Tasty Tuesday

Since my last post was all about healthy moderation, I thought I'd give you a glimpse of what we've been eating around here.

Let's start with the healthy dish I made on Sunday night to bring over to a friends house. They were having a BBQ and I wanted to bring a fancy, but light, summer salad and this recipe from SkinnyTaste.com totally fit the bill.
  • 12 oz lump crab meat
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 hass avocado, diced
  • 1 hot pepper jalapeƱos, diced fine (seeds removed for mild)
  • 1 can roasted corn kernels
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 limes, juice of (or more to taste)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste
1. In a small bowl combine red onion, lime juice, olive oil, pinch of salt and pepper. Let them marinate at least 5 minutes. 

2. In a large bowl combine chopped crab meat, avocado, tomatoes, hot pepper and corn. Combine all the ingredients together, add cilantro and gently toss. 

You really can't make an easier salad. The only adjustments that I made was that I used 2 cans of lump crab ($6/can) and 1 can of white crab ($2/crab). I was able to save some money, and since the white crab was mixed in, it really didn't make a difference.

Ohh...and since I can't chop up a jalapeno pepper, I enlisted a helper

original recipe on the back of the cereal box!
3 tablespoons butter
1  bag of mini marshmallows
1/2 cup yellow cake mix
6 cups rice krispies cereal
Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat and add marshmallows. Stir until they begin to melt, adding in cake mix one spoonful at a time so its combined. Stir in cereal so it is completely coated with marshmallow mixture. Sprinkle in half of the sprinkles and mix. Press into a baking dish (any size will do) and top with remaining sprinkles


These are ammmmazing.

  • 1  15-ounce can  re-fried black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1  cup  thawed frozen corn kernels
  • 1/2  cup  chopped red onions
  • 1  teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1  teaspoon  chili powder
  • 1   avocado, dice half and bake, use other half and slice on top after pizza cooks
  • 1 Wheat pizza dough, regular or whole-wheat
  • 1  cup  finely shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar
Bake at 425 degrees for 35 minutes.


This doesn't exactly taste like "pizza" but it is nonetheless delicious.
Let me know if you try one of these treats - and also if you have a few other recipes for me to try. Like the lovely A.Liz Adventures, I'm really trying to make new recipes every week, so I'd love some suggestions!


  1. all of these look beyond delicious! I love light and healthy Summer cuisine!

  2. I cannot wait to dive into the crab salad recipe! So delicious looking!

  3. 1. I cut up my first jalapeno the other night and promptly stuck my finger in my eye. Not a good situation.

    2. I just bought all the stuff to make those rice krispies...I can NOT wait til they come out of the oven!