Pizza Party Pt. 3 + A Recipe!

It’s Friday!  And I’ve got the final installment of my Pizza Party series for you. Let’s get cooking! I cook my pizza using two methods.  One uses a pizza stone (which not everyone has) and the other uses a pantry staple, parchment paper. So, this will be the one I chat about in this post….

Harissa Roasted Chicken & Cauliflower

Who doesn’t love a one pot dish?  Especially when it’s a quick, one pot dish that packs enough to make you believe you spent hours cooking it.  You can pull this one together under an hour thanks to pantry staples, fresh farm grown cauliflower, delicious chicken thighs and one of my new favorite ingredients to…

Cooking on the Fly

The other night, a few of my least favorite things happened in the kitchen.  I came home and noticed three things: I was missing a few ingredients for what I had plan to make for dinner I had forgotten to thaw meat needed for dinner Produce that I had purchased at the farmer’s market (outside…

Cabbage & Pepper Chakchoukah

Well, it happens to everyone… or at least me once or twice a month.  You leave the house in the morning for work and forget to take out the chicken, pork, beef etc from the freezer to thaw for when you return home and need to cook dinner. Enter the ever so versatile egg.  Now,…

Banh Mi Bowls with Turkey Meatballs

Take two with turkey meatballs! This is another quick weeknight meal that relies on quick pickled vegetables for some acidity, red cabbage for a crunchy texture, and the combination of chili sauce, nut butter, soy sauce and garlic help transform those run of the mill turkey meatballs into a Vietnamese delight.  Prepping a big batch of…

Taco Time: Vegetarian Style

Wednesday evening was another spent later at work so this meant I needed to get creative with what was in my pantry and fridge for dinner.  Nothing thawing in the fridge and not much time to spend cooking before I would eventually pass out in bed. I landed on a whipping up with a favorite…

let’s marinate on this

This week a large head of bok choy showed up in our bushel and I immediately was craving the sweet and spicy flavors of asian food.  I knew I had a full tub of gochujang* in the pantry from our last trip to the asian grocery market and I always have asian sauces/oils like sesame…

chicken, apples, cabbage and a lesson.

I was going to hold off on sharing this dinner because I wasn’t happy with how my photographs turned out. I think that left a disappointing taste in my mouth as I ate this dish earlier this week for dinner.  I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would.  However the dish has…

pumpkin cauliflower gratin

It’s a two-for with this recipe!  Two ingredients from this past bushel are used in this delicious, carb-watcher friendly, vegetarian dish. My first time cooking with pumpkin did not disappoint! Ryan and I ate the whole dish as our main meal, but you could easily serve as a side, too! If you are also looking…

ramen noodle & seasonal vegetable stir-fry with seared tuna

I’m on a mission to clean out my freezer before our Thanksgiving Turkey (and extra breast) arrives and needs a home a week before the big day.  There are a few things that are taking up a lot of space (I’m looking at you duck that I’m roasting this weekend!) but there are also some…

cauliflower soup

Cauliflower is a versatile vegetable.  I can usually be found roasting it with garlic and parmesan, pulsing it in the food processor to make cauliflower “rice” or mashing it up and mixing it with some butter and whole milk to create the ever so popular mashed faux-tatoes.  This past week, we received a beautiful head…

what to do with a 10 pound cabbage?

…My answer would be boil all of it, use half of it for Stuffed Cabbage and figure out what to do with the other half at another time… This past week, I conquered (barely) the extremely large head of cabbage that was in our CSA bushel.  Stuffed Cabbage is a familiar favorite as it’s a dish…