Louise Long ~ Food Blogger


It's National Pots De Creme Day!
What better way to show appreciate for this very special dessert than making a batch or two!

These little pots of joy are so easy to make in your pressure cooker. Simply make the custard, pour them in the jars and pressure cook for 5 minutes on LOW. Chill and Enjoy!

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Do you put mustard or mayo or both on your Cuban Sandwich?

I always have had Cuban sandwiches with mustard and different types of mustard, depending on where I was. One place even used a honey mustard which was very good!

When I was researching for my recipe for making a Cuban-inspired wrap, I read that some people use mayo or a combination of mayo and mustard. Does anyone have any insight to what is used to make an authentic Cuban sandwich? Extra bonus points if you also share how the pork is made traditionally!

While I wait for your answers, I think I'll whip up my version (not authentic) to celebrate National Cuban Sandwich Day!

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What would you make for National Spicy Food Day?

I vote for anything that I can put my favorite hot sauce on!
Chili, Tacos, Wings, Eggs, Burgers, and more!

If you haven't tried Cholula hot sauce yet, grab a bottle next time you are at the store, it's so well balanced with the perfect amount of heat. Here is my "secret" wing sauce recipe:
4 Tablespoons Cholula
4 Tablespoons melted butter
1-2 Tablespoons honey


If you were going to create your very own signature ice cream pie, what would you use for the crust and what type of ice cream?

There are so many combinations, but I think I'm going to create one that reminds me of this incredible dessert I used to get at the Chart House that they call Mud Pie.

This thing was at least 6" tall and so incredibly good! I'm not sure exactly how they make it, but it's a chocolate cookie crust filled with coffee ice cream and covered with a thick layer of fudgy chocolate and of course topped with whipped cream.

Now, I need to get to "work" on this because there is no time like the present to whip up this delicious pie since it's National Ice Cream Pie Day!

I'm going to use my recipe for coffee toffee ice cream, but leave out the toffee this time. Or not! 😂

If you want to whip up a batch of coffee toffee ice cream, the recipe link is below. I made it in the Ninja Foodi Hot & Cold Blender, but you can make it several ways!
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Have you tried Bangers & Mash before? If not, give it a try, it's super easy to make and absolutely delicious.

Bangers is a term used for sausages and they started calling them that way back when meat shortages led to using inexpensive fillers and water in the sausages. When they were cooking, the water caused them to explode with a bang in the the pan. I can't get the visual of this out of my mind! I don't even like when something pops when added to a hot pan, I can't imagine a sausage exploding!

In honor of National Bratwurst Day, I had to share one of my favorite recipes of all time!

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In celebration of National Creamsicle Day and to celebrate some childhood memories, here is my version of a creamsicle in a glass.


Do you remember the ice cream truck pulling into your neighborhood and all the kids running to buy a cold treat? I'm not even sure if those trucks are still making the rounds.

I don't know if I ever tried the Good Humor orange creamsicle, but I can imagine it would taste a lot like this orange milkshake!

Recipe Link: https://thesaltedpepper.com/orange-milkshake/


It's National Filet Mignon Day and inquiring minds want to know, what's your favorite type of steak and method of cooking it?

Jeff and I have tried so many different methods and our favorite so far is Sous Vide with a good sear at the end! The New York Strip we did this way was just as tender as a filet mignon and perfectly cooked throughout.

We used the Ninja Foodi Sous Vide function with 10 cups of water and set the temperature to 125℉/52℃ for 60 minutes. Then used the sear/sauté function with a few spritzes of avocado oil to sear it on both sides. It was delicious!

If you prefer grilling your steaks, check out these tips! ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️
The beautiful grill marks on this filet are courtesy of the Sear 'N Sizzle Grill Grate and the Ninja Foodi Indoor Grill.

Thanks @grillgrates for a wonderful product that brings grilling inside!



Simple and soooo good! Why don't more people know about Banana Jam? 🍌🍌🍌

So, for a minute I thought maybe I had invented it. But a quick Google search proved otherwise. Still, banana jam is soooo delicious -- it's a wonder more people don't know about it, much less make it. If you like bananas, try my Banana Jam recipe and I'm pretty sure you'll love it!
Today is National Banana Split Day. Banana jam is a great ice cream topping! 🍨


🍁 🍁 Fall is coming! 🍁 🍁
What's your favorite fall inspired food?

I'm ready for those warm flavors of cinnamon and cloves and my zucchini bread recipe has all the flavors that scream fall to me AND I can use up the HUGE zucchini I just picked from my garden.
It was the only one my plant provided this year! 😂

Recipe Link:


If you enjoy a good Caesar Salad, you are going to LOVE this pasta salad!

It's so easy to make and ready in under 30 minutes. 🥰 🥰 🥰

Recipe Link: https://thesaltedpepper.com/ceasar-pasta-salad/


Thanks to National Rice Pudding Day for reminding me about this never out-of-date treat!

Have you made a good "old fashioned" rice pudding lately? What's your favorite flavor?

I like to prepare mine in the Ninja Foodi or a standard pressure cooker, and put a twist on it with jasmine tea and spices. Combined with the creamy custard of good "old fashioned" rice pudding, it's completely delicious!

Recipe Link: https://thesaltedpepper.com/jasmine-rice-pudding/


Ever tried pressure cooking stuffed peppers in a pressure cooker or Ninja Foodi?

After exhausting the possibilities of perfecting stuffed peppers with the pressure cooker setting on my Ninja Foodi, I switched to the steam function and... Magic! I always steam my stuffed peppers now and they come out with the stuffing mixture perfectly cooked, in just a few minutes. And the peppers turn out just right!

August 5 is National Green Pepper Day! Enjoy!

Recipe Link: https://thesaltedpepper.com/ninja-foodi-stuffed-peppers/


Want to make best-ever chocolate chip cookies?

There are a lot of ways to make chocolate chip cookies, and I've tried a whole lot of them. But I always come back to my all-time favorite -- the Cowboy Cookie. I've never found out where the name came from, but wherever it was they're still the best!
Try my Cowboy Cookie recipe and celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

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Recipe Link: https://thesaltedpepper.com/cowboy-cookie-recipe/


What's the first salad to disappear at summer parties? Watermelon Feta, anyone?

It's the perfect combo of refreshing watermelon with tangy dressing and salty feta cheese. It might seem like an unlikely mix, but wait until you taste it! And so quick and easy to make!

Put a delicious spin on this juicy fruit for National Watermelon Day!

Recipe Link: https://thesaltedpepper.com/watermelon-feta-salad


Love the combo of crunchy bread with melted cheese? Ever make Patty Melt?

If you the enjoy the wonderful mix of textures that are possible in a grilled sandwich, a Patty Melt done in the Ninja Foodi should really appeal to you. My tried-and-true recipe for this beefy, cheesy, toasty sandwich is a cinch to follow!

Take a delicious, crunchy bite in celebration of National Sandwich Month!

Recipe Link: https://thesaltedpepper.com/how-to-make-a-patty-melt


How do some Ninja Foodi Chocolate Cake Bites sound? With raspberry sauce?

For this perfect "popper-size" treat, I improvised using the Ninja Foodi with Tyler Florence's classic recipe for Cracked Earth Flourless Chocolate Cake -- one of my all-time favorites. Add an easy-to-make rasberry sauce and... Oh, my gosh!

Speaking of raspberries and cake, it's National Raspberry Cake Day! Enjoy!

Recipe Link: https://thesaltedpepper.com/ninja-foodi-chocolate-cake-bites/


Want to make a tasty cheesecake? But in a hurry?

It may come as a surprise, but you can make a delicious Key Lime Cheesecake with no baking required. That's right! In twenty minutes, you can put together a light, tangy, creamy desert, with a satisfying cookie crust!

Today is National Cheesecake Day! So go ahead, have fun, and dive in!

Recipe Link: https://thesaltedpepper.com/key-lime-cheesecake/


Air fryer wings? Even better than deep fried?

I didn't think it was possible either, but now I know better!

Why not treat your family tonight to a platter of these wonderful Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Wings? The dipping sauce alone is amazing!

It's National Chicken Wing Day! So enjoy!

Recipe Link: https://thesaltedpepper.com/air-fryer-garlic-parmesan-wings/

#keep 'nitreal

Frozen or on the Rocks? Salt or No Salt? How do you prefer your Margarita?

No matter how you prefer them, celebrate National Tequila Day with a pitcher of these amazing Cucumber Jalapeño Margaritas -- perfectly sweet & spicy with a refreshing twist! Frozen or on the Rocks.

It's 5 O'clock somewhere! Cheers! 🍹

Recipe Link: https://thesaltedpepper.com/cucumber-jalapeno-margaritas/


🍨 🍦 It's National Vanilla Ice Cream Day! 🍨 🍦
Bowl or Cone?

Do you have a favorite topping or is plain vanilla your go-to? I'll take mine in a sugar cone dipped in chocolate!

Learn to make this delicious treat at home right in your blender!

Recipe Link: https://thesaltedpepper.com/french-vanilla-bean-ice-cream/


Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸

Photo credit: Photo by Anna-Louise

I hope everyone is enjoying their day! Cheers!

Need a dessert, but can't watch over something in the oven?

These set it and forget it slow cooker brownies are so easy and delicious. Simply mix the brownies right in the pot and slow cook!
Sure, it takes longer than in the oven, but you can be enjoying the day while they cook and then serve up warm brownies with a scoop of ice cream for dessert!

Recipe: https://thesaltedpepper.com/slow-cooker-brownies-in-the-ninja-foodi/


Nothing beats a low and slow pulled pork, but if you don't have the time to spare, use the Ninja Foodi and you will still have amazing results!

Try it with the 10-minute BBQ sauce or the raspberry glaze!

