Fried Chicken & Zucchini Salad

Sundays in the summer are now spent at home depot (usually) and the farmer’s market (always).  First we head to home depot where Ryan discusses the intricacies of LED light bulbs with someone in an orange apron and after that we hop in the car and head to Chester where I discuss the many varieties…

CSA Week #9: 08.13.17

This past weekend was well spent being active, running errands, doing some chores, and working to clean out a room full of boxes from the move (we are about 1/3 of the way done!)  I’ve got some great meals planned this week – a ton that are vegetarian! There is a post coming soon about…

Turkey Meatball & Eggplant Stacks

Here is my final installation (for now) of my Big Batch Turkey Meatball series.  This recipe is a take on something my mom makes when she is looking to have a lighter version of chicken and/or eggplant parmesan and I have tweaked slightly to include the turkey meatballs. Ingredients for Box Grater Tomato Sauce: 2…

Salmon in Summer is Just Peachy

Sunday afternoons / nights are typically my time to dig into a very involved and time consuming recipe.  But there are Sundays when you’ve been busy all weekend and you don’t want to deal with a big shop at the grocery store and then spend the evening hunched over the stove.  This Grilled Salmon with…

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…

Greek Style Turkey Meatball Pitas

When we were in a pinch for dinner this week after a long day at work and a later than usual session in the gym, this recipe worked out perfectly!  Quick, simple and delicious.  That is sometimes all you need to settle your restless mind when you are trying to wind down after a long…

Clean Eating Project: Let’s Start with Curry!

Ryan and I are a little bit more than 3 months away from our wedding and we’ve both decided to live a bit healthier until then to be our very best selves for the first day of the rest of our lives. We are going to watch our serving sizes, limit our drinking, be active…

Gemelli with Peach & Tomato Pork Ragu

Lazy Sundays are meant for making a rich dish to enjoy for dinner before you have to head back to the hustle of the weekday grind.  The kind of Sunday where you can just put a big hunk of meat in the oven and let it cook low and slow for hours. This past Sunday,…

csa contents: august 9th, 2016

Excited to see some new varieties in this week’s share.  Some great and versatile staples as well.  This is going to be a great week for cooking!  I have a few unique recipes on deck using this lot. Beets Peaches (6) Corn (4 ears) Blueberries Cherry Tomatoes (qt) Eggplant White Onions (2) Lettuce

Tomato & Cabbage Tabbouleh

Last weekend we had a relaxing few days at home.  This gave of the opportunity to work on some wedding tasks and also gave me the time to cook a few new recipes including some fancy lunch options.  One that Ryan and I both enjoyed (and are continuing to enjoy this week for lunch) was…

csa contents: august 2nd, 2016

I’m trying to get back into our routines after being disconnected, off any sort of timeline and relaxed for a week.  On Sunday morning I snapped back into one of my weekly routines that I love to do.  We wake up and make coffee while we wait for the email with the list of contents that will…

Time To Brine… Some Vegetables

After a week of basking in the sun, drinking margaritas and reading plenty of books on vacation, I was inspired by my couch potato (or beach potato for that matter) vacation style and was inspired come home and cook the vegetables that I had stored in my fridge.  Before heading out on our trip, we…