Tag: gluten-free

One Pan Salmon Bowl with Plums and Peppers

One Pan Salmon Bowl with Plums and Peppers

If you have been paying attention a little, I’m currently on a salmon dinner kick. And really — why not salmon?! It’s so easy to prepare, very versatile and ALWAYS delicious. This salmon bowl recipe came together in under 25 minutes, used only one pan and made use of my summer garden shishito peppers, a couple of over-ripe plums and a neglected apple.

Green Goddess Dip (garden veggie style)

Green Goddess Dip (garden veggie style)

What exactly is Green Goddess Dip? It’s MEGA ranch! Everything you love about Ranch PLUS a little cucumber, carrot, fennel and parsley.

Tomato Corn Cob Chowder

Tomato Corn Cob Chowder

Tomato Corn Cob Chowder — really?! Y-E-S!! Here’s the thing – being both a foodie and a gardener compels me to find ways to use every bit of my garden in the kitchen. Gardening is HARD work with little reward and my greatest reward is finding new ways to use the unlikely bits of my garden.

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Small Batch Acorn Squash and Chicken Enchiladas

Small Batch Acorn Squash and Chicken Enchiladas

The acorn squash is an absolutely glorious addition to this enchilada recipe. It’s slightly sweet and creamy texture – the perfect partner to the warm Mexican spices, chicken and cheeses!

Quick Mulled Spice Pickled Veggies

Quick Mulled Spice Pickled Veggies

One of my favorite accessories to a meal or snack is pickled veggies. I love the combination of sour + salty + crunchy + spice.

Scrub Island Dip

Scrub Island Dip

This Scrub Island dip is pretty much everything. I think it would even be on the menu of my last meal — really. It’s creamy and a little salty, a pop of herby onion – and thanks to a really, really good quality blue cheese – the perfect pop of nutty, sweet, pungent blue cheese.

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Super Simple ((One Pan)) Oven Roasted Whole Chicken + Rice

Super Simple ((One Pan)) Oven Roasted Whole Chicken + Rice

Moist, flavorful chicken, perfectly steamed rice AND even some actual veggies tucked in for good measure. Even better than a simple, delicious dinner?? No complaints – no whining, just smiles and slurps. VICTORY.

Sweet Dark Cherry ((+ Almond)) Yogurt Smoothie

Sweet Dark Cherry ((+ Almond)) Yogurt Smoothie

This little smoothie has recently become my favorite quick breakfast — it’s pretty much the best smoothie I’ve ever had! And because I can control the amount of added sugar, I feel like this smoothie is actually a healthy choice! It has a short list of 

Spicy Mexican Creamed Corn

Spicy Mexican Creamed Corn

This creamed corn side dish is a recipe I keep in my back pocket, ready to use when I am short on time and need a full flavored, simple recipe that is sure to please everyone. Now, before I share this recipe – be warned. This one is certain to break any New Year’s resolutions that involve fitting into a smaller size of pants.

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Spicy Cilantro & Garlic Shredded Beef ((so easy and tender))

Spicy Cilantro & Garlic Shredded Beef ((so easy and tender))

Here you go – an easy, flavorful, crowd-pleasing dinner solution! This dinnertime meal is a real life-saver, whether you turn it into tacos, serve it over steamed  rice or just shred it up and eat with a side salad – it’s sure to become a 

Crispy Oven-Roasted Salt & Pepper Chicken + Veggies

Crispy Oven-Roasted Salt & Pepper Chicken + Veggies

I promised a series of lighter recipes all intended to help in the efforts of getting back into all of the clothes hanging in my closet. Then I had the idea to teach myself how to make bread.

*CopyCat* Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

*CopyCat* Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

This yummy, cream-based vegetarian tomato soup is a perfect copycat rendition of the tomato basil soup at a little place I came to love during my time in Dallas ((La Madeleine)). I first came across La Madeleine while getting my Master’s at SMU and thanks to it’s proximity to campus – not only did I get a Master’s degree, I also became very familiar with the taste their signature soup. Continue reading *CopyCat* Creamy Tomato Basil Soup