Recipe: https://loom.ly/SbEQjtg


Happy Canada Day!

Photo Credit: Photo by rovenimages.com

Love potato salad, but not the carbs? Try this one!

It's made with cauliflower and it tastes just like a loaded potato salad. It's delicious!

Recipe: https://thesaltedpepper.com/roasted-cauliflower-salad-in-the-ninja-foodi/


Super easy potato salad with a cooked dressing. Sounds kind of weird, right? I thought so, too!

Then I made it and WOW! It's the best potato salad ever! (Sorry, Mom!)

Recipe: https://thesaltedpepper.com/amish-potato-salad/


Don't forget the greens! This is a quick and easy recipe for the best tasting collard greens.

Just make sure to wash them really well before cooking, nobody wants to eat gritty collards!

Recipe: https://thesaltedpepper.com/collard-greens/


Give this BBQ sauce a try and I bet you'll never reach for the store-bought again!

I made it in the cold & hot blender, but you can make it stovetop. It's super easy and so good! If you like it spicy, add some more chipotle! 🌶️

Recipe: https://thesaltedpepper.com/homemade-bbq-sauce/


This key lime pie was the most sought after dessert at our restaurant!

I couldn't make them fast enough, people would call me in the morning to see if I had any and they would buy the whole pie! Yes, it's that good! The secret is the crust made out of gingersnaps, you've got to try it!

Recipe: https://thesaltedpepper.com/easy-key-lime-pie/


These beans are BETTER than Bush's!
Confession time!

At my bbq restaurant, we made our baked beans with Bush's because making beans from scratch is so time consuming. Sure, we added a bunch of stuff to it, but still they weren't really homemade.

That all changed when I found out that using a pressure cooker to make the beans cuts the time down significantly. Using a combination of pressure cooker and baking (thank you Ninja Foodi), these beans are done in a few hours and almost completely hands off!

Recipe: https://thesaltedpepper.com/pressure-cooker-baked-beans/

Making homemade coleslaw dressing only takes a few minutes and tastes so much better on your coleslaw mix than store-bought coleslaw.

Make it several hours up to the night before for the best flavor.
Try adding pineapple tidbits to your next batch of coleslaw, it's so delicious!

Recipe: https://thesaltedpepper.com/coleslaw-dressing/


Are you starting to plan your menu for 4th of July yet?
If you need new ideas, I can help!

I owned a BBQ restaurant for several years and I've recreated the same recipes that we served at the restaurant and made them quicker and easier to make! I'll be sharing them all week!
Give these ribs a try, whether you smoke them or use the Ninja Foodi, don't skip the rub and the glaze! You will thank me!

Recipe: https://thesaltedpepper.com/ninja-foodi-ribs/


Don't turn on your oven to make a pie! You can whip this key lime cheesecake up in no time at all and no baking required!

Recipe: https://thesaltedpepper.com/key-lime-cheesecake/


Need a quick and easy meal idea? This one is just that!

It's light and flavorful, perfect for a summer dinner!

Recipe: https://thesaltedpepper.com/lemon-garlic-pasta-with-vegetables/


🍅 Grab those fresh veggies and your blender and whip up a delicious bloody mary mix OR skip the spice and make your own version of a V-8 juice!

it's delicious! 🍅

Recipe: https://thesaltedpepper.com/homemade-bloody-mary-mix/


Scotch Eggs are one of my favorites! The combination of flavors makes them perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as an appetizer!

Recipe: https://thesaltedpepper.com/air-fryer-scotch-eggs/


🍹 Happy Friday Everyone! 🥂
What's your favorite summertime cocktail?

I'm a wine slushie girl and tonight I think I'll make a watermelon version! Cheers! 🍷

Wine Slushies: https://loom.ly/LBn8VXU


These pork chops have become our favorite quick dinner!

They are so easy to make and you control all the ingredients!

Recipe: https://loom.ly/1GFTQFE


Have you ever tasted a Hawaiian-style Macaroni Salad?

I hadn't, but I did a little research and while there are tons of variations, like adding peas and flaked tuna, it's a pretty basic mac salad on the surface, BUT the flavors are simply amazing!
Even my, I don't like mayo based salads husband, LOVED it!

Recipe is here: https://thesaltedpepper.com/hawaiian-macaroni-salad/


When you want to indulge without the guilt! This recipe for cauliflower mash will shock you!

The texture and flavors are so much like mashed potatoes that I always slip up and call them mashed potatoes, even in my YouTube video! 😂

You can find the recipe on my website: https://thesaltedpepper.com


🍓 Today is National Strawberry Shortcake Day 🍓 and I thought I would share this easy and fun strawberry cake roll.

It's the perfect summer party dessert! 🍰


⏰ Best Lunch in under 10 minutes! ⏰
A thick slice of tomato lightly seasoned with salt and pepper.

About 2-3 Tablespoons tuna salad topped with smoked Gouda. Put under the broiler in the XL oven with the rack in the highest position for about 4 minutes. I did let the oven preheat for about 2-3 minutes while I prepared the tomato tuna melt. I sprinkled with some crushed pistachios because they go so well with smoked gouda, but they kind of got lost with all the flavors. I will be making this again and again! 🥰


Finally! Stuffed Peppers that have the PERFECT texture and are ready in about 30-minutes from start to finish!

I'm not joking either.

The Ninja Foodi STEAM function works amazingly well and not only can you perfectly steam the peppers, the filling is made at the SAME time!

You can find the written recipe here: https://thesaltedpepper.com/ninja-foodi-stuffed-peppers/


Using a pressure cooker to make homemade baked beans is a game changer!


make sure your beans are soft enough before adding the other ingredients because they won't soften much more during the baking time

Start out with dry beans, a few ingredients, and in about 2 hours you will have a delicious pot of baked beans that everyone will love! 😍

The full recipe can be found here: https://thesaltedpepper.com/pressure-cooker-baked-beans/


🍲 Between Vegetable Beef Soup & Chicken Noodle Soup, which is your go-to? 🍲

I like them both, but this Chicken Noodle Soup has a bit of an edge with me. It's simply fantastic and the broth tastes like you simmered it for hours and hour and hours, but it takes a lot less time than that in the pressure cooker! 🤩

Get the RECIPE ➡️ ➡️➡️ https://thesaltedpepper.com/chicken-noodle-soup-pressure-cooker/

#NinjaFoodiRecipes #TheSaltedPepper #PressureCookerSoupRecipes

Today is National Strawberry Ice Cream Day!

Where does Strawberry Ice Cream fall in your list of favorite Ice Cream flavors?

It was pretty far down on my list until I made this recipe in the Cold & Hot Blender, now it's one of my favorites!
Nothing beats a good chocolate ice cream though! 😀

Recipe Link: https://thesaltedpepper.com/homemade-strawberry-ice-cream/

#ninjafoodirecipes #thesaltedpepper #thesaltedpepperrecipe #coldandhotblender #ninjafoodicoldandhotblenderrecipes

Award Winning Chili! Have you ever had a curry chili?

This curry chicken chili is so different and it's so good! I entered this in 4 chili cook offs and to my amazement, it won twice and came in second once.
If you love curry and chili, you will love this for sure!
You can find the recipe on my website: https://thesaltedpepper.com/curry-chicken-chili/
#thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodirecipes #ninjafoodi #currychickenchili #chilirecipes #awardwinningchili

Jazz up your next pork tenderloin with this incredible pesto stuffing!

It's so easy to make and low carb, too! The ingredients might surprise you! 😁
You can find the recipe on my website: https://thesaltedpepper.com/pesto-stuffed-pork-tenderloin/
#thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodirecipes #ninjafoodihealthyrecipes #ninjafoodiketo

This French Onion Chicken is one of the best things I never knew was a "thing!"

It's easy to make with or without the Foodi and is perfect served over French Bread or Spinach! 🥰
Recipe Link in profile and here: https://thesaltedpepper.com/french-onion-chicken-in-the-ninja-foodi/
#thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodirecipes

Well, since I can’t seem to figure out how to add this to my IG stories, here is the video. 😂

I haven't disappeard from IG, although it may appear that way!

I do need some help and guidance though because I'm feeling a bit lost on IG!
If you follow me on FB, you know I'm very engaged with everyone and I'd like to figure out how to be better about that on IG, but I'm a little lost because it isn't a familiar platform for me to use. I also find myself so short on time!
I was shocked to realize that I haven't posted here since April! Unbelievable.
Where does the time go? I ask myself that question every. single. day.
It's a really busy time for Jeff and me, the yard and garden takes a ton of time and I find myself scrambling to get everything else done.
Sound familiar?
Anyway, I wanted to pop on here and say, "Hi!" I haven't forgotten about you! Truth be told, I tried scheduling recipe posts to IG and then I found that I never remembered to check comments and that doesn't feel right to me. I really want to get to know everyone who follows me here and I haven't quite figured out how. Any suggestions are appreciated for sure! 😁

So, I'm asking you, my friends, what do you want to see me post about? Recipes only, cooking tips, more about my personal life or a combination of the three?
Do you enjoy the stories feature of IG or the feed?
Today, I'm posting a picture of one of our chick eggs that will be hatching soon and I included a video in my stories where you can see the embryo moving. Jeff and I are simply amazed by our two broody girls and how dedicated they are to ensuring the chicks hatch.
I truly hope everyone is doing well and I hope to hear from you! Happy Cooking!
PS: If anyone knows how to create spaces between sentences, I'm all ears! It doesn't seem that what I used to do works anymore. LOL I need HELP in a big way on IG!

How about a few coconut shrimp to go with your steak?

