Avocado Salsa 2

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Serves: 2-4

Well, I should actually call this wannabe guacamole since it’s the exact same ingredients just with less ripe avocados. If you make this exactly as laid out below, it will burn… well, I guess that depends on how potent your onions are!

Mango, Blueberry and Ginger Salad

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Serves: 4

For a little something sweet with a zing, grate some ginger in your fruit bowl for dessert. Ginger is immune supportive and is a great digestive aid as well!

Korean Ginger Chicken Soup (Baek-Sook)

Prep Time: <1 hr | Cook Time: 1- 2 hours | Serves: 2 This is an alternative to the popular Korean dish, sam-gye-tang, made with ginseng and dates. Though the ginseng version is commonly eaten in the summer to release sweat and thus cool the body, this ginger version can be enjoyed in the winter for an extra boost to your immune system.

Very Garlicy Herb & Saffron Shrimp

Cook Time: 7 minutes | Serves: 4

Inspired by a Spanish tapa, I ventured to use my beloved saffron in something other than paella. The Italian seasoning mix complements the saffron without overpowering it. I used spinach but feel free to experiment and throw in any other hardy green veggie for color, nutrition and texture!

Chicken Tikka Masala with Arora Creations

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Serves: 4

I decided to give Arora Creations’ Spice Mixes a try and decided to cook tikka masala… how can you go wrong, right? It was fairly simply, minus my many tears from chopping the onions. It was quite spicy, I’d say a 3 on a scale of 1-5 for curry but my fellow taster (huh hum…. the hubbs) didn’t break a sweat at all!

Protein Packed Pancakes with Strawberry Drizzle

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Serves: 3 (Yields approx 10 – 6″ Pancakes)

I use this pancake mix for a base in gluten free baking, but almost never use it on its own. A few days ago, I decided to experiment by adding some protein powder to balance out the carbs, even with the extra egg that I add to the instructions on the package. The cakes turned out nice and fluffy!