Quick and Easy Salmon Salad Recipe

In need of a quick, easy and healthy lunch?? Try this super easy salmon salad recipe. Enjoy!

Easy Salmon Salad

Some days I come home from work or being out and I just want something quick to eat. That is why I always have canned salmon in my pantry! It tastes better than tuna fish and actually has more health benefits. This quick and easy salmon recipe is for those days when I am feeling a little bit lazy. All you need to do is chop up the ingredients mix everything up and enjoy with crackers, toast or by the spoonful!

Easy Salmon Salad Recipe

  • 1-15 Oz Can of Salmon
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2-3 Springs Fresh Parsley
  • 1 Slice Fresh Lemon
  • 1/4 Chopped Red Onion
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1Tbsp Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • Pinch of Black Pepper

Mix all of the ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. Make sure to break up the salmon with a fork so there aren’t any big chunks. Serve with veggies, crackers, toast, or enjoy your salmon salad with a spoon!

Easy Salmon Salad

Easy Salmon Salad

More Recipes from Find Your Dazzle

Coconut Craze Granola
10 Healthier Summertime Desserts
10 Ways with Garlic Chili Sauce
Why I am in Love with Matcha Green Tea
Green Tea Lover’s Oatmeal Recipe

 

 

13 Paleo, Gluten or Dairy Free Easter Dessert Recipes

Paleo, Gluten and Dairy Free Easter Recipe Ideas

Easter is almost here and I have been searching Pinterest all week for some interesting and healthier desserts to make. I wanted to keep whatever I am going to be making gluten and dairy free as there are some people in my family who are avoiding them at the moment.

There are so many pretty and delicious looking ideas on Pinterest that I am having a hard time deciding what to make! I was thinking I would go the vegan cheesecake route but then I heard the Pale Lemon Cupcakes calling my name!

Maybe you could help me decide what to make!

Paleo, Gluten or Dairy Free Easter Dessert Recipes

Paleo Lemon Cupcakes from PB Fingers

Lemon is a classic this time of year and these cupcakes look amazing. I love how she topped them with a little slice of lemon for decoration.

Copycat Cadbury Creme Eggs from Hold the Grain

Normally I wouldn’t bother recreating candy that you could buy at the store but sadly Cadbury Creme Eggs are not gluten free. This recipe seems easy so I am considering making it. I mean what is easter without Cadbury Creme Eggs?

Vegan Cheesecake Recipe
Image courtesy Chocolate Covered Katie

Rainbow Unicorn Cheesecake Bars by Chocolate Covered Katie

I have been seeing unicorn everything lately. Unicorn lattes, toast, makeup brushes, you name it! So why would cheesecake be any different? This is another recipe that’s visually stunning and sure to impress.

No-Bake Cadbury Mini Egg Balls from North South Blond

These mini egg balls are in cookie dough form (eggless) and couldn’t be cuter! Anything that involves cookie dough is alright with me! They are simple to make, so even if I don’t make them for Easter I will be trying these out another time!

Chocolate Caramel Easter Eggs from The Pretty Bee

Chocolate and caramel one of my favorite combinations. Can’t go wrong with this Cadbury Caramel Egg inspired recipe

Carrot Cake Fudge from Purely Twins

Carrot cake fudge?? I would have never though to create a fudge recipe inspired by carrot cake! It seriously sounds so good and looks pretty too!

Superfood Berry Cashew Cream No-Bake Bars by Food Faith Fitness

These no-bake bars are so pretty! I love the layered look and the fact that it sneaks in some spinach. Perfect for spring time!

4 INGREDIENT PALEO CHOCOLATE COCONUT CUPS By Beaming Baker

These cups are so cute and seem very easy to make especially since they are no bake. I love almost anything that includes coconut and the addition of chocolate is even better!

Vegan Cheesecake
Photo Courtesy of the Minimalist Baker

7 Ingredient Vegan Cheesecake by Minimalist baker

I have been dying to make vegan cheesecakes but so many recipes seem too complicated. This 7 ingredient recipe looks easy enough to master by easter!

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars by Le Petit Eats

I saw these on Pinterest and I had to include them on this list. They are so cute and as I already mentioned I love anything with cookie dough!

Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake by Lazy Cat Kitchen

Oh my gosh! This is just about the prettiest cheesecake I have ever seen! The pretty pink color and how she decorated the cake with flowers and strawberries. It is just perfection! I’m sure this recipe will be quite impressive to your guests.

Which ones would you like to try? I’m still undecided so help me out and let me know in the comments!

Green Tea Lover’s Oatmeal Recipe

 

Green tea and oatmeal two of my biggest breakfast obsessions. I decided that I needed to combine these two ingredients to make the ultimate breakfast oatmeal made with green tea! Beware! This oatmeal has a very strong green tea flavor so if you aren’t a green tea lover like I am then it might not be for you.