It's like dining out at Outback in the comfort of your own home! 🙋‍♂️🙋‍♀️ Let's face it, fried foods don't always survive the take-out journey too well. In fact, I'm always disappointed when I try!
Now, you can make pretty much whatever you want in the Ninja Foodi and foods that are usually deep fried can be air fried and they are so crunchy and delicious! Enjoy!
The recipe can be found on my website (link in profile): https://thesaltedpepper.com/instagram

#thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodi #ninjafoodirecipes #airfryerrecipes #airfryercoconutshrimp

Chicken Adobo is one of the easiest meals you can make and it only requires a few ingredients.

I had never heard of it prior to a few months ago when someone asked me to make it for Tasty Tuesday and I was blown away! it's packed with flavor and has earned a place in foods I crave category. 🥰🥰 The recipe can be found on my website (link in profle): https://thesaltedpepper.com/instagram

#thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodirecipes #360meals #chickenadobo

The BEST boneless buffalo wings are so easy to make at home and taste better than the deep fried ones!

Start out by making a simple recipe for chicken nuggets and then toss them in this delicious wing sauce and you'll never want take-out wings again! 🤩

The recipe can be found on my website (link in profile): https://thesaltedpepper.com/instagram

#ninjafoodirecipes #thesaltedpepper #airfryerrecipes

How about some super easy Carna Asada Tacos for Taco Tuesday!

Ready in no time at all and oh so good!
The recipe can be found on my website (link in profile): https://thesaltedpepper.com/instagram

#thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodirecipes

This banana bread with a praline topping is so easy to make and absolutely the best banana bread I've ever had!

🥰🥰 The super cute flower pan I used makes the prettiest design and NOTHING STICKS!
Check out the full recipe on my website (link in profile): https://thesaltedpepper.com/instagram

#thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodirecipes #bananabread

If you have ever had an Araninci Ball (Fried Rice), you know how good they are!

Did you know you can make them with cauliflower to cut the carbs?
YEP! That is how I made mine and they are so delicious!
Serve them up with my Homemade Marinara Sauce and you are in for a real treat!
Recipes can be found on my website (link in profile): https://thesaltedpepper.com/instagram

#ketoarancini #thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodirecipes #airfryerrecipes

I've been working on several recipes over the past several months and they all come together in these absolutely delicious Air-Fried Chimichangas!


Even the refried beans are made from scratch!
You can find all the recipes on my website (link is in profile): https://thesaltedpepper.com/instagram

One of the best things about a recipe like this chimichanga recipe is you can fill it with whatever you have! It doesn't even have to be a Mexican inspired filling.
If you love crunchy wraps, try it with a buffalo chicken filling or steak and cheese. 😋

#thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodirecipes #airfryerrecipes #airfriedchimichangas

Have your own Pizza Party this weekend! 🍕🍕 If you haven't made your own pizza dough before, this deep dish pizza crust is really easy to make and it's so delicious.

Top with your favorite toppings and you'll feel like you are out at a restaurant!
You can find the recipe link in my profile or right here: https://thesaltedpepper.com/deep-dish-pizza/

#ninjafoodirecipes #thesaltedpepper

🍿🍿Switch up Movie Night and make some delicous & EASY Caramel Popcorn!

🍿🍿It's ready in about 30 minutes and so easy to make in the Ninja Foodi! Enjoy!
Recipe Link: https://thesaltedpepper.com/caramel-popcorn-in-the-ninja-foodi/

You can also click the link in my profile and go directly to a gallery of recipes! 🥰

#thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodirecipes

🍀 The perfect St. Patrick's Day Dessert! 🍀

Delicious Mint Cheesecake!

Made right in the pressure cooker, it's so easy and tastes just like an Ande's Mint!
Jeff and I are having company and I'm torn between making this again or trying something new with bailey's maybe!
What is your favorite St. Patrick's Day dessert?
#mintcheesecake #thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodirecipes #pressurecookercheesecakes

🍀🍀What is your favorite meal or dessert to eat on St. Patrick's day?

🍀🍀🍀 We have always had Corned Beef & Cabbage, Irish Soda Bread and pistachio cake.
Boiled Corned Beef & Cabbage has always been a hit or miss for me, but last year I made it in the Ninja Foodi and it was the BEST corned beef & cabbage I've ever eaten!
I also made my Mom's Irish Soda Bread and a Mint Cheesecake last year in the Foodi. So delicious!
This year, I think I'll try out some different recipes. Any suggestions?

#thesaltedpepper #Ninjafoodi #ninjafoodirecipes

I absolutely LOVE this blender! 🥰It takes all the work out of making sauces, soups, dips, and tons of other things!

Watch it in action and see how it boils this marinara sauce! It's amazing!
Here is the recipe link: https://thesaltedpepper.com/marinara-sauce/

#ninjafoodi #thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodicoldandhotblenderrecipes #ninjafoodirecipes #ninjafoodifamily

I love creating these delicious 360 meals! This one is so easy to make and the flavor is amazing!

You can have a delicious Chicken Marsala dinner with mashed potatoes and broccoli in under an hour! Want to serve it with pasta instead? No problem, the directions for that are in the written recipe post!
Link to recipe in bio and right here: https://thesaltedpepper.com/chicken-marsala/

#360meals #NinjaFoodi360Meals
#thesaltedpepper #NinjaFoodiConnection
#ninjafoodi # #ninjafoodirecipes

😍Now that Valentine's Day is over, it's time to focus on the next celebration! 😍 🎭Mardi Gras!


It seems like we would have more time before Mardi Gras, but it is only 10 days away! 🥳
Do you make or do anything special for Mardi Gras?
I usually make a gumbo or a jambalaya, but this year I want to try my hand at making a king cake. 👑

Have you ever had one?

I can't say that I have, but from what I've read, they are a cross between a pastry and a bread and filled with nuts and cinnamon sugar. Does this sound right?
I need all the help I can get!

Here is my recipe for Gumbo: https://thesaltedpepper.com/easy-gumbo-recipe-in-the-ninja…/ Here is my recipe for Jambalaya: https://thesaltedpepper.com/cajun-jambalaya/

#ninjafoodirecipes #ninjafoodi #thesaltedpepper #thefoodiconnection #mardigras2020

🍍🍍5 Ingredient, 6-Minute Pineapple Sweet & Sour Sauce! 🍍🍍

Perfect as a dipping sauce for Egg Rolls or Crab Rangoon (see website for recipes) OR use it as a marinade or glaze for pork, chicken, and fish.
It really is a delicious and simple sauce! You can find the recipe link in my profile and here: https://thesaltedpepper.com/pineapple-sweet-sour-sauce/

#NinjaFoodiColdandHotBlenderRecipes #TheSaltedPepper #ninjafoodirecipes #blendersauces #hotcoldblender #thefoodiconnection

Bread Pudding for Breakfast? YES! I can't begin to tell you how delicious this is and so easy to make.

This Breakfast Bread Pudding tastes like a McDonald's McGriddle sandwich! It's a favorite of ours for sure!
The recipe link is in bio and I'll leave it right here as well: https://thesaltedpepper.com/breakfast-bread-pudding

#thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodi #ninjafoodirecipes #breakfastbreadpudding

What better way to celebrate National Pizza Pie Day than with a delicious, homemade Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza!

🍕🍕 Happy Sunday!
You can find the recipe here➡️➡️➡️https://thesaltedpepper.com/deep-dish-pizza/

Need a new idea for a make-ahead appetizer for your Super Bowl party? I've got you covered!

These Crab Rangoon appetizers are so easy to make and freeze. Then, you just air fry them up before serving and they honest to goodnees taste like they were deep fried!
I also have some other great appetizers on my website, so check them out! Here is the link to my IG landing page and it is also in my bio: https://thesaltedpepper.com/instagram

Have a great weekend!
#thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodi #ninjafoodirecipes #airfryerrecipes #airfryerappetizers

Switch things up this Taco Tuesday and make a delicous pot of Taco Soup! 🍲

This is also a great way to use up those veggies! You can change up the taco soup based on what you have on hand and it will be deliicous!
You can find the recipe link in my bio and right here: https://thesaltedpepper.com/instagram

#thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodi #ninjafoodirecipes #tacotuesday

How exactly do you spell hushpuppies? My whole life I thought it was one word, but now I'm not so sure...

What I am sure of is these Air Fryer Hush Puppies are delicious and EASY to make!
I can't wait for you to try them!
You can find the written recipe right here: https://thesaltedpepper.com/instagram and the link is in my bio!

#ninjafoodi #thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodirecipes #instantpotduocrisp

Better late then never, right? I love the way these 360 meals come together in the Ninja Foodi and not only is this one super easy to make, you don't need any extra accessories to get it done!

I hope you enjoy it, you can find the written recipe right here: https://thesaltedpepper.com/instagram or the link is in my bio!
Have a great day!
#thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodirecipes #ninjafoodi #thefoodiconnection

You will not believe how EASY this Asian Steak with Stir Fry 360 meal is to make and the flavors!

Oh my! It's one of my best for sure.

See that little pot of gold in the upper left hand corner? Well, that is my Homemade Peanut Sauce that is going to be famous soon! 🤗

This peanut sauce is so good I want to eat it with a spoon!

Even if this isn't your type of recipe, you WILL want to watch the video to see how this 360 meal is cooked because it is going to open so many doors for you!

You can find the full recipe link in my profile or right here: https://thesaltedpepper.com/asian-steak/

For the video recipe, please visit: https://youtu.be/nHT5y4ygH8g

#360meals #ninjafoodi #thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodirecipes #thefoodiconnection #asiansteak

What perfect timing for National Bean Day! 🤗

How about celebrating with a big bowl of Ham & Bean soup? Sounds good to me!
I'll never forget my Mom making a big batch of Ham & Bean soup with a leftover ham bone. 👩‍🍳. It took hours and hours and hours, but the flavor was outstanding! I must confess that I very rarely made Ham & Bean soup because of the time it took. I was just too busy.
Now, everyone can make a delicious Ham and Bean soup that tastes just like Mom's in a fraction of the time! Thank you, electric pressure cooker!
Grab a ham hock or use a leftover ham bone and whip some up for National Bean Day! 😊😊😊 The recipe link is in my bio and you can find it right here: https://thesaltedpepper/instagram

#thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodi #ninjafoodirecipes #nationalbeanday

🥳🥳Ring in the New Year with Hoppin' John! 🥳🥳.
This is the BEST recipe EVER!

