Fig, Goat Cheese, Proscuitto and Pistachio Stuffed Chicken with Fig Balsamic Gastrique


Summer is straight up flying by.  I kind of hate it.  I usually love Fall, but I’m pretty stressed out about this particular Fall.  Can’t we just make the Summer last forever?  I’ll even stop complaining about big hair, I promise! We’ve been keeping particularly busy, which I’m sure has … Continue reading

Lemon Chicken with Summer Squash and Goat Cheese


I’ve had a head cold for well over a week now.  First world problem I know, but it’s Summertime and this is getting real old.  I finally stayed home from work today, something I never do, but I really must get better before our trip this weekend.  Anyways, I’m reminded … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate Blackberry Brownies {Leftovers Club}


Despite being someone who is meticulously organized, I must admit that I’ve always had a tendency to procrastinate.  Whether it was designing a board game in middle school, writing a book report in high school or finishing that final fifty page research paper my senior year of college, I always … Continue reading

Vegan Pad Thai Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce & Sriracha Baked Tofu


On these hot summer days, I think we all crave something fresh and crunchy.  I know I do!  This salad is a great alternative to hot noodles when you need to satisfy a summertime pad Thai craving.  It was definitely inspired by the CSA veggies in my fridge. I started with leftover … Continue reading

Embracing the CSA Reject: Kohlrabi Apple Slaw


Fact: if you’ve ever been in a CSA, you’ve surely gotten kohlrabi. Now, if you’re thinking a CSA must be some sort of gang or terrible prison camp and kohlrabi a sexually transmitted disease, fear not: you still may be smarter than a fifth grader.  I myself had no idea … Continue reading

Layered Greek-Style Chickpea Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette


I’m superbly cranky today for no particularly good reason.  Yesterday, I should have been cranky; it was Monday, I locked myself out of the house, my phone wouldn’t work and I couldn’t leave my desk all day.  But I seem to have saved the crank for today. It could be … Continue reading

Sweet Italian Sausage Lasagna with Cauliflower Noodles {Paleo Optional}


On Monday night as the rest of the country was watching team USA beat Ghana, I was making cauliflower lasagna noodles.  Is that right there the lamest statement you’ve ever heard?  Yeah, I thought so.  But I knew that if I waited until the end of the game to get … Continue reading

Super Simple Honey Mustard Chicken


In the summertime, I never want to spend much time in the kitchen.  This is in part because I’m rarely ever home, but also because it’s so freakin’ hot (central air my @$$!).  It’s nice to have some healthy, tasty options that require just a couple minutes of kitchen time.  … Continue reading

Takeout Tuesday: Tacos and Heartbreak Edition!


After taking a couple of months off from Takeout Tuesday for the sake of Tuesday night Bocce games, we got the whole crew back together last night to revive the tradition! While we’re excited to have Phil back in town (FOR GOOD!!!), we’re all said to be bidding adieu to … Continue reading

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash


For four weeks every four years, America actually cares about soccer (and actually uses the word futbol).  Those four weeks are upon us.  Patriotism has spiked through the roof on Facebook in the good ol’ US of A, where sports really bring it out of us.  I was trying really … Continue reading

Vegan Citrus Quinoa Plate with Glazed Tempeh and Avocado Cream


It’s been a while since I’ve done much vegan cooking… really, I’ve been on more of a meat kick this year.  But this was surely one of the best dinners I’ve made in quite some time!  The recipe originally caught my eye not because it was vegan, but because it … Continue reading

Maple Blueberry Breakfast Carnitas


I have a confession to make: I haven’t cooked since I got back from Korea nearly two weeks ago.  Like, at all.  (Unless you count an omelette, which I most definitely do not).  I’ve been having yogurt for breakfast and eating out pretty much every other meal, with the exception … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday! Posts You Should Read This Week


It’s a reality that  all us bloggers struggle with: we pour our heart and soul into each post, taking the time to plan, photograph and carefully craft something that our readers will enjoy.  While some posts take longer than others, but they’re all a labor of love.  But fast-forward six … Continue reading

Paleo Chicken Salad with Homemade Asian Mayonnaise


Growing up I hated mayonnaise.  Or rather I hated what we’ve come to call mayonnaise.  But let’s be real: Hellmans and Miracle Whip are not mayonnaise.  Once you experience real mayonnaise, you won’t go back.  Real, homemade mayo can be the small touch that totally transforms a burger, sandwich or … Continue reading