Ever Evolving Food Blog

Hello Everyone! I have had this blog for years now, and as my personal life has changed, so have my tastes and eating habits...for the better!! I am now a fully plant-based eater, so my newer recipes will reflect this lifestyle and way of eating.

All of my old recipes will remain on my food blog, of course, so there will be a mixture of the old and the new for everyone to look through and choose. You can always play around with any recipe out there and make it your own, whether it's plant-based or not. There are always other options!
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Monday, June 27, 2016

Mexican Pizza

Taco Bell makes a Mexican Pizza, which is 31 grams of fat.  This super easy recipe allows you to make it at home using lighter ingredients with only 18.5 grams of fat.  At home, you'll know exactly what goes into your food when you make it, especially when you use fresh or homemade ingredients.

Ingredients (makes 1 pizza)

2 tortillas (Mission, Carb Balance)
cooking spray
2 Tbsp fat-free refried beans
1/2 cup shredded rotisery chicken
1/4 cup salsa 
2 Tbsp enchillada sauce
1/3 cup shredded cheese (Sargento, Reduced fat, 4 Cheese Mexican)
3 Tbsp pico de gallo


Spray each side of a tortilla and lightly brown both sides in a skillet. Repeat with the other tortilla.
Lay one tortilla on a baking sheet and spread a layer of refried beans.  
In a small bowl, mix the shredded chicken and salsa together until well blended.
Spread out the shredded chicken & salsa mixture on top of the refried beans.
Put the remaining tortilla on top of the pizza, then spread a thin layer of enchillda sauce on top.  Top with a thin layer of cheese and bake at 350 for about 7 minutes.
Remove pizza from oven, slice, and top with pico.  Serve hot! :D

*You may also want to add freshly chopped green onions and a dollop of light sour cream if you wish. As always, make it you own! ;)


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

One-Skillet Chicken & Vegetables Meal

Right now, I am all about simplifying, so I have been trying some one-skillet meals.  This one combines chicken with loads of fresh vegetables.  You can always make it your own by changing the chicken to beef, sausage, tofu, or whichever protein you have on hand at the moment. You can also change out the veggies for the ones you prefer.


2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cubed and sauteed)
2 Tbsp fresh, chopped basil
1 Tbsp minced garlic
8 button mushrooms, sliced
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp parsley
1 fresh tomato, chopped
2 handfuls fresh spinach
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 cup fresh corn
1 cup black beans (cooked)
2 Tbsp olive oil

 Over medium heat, add 1 Tbsp olive oil and saute the onion for about 1-2 minutes. Add garlic and saute for about 1 more minute. Add the mushrooms and saute for ~5-7 minutes. Add a dash of salt and pepper to taste here if you wish.

Once the onions, garlic, and mushrooms are cooked, add 1 Tbsp olive oil and 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar, along with the tomatoes, corn, and black beans.  Saute for ~1-2 minutes.  Add in the parsley and oregano and stir for ~1minute.

Lastly, add the cooked chicken and spinach to the skillet and saute with all of the vegetables for ~2 minutes.  Add a dash more of salt and pepper to taste here if you wish.

Serve hot and garnish with fresh basil. Enjoy! :)