Belive it or not, I had never heard of Hoppin' John until last week AND I had never eaten a black eyed pea until yesterday! 😁
I'm sad that I've missed out on a such a delicious dish all these years! 🥳🥳 Happy New Year! 🍾🍾🥂🥂 You can find the recipe link in my bio and I'll leave it right here: https://thesaltedpepper.com/hoppin-john/

#thesaltedpepper #hoppinjohnrecipe #ninjafoodirecipes # #ninjafoodi

Who has leftover ham to use up? 🙋‍♂️🙋‍♀️

👨‍🍳Whip up this delicious Ham and Broccoli casserole!
I'm not a huge fan of casseroles usually, but this one blew me away! The Swiss cheese sauce is easy and devine. Enjoy! 😊
You can find the written recipe in the link in bio or right here: https://thesaltedpepper.com/ham-and-broccoli-casserole/
#thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodi #ninjafoodirecipes #thefoodiconnection

I'm so excited about this cake and you will be too!

I know, I know, I should have posted this sooner... but, the great news is it can be customized for any holiday!
It's so easy to make and if you aren't one for a Red Velvet Cake with Peppermint Ganache, turn it into a chocolate cake with a chocolate ganache!
What makes this cake so spectacular is I finally figured out the secret to pressure cooking a homemade cake and have the texture exactly like a baked cake!
It's exceptional, if I do say so myself! Full written instructions and step-by-step video are on my website: https://thesaltedpepper.com/red-velvet-cake
OR, click the link in my bio and you can see my NEW Instagram page! One click and you can see all my recipes in an organized way WITH pictures! YAY!
#thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodi #ninjafoodirecipes #ninjafoodicake #ninjafoodibaking #thefoodiconnection #holidaycakes #redvelvetcake

Take your holiday mashed potatoes to a new level with this super easy recipe for Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes made right in the Ninja Foodi or Instant Pot!

👩‍🍳👨‍🍳These are the lazy cooks dream potatoes, no peeling necessary!
For all the garlic lovers out there, this recipe is for you! If you have ever struggled with getting that perfect garlic flavor that isn't overpowering, this recipe fixes that! 🥰

Link to recipe in bio or you can find it right here: https://thesaltedpepper.com/cheesy-garlic-mashed-potatoes/

#NinjaFoodiRecipes #TheSaltedPepper #thefoodiconnection #ninjafoodi #garlicmashedpotatoes

👩‍🍳👨‍🍳What’s your favorite holiday cookie? 👩‍🍳👨‍🍳 I’m a big fan of these easy Pecan Balls and guess what???

The batter is made right in the Hot Cold Blender! It takes 60 seconds!!! Recipe and video link in profile
#ninjafoodihotcoldblender #ninjafoodifamily #ninjafoodi


This savory and sweet casserole is a perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving Feast!
Recipe link in bio.
#ninjafoodirecipes #ninjafoodi #thesaltedpepper #thefoodiconnection #thanksgivingrecipes

Have you ever had Chocolate Pot De Cremè?
If not, you have to try this recipe!

If you have, then you have try this recipe! 🤣🤣 I have been trying to make this dessert for years and have never gotten it perfect until now!
The Ninja Foodi continues to blow me away by its versatility!
Recipe and recipe video can be found by clicking the link in my profile.
You are going to love this dessert! ❤️❤️❤️ #ninjafoodi #ninjafoodirecipes #thesaltedpepper #thefoodiconnection

👻👻 Happy Halloween! 👻👻 Enjoy some great treats today!

#ninjafoodi #thesaltedpepper #thefoodiconnection

The Ninja Foodi delivers... again!
Perfect roast beef in under an hour!

The links to the written recipe and YouTube video in profile.
#ninjafoodi #thefoodiconnection #ninjafoodirecipes

The temperatures are dropping here in TN, I think it was in the 40’s!

Time for soups and stews and this Homemade Pressure Cooked Beef Stew is ready in about and hour AND tastes BETTER than if it took all day to make!
Check out the video to see how I made drop biscuits on a pan right on top of the beef stew! 😋
Link is in my profile to the written recipe and the video recipe.
#thesaltedpepper #thefoodiconnection #ninjafoodi #ninjafoodirecipes

It’s Pumpkin Spice time! These little cuties are so easy to make and taste just like pumpkin pie!

The best news is they are less than 220 calories per serving!
Follow the link in my profile for the recipe, you are going to love these! 🥰🥰🥰 #ninjafoodirecipes #ninjafoodi #thesaltedpepper

🥳🥳Guess what???🥳🥳
I finished the cookbook! Yay!

It’s been a crazy few months, but I’m ecstatic with how it turned out!
30 plus fall themed recipes, interactive shopping lists, and a note section that can be digitally filled out!
It’s full of information on the Ninja Foodi too! 🥰🥰🥰 You can grab your copy right on my website: thesaltedpepper.com or by clicking the link in my profile. 👨‍🍳👩‍🍳Happy Cooking👩‍🍳👨‍🍳
#thefoodiconnection #ninjafoodi #thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodirecipes #ninjafoodicookbook

I can’t believe it’s the middle of August already!

Before you know it it will be all pumpkins and Apples! 🎃🍎
So, before summer leaves us for the season, let’s celebrate with this super easy and delicious Cajun Shrimp Boil with Cajun Butter!
Recipe Link in Profile
#TheFoodiConnection #TheSaltedPepper #NinjaFoodi #NinjaFoodiRecipes

👩‍🍳👨‍🍳Sometimes you just have to make some Fudge!

👨‍🍳👩‍🍳 ❓What is your favorite flavor of fudge❓

Mine used to be peanut butter, but this super easy recipe for Rocky Road has me questioning that for sure!
It’s all done in one pan, in the Ninja Foodi. No need to monitor temperatures, the Foodi will do all the work and then you just mix in your almonds and marshmallows. ❤️ Simple. Delicious. Quick. Easy. Perfect! ❤️
You can find this recipe and many more by clicking the link in my profile or DM me and I’ll send you the direct link!
Happy Saturday!
#TheFoodiConnection #TheSaltedPepper #NinjaFoodi #NinjaFoodirecipes #FoodiFixins

🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️Have you ever tried Chicken Tikka Masala? 🙋‍♂️🙋‍♀️

Believe it or not, I hadn’t before making this recipe! 😳
I had to enlist the help of a friend, Amber, to test the recipe for me and make sure I was at least in the ballpark of getting it right.
She made some great suggestions and I think this recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala hits it right out of the ballpark! ❤️
Recipe and video links in profile
#ninjafoodi #thefoodiconnection #tikkamasala #chickentikkamasala #thesaltedpepper

I just ❤️ a saucy spaghetti!
Most pressure cooker recipes are too watery or have way more noodles than sauce.

Not this recipe! 🍝.
This spaghetti tastes just like you simmered the sauce all day and cooked the noodles stovetop, but it’s all done in the magical Ninja Foodi.
One of the secrets to this perfect spaghetti is roasted garlic!
Everyone raves about this recipe and you can get the full recipe by following the link in my profile!
#thefoodiconnection #thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodi

Happy Friday!
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

These scallops were seared in the Ninja Foodi! There is nothing this appliance can’t cook! 🥰
Put them over a bed of pearled couscous with veggies, also made in the Foodi and dinner is done!
Follow the link in my profile to get the written or video recipe. Enjoy!
#thefoodiconnection #ninjafoodi #thesaltedpepper

🥰🥰🥰I may never let any of my tomatoes ripen after making these Fried Green Tomatoes!

Thank you Ninja Foodi, you never let me down! Be sure to swipe to see the sandwich, BEST sandwich ever! 🥰🥰🥰 #ninjafoodi #thesaltedpepper #friedgreentomatoes

It is so inspirational to see something that was planted as a seed grow into a beautiful flower!

This is a very exciting time for The Salted Pepper too!
A tiny little seed of an idea is growing into the most amazing community. Ninja Foodi 101 is a Facebook group for the Ninja Foodi and it truly has reaffirmed how wonderful & helpful people can be!
We are a group of over 9,000 people who offer help, ideas, recipes, and support to Ninja Foodi owners no matter their skill level or cooking ability.
They are my inspiration on a daily basis and I am enjoying getting to know everyone on a personal level.
A huge THANK YOU to all the members of Ninja Foodi 101, you all are incredible! 🥰🥰🥰
If you aren’t a member and want to join, we’d love to have you! Send me a message and I’ll give you the link or you search Facebook groups for Ninja Foodi 101.
#ninjafoodi #ninjafoodirecipes

Enjoying a night out with my wonderful husband and best friend, Jeff @avoidinghighways.

If you are ever in Memphis, be sure to check out @flightwinebar We had a great dinner and our server, Jenny, was wonderful!
The food is incredible and I love the concept! You get to choose food flights as well as wine flights.
My flight of choice was Halibut with shrimp risotto, lobster & crab gnocchi, and wild boar with a berry compote. Superb!
Jeff had the steak flight...surprise, surprise, surprise! The Elk was fantastic!
The Crème brûlée was the best I’ve ever had and the Apple Walnut dessert was sinfully delicious!
Now off to see Don McLean in concert.

