Sunday, July 20, 2014

If you follow Yumology on Instagram (P.S. your should totally follow Yumology on Instagram), you probably saw us post a couple of LIVE updates of this recipe on the 4th of July.

It was a HUGE hit!

So many potato salads taste the same and try to mimic your favorite deli version of this iconic American summertime side dish. In typical fashion, Yumology decided to kick things up a notch. We wanted to incorporate fresh bursts of flavor with rich salty bacon and tart whole grain mustard.

Give this one a shot at your next BBQ and let us know how it turned out.

3 baked potatoes (make sure you bake them first to soften them)
6 slices of center cut bacon (diced)
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup of sliced green onions
1 cup of halved cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup of sour cream
2 tbsp of whole grain mustard

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Dice your baked potatoes into bite sized cubes and toss them into a baking dish with your diced bacon.
  3. Sprinkle the black pepper on top and bake the bacon and potatoes at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes, until the bacon is crisp and the potatoes have browned.
  4. When the bacon and potatoes are finished cooking use a slotted spoon to remove them from the baking dish and strain on a paper towel-lined plate to remove excess fat.
  5. Allow the potatoes and bacon to cool slightly then add them to a bowl with the sour cream and mustard.
  6. Toss the potatoes and bacon in the dressing.
  7. Add the green onions and cherry tomatoes and toss again.
  8. Serve alongside your favorite BBQ dish.

This is definitely a fancy bistro version of what your momma used to make. Treat momma to something new and exciting the next time she visits.

Enjoy, Yummies!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Howdy, Yummies.

Apologies for my lull in posts. I haven't been feeling well lately, and I've barely wanted to eat, let alone cook. I seem to be through the worst of it now and I'm hoping this post is the first of many more to come.

Since my absence from the kitchen resulted in a series of take out dinners, I wanted my resurrection to be something simple, delicious and healthy; hence, this salmon recipe.

As many of you know salmon is full of omega 3 fatty acids (the good fats) not to mention a ton of antioxidants. All good stuff my body needs right now.

Wild salmon is always a better buy than farmed salmon. Farmed salmon, as you can imagine, is pumped full of chemicals. You'll pay more for wild salmon, but not much, I highly recommend upgrading.

A few other healthy ingredients help round out this flavorful dish which I paired with long grain and wild rice and fresh sweet peas. ToddlerBaby couldn't get enough! I was so happy to see him shovel this down. He's a growing boy and the more good stuff he gets the better off his eating habits will be later in life.

1 lb filet of wild king salmon
4 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp of sea salt
3 large orange slices
6 lemon slices
1/2 orange juiced
1/2 lemon juiced


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil to the bottom of a 9x9 baking dish.
  3. Lay two orange slices in the middle of the dish and then four lemon slices next to them.
  4. Lay the salmon skin side down on top of the citrus slices.
  5. Top the salmon with one more tbsp of olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt then lay one orange slice and two lemon slices on top of the salmon.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes, depending on how well-done you like your salmon. I like mine very well done so I cooked it the full 30 minutes.

Thank you all for your patience as I have been on the mend. My Yummies mean the world to me and I hope you bring you more fun and healthy family recipes soon.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Yep. These are them.
Those dandy little treats that resemble some very popular peanut butter cups.
What's that you say?
You had no idea you could make your very own mouthwatering versions of your iconic peanut butter cups in the comfort of your own kitchen? Using all organic ingredients? Thereby forming a organic peanut butter bar/cup/bite of awesomeness?

Well let me enlighten you…

1 cup of organic graham cracker crumbs
2 cups of confectioners sugar
2 sticks of melted organic butter
1 cup of organic, raw peanut butter
1 tbsp organic honey
2 cups of organic chocolate chips + 3 tbsp of organic raw peanut butter

  1. In a large bowl combine the graham cracker crumbs, confectioners sugar, melted butter, honey and 1 cup of peanut butter together and stir until smooth.
  2. Lay the peanut butter batter in a 9x9 baking dish and smooth out.
  3. Melt the chocolate chips and the 3 tbsp of peanut butter together in the microwave. Stir every 30 seconds until smooth.
  4. Pour the melted chocolate evenly over the peanut butter batter and let sit in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. Cut and serve.

Enjoy, Yummies.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

ALOHA paid me to write an honest review about my experience with their products. 
All opinions within this post are my own and are based on my own unique reaction to the product.

Last week we told all about the amazing health benefits of the ALOHA Daily Good detox program.

Today, I wanted to share one of two recipes Yumology created specifically for this product.

While many detox powders are consumed through smoothies and other drinks, we thought we'd kick things up a notch and put a packet of our Daily Good green powder into a yogurt fruit dip!
That way everyone can partake in the goodness that ALOHA has to offer. 

Be sure to warn anyone you share this with about the ingredients, in case they have allergies or medical conditions that are not compatible with the product. You can also reserve this for yourself as an afternoon snack for 3-4 days in a row. 

2 cups of low-fat vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup of honey
1 packet of ALOHA Daily Good

*Any fruit you like for dipping!*

  1. Add the honey to the yogurt first and whisk together until smooth.
  2. Then sprinkle in half of the packet of ALOHA Daily Good, make sure it dissolves then mix in the other half of the packet.
  3. Serve with your favorite fruit.

ALOHA paid me to write an honest review about my experience with their products. 
All opinions within this post are my own and are based on my own unique reaction to the product.