!

Tzatziki, pronounced zɑːdˈzki, is a Greek sauce used as an appetizer or sometimes served over meat. In my opinion Tzatziki is one of the healthier appetizer choices because it has fresh ingredients and less calories than most popular dips ;-). This weekend I’m entertaining friends for the Memorial Day holiday and I wanted to incorporate this delicious Greek sauce into the menu. The original recipe for Tzatziki is simple and flavorful, but I wanted to add a little spice for distinction. The  best thing is that you can put this on meat, salads or  just dip into it with a tortilla chip or pita bread.

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Chipotle Tzatziki {a la mexicana}

The smoky flavor of the chipotle really gives this sauce a whole new twist, without stealing away from the dill and garlic, and is sure to be a crowd pleaser at your next cookout. Her’s a quick and simple recipe for a Tzatziki “a la mexicana!” (Mexican style!) along with 5 facts about traditional Tzatziki you could entertain your guests with. Read the rest of this entry

Healthy Side Dish for Grilling Season: Quinoa and Pico de Gallo Salad

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Healthy Side Dish for Grilling Season: Quinoa and Pico de Gallo Salad

Servings: About 8 – 10

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

A Simple and Guilt-Free side Dish That Won’t Cramp Your Bikini Style.

If you’re familiar with the Mexican “Pico de Gallo” you already know it goes well with everything on your list of grilling season foods. Besides, what’s simpler to make than chopped tomatoes, onions, cilantro and peppers? Now imagine that combination mixed in with a super food like Quinoa to kickoff your summer and keep you in that tight body you perfected all winter. The result is a salad nothing short of fantastic. But before I jump into the recipe, I’d like to share with you six interesting facts I recently discovered about this South American seed…

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Quinoa and Pico de Gallo Salad – Azcúar & Spice

6 Awesome Facts About Quinoa: 

1. It’s pronounced KEEN-wah. Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and low in calories and carbs. It also has twice as much fiber as oatmeal and contains all nine essential amino acids which make it a complete source of protein.
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