😋😋This Mexican Manicotti is taking Taco Tuesday to new levels! 😋😋

This is a simple dish to make and tastes delicious. Ninja Foodi for the win... again!
The full recipe is on The Salted Pepper Website. Link in bio.
You can also watch a step by step tutorial video on The Salted Pepper’s YouTube channel.
#ninjafoodi #ninjafoodirecipes #thesaltedpepper #tacotuesday #mexicanmanicotti

😋Doesn’t this look delicious?😋
Perfectly cooked shrimp and pasta with the perfect amount of minced and roasted garlic, takes this plate of deliciousness over the top!

The magic of the Ninja Foodi is impressive! This meal is ready in less than 30 minutes!
If you’ve ever tried to cook pasta under pressure, you know it can be a challenge to get al dente pasta.
Then add shrimp to the mix... 😳
I’ve discovered the secret to making perfectly cooked shrimp & angel hair pasta in the Ninja Foodi and it’s EASY! You can see how I do it on my YouTube video and the full written recipe is on my website! The links are in bio.
#ninjakitchen #ninjafoodi #ninjafoodirecipes #shrimpscampi #thesaltedpepper

Fruit in Mac & Cheese? Have I lost my mind? Maybe, but it’s so delicious I don’t care! 😂😂

This is my version of creamy Mac & cheese and it’s perfect! Make it in the Ninja Foodi, which is a one pot do-it-all, or make it in the pressure cooker or on the stove... it doesn’t matter, it’s that good!
Figs, bacon, cheese, pasta! What isn’t to love about that combo???
Link in bio to my website (written recipe) and my YouTube channel where you can get step-by-step instructions on how to make this masterpiece.
#ninjakitchen #thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodi #ninjafoodirecipes #gourmetmacncheese #macandcheese

Ninja Foodi Ribs with Raspberry BBQ Glaze!!! 😋😋😋

Most people don’t know this about me, but I owned a BBQ restaurant for several years.
One of our specialties were smoked ribs with our award winning run and this Raspberry BBQ Glaze.
I won’t argue that nothing beats a perfectly smoked rack of ribs, but when you want delicious ribs in less than an hour, you can’t beat this recipe!
Have you ever had a fruit based BBQ sauce? They are wonderfully delicious!
The recipe is on my blog and the video is up on YouTube, the link is in my bio!
#ninjafoodi #ninjafoodirecipes #thesaltedpepper #porkribs

🌶🌶I’m super excited that this recipe has finally made it to my website! 🌶🌶

This chili is ready in under 30 minutes thanks to the best small kitchen appliance EVER! The Ninja Foodi makes it easy and fun to cook at home! ❤️❤️
I first made this on one of my Facebook Tasty Tuesday Live shows and had so many requests for the recipe that I had to formally write it up!
One of my chili secrets is choosing the right hot sauce and I’ve tried a gazillion!
Hands down, my favorite is Cholula Hot Sauce.
Cholula has the perfect balance of spice AND flavor, so it doesn’t just add heat; it enhances the flavor of your food.
🌶What’s your favorite hot sauce? 🌶

Check out my recipe on the blog or tune in to the YouTube video premiere at 8pm ET March 20th. You can find the link in my bio.
#chili #cholulahotsauce #thesaltedpepper #ninjakitchen #kitchenthyme #ninjafoodi #ninjafoodirecipes

What do you do with leftovers? What about leftover corned beef? I turn them into egg rolls!

Rueben egg rolls are incredible and so are these super easy Asian egg rolls!
The best part... they aren’t deep fried. Seriously, they aren’t! They look and taste BETTER than take-out! 😋
I show you how simple they are to make in the Ninja Foodi in my newest YouTube video. The link is in my bio!
Egg Rolls are so versatile, you can make them out of anything! What’s your favorite egg roll filling?
#thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodi #ninjakitchen #ninjafoodirecipes #leftovers

🍀🍀🍀Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 🍀🍀🍀.
Do you have any St Patrick’s Day Traditions?

I’d love to hear them!
St Patrick’s Day has always been a special day in our family and every year my Mom would make soda bread, pistachio cake, and of course Corned Beef & Cabbage!
I have followed in her footsteps and make the same three things every year... but, this year, I made all three in the Ninja Foodi!
Let me tell you, this appliance is incredible and I thank @ninjakitchen every day for it! ❤️❤️❤️
#cornedbeefandcabbage #kitchenthyme #ninjafoodirecipes #ninjafoodi #thesaltedpepper #ninjakitchen #foodyub

🍭🎂Im seriously in love with this Cascading Candy Cake! 🎂🍭

It’s a simple and I mean simple (try box mix simple) pistachio cake with a pistachio cream (aka cool whip and pistachio pudding) filling and the center is filled with candy that cascades when you cut a slice! 👏👏👏
It’s also made in the Ninja Foodi of course! But, you can make it in the oven too!
#thesaltedpepper #ninjakitchen #ninjafoodi #cakesofinstagram #ninjafoodirecipes #cakes🎂 #foodyub #kitchenthyme

☘️☘️ What your favorite St Paddy’s Day Tradition?
Mine is My mom’s Irish Soda Bread!

I couldn’t wait until it cooked to grab a slice. 🥰
Pure joy is to toast a slice and slather it with butter! 🍀🍀
I just adapted her recipe for the Ninja Foodi and the video premiere is at 8pm on YouTube! Come check it out and be sure to join in the live chat! 😁
The link is in my bio and right here👇👇
#thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodi #ninjakitchen #irishsodabread #stpatricksdayrecipes #easyrecipes #ninjafoodirecipes #homemadebread

Today we said our goodbyes to our wonderful dog, Dusty.

We were lucky to have 16 years with him and everyone who ever met him, knew he was a special dog.
Dusty had a personality bigger than life and it was his job to keep us all on schedule. He was sure to tell us when the cats needed food, when the water bowl was getting low and even when his brother and sister were quietly getting into mischief.
Dusty had this way about him that was truly special; he never worried about himself, only others. He was our personal “Lassie” and we will love him forever and cherish all of our great memories.
He was a friend to everyone and everyone’s friend. An alpha dog with a heart of gold. We love you Ol’ Yeller. ❤️❤️❤️

You haven’t tasted the perfect cheesecake until you taste this Mint Cheesecake pressure cooked...

that’s right, pressure cooked, right in the Ninja Foodi!
It tastes just like an Andes candy, remember those? I haven’t seen them in forever, but I’m sure they are still around!
The video will be released at 8pm ET tonight (3/1/19), you can be the first to watch it! Just jump on over to YouTube and join in on the live chat! I’ll put the link in my bio and right here:
#stpatricksdaydessert #cheesecake #mintcheesecake #pressurecookerrecipes #ninjafoodi #thesaltedpepper #ninjakitchen #ninjafoodirecipes

Cajun Jambalaya in the Ninja Foodi! I was able to develop the best dark roux AND figure out how to pressure cook this Jambalaya where every component is cooked perfectly!

👩‍🍳 I love the Ninja Foodi! 😍

The video premiere will be happening right on YouTube at 8pm ET tonight, Wednesday 2/27... come say hi in the live chat! 🥰🥰🥰
The link is in my bio and right here:
#thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodi #ninjakitchen #jambalaya #cajunjambalaya #easyrecipes

My favorite days are video production days! So much fun! 😁😁😁

Skip the fast food stop in the morning! There is no better way to start off your morning than with these make-ahead breakfast burritos!

Easily customizable and they freeze and re-heat beautifully! Especially if you have The Ninja Foodi from @ninjakitchen ! 👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳.
The Ninja Foodi makes it simple to create all kinds of beautiful and tasty food even if you don’t know how to cook! 😋😋😋.
Check out my YouTube channel (link in bio) for easy to follow instructional videos for this recipe and everything from flourless chocolate cake bites to a super fast and easy Spaghetti that tastes like you simmered the sauce all day! 👩‍🍳👩‍🍳.
Happy Friday!!!
#ninjafoodi #breakfastideas #thesaltedpepper #breakfastburrito #foodyub #kitchenthyme

Hi guys! Hope everyone is doing well!
It’s been a while since I’ve been on Instagram because I’ve had some super exciting things happen recently and it’s been non stop for the past month.

I have started a two new Facebook groups ; Ninja Foodi 101 & Ninja Foodi Fresh & Healthy Meals.
I love these groups and the people in them are terrific and so supportive of me and each other, it’s so refreshing to see such a great community of people helping each other. 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰.
I am also celebrating a little win with my YouTube channel. 🍾🍾🍾🥂🥂🍻🍻
I went from a little over 100 subscribers to over 1600 in just a few weeks! It is so exciting to finally be reaching the audience I’ve always searched for! I’m actually helping people make better meals for their family and I am over the moon
excited to be doing it! 👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳👩‍🍳 If you want to check out my YouTube channel, I’ll put the link in my bio and right here👇👇👇👇👇.
#ninjafoodi #thesaltedpepper

The Ninja Foodi has yet to disappoint me!

Homemade yogurt is the one thing I used my Instant Pot for... until now! The Ninja Foodi is the most versatile small kitchen appliance I’ve ever had!
I honestly teared up when this was posted, in one my Ninja Foodi groups, from an older gentleman who lives in a small space without a kitchen. His only source for cooking used to be the microwave and now he’s making wonderful, healthy meals!
He wrote, “Hello everybody I wanted to share my latest meal in the foodi 1st I wanted to show everyone how small a space I have to cook in and why the foodi has made such a difference in my life. Now I can cook anything I want like this baked cod seasoned with salt and pepper fresh dill and lemon” @ninjakitchen You have changed lives with your revolutionary kitchen appliance! 👏👏👏
You can find this recipe on my website by clicking the link in my profile.
Have a great day! ❤️❤️❤️
#ninjafoodi #ninjafoodirecipes #ninjafoodihealthyrecipes

Apple cake with caramel glaze! If I didn’t make this cake myself, I’d never believe it! 🥰.

