Easy weeknight meals are the best, am I right?! Especially ones that taste like a delicious box of pasta-roni but are fresh, not from a box, and take you the same amount of time to make. Thanks to my new friends over @ Pop & Cook that is! Seriously guys, this company is my new easy weeknight best friend. They make frozen cubes of fresh herbs, minced garlic, and glazed onions that you can just pop out of a tray right into your recipe making adding some fresh & healthy flavor SO much easier! Not only that but using their cubes means less dishes (no chopping or pulling out the cutting board for you) AND less waste, because if you only need 1 garlic clove per week, you can use just that!
hey there! I apologize for the couple week hiatus in posting new recipes for y'all, but considering the reason is I was on a much needed vacation I am not that sorry ;) I spent the last week on a road trip exploring some great national parks, breweries, and coastal towns through Oregon & northern California. It was beyond beautiful and relaxing and I would highly recommend. Feel free to E-mail me for any recs, as much as I love talking food all the time I am also a total travel bug! Now I'm back to reality...unpacking, laundry, work, and the realization that it's time to work off all the great vacation meals. It would be nice if we could just go on vacation without having to worry about all that aftermath, am I right?! With all that fun stuff going on this week a nice and easy crockpot meal was necessary. These light turkey tacos were not only super easy but also got a "you should make our tacos like this every time you make tacos" from Jas.... easy, light, delicious, and a meal we can both enjoy?! WIN, WIN! Oh and then there's the beer, that was for the hundreds of work E-mails I had waiting for me post vacation, plus, what's a taco Tuesday without a good margarita or Mexican beer pairing?! After all our Oregon brew tastings we were inspired to try something new this week. I proudly partnered up with Estrella Jalisco to bring this taco Tuesday to life!
hey there! This is one of my favorite posts to date so I'm so glad you are here checking it out! This month I've partnered up withLa Victoria Brand to celebrate their 100th anniversary, that's right, 100 years! How cool is that?! To celebrate they are doing pop-up dinners with tacos unique to that cities style, so be sure to check out the link above to see if they are coming to a city near you! These duck tacos were the special 100 year San Francisco edition and now that they have hosted their bay area dinner it's time to share the west coast style recipe off. You know the saying if you've got it, flaunt it? Well these tacos got it, and at the risk of sounding totally cheesy, they deserve to flaunt it. You go, La Victoria. I mean just look at that salsa! I'm so excited to share the recipe with you because not only were they outstanding and like really pretty, but they were super easy to make and will help you impress whoever you're cooking for. I mean, I was even proud of myself on these ones, like looked at them after and thought to myself "wow, I made those?!" Damn right I did. Now it's your turn, yes you... have fun and enjoy!
hey there! this recipe is the latest and greatest from my recipe swap club. This month I partnered with The Culinary Taste to bring you this oh so summer perfect ribs with a Jack & Coke marinade. This particular collaboration was extra fun because I got to interview the chef behind the recipe as well as see one of my recipes come to life on his blog. For those of you who may be new to my blog the recipe swap club is a group in which I collaborate with a new blogger each month to try out one of their recipes and vice versa - I love it because it helps me learn and try new things, which in turn I get to share with you!
No exaggeration this may be my favorite dish I have ever made. I make a lot of simple recipes here, because well for the most part that is what I make. I'm busy working full time, trying to maintain my relationship, social life, taking care of my pups, keeping up with this blog, and trying to get some down time here and there... so decadent dishes are few and far between at home, but that doesn't mean I don't absolutely love them. When I go out to eat I am all about the "foodie" items on the menu, mixing flavors, fancy dishes, you get the drill. I love sharing my day to day recipes because that is what a lot of you like to make as well, I know I'm not the only busy one, but every now and then you need to treat. yo. self.
I present to you yet another recipe that was the result of "how can I use up what I have in the fridge for dinner tonight?" I'm telling you that is seriously how I come up with some of my favorite recipes, forced creativity! I made this and loved it so much i made it again two nights later so I could photograph and share it with you, ha. It takes less than 15 minutes to have on the table, is all cooked in one pan, is packed with veggies and lean protein, and is absolutely delicious. Anyone else reading that saying "win, win"? Seriously give me something easy, healthy AND tasty and I am a happy camper. This is a perfect easy weeknight meal, and makes taste test and approved leftovers. I brought a bowl for lunch the next day and really enjoyed it, although I probably wouldn't heat up after more than a day or two as the cabbage will get a little soggy. This recipe will feed 2-3 as a meal. Enjoy!
This recipe is the product of another month participating in a recipe swap club, this month I recreated and adapted this recipe from Don't Give A Fork, a blog by Payal out of Mumbai, India. I truly adore working from her recipes as they are so packed with flavors and inspiration from different cultures, and this one was no different. Al dente noodles tossed with olive oil and spinach, topped with a pan roasted cauliflower and vegetable mix, topped with a a Parmesan onion cream sauce and chili flakes. While all the ingredients were so simple they weren't something I would have thought to combine in a pasta dish so thank you to Payal because this was freaking amazing!
I am so excited to share this recipe and post with y'all for so many reasons. The first being this is the first post I have done in over a month (yikes)! Over the last month I celebrated my birthday and moved into a new house with my boyfriend so pretty much every weekend has been non-stop packing, unpacking, decorating, and sneaking away from all that to explore our new neighborhood restaurants. I love to go out and try new spots as much as I love to cook and get creative at home! On top of checking out the new restaurants I've also been checking out all my new local spots to shop and feel like I found a total gem in Grocery Outlet. I had one of those I can't believe I've been missing out on this my whole life kind of moments so I'm excited to share that with you as well!
hi y'all! Some of my favorite recipes I make tend to be a mix of what I have in the kitchen that needs used up ... it's amazing the creativity that sparks when you're feeling lazy. I had some leftover mozzarella and pesto from the naan flatbread I made last week (so yummy) and had my eye on these totally delicious pretzel buns the bakery had made up so sliders it was. I know these aren't anything super complex but they were so darn good. I can't believe I hadn't tried this combo before. I got a "you will totally need to make these for us again" from my man which is always the tell tale sign that the recipe was a winner. We ate these up for dinner but they would be a great party appetizer, barbecue addition, or game day recipe to serve. Enjoy!
Making a naan bread pizza has been on my dinner to do list for ages now. I'm so glad I finally bit the bullet and made it because oh my god is it good. If you are unfamiliar with naan it is a fluffy (almost pita like) flat bread very popular in Indian, Persian, and some Asian cuisines. It's so good on it's own, but due to how nice and flat it is it really makes a great pizza crust as well! If you've followed along with any of my previous posts you may know that I totally have a thing for pesto, so a pesto flatbread it was. I added on some fresh spinach & mozzarella and a little Gorgonzola cheese and bacon bits to add in some bolder flavor which really complimented the pesto and mozzarella base. It turned out so yummy, I hope you enjoy!