For this recipe, I used matcha green tea powder. Matcha green tea powder is just ground green tea leaves, which means it has a very strong green tea flavor and is packed with antioxidants! In Japan, this is the powder that is used for the tea in their traditional tea ceremonies. You can find matcha powder at your local Asian market, online or at Teavana.

Green Tea Matcha Powder from the Asian Market

Image by Akuppa John Wigham from Flickr

Blueberry Power!!

 

Green Tea Lovers Oatmeal

1/2 Cup quick oats

1 Cup freshly brewed green tea

1 Tsp. Matcha green tea powder

Handful of blueberries (optional)

1/2 Packet of Stevia or sweetener of choice (optional)

Splash of milk, almond milk or coconut milk

Brew a cup of your favorite green tea. While the tea is brewing pour oats into a microwavable bowl. Once the tea is ready, pour 1 tsp. matcha powder into the brewed green tea and stir until it is dissolved. Pour over the oats, and microwave for about a minute and a half. Top with blueberries, sweetener and a splash of milk for added creaminess. 

If you’re curious as to why I love green tea so much check out this link!

There you have it! A simple and healthy oatmeal recipe. What are your favorite oatmeal recipes? Do you love matcha green tea as much as I do? Let me know in the comments or on social media!

 

17 Healthy Snacks for the Big Game

Tired of Eating Greasy Snacks for the Superbowl?

Try these 17 yummy and healthy recipes from my favorite food blogs!

What are you cooking up for the big game day?

 

Everybody knows that the big game is coming up on Sunday! And you know what that means… lots of snacking on buffalo wings, cheesy greasy nachos, and sugary margaritas. Unless you come up with a menu that feels indulgent but is actually secretly really good for you!  I’ve rounded up 21 of my favorite and hopefully soon to be favorite healthy snackin’ recipes.

 

Photo credit: Theminimalistbaker.com

 

This is my all time favorite sweet potato recipe! It’s simple, quick and so tasty. I would have never thought to add smoked paprika and garlic powder to my sweet potato fries. Not to mention the spiciness from the cayenne pepper. So good you won’t even feel the need to add ketchup!
If you’re as obsessed with sweet potatoes as I am you might want to check out the following recipes. They all look so good I don’t know if I can pick just one to try out!

 

 

Quinoa can surprisingly make for really yummy snack creations! These quinoa pizza bites were a big hit with my family at our last get together! If you’re craving pizza these are perfect!

 

After you make those pizza bites use up the leftover quinoa to make this quinoa black bean chili.
When I dip you dip we dip. Switch up that traditional seven layer dip for this easy and healthy version.

 

 

Not into 7 layer dips? Try out these other healthy variations of popular yummy dips. I’m definitely making the Olive Jalapeno Popper Dip from Umamigirl.com tonight!

 

Buffalo Wings! You can’t have a Superbowl party without buffalo wings! I found two interesting and healthy recipes you might want to try out. One boneless for those of you who like to keep it clean and one with wings if you wanna get your hands dirty!

 

Here are a few random recipes that are Mexican inspired but each has a healthy twist. I have to say I find the carrot taco shell recipe quite intriguing.
There you have it! 17 delicious and healthy recipes that you can make for the big game! What are you making for the big game? Have you tried any of these recipes? Let us know in the comments!

Why I am in Love with Matcha Green Tea

matcha green tea

If you have ever picked up a health magazine or read a fitness blog then you probably know about the health benefits of green tea. Green tea is full of antioxidants, may support weight loss, lower cholesterol among many other benefits .

Matcha (Mat-Cha) is green tea in a powder form. I first discovered Matcha when I visited Japan back in 2009. I noticed that a lot of food in Japan was flavored with matcha green tea! Everything from ice cream, to Kit Kat bars and noodles matcha is a huge part of Japanese culture. In fact, matcha powder has been used in Japan for centuries in their ritualistic tea ceremony.

What makes matcha even better is that it is more potent than a regular green tea because the green tea leaves are ground up into a powder which is then directly poured into hot water. You’re actually consuming the entire leaf when you drink matcha as opposed just steeping the leaves in hot water. 

hot matcha green tea
Me in Japan back in 2009 sippin on some green tea!

 

matcha green tea Japan
Is this not just one of the most beautiful pictures ever? I love Japan and want to go back!!

As soon as I returned from Japan I purchased matcha powder at a local Asian market. I started making my own matcha green tea lattes and adding it to smoothies. And this was way before it started becoming trendy in the U.S. Luckily matcha green tea is becoming more popular and is easier to find. There is even a place in NYC called the Matcha Bar, which I am dying to try out. Seriously if you have been there before please comment below and let me know how it is!

Lately I have been using a matcha called epic matcha I found on Amazon. I love that it is organic and their website is full of amazing recipes.

 

English: Matcha Tea or green tea powder
English: Matcha Tea or green tea powder
  • Banana matcha smoothie
  • Matcha oatmeal
  • Hot matcha milk
  • Iced matcha tea latte
  • Matcha ice cream
  • Matcha cookies, cakes, bread, muffins….

