Creative Food Combinations, Dinner, One-Container Meals, Pasta, Side Dishes, Uncategorized, Vegetarian Dishes

Cheese Tortellini with Melted Goat Cheese & Sauteed Broccoli Rabe

In my last post, I described a pretty easy way to cook broccoli rabe (blanching it in cold water, and then sauteing it in olive oil). You can then use that broccoli rabe to make this dish. It's super simple: You just boil the tortellini (I used an 8 oz package of fresh Bertoli tortellini,… Continue reading Cheese Tortellini with Melted Goat Cheese & Sauteed Broccoli Rabe

Meal Planning, Uncategorized

Great tips on meal-planning from The Kitchn

One of my ultimate food-goals is to become amazing at meal planning. However, I still have a ways to go, so here are some really helpful tips from The Kitchn!  It's a great site for all things cooking-related-- I definitely recommend checking it out. Some key points from this article that I found really useful:… Continue reading Great tips on meal-planning from The Kitchn

Dinner, Main Dishes, One-Container Meals, Steak, Uncategorized

Steak Bibimbap (HelloFresh)

Of all the Blue Apron and HelloFresh recipes I've ever tried, this steak bibimbap recipe might just be my favorite. According to HelloFresh, bibimbap is a traditional Korean dish.  The name literally means "mixed rice," and rice and mixed vegetables generally form the base of the dish.  They suggest adding a fried egg on top.… Continue reading Steak Bibimbap (HelloFresh)

Smoothies, Uncategorized

Banana, Peanut Butter & Almond Milk Smoothie

Such a long title for this post... but such a delicious smoothie!  It seriously tastes like a dessert, although the only real sugar comes from the banana. All you need are 3 ingredients: I LOVE the Califia coconut-flavored almond milk.  The coconut just adds a little extra something. Blend together: 1 cup almond milk 2… Continue reading Banana, Peanut Butter & Almond Milk Smoothie

Chicken Dishes, Dinner, Main Dishes, Uncategorized

Chicken Pot Pie with Sage Buttermilk Biscuits & Red-Top Turnips (Blue Apron)

Honestly, I usually have a hard time getting excited about chicken pot pie.   It's so... blah.  I never really got what the big deal was. However, this chicken pot pie recipe from Blue Apron was different.  The vegetables were so crisp and fresh; the flavors cleaner somehow. The recipe differed from traditional chicken pot pie… Continue reading Chicken Pot Pie with Sage Buttermilk Biscuits & Red-Top Turnips (Blue Apron)

Uncategorized

Romina’s Homemade Pesto

One of my cooking goals is to become more comfortable with the general principles of how things are made.   To be able to throw something together like pesto without having to check a recipe first, or to understand the ingredients well enough in order to figure out my own creative twists. My roommate made an… Continue reading Romina’s Homemade Pesto

Uncategorized

The dietary triggers lurking in carbs

This is probably the single most important thing people with digestive issues need to be aware of. Your body can make all the enzymes it needs to completely break down protein and fat.  Carbohydrates, on the other hand, are a lot more difficult for the body to digest. Our bodies don’t make all of the… Continue reading The dietary triggers lurking in carbs