Hot Roasted Garlic Black Bean Soup

Hot Roasted Garlic Black Bean Soup

  I had a conversation recently with some friends about soup. Specifically, several people couldn’t believe I made my own soup when there are so many good canned versions available.   I’m not going to try to tell you that a good pre-made soup doesn’t exist,...
Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

  There are a lot of ways to make meatballs, and everyone has their favorite recipe. Mine is a combination of ground beef and pork, with a bit of grated Parmesan, lots of seasonings, and cubes of mozzarella stuffed in the middle. In my opinion, melted cheese is a...
Sheet Pan Sausages and Peppers

Sheet Pan Sausages and Peppers

  At a cookout a few weeks ago, there were some Italian sausages that were haphazardly thrown on the grill. Italian sausages are one of those things that people think can’t be improved on because they already seasoned. While they can be delicious on their own,...
Pan Seared Jalapeño Lime Chicken Breast

Pan Seared Jalapeño Lime Chicken Breast

  Two of my favorite flavors to use with my Ava Jane’s Kitchen Avocado Oil are jalapeños and lime. Not only do they pair perfectly with each other, they go great with the floral, exotic flavor of the avocado oil. So it seems only fitting that a nicely browned...
Chicken and Avocado Sandwich with Green Chili Salsa

Chicken and Avocado Sandwich with Green Chili Salsa

  I love avocado on a sandwich. It’s got a creamy texture that replaces mayo and is super nutritious. I especially like it with something spicy, so this chicken sandwich is perfection.   The green chili salsa starts with a can of Rotel tomatoes. If you’ve...