I think I'm finally over the hump. The hump of, "oh my god I'm not eating sugar any more let's freak out." That hump. It's been one week of going back to an ultra-low-carb diet and my body is finally starting to accept it. I was a rage queen there for a few days, and… Continue reading Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad
What is it with sheet pans? All of mine look like someone threw them into an incinerator, pulled them out, and threw them in again for good measure. I cannot keep a sheet pan in good working condition. Even the most silver, shiny Rachael Ray one I have turned into a dark black rectangle after… Continue reading Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken & Vegetables
I'm getting slightly burned out on chicken. Beef is reserved for special occasions in my house. I rarely cook pork. Seafood is too pricey. Chicken is king when it comes to my meal prepping. But you can only dress up chicken so much before getting real tired of it. That's why I've been doing different… Continue reading Summer Chicken Skillet
Grocery stores have really started to branch out when it comes to their merchandise. When I was a kid you could only find the American staples: canned goods, produce, meat, dairy---nothing out of the ordinary. The only thing exotic to me back then were the fresh fruit roll-ups in the produce section. Now, you have… Continue reading Three Cheese Pesto Pizza
Oh boy, here I go roasting again! You're probably thinking, what hasn't she roasted before? Surely she's running out of options! Nope. I'll continue to throw my veggies on a bakingm sheet and cook them at a high heat in the oven for the rest of my time here on Earth. Roasting vegetables is the… Continue reading Balsamic Roasted Zucchini & Mushrooms
It feels like I have a short work-week this week when I really don't. I'm leaving Friday as soon as I get off work to fly to Montana and spend the holidays with my family. I keep thinking about all the things I have to do before I leave and it's making it seem like… Continue reading Vegetable Loaded Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
"Cacciatore" means "hunter" in Italian. This Italian slow cooker version takes it to another level. Add all the veggies and olives you want!