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

With all the summer salads floating around at family and company picnics this summer, you probably think you’re making the healthier choice by picking up the broccoli salad instead of the macaroni salad, right? But unless you are careful most broccoli salads are drowning in a sweet creamy based dressing and have about a pound (or […]

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

Yum 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 can try.  But you can almost feel the warm sun and hear the splash of the pool water when […]

Roasted Tomatoes and Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese and Almonds

Yum 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 […]

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 […]

Banana Bread (Gluten, Dairy, Sugar Free)

If your house is like our house, there are a few allergies and foods to avoid.  And whether you are cutting back or cutting gluten out entirely from your diet, the cravings for sinking your teeth into soft bread can be oh so real. Well we have finally come up with a gluten free, dairy free […]

Roasted Red Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese

Don’t you just love those little red potatoes you get at a wedding?  ME TOO!  And they NEVER serve enough, do they? Well this recipe is nothing like that.  I just thought I’d ask if you loved them as much as I do. I’m just kidding, because I actually like these oven roasted red potatoes […]

Restaurant Style Homemade Salsa

  Boy what a ding-a-ling I am.  I have bought jarred salsa since the inception of time and it took me under 10 minutes to do it at home. And I didn’t even have to go out and buy anything. Salsa is one of those recipes where fresh ingredients are apparent.  You just can’t taste […]

Crispy Baked Garlic & Parmesan Steak Fries

The grill has been fired up friends!  It is officially grilling season in the Midwest.  The temps are in the 60s and 70s and that’s good enough for me! I find that the side dishes to any bbq are as equally important to the entrée.   And what’s a big juicy grilled burger without big hearty […]

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