I've never understood how people dislike mushrooms. I get different tastes and all of that, but what's not to like about mushrooms? I've always been a big supporter of edible fungi. Portobello, shiitake, oyster, chanterelle, morels...they're all my favorites. They all hold a special place in my heart. Mushrooms are love, mushrooms are life. I've… Continue reading Creamy Brie Mushrooms
My obsession with cheese has reached new heights. I spend more time in the specialty cheese section of the grocery store than any other aisle. I'm constantly inspecting the latest Stiltons, gruyere and emmentalers my cheese monger gets in. I'll try anything at least once. I'm especially fond of the Italian side: fresh mozzarella, shaved… Continue reading Garlic Asiago Cauliflower Rice
I have a dream where one day everyone will get on board with cauliflower. Cauliflower gets a bad rap; even more so now that it's the "trendy" food to eat. People knock on the broccoli impostor constantly on my social media feeds.But have you ever tried cauliflower? Like, really tried it? It just needs to… Continue reading Kung Pao Roasted Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts
Springtime is officially here and I am living for it. This is my most favorite time of year, food-wise. There's all of these fresh herbs and veggies popping up right now, and the farmer's market is at its peak. Spring veggies, since they're now in season, are also drastically reduced price-wise. I've been buying up… Continue reading Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms
It's been a while. Well, less than a week, but still. I spent the majority of last week laid up on a couch. I had some kind of respiratory infection and it knocked me out for a while. I finally went to the doctor on Wednesday and got some antibiotics and steroids. Thank god for… Continue reading Italian Roasted Broccoli
I've been experimenting with making my own seasonings from scratch. So far, I've made taco seasoning, chili-lime seasoning, and some other more simple blends. I know it's cheap and convenient to just by those little one ounce bags of the pre-made seasonings, but you never know what comes along with it---hidden sugars? MSG? 900 milligrams… Continue reading Skillet Ranch Veggies
Since our epic snow storm busted over the course of 24 hours, I found myself with nothing to do this weekend. I cleaned. I played around with some makeup. I made chex mix. I entertained the cats. That was all before 9:24 a.m. yesterday. What the heck was I going to do for the rest… Continue reading Pesto Shrimp & Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner
We're in for the home stretch for the holiday week. Thanksgiving is in t-minus three days, and most people are planning on heading home to spend the holiday with their loved ones. Not me, though. I really wanted to get Christmas off this year and that meant foregoing Thanksgiving. I'm okay with that. I've worked… Continue reading 30 Minute Sheet Pan Sausage Dinner
A side dish that is green, delicious, and good for you. Roast broccoli until slightly charred, then toss with this unique cilantro, cotija and pepita pesto.
Slow cooked chicken can be the BEST chicken. especially when you use herbs, veggies, and lots of garlic.