April 14, 2020

Hi all! How is everyone doing? Hopefully hanging in there as best as possible at this time. I wanted to use this post to highlight some easy recipes that utilize pantry staples (canned and frozen items mostly).

Please remember, food has no moral value (especially in a p...

April 30, 2019

Tired of the classic lasagna variation? Get ready for Cinco de Mayo with this Mexican inspired version!


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced

  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced

  • ...

January 4, 2018

Chili + lots of cheese + cornbread! 😋 

I try to keep things on hand to always whip this up for nights I don't really feel like cooking 😵

So simple and so yum! Cornbread came from classic Jiff box (+ can creamed corn), nothing fancy there! 😊

Chili Recipe

Serves 5+ | Prep...

November 15, 2017

Ya know how some things just smell and look like fall? These stuffed beauties are 100% those things. Comforting and perfect on that autumn evening. Try em' out and let me know what you think!

Apple + Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

Serves 2 | Prep time: 20 mins | Cook time:...

November 6, 2016

Ah, the flavors of fall are in full effect!  Cozy up with a bowl of this butternut squash soup. It makes a perfect appetizer or meal in itself. 

Butternut squash soup


August 5, 2016

Quinoa (noun). /ˈKēn-ˌwä/. Keen-wah. Everybody say it with me now—quinoa!

Quinoa is a psuedo grain (meaning it’s technically a seed) that’s been used for thousands of years. Quinoa is an awesome protein source, containing all 9 amino acids, which it makes it pretty much...

July 29, 2016

Dinner ideas can be so frustrating. I mean we need to think about dinner EVERY NIGHT. It's kind of like laundry. The cycle never ends. 

Which is why I think there is nothing better than keeping some basic meals in mind for the nights you just don't want to think. 

On tho...

June 21, 2016

This quinoa delivered. 

I needed to spice up my life a little bit, so I practiced what I preach and incorporated some new ingredients into my usual go to [olive oil, salt, pepper]

Seriously when is that combo ever not appropriate?

Anywho, I went for some citrus flavors an...

June 12, 2016

You know what I do when I don't know what to make for dinner? 

I make a whole grain, a vegetable, and a protein ( that I usually defrost from the freezer - which I recommend you do too, cause busy nights are inevitable!) 

And I mix it all up.

And voila! Dinner is served. 


March 4, 2016

Ahhh...one bite is all it took!

This meatloaf was inspired and adapted by the family passed down recipe ;) Classic italian flavors, lean turkey, tomato sauce, and cheese make this a satisfying, healthy, and protein-packed dish! Give it a go & enjoy! 

Italian Meatloa...

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