The entire cake (except mixing the batter)and icing were made in the Ninja Foodi! @ninjakitchen I am beyond impressed! 🥰
Have you ever made or tasted a cake that has been pressure cooked? It’s pretty amazing!
You can see me make this cake right on YouTube!! 👇👇👇👇👇
#ninjafoodi #pressurecookerrecipes #madefromscratch #thesaltedpepper #food52grams #thekitchn #f52grams #feedfeed #foodphotography #buzzfeast #applecake #instayum #eeeeeats #foodpics #ninjakitchen

When my hubby asked for oatmeal this morning, I cringed a bit. I am not a fan of cooking oatmeal...

but I make it for him on occasion like a good wife!
I’m obsessed with my @ninjakitchen Ninja Foodi, so I figured I’d use this as an opportunity to develop a recipe.
The end result was this Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Bake that convinces me the Ninja Foodi will have me craving oatmeal!
My mind is racing with all the different flavor combinations I can make and I love knowing that I can set the Ninja Foodi and it will cook the oatmeal perfectly each time!
Get the recipe here 👇👇👇👇.

#thesaltedpepper #ninjafoodi #ninjafoodirecipes

Wow, it’s been such a great year and I can’t thank you all enough for all the love & support you’ve shown me as I venture up this path of food blogging!

It’s been exciting, scary, challenging, and extremely rewarding! You guys motivate me to keep pushing on when things get overwhelming! To all my friends and family, Happy New Year and I love you all so much!
To the best hairdresser @angiechaney_fds in the world and very good friend, Angie... I’ll be seeing you soon, 2018 put more grey in my hair! 😘
To my cousin and fellow blogger @familyfindsfun , thank you for your countless hours helping me with all my gazillion questions over the past 3 years! Your encouragement and support means the world to me! 😘
To a new friend I met this year, @nkgirl Nicole, this is YOUR year! Thank you for your friendship! 😘😘😘
To one of my most favorite people that I met through blogging, @katiesfrontdoor Katie, you have been there for me every time and I can’t thank you enough! 😘
To a few of my blogging friends @bittersaltysoursweet , @worldlytreat , @ljaydeeh , thank you for reaching out this past year. Your support, words of encouragement, and kind gestures warmed my heart! 😘
To my best girlfriend, @jlbausum Jenny, what can I say. It’s been a real ride of emotions and you are always there for me. You are the voice of reason when I don’t make sense. You are the one who always tells me like it is, even if that’s not what I want to hear. I thank you for that! Everyone should be so lucky to have a friend like you! 😘
Last, but certainly not least! To my videographer, director, editor, personal musician, best friend, soulmate, love of my life and husband @avoidinghighways Jeff, you are amazing! You are the absolute best thing that ever happened in my life. Meeting you was a game changer; you love me unconditionally, you believe in me when I’m having a hard time believing in myself, you support me and challenge me. You make my brain think clearer, my heart beat faster, and my soul shine brighter. You make me a better person; you are my world. Here’s to the best year yet! 😍❤️😘
#2019bestnine #thesaltedpepper #avoidinghighways

Happy New Year to you all! 😘
I just made these incredible Asian Sticky Wings and they are the crispiest, juiciest, and most flavorful wings I’ve ever eaten!

The best part... no oil, not a drop! Made from all natural ingredients and all in my new Ninja Foodi!
@ninjakitchen I’m seriously in love with this small kitchen appliance! 🥰

If you are interested in learning more about the Ninja Foodi, check out my unboxing video on YouTube.
Have a Foodi already and want to make these delicious wings... here’s the link 👇👇👇👇
Here’s to an incredible 2019! 😁
#thesaltedpepper #newyearsday2019 #ninjafoodi #bestwingsever #wings #asianwings #ninjafoodirecipes

What could be better than a hot cup of coffee and gingerbread biscotti on a Christmas morning...

a NEW camera!!!! And that is exactly what my loving, wonderful 🥰 husband @avoidinghighways got me! Despite our agreement not to exchange gifts, this was the nicest surprise!
I still have a lot of work to do on improving my photography skills and composition... but I’m in love with this camera!
Thank you, honey! 😘😘😘🎄🎄🎄🎁🎁🎁 I hope everyone is having a very merry Christmas! 🎄
#canon #christmas #bestgiftever #foodbloggersofinstagram #foodphotography

The Yin and Yang of comfort food for sure! This Grown Up Grilled Cheese with Fig and Pepper Relish is one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever eaten!

Scroll through the pictures to see the Yang... easy tomato soup and of course the cheese pull!
Both recipes are on the blog or copy and paste the links below:
#grilledcheese #comfortfood #thesaltedpepper #fridgg #foodyub #foodgawker #foodstagram #foodbloggersofinstagram

Daytripping to Nashville! Can’t wait to see two of our favorite artists!

@Ellie holcomb @drewholcombmusic

Talk about an embarrassing moment! This recipe for Easy Spinach and Sausage Balls was one of the first recipes I posted on The Salted Pepper and when I revisited it...

boy was it a mess!
And I’m not even talking about the pictures although they are horrible. It’s way worse; the instructions were super confusing, missing important info and the timing was off. Perhaps the funniest thing is the original quantity said 35 1” balls... it actually makes 100! 🤣That’s a lot of balls! 🤣
Needless to say I was super embarrassed and tried to fix things the best I could, then I realized I shouldn’t be embarrassed... I had done the best I could then and I’m doing the best I can now. 👍
In 5 years, I bet I’m embarrassed by the posts I’m doing now and I’ll remind myself that this is exactly the progression all learning should take... no need to be embarrassed! 😁
I think we all need to be reminded from time to time that growth and learning is perpetual, we will never achieve perfection... but we can do the best we can today. ❤️
Happy Monday, my friends! 😘
This is a great recipe for any gathering, check it out here:
#thesaltedpepper #spinachballs #kitchenthyme #fridgg #foodyub #foodbloggersofinstagram #tailgatingfood #holidayappetizers

My Instant Pot to the rescue AGAIN! I can’t believe I was such a hold out on this incredible appliance.

I never imagined that it could and does make food look as good as oven baked/roasted!
The more I cook with it, the more amazing it becomes! Just look at this beautifully browned skin, it looks as good as the turkey I made in the oven and no where near the hassle. Just set it and forget it.
What do you love to make in your Instant Pot???

Full recipe on my blog, link in bio @thesaltedpepper.
#thesaltedpepper #instantpot #instantpotrecipes #fridgg #kitchenthyme #foodbloggersofinstagram #pressurecookerrecipes #foodyub #easyrecipes

These🎄Christmas Biscotti🎄are the perfect addition to your cookie tray this year!

The flavors of rosemary and peppermint make this biscotti truly special! 😍😍😍 The @ghirardelli white melting chocolate makes these a breeze to decorate!
You can find the recipe on my blog or copy this link 👇👇👇👇.
#thesaltedpepper #thekitchn #foodgawker #fromscratch #christmasbaking #cookiesofinstagram #thebakefeed #f52grams #biscotti #sweeeeets #bhgfood #kitchenthyme

Hi everyone! Hope your week is going well. 😁

I wanted to jump on here real quick to say Thank You to Joanie Simon @thebiteshot ❤️❤️❤️
I have struggled with food photography since the beginning of my blog. I can develop great recipes and cook my fool head off... but when it came to capturing the beauty of food through a camera lens, I sucked! 😢
I could see what I wanted it to look like, but could never get the camera to do what I wanted it to.
I thought it’s my camera, I need a better one. I need an expensive lens. I don’t have the right lighting. My props suck. I just couldn’t understand why my pictures were horrible until I started watching The Bite Shot on YouTube.
When I found her channel, I was like a junkie, watching video after video until things started to click. Her behind the scenes (paid feature, but very reasonably priced) has been invaluable! I went back to basics and through Joanie Simon’s wonderful video tutorials, I started learning how to use my camera.
I am now shooting in manual all the time, using a tripod for most shots, and I’m starting to understand lighting better.
While far from perfect, I shot this potato image last night to update an old post and I’m really happy with it. Swipe left to see the original pic and you’ll see just how bad my pics were! 😬
For any of my food blogger friends that struggle with photography, please check her out! She is relatable, funny and talks to her audience using terms we can all understand! You can find her @thebiteshot !
Thanks, Joanie, for making the biggest difference in my blogging journey to date! 😘😘😘
#thesaltedpepper #thebiteshot #f52grams #twicebakedpotatoes #foodgawker #foodyub #kitchenthyme #fridgg #comfortfood #thekitchn #foodbloggersofinstagram #foodbloggerscentral

Oh yeah! Jambalaya Soup! All the wonderful flavors of a Cajun Jambalaya... FAST!

Made right in the Instant Pot with a 10 minute cook time. ❤️❤️❤️
YouTube video right here 👇👇👇.
Get the full recipe here 👇👇👇.
#thesaltedpepper #foodyub #kitchenthyme #instantpotrecipes #jambalayasoup #jambalaya #pressurecooker #instantpotsoup #pressurecookerrecipes #foodbloggerscentral #instantpot

‘Tis the season for baking up delicious treats! 👩‍🍳 🍪

This simple recipe for Cowboy Cookies is family favorite.
Perfectly crisp on the outside and decadently chewy on the inside!
You can find the recipe on the blog or right here 👇👇👇👇👇.
#christmascookies #cookies #baking #thesaltedpepper #foodbloggerscentral #homemade #cookiegram

Simple, delicious, and super easy to make!
This Mexican Butternut Squash Soup is worth shaking your maracas over!

