Baked Tilapia Fish Tacos

Tilapia Fish Tacos

Baked Tilapia Fish Tacos

I didn’t grow up eating seafood due to family allergies and diets. I had my first sushi roll right before starting college. I didn’t cook my first fish until after graduation. You could say I’m a seafood newbie, but I’m making up for lost time and exploring new seafood recipes that I can’t wait to share with you!  Continue reading

Sausage and Arugula Pasta

Sausage and Arugula Pasta

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I actually don’t eat pasta all that often, but when I do I want it to count! My only requirements for a full-proof pasta is protein, greens, a balanced sauce, and a touch of heat.  Continue reading

Mini Lemon Drizzle Cake

lemon poppyseed drizzle cake

mini lemon poppyseed drizzle cake the urben life

Summertime treats and snacks are vibrant in color and explosive in taste. My mini lemon poppy seed cakes are just that! Plus they’re the perfect size for any get-together.  Continue reading

Homemade Soft Pretzels

dairy free and egg free homemade pretzels

easy homemade pretzel dairy free and egg free

Who doesn’t love a warm, fluffy pretzel? Instead of waiting to treat yourself at the mall, make your own and know exactly what’s in them!  Continue reading

Gnocchi with Fresh Basil Pesto

Gnocchi with fresh basil pesto

gnocchi with fresh basil pesto

I love gnocchi! Dressed with garlic butter, marinara, or now with fresh basil pesto. These little Italian dumplings may be cloud-like but they’re also rich and hearty. Continue reading

Summer Vegetable Couscous Salad

Summer Vegetable Couscous Salad

Summer Vegetable Couscous Salad

Summer is here!! I’ll be the first to say it, I love summertime but the Texas heat can be dreadful… What better way to perk up on a scorching hot summer day than with a healthy and hearty salad? This couscous salad is full of flavor and will keep your hunger satisfied all afternoon.  Continue reading

Honey Mustard Chicken Pita Pockets

Honey Mustard Chicken Salad

Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwich

Before developing my egg sensitivity I used to love the chicken salad sandwiches my mom made my family! Now I know there’s vegan mayo out there, but I’m just not sure about them… Anybody try them? If you know a great one, please share with me! I decided to use one of my favorite homemade sauces to put a twist on the classic chicken salad sandwich.
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