I’ve been eating a ton of take out lately and decided IT NEEDS TO STOP! When I saw a box of Annie Chun’s Pad Thai Brown Rice Noodles at my grocery store (you can order from Amazon, too) I thought I could make my own healthier version of my favorite take out: Pad Thai.
Being low on groceries left me searching for dinner ingredients in my cabinets and fridge. I came up with a simple gluten and dairy free Taco Bowl based on stuff I had on hand, and it turned out to be tasty and satisfying!
My husband and I make Carnitas using a chuck roast or pork shoulder (whichever is available at the grocery store) to make taquitos at least once a week, and it is one of our favorite easy weeknight meals.
et me introduce you to the prettiest vegetable there is...romanesco. It is in the cauliflower, broccoli, sprouts & cabbage family, with a flavor most similar to cauliflower. Definitely nothing to be afraid of, and definitely something you should grab if you see it in your grocery!
We’ve got our Christmas decorations up and it is freezing outside, so soup just felt right tonight. I made a Creamy Potato Soup (paleo & whole30, gluten & dairy free) with some turkey broth I made a couple of days ago. It was delicious, warm, and comforting… perfect for eating on the couch by the tree.
This salad is a simple combination of delicious flavors and textures: chopped lettuce, crispy chicken nuggets rolled in Frank’s hot sauce, blue cheese crumbles, shaved broccoli & carrots, topped with Tessemae’s creamy ranch.
This recipe from Jacques Pepin is the preparation that I think prevented my kids from hating Brussels sprouts. This would also be a simple and delicious dish for Thanksgiving...sprouts and bacon (a fennel-y sausage or smoky chorizo would be great with this as well) can be prepped ahead of time and the actual cooking process takes just 10 minutes or less.
One of my favorite meals growing up was my mom’s Shepherd’s Pie. While many use ground lamb and peas, she used ground beef and green beans and the combo is delicious. I attempted to make a whole30/paleo version, and while not as good as my mom’s (obvs), it turned out to be a pretty cozy and nourishing meal. It’s whole30, paleo, and dairy free, too!
Who doesn't love a good chicken nugget? With kids in the house, it is always an automatic "no complaints" dinner, and of course it is something that I double the batch of so I can have extra to throw in the freezer. This particular recipe came from @thewholesmiths #goodfoocookbook (Grain-free Popcorn Chicken pg 40-41).
What can I say... I like dishes that are easy, simple, and don’t take too long to make. I call this “Lazy Girl Crockpot Chili”, because it’s four ingredients (say whaaa!?) and takes very little effort to make. No chopping, no mincing, no time consuming prep. I love a dinner that takes less than ten minutes to put together!
Tuesday is my regular grocery day, so on Monday I like to go through the fridge and try to use up as much as I can. And this vegetable curry is the perfect way to do that. Simple process, simple ingredients...and a great way to get lots of veggies into your meals. Serve it as a main dish with an added protein or throw an egg on it and call it breakfast...it’s versatile, nourishing and full of flavor!
It’s officially back to school in this household and the past week flew by with last minute shopping, meet the teacher, lunch prepping, etc, etc. And the last thing on my mind this week has been complicated and involved dinners. Enter what I have now dubbed “Pot-achos”. So easy and so delicious. These are great for a simple dinner, but will certainly be making regular appearances during football season!
Snapped a quick picture of my post-workout lunch today: Tuna Avocado toast! I love whipping this together when I’m having a busy day, because it takes no time at all. It can also be made in the morning to take to work. It’s filling, flavorful, healthy, and easy… what more could you ask for?
This mahi mahi topped with mango/coconut relish was so simple to put together, but restaurant quality all the way. I served it simply with rice and sautéed kale and the whole meal paired perfectly with a dry Grüner Veltliner...this is back on the menu for a dinner party I have coming up, and I can’t wait!
Who loves a fresh tomato? 🙋♀️ Definitely one of my favorite times of the summer when the tomatoes are abundant. And while I’m using them raw any which way I can, cooking up a simple, rustic tomato sauce with other fresh veggies may be one of my favorite ways to use them up.