From Erika's Kitchen

Recipes straight out of my kitchen, tested by my hand! Bon appetit!

22 12, 2014

Scratch Factory: The Fastest (and Healthiest!) Spinach and Artichoke Dip Ever

By | December 22nd, 2014|From Erika's Kitchen, Recipes|Comments Off on Scratch Factory: The Fastest (and Healthiest!) Spinach and Artichoke Dip Ever

Making spinach and artichoke dip out of siggi's Greek Yogurt is easily one of the quickest and easiest appetizers ever. Let me show you how it's done!

18 12, 2014

Cook It Like a Boss: Wild Black Rice 101

By | December 18th, 2014|From Erika's Kitchen|6 Comments

Black rice with mango, almonds and cilantro. It is DE. LI. CIOUS. I love it!

18 12, 2014

Cucumber-Tomato Relish

By | December 18th, 2014|From Erika's Kitchen, Recipes|5 Comments

What do I use this for? I use this as a topping on my salads. It's sweet, its tangy, its juicy...

15 12, 2014

Homemade Tortilla Chips

By | December 15th, 2014|From Erika's Kitchen|12 Comments

A quick, easy and practical way to enjoy homemade chips!

15 12, 2014

Meet the Veggies: Butternut Squash 101

By | December 15th, 2014|From Erika's Kitchen|18 Comments

What do we do with the big, giant butternut squash that you forgot to tell us about, Erika? Hmmm? HMMM?

15 12, 2014

Apple Butter Flax Seed Cookie

By | December 15th, 2014|From Erika's Kitchen|32 Comments

One of my favorite cookie recipes, and a great way to incorporate flax seed in my diet!

8 12, 2014

Scratch Factory: Make Your Own Juicy Sour Dill Pickles

By | December 8th, 2014|From Erika's Kitchen, Recipes|3 Comments

Did you grow up loving a juicy sour dill pickle? Now, you can make the old school kind all by yourself in under 20 minutes!

4 12, 2014

We Be Jammin’: Homemade No-Added-Sugar Cherry Preserves

By | December 4th, 2014|From Erika's Kitchen|5 Comments

All about how to make cherry preserves on the fly, all without adding the extra sugar!

11 11, 2014

Honey Orange Peel Vinaigrette

By | November 11th, 2014|From Erika's Kitchen, Recipes|1 Comment

A yummy sweet and spicy chipotle salad dressing!

11 11, 2014

Get to Know the Tomatillo With My Tomatillo Tortilla Soup (That I Totally Stole)

By | November 11th, 2014|From Erika's Kitchen|8 Comments

A tortilla soup that is literally to die for, swiped from one of my favorite restaurants.

21 10, 2014

Teriyaki Marinade

By | October 21st, 2014|From Erika's Kitchen|0 Comments

My own personal teriyaki sauce recipe!

20 10, 2014

The Breakfast Club: What Else Can I Do With Those Eggs? Frittatas!

By | October 20th, 2014|From Erika's Kitchen, Recipes|2 Comments

A quick and simple way to make frittatas at home, for breakfast-time meal prep!

3 10, 2014

Pizza Margherita: Fresh Pizza Dough, Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce and Basil? Yes, Please!

By | October 3rd, 2014|From Erika's Kitchen|6 Comments

Making a pizza margherita from scratch in under an hour.

3 10, 2014

Breadless Crabcakes

By | October 3rd, 2014|From Erika's Kitchen, Recipes|1 Comment

1/2lb crab meat (prefrably a combination of lump meat and claw meat) 1 egg yolk 1/2tbsp finely chopped onion 1tbsp very finely chopped celery 1tbsp dill weed 1/2tsp lemon zest (lemon zest is the scrapings of the rind of a lemon. Be sure to wash it off before you peel, and be sure that you [...]

18 09, 2014

The Breakfast Club: Flavorful and Filling Steel Cut Oatmeal That’ll Make You Quit the Packets for Good

By | September 18th, 2014|From Erika's Kitchen|36 Comments

Everything you need to make steel cut oats a regular part of your life.

16 09, 2014

Why Should You Choose Whole Wheat Pasta Over White?

By | September 16th, 2014|From Erika's Kitchen|6 Comments

You don't like whole wheat pasta? You think it tastes like cardboard? Come here, let mama help you.

1 09, 2014

Spice Up Your Meal Prep: All About Making Sweet, Savory Sweet Potato Wedges

By | September 1st, 2014|From Erika's Kitchen|1 Comment

Let's talk sweet potatoes. Wait, scratch that. Let's first talk about meal prep. One of the most challenging things about healthy living for many is lunch time, when you're so used to going out to lunch with co-workers and friends, or just getting away from the office. And, while a few have taken to hitting [...]

8 08, 2014

Strawberry Vinaigrette

By | August 8th, 2014|Cook It Yourself, From Erika's Kitchen|5 Comments

10 strawberries with the tops cut off 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 cup red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon Tarragon leave 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon flax seed (optional, but flax seed is awesome) 1 teaspoon poppy seed (also optional) Chop up all your strawberries as thinly as you can. You want tiny bits [...]

31 07, 2014

Spicy Shrimp & Polenta Medallions

By | July 31st, 2014|From Erika's Kitchen|15 Comments

Lower-fat version of my own shrimp and grits, pan-seared shrimp stacked on top of polenta cakes.

14 07, 2014

Jalapeno Cornbread

By | July 14th, 2014|From Erika's Kitchen|3 Comments

A cornbread recipe that adds a little flavor with jalapenos and corn!