Simple Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

6 staple pantry ingredients and some spices is all it takes to make a great tomato sauce. But is it called marinara or spaghetti sauce?  I spent a lot of time deciding what to call this recipe. According to the experts, there are 2 types of sauces: Marinara and Bolognese (which is more along the […]

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted red peppers, chick peas, tahini, lemon, garlic and spices is all you need to make the most delicious, crazy creamy hummus ever! I feel like I am cheating on my regular garlic hummus since I started making this roasted red pepper hummus. I haven’t looked back. While I love the original garlic hummus, there […]

Roasted Garlic Shrimp Cocktail

I am a seafood lover, as most of you know, with shrimp cocktail ranking in the Top 3 of my all time favorite foods. I have ALWAYS boiled my shrimp when making shrimp cocktail until one day The Universe told me to turn on the TV and there was Ina Garten from the Food Network […]

Roasted Butternut, Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

This is BY FAR one of my favorite soups and I can hardly wait for Fall to come around so I can make it. With butternut squash, sweet potatoes, carrots and warm spices, like cinnamon and nutmeg it’s tastes just like fall in a bowl. The hardest part is wrestling with your butternut squash, so […]

One Pot Mediterranean Chicken and Rice

  I hope you’re into one skillet, easy clean up meals because this Mediterranean Chicken and Rice dish not only surprised me in it’s ease of prep/cook and cleanup; but the flavors knocked my socks off ! The chicken is first sautéed in a cast iron skillet until it gets nice and brown and crispy.  […]

Crispy Golden Shredded Hash Browns

Go to breakfast in any American diner, Coney Island or restaurant and you will most likely be served a side of golden, crispy, delicious hash browns. There is some debate as to whether hash browns should be cubed like in this recipe or shredded.  Well, I like them both ways to be honest.  I like […]

How to Make Homemade Refried Beans

I have never been a huge fan of refried beans..  Maybe because I didn’t really know what they were.  Growing up German my mom didn’t cook a whole lot of Mexican foods and the thought of ‘re-frying’ beans was confusing to me because they were never fried in the first place! Then, what really sealed […]

Healthy Broccoli Cranberry Almond Salad

If you’ve ever had Whole Foods Broccoli salad you will love our lightened up version. It still has the crunchy broccoli, dried cranberries, slivered almonds, red onion and bacon, but the dressing is much lighter with no added sugar! With all the summer salads floating around at family and company picnics this summer, you probably think […]

Grilled Mediterranean Chicken Kebobs

Yum Definition of Kebob:  small pieces of meat or seafood seasoned or marinated and grilled, often with tomatoes, green peppers, onions, or other vegetables, usually on a skewer which = FUN !!! Kebobs are such a fun way to change things up.  They always look so festive and well thought out.  I’m thinking kebobs are going to […]

Creamy Dreamy Deviled Eggs

There are deviled eggs and then there are deviled eggs that make your guests go “mmmm….what makes these so good?” Do deviled eggs remind you of summer? I know summer is officially underway when the Deviled Eggs make their debut.  They are sooo not a winter food, nor are they a fall food.  Spring? ehh…they […]

Roasted Tomatoes and Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese and Almonds

It’s Spring.  It’s Easter and it’s also Asparagus season! This is a very simple side dish to make.  The flavors are simple and light.  You’ve got your asparagus, some grape or cherry tomatoes (halved) and slivered pine nuts. You throw it in a preheated oven and let it roast for 8-10 minutes while you could be […]

Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

Before I dive into today’s soul warming recipe I wanted to share with you a few things that have been going on behind the scenes at Happily Unprocessed.  1.  First off, I have (very slowly) been adding the NUTRITIONAL information to our recipes.  This is not an easy task and it’s taken me most of December.  […]

Creamy Lemon Chicken Piccata

This chicken piccata is a great weeknight go to recipe! Perfectly cooked chicken in a creamy lemon sauce that is on the table in 30 minutes! Serve with your favorite pasta, noodles or rice, a veggie and salad. It’s week 6 of me working full time now and I think this past weekend was the […]

Tuna Cakes with Spicy Sriracha Aioli Sauce

I love crab cakes.  But I don’t love the cost.  Real crab can be very expensive so when I was in the mood for them the other day, I decided to make Tuna Cakes instead. These tuna cakes can be made as the recipe states, or if you like things a little hotter, add in […]

Candied Pecans

With the holidays coming up I am anticipating being ambushed at work with Holiday Cookie Exchanges in every department. I kind of like to go against the grain.  If everyone is baking cookies then why not bring it something a little different right? These pecans are first given an egg white bath and then coated in […]