It won’t stop, you guys. All things comfort. All day. Every day. I’m not sure if its the damp, cold weather happening around here or the fact that theres a precious tiny little human growing inside of me but COMFORT FOOD, I will find you.
And soups are at the very top of my comfort food list these days. It’s December, after all-seems only appropriate. As I’ve told you in the past, soups are one of my very favorite dishes to create because there are just no rules. Soups are so forgiving. Throw in what you’ve got in the fridge and with a few of the right aromatics, spices and garnishes you’re practically good to go. This soup right here? This Southwest Chicken, Bacon and Potato Soup? You just must. Continue reading
Guys, you know I love a good Asian dish. And you know that my husband is a bit meh about that whole deal-he’s an Italian food junkie. But these salmon and rice bowls? His fave. Totally worthy of your meal rotation, promise!
The coconut rice is a total winner around our home.. .my kids adore it and it pairs wonderfully with basically any protein. So I started these bowls with a base of that sweet, perfectly cooked rice. Continue reading
It’s funny. Sunday, in my brain, is supposed to be for ‘Sunday Meals’. You know, the fancy, time-consuming meals you can’t get accomplished during the week. But rarely does it end up being that way around here. Sunday is typically the day I go out during nap time and get my meal plan/shopping done for the week. It sounds silly, but that little mission takes time, so I am always rushing back home to get dinner on the table before it’s too late. Sunday dinners usually need to be low maintenance and ultra quick for me. And often times that means firing up the grill to throw steak or fish on and often times it’s paired with these Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges. Insanely quick. Continue reading
Right here we’ve got a bunch of my favorite flavors all muddled into one fabulous, stand-out meal. The tiny bit of peanut butter in the marinade takes the flavor of this juicy, smokey chicken straight over the top….the pineapple adds the perfect hint of sweet acid and the coconut rice just simply turns this number into a home run. So yum.
I had a sick little boy last week. Poor guy had a super sore throat and it was such a struggle to get him to eat because of the pain. So thats when this Sweet Mango Refresher was born. Complete success.
I wasn’t quite sure what to call this one. It’s like a cross between sorbet, frozen yogurt and a slushy all in one. My kids call it ice cream. I call it a bowl of refreshing bliss. Continue reading
How was the weekend? It’s officially spring, friends..congratulations..you’ve made it! I’m feeling awfully grateful that ‘technical’ winter is behind us…now if we could just get these temps (and random bouts of snow) out of the equation.
So with spring comes lighter food, which I am feeling so ready for. You know I’m all about soups, stews and gratins but there comes a point in time when a change of food is in order…and around here our changes in food tend to come and go with the seasons. Continue reading
I sit here today with a big fat leftover bowl of this on my lap and a giant forkful in my mouth. It’s a good thing this blogging deal isn’t live and in video…you would question so very many things about me; including but not limited to: my upbringing (potentially questioning whether or not I was raised by wolves), if, in fact, I actually feed myself real human food on a regular basis (because the shoveling would lead one to believe genuine starvation could be a factor in this picture) or, if I treated myself to take out for lunch (from a very fresh, hip, homegrown-type of joint). Continue reading
I hope your weekend was filled with so much love, friends! We had a great one…that consisted of much needed time out with friends, a lot of QT with the kids, all things heart shaped, sledding and…the only thing that should ever proceed a sledding experience..hot cocoa! Continue reading
This was positively not supposed to happen today. I had a plan. I am dependent on my plans. For this, I blame my children.
Pre kids I could’ve won awards for flying by the seat of my pants. Always down for whatever. Always willing to juggle around my days. And top notch at getting side tracked and staying up into the late hours of the evening in order to complete the most important task that needed to be done that day. Procrastination was a strong suit of mine. It still is, but there is now a schedule. That part has just got to stick. Continue reading
I planned on just leaving you with a bit of Thanksgiving meal inspiration today. I did. But it felt wrong, you know, not sharing a new recipe and all. It felt like going to a dinner party empty handed. No dish to share, no bottle of wine or even fresh flowers. It felt icky. So it’s not going to happen. This snack mix is your hostess gift. I hope you like it 😉 Continue reading