Oven Roasted Ratatouille

$8.24 recipe / $2.06 serving
Oven Roasted Ratatouille

What happens when you take thinly sliced vegetables, layer them in a dish, and give them the "pizza treatment" (herbs + marinara + cheese)? You get this insanely delicious Oven Roasted Ratatouille, aka "the vegetable dish that vegetable haters won't be able to get enough of." ... [Read More]

Southwest Chicken Skillet

$5.21 recipe / $1.30
Southwest Chicken Skillet

So, you remember how much you love those Taco Chicken Bowls? And how they're so easy because you just pour everything into the slow cooker and press go? Well guess what... You can do it in a skillet, too! (and in about 30 minutes) As long as you have some precooked chicken, whether from a store bought rotisserie or some ... [Read More]

Easy Shredded Chicken

Shredded Chicken

After having worked jobs where I had to pull meat from 5-10 rotisserie chickens per day, I have issues with chicken. I don't like working with it much. I always wish I could wave a magic wand and just have some precooked chicken ready to toss into a recipe. It would make life so much easier and it's just such a fast, easy way to add lean ... [Read More]

How to Make Tahini

Homemade Tahini

Tahini (sesame seed paste) is something that has grown on me over the years. I first used it to make my own homemade hummus, then soon found myself sneaking a taste straight off the spoon while making the hummus. Finally, I graduated to spreading tahini over toast like peanut butter. Tahini has a uniquely nutty and almost bitter flavor ... [Read More]

Falafel Salad

$6.28 recipe / $1.57 serving
Falafel Salad

You may be looking at that picture and thinking, "But where is the falafel?" Well, it's not a salad with falafel, it's a salad made out of falafel ingredients.  You see, I was really craving my falafel the other day, but I was too lazy to make the little patties or fry them. So, I wondered what all of the ingredients would taste like ... [Read More]

Best Ever Avocado Dip

$4.98 recipe / $0.83 serving
Best Ever Avocado Dip

I'm a little avocado obsessed, so when I went to a little Latin American Restaurant last year (La Macarena Pupuseria) and the waiter claimed they had the best guacamole ever, I took the bait—hook, line, and sinker. I had to find out what was so special about this reportedly amazing guac... Well, let me just tell you, this was not only ... [Read More]

Kung Pao Chicken (and vegetables)

$7.26 recipe / $1.82 serving
Kung Pao Chicken (and vegetables)

This past week caught up with a good friend of mine over lunch at a national chain Pan Asian restaurant (can you guess which one? Ha!). I had never been there before, so I was really curious to see what people love (or hate) about the place. I ordered the Kung Pao Chicken and quickly gobbled up the entire thing. I have to admit, it was ... [Read More]

Southwest Spiced Corn

$3.21 recipe / $0.80 serving
Southwest Spiced Corn

OMG you guys! My favorite holiday is almost here! Cinco de Mayo is just one week away, so I am officially giving myself permission to start celebrating with as many southwest inspired dishes as I can eat. It's gonna be chips, salsa, and guac from here 'till next Tuesday! Oh, and corn. Roasted corn! I slathered this corn with butter ... [Read More]

One Pot Sausage & Mushroom Pasta

$9.23 recipe / $1.15 serving
One Pot Sausage Mushroom Pasta

I'm really digging these one pot pastas lately. It's so nice to just cook everything in one pot and have less to wash (especially when you don't have a dishwasher, like me!). Not to mention they're super quick and cooking the pasta in the sauce/broth just adds so much flavor. This one pot pasta is just slightly more involved than my ... [Read More]

Smores Macarons

$5.42 recipe / $0.27 each
Smores Macarons

I'm kind of breaking my own rules with this post, but let me explain. If you've been following my blog for a while then you know that I never do promotional, affiliated, or underwritten posts. I don't like it when blogs are just one big commercial. BUT when I was invited to be a part of a macaron contest hosted by an amazing local ... [Read More]

Beef & Pineapple Enchiladas

$6.54 recipe / $1.64 serving
Beef & Pineapple Enchiladas

Say what?! Yes, beef and pineapple. A little savory, a little sweet, and a little spicy. Those three things are all you need to make something seriously WOW-worthy. These super simple enchiladas are stuffed full of beef, black beans, pineapple, and jalapeños, which makes for a completely mouth watering flavor combination. Even ... [Read More]

Vegetable Alfredo Pasta Bake

$9.09 recipe / $1.13 serving
Vegetable Alfredo Pasta Bake

Okay, so it's not really alfredo because it doesn't even have any cream, but it's close enough that I'm going to call it that. This fake-out alfredo is a little lighter and doesn't hit your belly like a ton of bricks. That's a little more my speed. This dish reminds me of the white vegetable lasagna that I used to love so much as a ... [Read More]