Realistic Cooking Ideas

for Busy People! And sharing our life adventures along the way!

Sometimes you make a new recipe that ends up being beyond any initial expectations! And this is one of those recipes! Be sure to not reduce any of the spices because this is a wonderful rice dish with the spices being the star of the dish! Make a large batch because it warms over nicely …

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Do you have a lot of apples this fall season? Are you looking for a recipe that uses apples and wonderful spices to bring out the flavors? This is a delicious recipe that is great for the holidays with the apples and spices! A perfect fall dessert! I adapted this recipe from Diabetic Living. It …

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I love blueberries and especially their health benefits. This blueberry streusel bar was just so darn good! Of course I used fresh blueberries because I do not care for the messy frozen version – the blueberry juice is dangerous when thawed! The blueberries do need to be at room temperature so plan ahead since using …

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For as much as I love the main meal and side dishes – appetizers are just so much fun to make and eat! It is so much fun to go to a party where you get to pick from a variety of appetizers instead of having a traditional dinner format. Over the years I have …

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Indulge your sweet tooth with these minty chocolate muffins made from good-for-you ingredients. These wonderful chocolate muffins are not made with flour but instead chickpeas! It might sound odd but many people cannot tell the difference – the muffins are light in texture and delicious! These can be made as 24 mini-muffins or 12 regular …

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This is a beautiful cake that is nice for a special occasion or whenever you need a dessert that is a bit different and not covered in a sweet icing. It is a small cake, which means servings are small and pretty much guilt free! I adore ginger, which means there is a lot and …

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Today is day 6 of the 21-Day Challenge! I have been eating clean all week with the exception of a small piece of ice cream cake for a co-worker’s birthday. By keeping the portion small I could join in the celebration without adding too many calories! Monday through Thursday included a 30-minute workout: Total Body …

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