Find the recipe on my blog or right here 👇👇👇👇👇.
#thesaltedpepper #instantpotsoup #mexicansoup #butternutsquashsoup #foodyub #foodbloggerscentral #f52grams #instantpotrecipes #foodgawker #fridgg #thekitchn #easyrecipe #feedfeed

Anyone have any home remedies to cure a sore throat???

I’m feeling like a mad scientist of sorts tonight! Combining several suggestions from my Facebook group into a brew comprised of boiled cumin seeds, bourbon, honey, and citrus.
It took away the urge to cough and maybe dulled the pain a bit, but I’m open to other suggestions!
I live in the middle of nowhere, so I have to rely on what I have here.
#sorethroatremedy #naturalremedies #thesaltedpepper

Oh boy... this Pumpkin Bread with Orange Chocolate Cream Glaze may be the best thing since sliced bread!

It’s certainly the best sliced quick bread I’ve ever had! It’s moist, tender, perfectly spiced... decadent certainly comes to mind!
And that Orange Chocolate Cream Glaze!!! 🙌🙌🙌
Recipe on the blog!
Trust me... you need this in your life!
#f52bakingclub #pumpkinbread #quickbread #thesaltedpepper #f52fall #holidaybaking #thebakefeed #foodinstagram #baking #thekitchn #bakefromscratch #foodbloggerscentral

When you just HAVE to have that something sweet! 😁😁😁

Sugar & Spice and everything nice perfectly describes these Ginger Pumpkin Brownies! 🍂
The @williamwolfwhiskey Pecan Bourbon and white chocolate glaze drizzle is not something you want to miss!
Get the recipe here 👇👇👇👇
#brownies #falldesserts #thesaltedpepper #thekitchn #f52grams #pumpkinrecipes #bakefromscratch #f52fall #thebakefeed #feedfeed

Who doesn’t love a good bowl of chili? And a chili that’s done in 30 minutes and tastes like it simmered all day...

simply perfect!
While the kids were out trick or treating, I was treating myself to a big bowl of this chili!
I topped mine with cheese and green onions, what is your favorite chili topping?
Recipe on The Salted Pepper
Happy Halloween! 🎃
#instantpotrecipes #quickchili #chilirecipe #chili #turkeychili #foodyub #f52grams #foodie #thesaltedpepper #foodgawker #quickdinner

Yay! It’s chili season around here! Don’t you just ❤️ a hot bowl of chili on a crisp autumn day?

This recipe for Thai Curry Chili is sure to win your heart as it has mine! It has all the warm flavors of curry with the perfect amount of beans & tomatoes and don’t forget the toppings! 😋😋😋
Want the perfect bowl?
Top it with crunch peanuts, cool cucumber, fresh cilantro, and creamy Greek yogurt! 👏👏👏
Simple perfection for sure!
You can find the recipe right here.
#thesaltedpepper #curry #curryrecipes #food #foodie #recipe #fallrecipes #soup #stew #fitfoodie #hearty #heartyrecipes #dinnerideas #dinner #dinnertime #spicy #lunch #lunchideas
#f52fall #fallfood #comfortfood #easyrecipes #eatathome #foodphotography #foodstylist #tastingtable #eatingwell #food4thought

Brussels Sprout Almond Salad with a kiss of honey and lemon. 😍😍😍.

Did you know that the Brussels Sprout was called the most hated vegetable in 2008?
I’m pretty sure that’s changed as I see them on the menu everywhere! Personally, I’ve always loved them.
What about you? Do you ❤️ Brussels Sprouts or not so much? What’s your favorite way to prepare them?
Click the profile link for the full recipe! Only 6 ingredients!
#brusselsprouts #thesaltedpepper #easysalad #fallsalad #healthyfood #easyfood

A simple & delicious dinner thanks to some fresh tomatoes and fresh herbs from our friends’ gardens.

There’s nothing like home grown food!
Italian inspired burgers & corn.
#freshfood #thesaltedpepper #homegrownfood @goodmanbill @bethweaverdrake

Are you ready for this??? A simple and delicious Chicken Marsala recipe that has LESS than 500 calories!

Recipe link in profile or right here.
#thesaltedpepper #keeponcooking #buzzfeedfood #realfood #chickenmarsala #foodgawker #lowcarbcooking #foodiegram

I’m excited for this baby! Trying out Cajun corn with my new Instant Pot!

The Cajun rub I used is outstanding and you can find the recipe in my Cajun Jambalaya post that’s up on the blog today. Find the link in my profile or right here:👇👇👇👇. https://thesaltedpepper.com/cajun-jambalaya-with-cauliflower-rice/

#instantpot #Cornonthecob #Cajuncorn #cajunspice #thesaltedpepper

A little Mexican inspired cauliflower hash with two perfectly cooked sunny side up eggs.

Cauliflower hash is so versatile, it's a blank canvas just waiting for your magic touch.
How would you flavor your cauliflower hash?
#thesaltedpepper #healthyeating #lowcarblife #lowcarblifestyle #cauliflowerhash

Did you know that a glass of lemonade has around 100 calories?

This refreshing lightened up version only has around 25 calories and it’s so refreshing!
Juice from 1/2 lemon (about 1 Tbsp)
2 tsp Crown maple sugar
8 ounces cascade ice lemon/lime sparkling water.
Light and refreshing! If you haven’t tried maple sugar yet, you really need to! It adds such a great flavor to dishes and drinks!
#thesaltedpepper #crownmaplesugar

Any guesses on what I’m making?
Getting everything ready to go LIVE in my Facebook group:

Simply Cooking with Louise for Thirsty Thursday. Tonight I will be lightening up two summer time favorites.
Come on and join us!
#thirstythursday #skinnycocktails #summerdrinks #facebooklive #crownmaple #dekuypercocktails #svedka #svedkavanilla #yorkpeppermintpatty #oreos

Our little girl listening to her daddy play the 🎸 and relaxing!

I just used my awesome new @kitchenaidusa Vegetable Sheet Cutter to cut onions for onions au gratin.
Hoping everyone is having an awesome day! 😘

#dogsarefamily #musicistherapy #stillcooking #lovemyfamily

A little dinner prep! I love my BlueStar range!

#fireroastedtomatoes #roastedveggies #bluestarrange #mexicandinner #thesaltedpepper

Shrimp Scampi Zoodles... it’s a thing! A delicious thing too!

I almost had a heart attack when I found out how many calories are in a Shrimp Scampi dish at a popular restaurant. 😱 Of course, my first question was... have I ordered that there before? Jeez, I hope not! 😳
This recipe is my favorite kind of recipe. All the ingredients sing 🎤 in their own voice while I dance 💃🏻 to their flavor!
It’s light, it’s satisfying, it’s healthy, and you can dance too! 💃🏻
Find the recipe link in my bio or right here: 👇👇👇👇👇.
#thesaltedpepper #shrimpscampi #healthydinner #zoodles #52grams #foodyub #healthyrecipes #foodgawker #food52 #shrimp #lowcarb

I’m definitely in LOVE! 😍😍😍
The KitchenAid Vegetable Sheet Cutter is a game changer!

The possibilities are endless!
I did a demo live on Facebook in my cooking group, Simply Cooking with Louise. It’s awesome, go check it out!
I love @kitchenaidusa products! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😍😍😍😍😍
#thesaltedpepper #kitchenaid #vegetablesheetcutter #healthyeating #kitchenaidattachment #kitchengadgets #kitchentools

Enjoying a wonderful glass of wine at a cool little vineyard in North Myrtle Beach.

If you are ever in the area, you’ll want to check them out!
#labelleamievineyard #twistedsisterswine #twistedsisters #avoidinghighways #thesaltedpepper #winetasting #northmyrtlebeachsc #northmyrtlebeachvineyard

@chile.calientesc I love margaritas and I especially love margaritas in this glass! 😎

#chilecaliente #gaston #avoidinghighways #thesaltedpepper

We really enjoyed the atmosphere, service, and food @shenanigansdahlonega. ☘️☘️

Despite liking all the ingredients in a Shepherds pie, I have never had a restaurant version that I liked... until tonight!
Every ingredient was seasoned correctly and the dark roux was Incredible.
I had prepared myself to take a few bites and let Jeff eat it, but it was so incredible I greedily gobbled it up!
#shepherdspie #shenanigansdahlonega #thesaltedpepper #greatrestaurant

Saying goodbye to Dahlonega is a little easier with a double scoop of ice cream @conniesicecream !


#dahlonegaga #dahlonega #icecreamcones #summertime #conniesicecream #smalltownusa #avoidinghighways #thesaltedpepper

Pop’s Place is a great little breakfast and lunch stop in Maggie Valley, NC.

I decided on “The Bill” omelet which is packed with spinach, turkey, onions, mushroom, & tomatoes.
#thesaltedpepper #healthybreakfast
#maggievalley #omelets

WOW! I ordered the Shrimp & Grits with a Creole Sauce... so delicious and balanced.

The shrimp were cooked perfectly. I thought there was a tad too much sauce on the grits for my liking, but it was so delicious I was secretly glad I had extra!
Jeff ordered the Chicken & Waffles and they did not disappoint. Perfectly fried boneless chicken over a fluffy (and huge) waffle, topped off with a drizzle of maple bacon syrup (Jeff asked for a little extra on the side). I definitely recommend @masondixoncafe if you are ever in the Fredericksburg, VA area!
#masondixoncafe #wherethereallocalseat
#fredricksburgva #thesaltedpepper #avoidinghighways #shrimpandgrits #chickennwaffles #chickenandwaffles

The arrow is making me do it! 😂
BBQ’d Bloody Mary at a cool little stop in Fredericksburg, VA.

Stay tuned for the breakfast pics @masondixoncafe ! 😋
Great atmosphere, great service, & a delicious Bloody Mary!
#masondixoncafe #wherethereallocalseat

Summer is almost in full swing, with outdoor BBQ’s, family gatherings, & pot luck picnics.

