One Pan Pesto Zoodles

Howdy my friends! So today I’ve got a super simple, heavy on the veggie, one pan meal to share with you. It can be made vegetarian or with meat AND for everyone with food allergies- it is gluten free and could be vegan if you either made or bought a pesto with no parmesan cheese. My favorite part? Everything’s cooked in one pan and it’s very light, making it the perfect lunch or dinner as the weather get’s warmer. The beautiful part about these basic recipes is that you could really make it your own! I included chicken sausage in the recipe as it was for dinner and we wanted to add a little more […]

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Thailand Treats

 In my opinion, and fortunately Adam’s too, the most fun part of traveling is the food. I mean what better way to get a true taste of the culture and interact with people than through a meal. Here’s a sneak peak at some of the amazing food we ate in Thailand! I’m going to get around to doing a complete post about our trip and lots of photos of each place, but in the mean time- thought I’d tantalize the tastebuds with some yummy pictures and descriptions! Surprisingly enough- some of our favorite meals ended up being breakfast ( not traditional thai), a super hot pepper pizza on an island and a simple dish from […]

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Coconut Crusted Chicken Asian Salad w/ Spicy Peanut dressing

Get ready for a salad that cures the ” oh no, not another boring salad” sentiment and really steps up your office lunch game! The chicken is crusted with unsweetened coconut and baked- so it’s nice and crispy without the grease & fat from frying and topped with a delicious peanut asian dressing. Highly recommend you cycling this into your Sunday meal prep plan! It would also make some delicious asian taco’s with a shredded carrot and cabbage slaw… I’ll work on testing out that idea asap. First thing’s first, all props go to Clean Eating for the chicken recipe! While I did make my favorite peanut dressing and spice up the salad a bit with extra […]

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Brussels & Bacon Pasta

This is the perfect spring dish… can you tell I’m dreaming of warmer weather as I stare out at the remnants of a late march snow? It’s my favorite type of dish in that it’s a combo of light and fresh flavors, lots of veggies and lemon juice, paired with indulgence in the form of bacon and parmesan cheese.It makes for a really easy weeknight dinner or pasta dish for a picnic or BBQ. I’m already envisioning eating this at vineyards this summer paired with bottles of rose or white wine. Sigh. Bottles are acceptable- right?  The best part, this only takes 10 ingredients to make and 20 minutes to cook.  Ingredients: brussel sprouts, asparagus, lemon, white onion, garlic, chicken […]

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Thai Coconut Chicken Noodles AKA Hairs

Picture this- 8 girls, one kitchen and 6 months in Florence Italy. It sounds like the start to a great sit com right? It pretty much was. Italy was undoubtedly one of the best experiences of my life, and the food being a major reason for that. Endless fresh pasta, pizza, wine and gelato while roaming through the streets of Florence with some of my best friends? I am so grateful and stupid lucky.    What I didn’t expect however, was to come back with a new favorite Thai recipe that remains an all time favorite. No matter how much you love cheese and carbs, and trust me, I am a HUGE fan, you eventually […]

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Lazy Sunday Sweet Potato Hash

We’ve been really lazy on 2018’s weekends so far, especially when it comes to weekend breakfast’s/lunch/brunch meals and getting out of bed early. I mean it’s hard to be motivated when every morning it’s usually somewhere between 5 and 20 degrees, making doing things outside or get started with your day a little harder.  That being said, this hash is the perfect lazy, eat brunch around 2 pm on a cold winter day, type of meal. Not to mention it’s made of all good thing’s- veggies, sweet potato’s and chicken sausage, letting you stick to those healthy eating resolutions and feel spoiled. I will say, we did better than usual this morning and went on a […]

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New Year- New me?

Or more like… same same but different. When we were in Thailand we heard this everywhere and it’s my new favorite thing. Also, it’s so fitting to so many situations. Although- Adam would say I try to use it a bit too often in places it doesn’t work. Oh well.  In this case though I think it works, meaning same me but just slightly different. Seem’s less intense than an entire overhaul of who I am. Plus- that doesn’t leave any room to celebrate the thing’s that are great about you as a person already. But seriously, 2018 has come and I’m welcoming it with open arms. I’m guilty, just like so many other people, of making […]

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Elvis Banana Bread

Warning: This banana bread is not for the faint of heart. It has peanut butter, chocolate, and caramelized bacon bits. It’s straight up over the top delicious and funky ( as Guy Fietti would say). And again… there’s bacon.  Nuff said.  If that’s not enough for you, here are some testimonials from my colleagues who were my guinea pig taste testers. “You had me at peanut butter.” “The flavors all work really well together and none overpower the whole thing” and my personal favorite: “THIS IS BALLER.” Overview: This is a luxurious & different take on banana bread. For you baking purists out there it may not be your thing. BUT for those of you who are a tad adventurous and like a […]

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Lemon Dijon Chicken

So, it’s day 2 of the whole 30 (the second attempt) and I’ve already dropped the ball on being organized and meal prepping. This, I can already tell, and yes I have read over & over, is the key to succeeding on this change in eating. The inner planner in me loves this in theory and then oversleeps and runs out the door without thawing chicken or doesn’t make a list for the grocery store. This is one of those evenings when I come home and feel crazed I’m so hungry and on the verge of making a terrible desperate food decision.. especially when hearing my other half had a burger for lunch. Yes, we […]

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Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a flavorful north African baked egg dish with sautéed peppers, tomatoes and spices, topped with poached eggs and herbs. It’s one of those dishes that sounds fancy and complicated but is actually very simple and delicious. It’s the perfect dish for a cozy fall dinner or a savory brunch with friends. Plus, it has the added bonus of being a healthy vegetarian option with tons of flavor. Meatless Monday anyone? This particular version does include chorizo though because… well it’s delicious. Simple Ingredients, Tons of Flavor The first time I had this dish at a restaurant, I was convinced it must have hundreds of spices I had never heard of. After realizing my […]

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