 

I am planning on experimenting more with using matcha in my cooking/baking and I hope to plan a series of green tea related recipes! Have you ever tried matcha? If so how do you like to use it? Comment below I would love to know!

10 Ways with Chili Garlic Sauce

chili

If you are a fan of Sriracha and love garlic then you will most likely love a spicy chili garlic sauce. I am a long time buyer of sriracha and put it on pretty much everything, but until a few days ago I have never tried their spicy chili garlic sauce. I added some to a stir fry and it added a nice spicy kick. If you have never tried out this chili garlic sauce I would highly recommend it! Struggling with how to use it? I have 10 ways you can make use of this spicy garlicky sauce below!

10-ways-with-chili-garlic-sauce

Chocolate Coconut Pecan Butter Recipe

I will admit it. I have an addiction, a really really big addiction to nut butters! Nut butters are just so creamy, smooth, filling, versatile and tasty that I just can’t get enough! My favorite nut butter of all time is almond butter but sometimes you just gotta have a change. That’s when I decided to use up some of the pecans sitting in my cabinet and make some pecan butter! Not just any pecan butter though, a chocolate coconut pecan butter! This simple recipe will go great with fruit, graham crackers or just eaten off of a spoon!!

Feel free to adjust the amounts of each ingredient to suit your tastes. You can use more coconut oil or even a little water for a creamier butter. You can even adjust the amount and type of sweetener (sugar, honey, agave, etc.) you use. Try it out and let me know how you like it!

 

Chocolate Pecan Butter

Frozen Chocolate Almond Banana Bites

Ice cream, frozen yogurt, and milkshakes are all delicious ways to beat the heat in the summertime.Unfortunately, these options are not usually the healthiest options especially if you go heavy on the toppings. Luckily you can always make your own frozen treats at home! Today I have combined three of my favorite foods banana, chocolate and almond butter. Try out my Frozen Chocolate Almond Banana Bites recipe. Do you have a recipe for a healthy frozen treat? Let us know in the comments below!

 

Frozen Chocolate Almond Butter Banana

 

 

Lavender Lemonade Recipe

DSC_1520 If you couldn’t tell I have been into homemade lemonade this summer! Nothing like some ice cold lemonade to cool off from the heat. I had been looking for something to do with the lavender that I had dried from my herb garden and I figured it would be fun to make lavender lemonade.

I like a strong lavender flavor so I used about 3 tablespoons dried lavender in this recipe, but feel free to adjust the amount you use to your liking. There is no added sugar to the recipe so friends and family can add sweetener to their liking.

I like to serve simple syrup along with homemade lemonades or iced teas so that guests can add the amount of sweetness that they prefer. Lavender simple syrup seemed like the perfect addition but I wasn’t sure how to make it. A quick google search solved the problem and I found this recipe from Perpetual Chic. Not only does it give the lemonade added lavender flavor but it gives the lemonade a bright purple color!

Hope you enjoy this recipe. Let us know your favorite summer drink recipes below.

Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons dried lavender (fresh will work as well)
  • lavender simple syrup (optional)
  • ice

Bring one cup of water to a boil. Add the lavender and let steep for 20 minutes or more (several hours for a stronger flavor). Strain the mixture and dispose of the lavender flowers. Pour the infused water into a pitcher and add 3 cups of cold water, and 1 1/2 cups of lemon juice. Serve with ice and lavender simple syrup on the side.

Enjoyed this recipe? Try out these other lemonade recipes.

Ginger Mint Lemonade 

Rosemary Lemonade 

Wildberry Lavender Lemonade 

Rosewater Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade 

**Lavender Simple Syrup from Perpetually Chic

 

Ginger Mint Lemonade

Mint LemonadeSummer is here and what better way to celebrate than to whip up a batch of ice cold lemonade? You can’t beat a glass of iced cold lemonade in the summer after a hot day in the sun and I’m not talking about that powdered stuff you get in a box. I actually thought that I didn’t like lemonade for years until I had homemade lemonade from a cute little healthy restaurant. The only lemonade I had tried before that was that fake powder from a box! What’s even better about homemade lemonade is that you can experiment and try adding different flavors to your fresh squeezed lemon juice. Since the mint in my herb garden as been growing like crazy, I decided to try out a refreshing ginger mint flavored lemonade. Try it out and let me know what you think!

Ginger Mint Lemonade

  • 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of agave nectar or honey
  • a handful of fresh mint leaves.
  • 1/2 cup of chopped ginger

Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a pot on the stove. Remove from the heat, add the ginger and mint cover the pot. Let it steep for about 40 minutes. Strain the mixture into a pitcher. Add the lemon juice, 2 cups of cold water, and agave or honey. You may add more lemon juice or agave to your liking.

Remember, you can always adjust the amount of herbs, sweeteners, and lemon juice to suit your personal taste. You can even leave out the agave or honey for unsweetened lemonade. Feeling daring? Check out this post for my Rosemary Lemonade Recipe.