Monday, February 29, 2016

I'm Moving

New blog location: click image to visit.

After thinking long and hard I have decided that I am going to move to an all food blog and focus on my favorite part of blogging, and life ;), FOOD!  This new blog will be very similar to what you are used to here at Married and Hungry just without Married Mondays and my crafty posts. I am also adding in some awesome topics that will cover everything you want to know in the kitchen. 

Recipes of course
Reviews, cookbooks, food books, foods, restaurants and kitchen products. Hey I may even share my favorite aprons!
Tips, cooking tips, ways to make it easier on you, meal prep tips there is no limit to the kitchen tips over there.
Techniques, I want readers to learn on this new site so I will be teaching with videos and tutorials everything from knife cuts to cooking methods. 

I am very excited about this new venture and hope that you will join me over at If Spoons Could Talk. 

Love my marriage posts and want to look back over them? Don't worry they will still be here, I don't plan to get rid of this site. Recipes will be redirected to the new site but are still accessible if you land here. 

I'm still in the process of finishing all the moving from this site to the new one, but I was to excited to wait before I shared it with you. 

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Burrito Bowl

I have been in the mood for Mexican food lately and decided a nice burrito bowl would be a healthy way to enjoy my favorite flavors. The best part is its easy to put together.

burrito bowl THM E

Burrito Bowl 

Printable Recipe


  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 14 oz can black beans
  • 1 14 oz can corn
  • 2 cups Brown Rice (cooked)
  • 3 sprigs cilantro finnley chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • Salt (all seasonings to taste)
  • Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Cumin
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Garlic Powder

  1. Cut chicken into 1/2 inch cubes. Season with salt pepper and cumin. 
  2. Cook in a skillet until cooked through. Add other seasonings to taste.
  3. Heat just a bit of oil in a pan, once hot sautee garlic.
  4. Once the garlic is fragrent add in the rice and stir to mix in.
  5. Sprinkle about 2 teaspoons of cumin and the cilantro into the rice. Stir to combine, taste and adjust seasoning as needed. 
  6. Drain and rinse the beans. Heat and salt if you want.  Heat corn as well. 
  7. Assemble your bowl. Top with a little sprinkle of cheese if you want and a little cilantro sprig on top.
If you follow Trim Healthy Mama this would be an E meal. If you use 1/2 cup rice and 1/4 cup beans or 3/4 cup rice and just a few beans to keep it under the 45 carb count. If you wanted to you could also put the filling into a low carb tortilla if you aren't in the mood for a bowl.  

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Chocolate Cookie THM S

I am a big fan of cookies and sweet treats, that really should be no surprise. On the Trim Healthy Mama plan it is encouraged to enjoy treats on a regular basis. It isn't always easy to find a treat that taste great and is still on plan. But these are on plan, delicious, and no one will guess there is a special ingredient in them. 

Chocolate cookies are not always my first pick, but these fresh out of the oven taste like the cookie part of an Oreo. I can't wait to put some kind of filling to make it like a whoopie pie or actual oreo. Still working on an on plan fluffy filling, as soon as it is perfected I will share it with all of you. 

The secret ingredient here is okra. Yes I know it sounds gross, but it gives these cookies the perfect texture and you won't even notice it is there. If you do taste an off flavor at first give them a day or so to sit and they will taste just right. 

Health benefits of okra or why you should sneak it into your desserts. It is a great source of fiber which helps with digestion. It also helps to reduce and stabilize blood sugar levels. It also contains many vitamins and folates. I don't like okra enough to eat it on its own but baked inside things I can't tell it is there and I get the extra benefits. 
So lets get to this cookie recipe. 

Chocolate Cookies -THM S

  • 1/2 cup Almond Flour
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2/3 cup 100 % Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 cup Pyure
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Frozen dieced Okra (slightly thawed)
  • 1 cup melted Coconut oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla

  1. Heat oven to 350F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix flours, cocoa, baking soda, salt and pyure together. 
  3. In a blender combine okra and eggs, until the okra is broken down. While blending pour in the coconut oil until it is all combined well. This is important if the oil is still warm so the eggs don't start to cook. 
  4. Add the liquids into the mixer bowl. Mix on medium until well mixed. You can use a handheld mixer too, stiring by hand though will be difficult because of the stickiness. 
  5. Using a small cookie scoop place them about 1/2 inch apart on a lined cookie sheet. 
  6. Bake for 15 minutes. Let sit for a 1 minute on pan then cool on cooling rack.  
**Note these are sugar free and gluten free! But you would never know.**

Adapted from THM Cookbook

Monday, February 15, 2016

Married Monday Review: Marriage 365

I am bringing back Married Monday Reviews, once a month or so I will review or share about a marriage resource I have found and enjoyed. These could be anything from books to websites and everything in between.

Today I want to share with you this great site called Marriage 365. The site is ran and wrote by husband and wife, Casey and Meygan. Both of their parents had multiple divorces, despite that they fell in love during college and got married. Then like many others their happily ever after wasn't so happy and they were surprised with the difficulty of marriage. They realized that they needed to work on themselves before they could work on the other. They sought help and sought to make their marriage better. They have been married now for 12 years and have 2 kids. They have realized that a great marriage has ups, downs, and takes being intentional 365 days.

They have webinars, a premarital course and many ebook all available on their site. The blog is full of great posts with tips, advice, ways to improve your marriage. I have enjoyed reading through their posts and learning some interesting things. I like that they both write posts, it is one of the few sites where you can get a man's perspective as well.