I’m doing something different this year... taking healthy dishes instead of carb-laden ones!
This cauliflower “potato” salad tastes just like a loaded baked potato potato salad at a fraction of the carbs.
Link to recipe in profile or here:
#healthypotatosalad #picnicfood #healthysides #cauliflowerpotatosalad #thesaltedpepper #lowcarbeating #thesaltedpepper

Out and about with my husband and we decided to stop for a quick appetizer... wow!

I’m not easily impressed and I don’t usually brag about chains, but @grillfirearundel has it going on! We decided on the special, fried deviled eggs. Yes! Fried deviled eggs and they were delicious! Worth the calories for sure!
We also ordered the Brussels Sprouts that were slightly charred and tossed in a sauce of jalapeños, garlic, ginger, & sweet soy glaze. Yummy and yes, I am going home to figure out how to make that sauce!
If you are ever in Hanover, MD or Merrick, NY check them out!😁
#yummylicious #restaurantfinds #brusselsprouts #frieddeviledeggs #thesaltedpepper

I love when you, out of necessity, find a flavor combination that’s BETTER than dish you set out to make!

I was making mango chicken salad and realized I didn’t have plain yogurt. I spotted the cottage cheese and gave it a try... it’s delicious and full of protein!
#thesaltedpepper #healthylunchideas #cottagecheese

Oh my... these Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps are incredible! The perfect balance of sweet & spicy.

Incredibly easy to make & healthy. These little babies knock it out of the park!
Recipe link in bio or right here: 👇👇👇👇.

#lettucewraps #asianlettucewraps #healthywraps #easydinner

Nothing wrong with a little breakfast for dinner! Sunny Spinacia is one of my favorite anytime meals!

I modified the original recipe by using apples instead of pairs and Parmesan instead of feta and it still rocked!
Recipe link in bio or find it here. 👇👇👇👇.
#breakfastfordinner #breakfastbowl #poachedeggs #thesaltedpepper #lowcarbrecipe #keeponcooking #sunnyspinacia

So simple, yet so good! Pepper Steak Stir Fry is one of my favorite meals.

6 ingredients come together to create a flavorful & healthy meal!
Recipe link in profile and here 👇

#easyweeknightdinner #peppersteak #healthydinnerideas #foodyub #foodiegram #food52 #thesaltedpepper #foodie

Healthy Carrot Cake Pancakes made with almond flour and lightly sweetened with my favorite...

maple sugar! Full Recipe link here 👇👇, link also in profile.
#carrotcakepancakes #bobsredmill #almondflour #maplesugar #crownmaple #healthybreakfastideas #keeponcooking

Need a deliciously easy and kid approved recipe? These Turkey Apple Sloppy Joes fit the bill!

😋😋😋 you can find the recipe link in profile.
Or go to: http://thesaltedpepper.com/turkey-apple-sloppy-joes/

#sloppyjoes #foodyub #healthyish #foodiegram #lunch #kidapprovedfood

This beautiful & tasty cocktail is only 83 calories!

I’m going LIVE tonight at 8pm in my Facebook Group, Simply Cooking with Louise, to show everyone how to make it! Come join us for Thirsty Thursday!
#thesaltedpepper #skinnycocktails #summercocktails #thirstythursday #food52 #foodie #foodgawker #foodyub #berrycocktail #foodblogger #drinkstagram

Spring has sprung and I’m loving it! I never thought warm and sunny weather would ever arrive in Maryland!

I also never thought I’d LOVE these tuna salad cucumber sandwiches... but I can’t get enough of them! They are healthy, filling, and perfect for spring! 😁

Here’s the recipe:
1 can water packed tuna
4 TBSP Plain Greek Yogurt*
1/2-1 tsp sriracha sauce
2 TBSP chopped cilantro
1 tsp honey
Juice from 1 lime
Salt to taste
1 cucumber halved and sliced into planks *Check out the link in bio to find out how you can save $$ by making your own Greek yogurt in just a few minutes!
#thesaltedpepper #food52 #healthyeating #tunasalad #sriracha #eatyourveggies

There’s nothing more beautiful than a cutting board full of veggies!

#thesaltedpepper #healthyeating #freshveggies #freshvegetables

Stop wasting 💰 on expensive Greek yogurt! Make it at home quick & easy!

You won’t believe this little kitchen hack!
The link is in my profile
or find the full instructions👇👇👇
#kitchenhacks #yogurt #greekyogurt

It’s been a great Sunday! 😁 Perfect weather today (for a change)! Summer will be here soon!

😎 Jeff and I cleaned the house, did laundry, played with our puppies, and now we have a pot of delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup on the stove. I love making soup filled with veggies! You can find the recipe for Chicken Tortilla Soup here:

The veggie scraps have been frozen and will be recycled to make a beef, chicken, or veggie stock.
#tortillasoup #summertime #recycleveggies #chickentortillasoup #veggiestock #thesaltedpepper

Need a quick & healthy dinner idea? Try this recipe!

Jeff and I had this Asian Stir Fry for dinner the other night and we were blown away by the bold & bright flavors! The spicy cauliflower rice was so good, I prefer it over regular rice. 😋

The ginger spiced meatballs were so moist (secret ingredient), the veggies were crisp and fresh, and the orange... oh my! A friend gave me a Sumo Citrus the other day, so I threw it in the stir fry. I have never tasted an orange that good! Yummy! ❤️❤️❤️ I love stir fry’s; they come together so fast, you can use up any veggies that might otherwise go bad, and you can flavor them up any which way you like!
Find the full recipe here: http://thesaltedpepper.com/asian-stir-fry-with-turkey-meatballs/

#lowcarbdinner #stirfry #sumocitrus #asianstirfry #thesaltedpepper #turkeymeatballs #healthydinnerideas #30minutemeals

The perfect Friday night dinner! Grilled Pork Shoulder Steak with roasted veggies and apples, a sprig of rosemary and finished with a cherry balsamic vinegar.

So good and healthy too! #healthyeating #lowcarb #porksteak #thesaltedpepper

As I sit here relaxing with my husband, my mind turns to food... I love food!

More specifically, this IS the week we are Cutting out junk and start eating good healthy meals again!
Breakfast is one of the hardest meals fo me to plan every day.
I Love having pre-made breakfast and these Cranberry Almond Quinoa bars are a perfect grab and go healthy breakfast! Plus, they are delicious!
Grab the recipe here—�—> http://thesaltedpepper.com/cranberry-almond-quinoa-bars/. Website link in profile.
#quinoabar #healthybreakfast #grabandgo #eathealthy #makeaheadbreakfast #healthysnacks #cranberryalmond #quinoarecipes #bobsredmill

My new food crush! Meet The Brie & Berry Burger! A simple combination of ingredients that explode with flavor!

You can find the full recipe on —�—�—>. https://thesaltedpepper.com/brie-Berry-burger/

Here are the highlights:
2lbs freshly ground beef
1 pint each of raspberries & blackberries
Salt, pepper, red pepper flakes
Freshly made buns
Lettuce & tomatoe

Form 4 burger patties (8oz each)
Rub salt and pepper on both sides of each burger
Berry Sauce:
Heat berries, 2Tbsp honey, 1-2 pinches red pepper flakes and cook about 8 minutes.

Cook burgers to desired temp, add brie and allow to melt. Spread honey on bun. Assemble & devour!
#bestburger #gourmetburgers #brie #freshberries #52grams #foodie #burgerrecipe #recipes #foodphotography #delicious #f52grams #foodgawker

Best Sloppy Joes! A little apple goes a long way and I hear it keeps the doctor away!

The full recipe is on The Salted Pepper!
Link in profile
#sloppyjoes #turkeysloppyjoes #thesaltedpepper #homemadesloppyjoes

Pasta Alla Vodka meets and marries Farfalle Carbonara... a marriage of the Gods for sure!

Cooks all in one skillet and in less than 30 minutes! YEP! 
#oneskilletmeal #turkeypasta #turkeyspinachpasta #30minutemeals #foodporn #food52 #delicious #myfavoritepasta #easyweeknightdinner

This cake is heaven on a fork! Can you imagine... banana bread, cheesecake & cinnamon sugar buttercream all in one?

Go ahead... Imagine.... Hungry yet? I am!
#bananabread # bananacheesecake #cinammonsugar #bundtcake #thesaltedpepper #bananacakerecipe #buttercreamicing

Sandy’s Irish Soda Bread with Tangy Green Butter

This bread is perfect to accompany your corned beef & cabbage dinner OR lightly toast a slice, slather with Tangy Green Butter and you have a delicious breakfast!
#irishsodabread #raisinbread #greenbutter #saintpatricksdayrecipes
Link in profile

Corned Beef Cabbage Rolls~ All the traditional flavors wrapped up in a pretty package!

#cornedbeefandcabbage #cabbagerolls #saintpatricksday #cornedbeefwithatwist
Link in profile

Thai Curry Chili
Perfect balance of warmth & Spice
Find the recipe here:

#Thaicurrysoup #awardwinningchili #thaichili #currychili

Mediterranean Greek Salad
Quick & Easy Weeknight Meal
Find the recipe here:

#mediterraneangreeksalad #quickandeasyrecipes #quickandeasydinner #saladsfordinner

Chicken Tortilla Soup is good for the soul.
Recipe link in my profile

#chickentortillasoup #tortillasoup

Sunny Spinachia Breakfast Bowl will brighten any morning.
Healthy eating starts with breakfast.

Sunny Spinachia Breakfast Bowl...unusual name...great healthy breakfast!
Get the recipe here: http://thesaltedpepper.com/healthy-eating-starts-with-breakfast/
#healthybreakfast #breakfastbowl