Grilled Chipotle Chicken

If you’re anything like me, grilling food is fun to dream about, delicious to eat, and yet somewhat terrifying to prepare. So, today’s post is going to be a bit of a two for one special! Not only do I have a fabulous recipe for Grilled Chipotle Honey Chicken, but I thought I might provide some…

Pesto Turkey Burgers

If you’ve read some of my other posts during Whole 30, you know I’m a big fan of turkey burgers. They’re lean but hardy and can pack a lot of flavor if you’re intentional about it. Last week Jon grabbed some Plainville Farms ground turkey meat on sale at Publix. He raved that this brand was…

Pork Bahn Mi Bowl

I’ve never been the sort of person to make a big deal about my own birthday. I always joke that nothing can ever top my golden birthday (turning 8 on February 8th) at the Universal Skating Rink in Orlando, Florida. My third grade guest list was awesome, the popcorn and pretzels were delicious, and I…

Shepherds Pie

Shepherds pie has always been the sort of meal I took for granted. Effortlessly, my mother would whip it together in a heartbeat: Boil the potatoes, brown the meat, add the veggies, mash the taters, cup the cheese and voila–molten cheese atop perfect potato ridges, and delicious meaty goodness. Unlike mac and cheese, or other “comfort” type foods, this dish…

Fish Tacos

When it comes to trying something new, I think we’ve all been in this situation before: Meal conceptualized Ingredients purchased Meal executed Defeat In this particular instance, this cycle underwent two full rotations until victory was achieved tonight. Here’s what happened… About three months ago, George, Jon’s brother in law brought us a bounty of venison and halibut…

Perfect Boiled Eggs

Given the choice, I always prefer to start my morning with something savory. I love donuts and granola bars but there’s nothing like the perfect balance of coffee, cream and a little something salty. All that being said, I am pleased to introduce a fool proof process for boiled eggs — my tried and true morning delight!…

Shrimp and Zoodle Scampi

During Whole 30 I raved about the butternut squash noodles we made with red sauce but I have to say, the zoodles (or zucchini noodles) we had tonight blow that recipe out of the water! First of all, the texture of this vegetable is SPOT ON– the closest spaghetti substitute I’ve met so far. Another attribute? This tasty meal took all but 15 mins to prepare…

Chicken Pot Pie

Maybe it’s just me, but no matter how much I love to cook there’s always a sense of dread associated with the activity— especially if it’s a week night. Luckily, Jon and I ended up gifting each other crock pots for Christmas last year which has turned out to be a major game changer. Instead…

Broccoli, Cheese, and Bacon Quiche

From the very first Nancy’s quiche lorraine I had with my mother, I don’t think I’ve ever met a quiche I didn’t like. Over the years the Broccoli Cheese Quiche has become a quick go to breakfast menu item I always keep in my back pocket. And what’s the best part about part about quiche?  Once you’ve mastered one,…

Coconut Cream Salmon

Looking back, I really have to credit my mother with starting my sisters and I on fish at a young age. Beyond the initial introduction (weekend lunches of Gordon’s Fish Sticks and french fries of course) my mother would prepare tilapia and salmon all the time. In fact, fish might have been one of the…

Apple Roasted Chicken

Like most women (for better or worse), being competent in the kitchen is something that’s always been somewhat important to me. In fact, I think for most adults, learning how to host and hold their own is a right of passage we’re all a little intrigued by. For me, the following are a just a…

Pumpkin Soup

Do you ever get cravings for things you’ve never even had before? That is exactly what happened to me last week. Out of the blue, pumpkin soup was on my mind and haunting me for days. Now, on the one hand, I am major soup lover. I’m the sort of person who drinks soup year…