Dinners · Pork · whole 30 paleo

Spaghetti Marinara with Crispy Pork with Zoodles (or noodles!)

When I was a teenager, my parents took a trip to Italy, and when they got home, my spaghetti life was changed forever.  My Dad, who cooked dinner most nights in our family, came home proclaiming that the spaghetti we had been eating our whole lives was crap, and that the Italians did it better.… Continue reading Spaghetti Marinara with Crispy Pork with Zoodles (or noodles!)

Dinners · Side Dishes & Salads

Best Broccoli Salad. Ever.

Summer means lots of salads to me.  Pasta salads, potato salads, broccoli salads.  Anything quick and easy that can go with grilled meat.  It’s been super hot here in Seattle the last few summers and I am a grump about heat.  Nobody here has air conditioning! Do you know how miserable it is to sit… Continue reading Best Broccoli Salad. Ever.

chicken · Dinners · Healthy and Delicious · Side Dishes & Salads

Chrissy Teigen’s Chinese Chicken Salad

I will start out by saying that this is one of the best salads I have ever eaten in my entire life.  And I have had a lot of good salads.  It was like “pour the entire thing into a giant mixing bowl and eat until you feel sick” good. Lets just say I have… Continue reading Chrissy Teigen’s Chinese Chicken Salad

Dinners · Soups

Sicilian Chicken Soup

I have a husband home sick with a man cold today and that means two things: Nyquil and chicken soup.  I made a creamier chicken orzo soup last week, but today I wanted something a little brothier, but with enough substance to be our meal for the evening. I found this wonderful recipe on A… Continue reading Sicilian Chicken Soup

Dinners · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · Healthy and Delicious · Soups

Winter White Root Vegetable Soup

This soup is one of my all time favorite soup recipes.  It only takes 30 minutes to make, it’s healthy, delicious, and hearty, and it just screams “FALL!” “WINTER!” to me when I eat it.  This soup is cozy. I got this recipe from my Aunt, so I’m not sure what magazine or cook book it came… Continue reading Winter White Root Vegetable Soup

chicken · Dinners

Chicken and Black Bean Enchilada Bake

I found this recipe about two years ago, and it quickly became one of my favorite weeknight dinners.  It comes together in just a few minutes (especially if you use a rotisserie chicken) and it has become kind of a “thing” for me now, when I make my Costco run at the start of each… Continue reading Chicken and Black Bean Enchilada Bake

Dinners · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · slow cooker recipes · Soups

Black Bean and Steak Chili

This is one of my very favorite chili recipes.  The best part is that you chop up two – yes, TWO things, and then you just throw everything else into the crockpot for the day.  No meat browning, no bean soaking.  It’s a simple, delicious, and very hearty chili. Serve it up with some cornbread,… Continue reading Black Bean and Steak Chili