Coconut Macaroons Three Ways

I don’t hate Mondays anymore.  I used to.  I used to have the Sunday scaries – when you have that deep pit in your stomach because you know the next day is work.  Nah.  That takes way too much mental energy, not to mention how bad it is for your health. That was when I’d…

Baked Pork Chops with Roasted Asparagus and Cauliflower Gnocchi

These pork chops with roasted asparagus and cauliflower gnocchi all come together in less than 30 minutes and everything comes together at the same time without thinking about it.  Here I share some tips for cooking the juiciest pork chops with a flavorful but simple seasoning and roasting asparagus to crispy perfect.  Don’t forget some tricks to searing cauliflower gnocchi with added flavor, too (gnocchi is from a bag, of course!  Ain’t nobody got time for that!)

Orange Green Beans with Almonds

Citrus is God’s way of telling us that not everything about winter completely sucks.  These green beans with orange zest and juice really brighten up the side dish and make your kitchen smell delicious while the almond slivers add a nice crunch.  This is a healthy weeknight side dish that can be on your table in less than 20 minutes.  

Chocolate Raspberry Tart

With less than 10 ingredients, this chocolate raspberry tart is everything you need for the upcoming holidays.  It also takes about 10 minutes TOTAL to throw together, so if you need something quick and healthy, look no further.  This dessert is gluten free, Paleo-friendly, refined sugar-free AND vegan.  Something for everyone’s dietary needs (except it has…

Turkey Chili For The Win

It’s chili season…and I just want to dive into a vat of this chili and stay because it’s so cold outside.  I didn’t even get a chance to acclimate to colder temperatures because we just skipped fall altogether.  I also remember saying the same thing about summer, so I’m pretty sure Mother Nature just needs…

Baked Teriyaki Salmon with Roasted Broccoli

Today was the first day of true “organized” activities for the kiddos.  I took B to her first ballet class and John took C to soccer.  Apparently, C fared much better than B.  They wouldn’t let me watch or stand near her room.  Instead, I had to eaves drop on all of the dance moms…

Easy Shredded Chicken with Tomatoes

By now, if you’ve been following along on this culinary journey of ours, you know we need meals cooked in 30ish minutes or less.  Chopping for days or creating fancy sauces, all of that stuff isn’t in the cards right now.  We both work full time and try to get some gym time in before…

Sweet and Sour Chicken (without deep frying!)

I got robbed with both pregnancies of mine.  I didn’t really have any specific cravings.  I desperately wanted to be one of those women who sat up in bed in the middle of the night and was like, “HELP!  I need some chocolate ice cream with purple sprinkles like RIGHT.  THIS.  MOMENT!”  Naturally, John would…

Salmon with Pea and Basil Pesto

This past Saturday, C was playing with his blocks like he usually does.  C’s getting better at keeping his cool when his sister carelessly runs by knocking his building over, or worse yet knocks it down in a very premeditated, maniacal kind of way.  But on this morning when his blocks took a tumble on…