Happy Memorial Day to all!  Before we all hit the barbecues and the beaches this weekend,  I wanted to remind all of you to take a moment to remember the men and women who fought for our country. We are so grateful for the sacrifices they made and they are never forgotten.

Weather you’re spending your weekend by the pool, at the track, attempting a DIY project, or hosting a backyard bbq, I hope you have a wonderful day!



Quinoa stir fry

How to Make It

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken; sauté 9 minutes or until cooked thoroughly. Place chicken in a bowl. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan. Add onions, broccoli, beans, peppers (your choice of any veggies) stir-fry 4 minutes or just until tender. Add 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon vinegar, and salt; cook 30 seconds.

Stir in  1 tablespoon soy sauce, remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar, quinoa, cilantro, and sugar. Toss well to combine.

Chicken-Sausage BBQ Kabobs


Kabobs are probably one of my favorite things to make on the grill because they are super easy, usually pretty healthy for you, and always come out tasting amazing! These grilled chicken sausage kabobs were no exceptions and they come together in less than 30 minutes!


1/3 cup Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce
4 teaspoons Olive Oil
3/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1/2 lb Boneless Chicken Tenders, about 4 pieces
2 each bell peppers (red, green, orange, or yellow)
1 red onion
1 can pineapple
4 each Nature’s Place Mild Italian Chicken sausage


1.  Preheat grill to medium high. Mix olive oil, cayenne pepper and olive oil into a bowl.
2. Cut each chicken tender into 3 pieces, add to the bowl with 2 tablespoons of marinade mixture, and toss well. Cut peppers into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Cut each sausage into 4 pieces.
3. Thread peppers, onion, pineapple, chicken, and sausage onto skewers, evenly dividing the ingredients among the 4 skewers. Each skewer should have 4 pieces of sausage, 3 pieces of chicken, and several pieces of pepper.
4.  Place kabobs on the grill. Cook 5 to 6 minutes until well marked. Using tongs, turn kabobs and generously brush with marinade. Continue to cook and rotate at 3- to 4-minute intervals until chicken is cooked through.
5. Transfer skewers to a platter and serve.