Veggie Bolognese

I’ve recently gotten on the kick of “Meatless Monday’s”, because I honestly didn’t realize how much red meat I was eating until I started looking back at all the meals I’d had the previous week. Being on a health kick has been rough, but the pay offs have been well worth it–I’ve been sleeping better…

Gnocchi

Out of ALL the date night meals, this has become my  favorite, and one that my boyfriend requests on a weekly basis. It’s simple, inexpensive, and has never failed to be the ideal date night dish (full disclosure: I would 100% eat the entire thing on my own, so no shame if you’re making this…

Mom’s Jambalaya

Cooking hasn’t always been my thing, but it’s always been my Mom’s. Growing up she was always coming up with new creations, impressing my friends and our family with homemade donuts or Coq Au Vin or Beef Wellington or Cioppino…the list goes on, and if it isn’t obvious, we have been WAY spoiled with her…

Honey, Lime & Cilantro Chicken

Raise your hand if you start your day off with the intention of making that healthy meal that you grocery shopped for, only to come home and decide that ordering Pizza is a MUCH better idea? I’ve been on a bit of a health kick lately, and it’s semi-unmotivating to just have the standard Chicken…

Bacon Wrapped Mini Meatloaf

Ok, let me level with you: December was rough. I ate my way through the entire month, eating Christmas cookies like it was my job, and downing bottles of good red wine to wash down all the sugar. But…I loved EVERY MINUTE OF IT. How can you not? It’s the one month where everyone is…

Easy Homemade Phở

Let me tell you about my new favorite and freaking delicious Phở recipe!  I researched all kinds of techniques and styles of various Phở recipes, from complicated and flavorful with a LONG process, to a quick 15 minute recipe with minimal ingredients. I ended up doing a little bit of both: easy, but still packed…

Crockpot Turkey Chili

Mmmm….Fall is here and nothing speaks to me more than a hearty, warm and delicious meal. Typically I’d defer to a big ol’ glass of Cab Sauv to fulfill my “hearty” needs, but I guess I’ll settle for a bowl of yummy (and healthy) chili! So let’s talk about this Chili. I would never, NEVER…