From This Kitchen

Building Health One Meal At a Time.

Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Recipe #1

  • 1 bundle cilantro
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy yogurt (I used coconut yogurt)
  • 2 Tbs lime juice
  • 1 Tbs diced garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/8 Tsp salt
  • 1/4 c Parmesan cheese
  • Dash of cumin too to taste

Recipe #2

  • 1 bundle cilantro
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 2 Tsp Lime juice
  • 1 Tbs garlic
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp Red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 c Parmesan Cheese
  • Dash of cumin to taste

Put all together and blend… I used my immersion blender!

Both recipes were tasty, but recipe number one was definitely sweeter while the other had less sweetness but more mayonnaise flavor! If I wasn’t allergic to avocado’s I’d replace the mayo and yogurt with 1/2 and avocado! I may try it in the future anyways… maybe it won’t make me sick like it normally does!! 😬

Once again if you find something that would work better as the creamy base… let me know!!


Oatmeal, one of the many yummy items I would eat and am now trying to reproduce being on code red! This recipe is going to have to be perfected… I fee like this one and the noatmeal could be a glorious combination!! I’ll be trying that combo next time and probably swapping out coconut milk with almond or cashew milk! I’ve decided I’m not the biggest coconut fan! However, with all that said it turned out pretty good but watch for this one to be perfected with time!!

If you want… experiment and give me your tips! 😘


  • 1 acorn squash
  • 1tbsp (or to taste) Cinnamon
  • A couple pinches of Ground ginger
  • 1/3 cup Shredded Coconut
  • 3/4 cup Coconut milk
  • 1 squirt Liquid stevia

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Cut your acorn squash in half and place flesh down in a baking pan with aprox one inch of water
  3. Bake for 45-60min (until squash flesh is soft)
  4. Remove from Oven and let cool slightly
  5. Scrape out seeds to the garbage and spoon flesh into a pot on the stove on medium heat
  6. Add coconut milk, coconut, and seasonings and simmer until well infused
  7. Add stevia squirt to sweeten to taste

Enjoy!Like I said… more perfecting on this recipe! To much coconut for me!!

Overnight Noatmeal

Never heard of it… it’s the next best thing to oatmeal but more on my eating lifestyle!

Next time you want oatmeal but don’t want the stomach bloat and weight on the scale to go up… try this noatmeal! I’m working on perfecting it for myself but here is the basic info:


  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp Barleans antioxidant blend
  • 1/2-1/3 cup Almond milk

That’s the base…From there go wild with all the tantalizing options you can think of… today I added tsp of sugar free salted Carmel syrup, butter, and raspberries!

Once you have made your own mouthwatering rendition of noatmeal, let it soak over night in the fridge, then heat for 1-2 min before enjoying!!

Good luck experimenting off the base recipe, and if you find a flavor that is oh so amazing… comment below so we can all consume the yummy goodness!

Naked Burger w/ Mushrooms Keep it simple

Tonight I didn’t have dinner planned, but the best thing about this lifestyle is all I have to do is BBQ up something! Tonight and one I loved was a hamburger patty (homemade patty), with sautéed mushrooms on top!  

I sautéed the mushrooms in butter and garlic, and the hamburger was on the traeger with a little onion seasoning!  

Side Caesar salad and the leftover cucumber salad!  Yum yum! 

Creamy Dill Cucumber Salad

I have started a lifestyle called CodeRed Lifestyle! And here is the first true recipe I have made! It is amazing and has become one of my go to recipes!


  • 3 Cucumbers
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 2/3c Mayonnaise
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • Garlic
  • Dill seasoning
  1. Peel and cut cucumber into chunks.
  2. Dice sweet onion up and put in with cucumbers
  3. Salt and pepper cucumber onion mix
  4. In a separate bowl mix 2/3c mayo, juice from one lemon, and  garlic (I use a spoon full).
  5. Then mix dressing with cucumber mix
  6. Last add dill seasoning

Welcome to “From This Kitchen”

I’m here because I’m taking on a healthier lifestyle for myself and my family! As many of you know I’ve gained and lost weight many times! I want to learn how to make this a lifestyle for myself and my family so that once I lose my weight again…it won’t come back… it’s got to be a lifestyle not a diet and this is the last time I’m losing this extra weight!!

With that I want to bring the recipes and tips and tricks I’m learning in the kitchen to you, as I learn them!  It may be very simple things I’m eating in our kitchen but it will help me keep track of the things I’m creating in our house to keep us on the healthy track!

I have started the codered lifestyle and hope you enjoy the recipes I’m creating!!

If you are interested in learning about this lifestyle please visit Cristy Code Red on Facebook or on her website…. and tell her I referred you!

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