Dinner
Tequila Chicken Skewers

Tequila Chicken Skewers

Yesterday was Cinco de Mayo! Ole! What did you guys do? Most of my friends went to bars or were recovering from the Kentucky Derby. Me…well, I worked from 9-noon, but my afternoon appointment was canceled so I had the rest of the day off. As soon as I was able to leave, I literally...
Cocoa Roasted Chicken

Cocoa Roasted Chicken

The other day I randomly asked my dad to pick up a whole chicken from the market. I honestly can’t even remember the last night I’ve roasted an entire chicken (except for holidays). So yeah, it’s a pretty rare request. I guess I wanted to plop a roasted bird down onto the table and get...
Potato and Apple Latkes

Potato and Apple Latkes

I never understood why people pair potato pancakes with apple sauce. It’s kinda odd, no? Maybe I don’t get it because these delicious fried taters weren’t a big part of my life growing up. In fact, I didn’t even get hooked on them until I had one in France (go figure…good food in France haha)....
Low Calorie Creamy Linguini

Low Calorie Creamy Linguini

Warm weather is finally fast approaching! Yay! Even though I can’t wait for warmer weather, it’s time to get my rear into gear and get serious about slimming down for summer. I literally need to do this every year and while it’s never fun, it’s important to feel confident in your body…especially when you live...
Roasted Garlic & Sun-Dried Tomato Calzone

Roasted Garlic & Sun-Dried Tomato Calzone

I watch way more Parks and Recreation reruns than I’d care to admit. Leslie Knope, Ben Wyatt, Ron Swanson, Jerry, Donna!!, and all the rest have become a part of my life. It’s kind of sad how much I quote these characters each day…but let’s be honest, I have no plans to stop. The show...
Potatoes with Crispy Chickpeas, Fried Shallots, Tomato, Yogurt, & Mint

Potatoes with Crispy Chickpeas, Fried Shallots, Tomato, Yogurt, & Mint

This week I’ve been in a minor funk. Nothing big, just teetering on the edge of funk-town lately. It boils down to this – I want to move out and feel like I’m doing something with my life. Instead, I’m living at home, which is great, but not at all what I want to do...
Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed Cauliflower

So…I totally broke my diet yesterday…but not for lack of trying! Honestly, I swear I’ve been attempting to cut back on carbs. I really want need to slim down from the pounds I’ve been consistently packing on this winter. Can I please stop pretending I’m hibernating from the gym?! Oy. Anyway, I had originally planned...
Quinoa Stuffed Red Peppers

Quinoa Stuffed Red Peppers

If you live in the US, you definitely know that the Super Bowl was on last night (did anyone else think the power going out was really stupid?). Well, I knew the game was going to be filled with tons of junk food so I wanted to counteract all that madness with a healthy dinner....
Stewed Beef with Cranberries

Stewed Beef with Cranberries

There isn’t any kind of special story about this recipe…I kinda just felt like cooking something weird yesterday. I was raiding the fridge and saw bag of cranberries tucked away in one of the drawers. Even though we don’t usually associate January with cranberries, I thought it would still be fun make for dinner. For...
Crab Stuffed Tilapia

Crab Stuffed Tilapia

For some unbeknownst reason, my parents insist on buying pre-made stuffed fish dinners from the grocery store. No idea why. The fish is always flavorless, no one seems to like them, but yet they’re consistently in our freezer waiting to be baked. It’s one of life’s biggest mysteries that I stubbornly refuse to eat. Yes,...
Roasted Cauliflower Couscous

Roasted Cauliflower Couscous

When I was younger (lately that seems forever ago since my back has been hurting like an old man’s), I used to watch the cartoon ‘The Weekenders‘ whenever it was on. Every so often, those kids would go to a museum to taste test a random international food. The lady serving those treats always had...
Tortellini Alfredo Pizza

Tortellini Alfredo Pizza

Like a lot of people in America, my family often turns to pizza for celebratory occasions. Growing up, it was often a reward for being a good sport after baseball games, getting good grades, birthdays, or even just celebrating the fact that it’s Friday. And even though we’ve enjoyed a lot of different toppings over...