A couple of my favorites so far have been:

I encourage you to go take a look over at Marriage 365 ( and see what they have to share. I know I will be following them for now on!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Romantic Valentine's Day Desserts

Looking for a good dessert for Valentine's Day I went through my archives and found a few that I thought would be perfect. 

These lava cakes are good and simple to make. 

Apple Pie Egg Rolls are a creative dessert.

Zeppole- Fried Donuts

What are you planning for dessert on Valentine's Day?

Monday, February 8, 2016

Valentine's Day Printables

Its the week of Valentine's Day and I'm so excited for a three day weekend with my Hubby just relaxing and enjoying each other.

I wanted to think of some fun decorations that I could put out on Sunday to surprise him. I created these two printables that you can easily print off and put in a frame for instant free decorations.

What are some fun ways you decorate for Valentine's Day?

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Simple Dinner For Two

Valentine's day is coming up and what I am most looking forward to is a romantic dinner for two. Great food, wine, romantic table with Hubby across from me there is nothing better. This will be our sixth Valentine's together, we have had some wonderful meals together. One year we had a homemade fondue night, a steak surprise dinner, a couple fancy night outs, all were delicious. This year we are creating a four-course meal together, each making two of the courses. Hubby is in charge of appetizer and soup, I am making our main course and dessert. I can't wait to share with you in the coming weeks what we make.

romantic dinner for two

Today I want to share with you an easy, classic dinner for two that anyone can make. Steak with caramelized onions and mushrooms, asparagus and a side salad. Pair with your favorite drink, a sweet dessert and you have a delicious meal.

For the steak:

Pick your favorite cut. Get this from a good butcher so it is a good quality.
Season with salt and pepper.
Make sure the meat is at room temperature before cooking.
You can grill your steak if the weather is nice, February can be tricky with the weather. If it is not an option to grill here is a wonderful way to cook it in the oven with a cast iron skillet.
Don't cook it more than medium rare for the best flavor and texture.

For the onions and mushrooms:

  • 1-2 medium sweet onions
  • 1 8oz pack mushrooms
  • 2 tsp of oil or butter
  • ¼ cup of red wine (cooking wine is fine)
  1. Slice the onion very thinly and the mushrooms into ¼ inch slices.
  2. Heat the 1 teaspoon of oil in a pan without nonstick coating, when it is hot add in the onions. Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes without disturbing them.
  3. Once the 30 minutes is up, stir to check the texture you are looking for soft but not mushy. When the texture is where you like them remove the lit and let sit for 5 minutes. You should start to see some slight browning around the edges when you do stir them. Repeat this until the onions are a nice golden brown color. If it is taking too long adding a bit of sugar will help speed the process up but you need to stir more often to keep it from scorching.
  4. When the onions are getting close to being done heat the other 1 teaspoon of oil in a skillet.
  5. Add in the mushrooms when the oil is hot, cover and let them sweat until most of their moisture is out, about 10 minutes.
  6. Once they have shrunk and are tender add in the red wine. Let simmer until all the red wine is soaked up.
  7. Serve immediatly along side your meat. 

For the Asparagus:

You can grill or roast it and have a great flavor. 
Season with olive oil salt and pepper and you are good to go with either method.

Don't forget the dessert. There are many great desserts here in my Recipe Box on the dessert page

Now go make a memorable Dinner for Two! These recipes are simple with big flavor that is sure to impress anyone. Something to remember for a great meal choose something that you both enjoy but don't have all the time.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Married Monday: Fun Valentine's Day Gifts for Husabnds

Valentine's Day is getting close and if you are like me you are trying to think of a great gift for your husband. I love buying and giving gifts, the happiness on their face and their genuine appreciation makes me so happy.

Hubby is my favorite person to buy for but sometimes it is hard to think of a great idea. Especially when he can't even think of anything he wants. That is when it is time to get creative. If he doesn't need any essentials and has everything he's been wanting then it's time to look for fun gifts.

Valentine's Day we don't normally do big gifts. Instead, we spend time together, have a nice meal, and maybe exchange something small. So I started to make a list of fun, simple gifts that are perfect for husbands.

  • Love notes- Get romatic and leave him sweet notes to find throughout the day.
  • Coupons- Create some fun coupons for massages, favorite food items, a chore free day etc. I did this for Christmas and it was a big hit.
  • Food- food is one of our love languages. It really works for most any occasion. A favorite dessert, a meal all about him, or even a surprise of his favorite fast food item.
  • Create your own 6-pack, or drink pack- For those who like trying different things many liquor stores have a spot you can mix and match to create your own set. I think this is a fun gift that you can customize to what he likes or choose ones that have a meaning to the two of you.
  • Personalized key chain- This one sounds a bit lame but there are some fun keychains out there that fit so many personalities. I love having a couple key chains to switch out.
  • Coffee mug- Design your own using Sharpies and bake the mug or pick a cute one out. Pinterest has a lot of cute options.
  • 52 reasons I love you- I love the idea of getting a card deck and writing one reason you love him on it.
  • Luggage tags- going for vacation this summer wouldn't it be great to have personalized luggage tags so he can find his easily.
  • A simple sweet card- sometimes simple is the best way to go. Purchase a sweet card write a little I love you note and you are set.
  • A movie night bucket- get a new movie he's been wanting to see, popcorn, candy and a note saying you will watch it with him. Doubles as a date and gift, perfect
There you have it 10 simple inexpensive ideas to gift your husband for Valentine's day. For us at least, Valentine's day is more about the thought and togetherness then gifts. I rather spend an evening enjoying a home cooked dinner together then a big extravagant gift any day. How do you like to spend valentines with your husband? I would love to hear from you.