Author Archives: Krista

Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili

It’s one of my favorite unofficial days of the year: the first chili recipe! This Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili made with canned beans, sweet potato, quinoa, and a rainbow of southwest spices is more than deserving of this year’s #1 spot. It’s rich and hearty, strikes an ideal balance between spicy and sweet, and, thanks to the Instant Pot, cooks in minutes instead of hours. If a single recipe concept could be extended to an entire food […]

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Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Well, it is definitely the flu season in my house! I’ve been hacking away for well over 5 days and today seems to be the worst of them. Usually, I’ll make a big pot of chicken noodle soup but sometimes you just want a big bowl of cheesy chicken tortilla soup instead. Plus, a lot of OJ and Mucinex. What do you guys do whenever you get a cold or start getting sick? Let me know in […]

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The Best Pumpkin Pancakes

If you love pumpkin and pancakes, then you might enjoy these pumpkin pancakes with pumpkin seeds. As soon as pumpkin “season” hits, if you’re the first person to jump on the new pumpkin-flavored food, then you’re in for another treat. These pumpkin pancakes aren’t just another delicious way to get your pumpkin fix, but they’re also a nutritious breakfast! Pancakes are rich in carbohydrates with all the flours typically used to make them. These pumpkin pancakes have more […]

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How to Boost Your Metabolism and Avoid Menopausal Weight Gain

One of the most frustrating symptoms of menopause is weight gain, and many women find that they have a hard time controlling their weight because of the hormone fluctuations. Do you feel like your metabolism has taken a nose-dive, and there is nothing that you can do to get rid of those extra pounds? Just because you are going through menopause, doesn’t mean that you can’t control your weight. In fact, there are dietary changes that you […]

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Honey Mustard Roasted Almonds – Easy Protein-Packed Paleo Snack

Paleo Grubs Paleo Grubs – Grab and Go Snack What makes this recipe so great is that it’s incredibly simple to prepare. You only need a few common ingredients to make it — the almonds, honey, olive oil, ground mustard, and chili flakes. I love the use of almonds for this recipe since I tend to always have some on hand anyway. They’re really an incredible superfood thanks to their healthy fat content and the protein, fiber, […]

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Crispy Asian Brussel Sprouts

This Asian Brussel Sprouts recipe is the perfect combination of spicy and sweet. Coated in a quick sauce made with soy sauce, honey, and chili paste – these sprouts will have you licking the plate. If you love these little green gems as much as me, you will also want to try these Balsamic Brussel Sprouts and Honey Mustard Brussel Sprouts. I am not kidding when I say these are the best Brussel sprouts I have ever made. The sprouts get […]

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Food Preservation for a Raw Food Diet

For those of you following a primarily raw food diet, preparing plant-based meals is something that you’ll be doing quite often. This is good news if you enjoy spending time in the kitchen, trying out new recipes and experimenting with different foods and flavors. However, once you’ve made that delicious apple raisin coleslaw or finished a batch of sprouted pea dip, you may be curious just how long each of these dishes will last. Here is what […]

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Homemade Grass-Fed Teriyaki Beef Jerky – Best Jerky Recipe Ever!

Paleo Grubs Paleo Grubs – Grass Fed or Go Home Years ago, it didn’t matter to me what cuts of meat I bought or where they came from. How my food was raised was the last thing on my mind when all I wanted to do was get home and get to grilling. Over time however, I learned more and more about how hormones and antibiotics are used on cattle that are on a diet consisting mainly […]

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How to: Make a Delicious Immune Boosting Wellness Smoothie

Immune boosting wellness smoothie packed with nourishing ingredients: fresh ginger, turmeric root, spinach, raw or manuka honey, pineapple, banana and black pepper. Sounds crazy, but this smoothie is absolutely delicious, great for digestion and a boost for your immune system! I love drinking this daily. My best friend Callie is always coming to me with […] The post How to: Make a Delicious Immune Boosting Wellness Smoothie appeared first on Ambitious Kitchen. Powered by WPeMatico

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Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Black Beans and Quinoa

Hi from our new house!!! I’m currently shifting my way through a maze of boxes, with the goal of having our kitchen organized by dinner time. I’d love nothing more than to fix us an easy, healthy weeknight dinner like these Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Black Beans and Quinoa. A filling, hearty vegetarian dinner or lunch, these sassy southwest sweets are an all-in-one meatless meal that will leave everyone at the table feeling satisfied. Baked stuffed sweet […]

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