Goat Cheese Quesadilla with Balsamic Onions and Squash

Goat Cheese QuesadillasI was given a challenge for a friend’s birthday: bring a vegetarian dish that was filling and not pasta. I had goat cheese and squash at home and so I decided quesadillas it shall be! I also noticed some tomatoes in the refrigerator while I was there looking for that squash. And then I saw the onions and some balsamic vinegar in the pantry and voila! These quesadillas (kay-sa-di-ya) are creamy and have a subtle balsamic taste from the onions and crunchiness from the squash. The melting feeling when you bite in is just divine! I’ll admit that this is one of my new favorite dishes because I can indulge while still feeling kind of healthy about it(whole wheat+veggies-that’s healthy right?)balsamic onions

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Health(ier) Strawberry Shortcake with Goat Cheese Whip Cream

  Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry Shortcake

Happy National Strawberry Shortcake Day! I know, healthy strawberry shortcake and goat cheese??? Trust me, it’s so delicious and light! I decided to give this classic dessert a healthy update today by using low-carb muffins and a goat cheese whip cream made partly with Greek yogurt for a more protein-packed dessert. Of course, who could forget the star of the show: beautiful, sweet, ripe, red strawberries. This treat features a moist muffin where you can really taste the agave paired with a contrasting zesty whipped cream and then the freshness of the strawberries kicking in! I love this treat for it’s wonderful textures and flavors. I also love how it isn’t an overload of sweetness. A perfect summer treat if you ask me. Continue reading