Bacon + Butternut Flatbreads with Balsamic Drizzle

SONY DSCOh boy.  So I’ve got this pretty amazing girlfriend.  We are raising same-aged children together.  She’s genuine and so caring.  Our husbands totally click.  We both love to work out.  You know, all the good stuff…and it all just works so seamlessly.  But heres the kicker:  She, too, has a case of ADIDAF (All Day I Dream About Food-it’s a thing-I am living proof).  She’s a fabulous cook and she may be the only human I know who loves to eat ALMOST as much as I doūüėČ  Like, you know, the kind of friend who sends you snap shots of every course at the fantastic new restaurant she is eating at.  The kind of friend that introduces you to rare and ridiculously awesome candy that you have never heard of and you basically faint out of pure delight.  The kind of friend you are delighted to check out new restaurants with because you know she will appreciate all of it as much as you do.  She’s a winner.  In so many ways.

And you know what, when you are a food blogger these types of friends come in super handy.  Not only is she incredibly supportive of Nourished Peach, she makes a stellar sounding board.  For example, our convo last night via text: Continue reading

Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs


Man do you guys go through those ruts with your kiddos where they just aren’t digging what’s for dinner? ¬†It drives me insane…especially since I’ve taken the time and effort to cook them a meal that, in my opinion, there is no reason not to like.

While both of my kids are typically always willing to try something new, that’s never a guarantee that a meal is going to be a success. ¬†They both have such different quirks when it comes to eating. ¬†Georgia…she’s just a nut. ¬†She’s the girl that could eat most steamed vegetables for every meal of every day. ¬†Put steamed green beans, broccoli or cauliflower tossed in a bit of butter in front of her and it’s always a sure thing…. ¬† and sprinkle on a little cheese and she will eat any human under the table. ¬†But what I’ve learned about her is she is a texture girl. ¬†She doesn’t love foods with different textures mixed together like in casseroles or soups. ¬†And too much sauce on anything totally grosses her out. ¬†Explain that one to me, the sauce/condiment-obsessed gal.

And then theres Jude. ¬†I mean who really knows with him. ¬†Everyday I get something different…and I think thats pretty typical of his age. ¬†One day he absolutely loves a dish, the next he can’t get past the first bite and refuses to eat any more. ¬†Picking my battles over here.


But this chicken has absolutely never failed me with either child. ¬†It’s nothing fancy…actually…it’s just the opposite. ¬†But it’s easy…and my kids absolutely love it…and, actually, Nick and I do, too…so you better believe it’s going to stay in the rotation until they change their minds. Continue reading

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup


Heres the deal, you guys.  I’m going to be frank with you.  I am getting lazy.  Like LAAAAZZZZYYYY.  Yes, you can still count on me to get a decent dinner on the table most nights…but man, I’ll find a shortcut.  Now don’t get me wrong..I love a good Sunday spent in the kitchen…but these weeknights are all about saving time.

I feel like life has progressively taken me to this place of minimal effort.  And yes, the weather these days must have something to  do with it, too.  But it used to be, you know, pre-kids, I was putting hours into dinner.  Hours.  Meticulously dicing, pureeing, grinding, whatever it took to make the food absolutely delicious.  Then one kid…two kids..came along and it has gradually shifted from hours of effort to literally strategizing how I can get this meal on the table as quickly as possible.  What shortcuts can I take that wont sacrifice taste?  How can I make this easier, not only for myself, but for you, my NP people…because Lord knows you don’t have the time either, friends.   Continue reading

Quick-Chili Loaded Baked Potatoes


You guys, this weather we are having around here! ¬†It’s COLD! ¬†Gorgeous, but man does that change in temp feel like a chill or what? ¬†It’s pretty much the best kind of weather. ¬†You know, the kind of weather where it’s not too cold to sleep with your windows open…but them when you wake up in the morning you can’t possibly seem to peel yourself out of those perfectly warm, cozy covers because your room has an insane chill going through it.

We have been comfort-fooding around here like crazy people lately. ¬†It must be the weather. ¬†And these Quick-Chili Loaded Baked Potatoes made the roster. ¬†I feel like I say this a lot, mostly because I only tend to share the recipes that get my family’s stamp of approval, but these are definitely a favorite among the kiddos. Continue reading

Sheet Pan Chicken + Veggie Ranch Wraps


So really, dinners have been about as quick and effortless as ever around here for the last few weeks.  You too?    Getting back into a school routine can be challenging for everyone involved so easy breezy meals help out a ton while trying to get everything else in order.  So heres a quick success from this week:  Sheet Pan Chicken + Veggie Ranch Wraps. Continue reading