Date Night, Girls Night, Italian, Main Course, Pasta, Recipes, Sauce, Vegetable, Vegetarian

Cauliflower Parmesan

Prepare yourself for a delicious, hearty vegetarian take on chicken Parmesan; you 100% won’t miss the meat. In fact, this is our new favorite “chicken” Parmesan recipe! ∇Note: To kick your sauce up another level, used jarred bruschetta in addition to marinara sauce or check out my recipe here for Easy Bruschetta at home. ∇∇Note:… Continue reading Cauliflower Parmesan

Appetizer, Autumn, Fall, Italian, Party Food, Pasta, Recipes, Sauce, Soup, Vegan, Vegetable, Vegetarian

Easy Bruschetta

Straight forward and delicious. This easy bruschetta recipe will have your taste buds humming. It is so versatile - use it as a pasta sauce or with my Cauliflower Parmesan, on a charcuterie board, as a topping for crostini, or in my Puttanesca Soup recipe. If I’m being honest, I ate it straight out of… Continue reading Easy Bruschetta

Asian, Chinese, Main Course, Pasta, Pork, Recipes, Spicy

Dan Dan Noodles with Crispy Pork

Who doesn't love a nice bowl of pasta? If you're looking for that same comfort but with a twist, Dan Dan Noodles with Crispy Pork will make your dreams come true. Crispy bits of pork soaks up a delicious simple sauce, then sprinkled over chewy noodles in a spicy peanut sauce. A combination that was… Continue reading Dan Dan Noodles with Crispy Pork

Dairy Free, Main Course, Pasta, Recipes, Sauce, Spicy, Vegan, Vegetarian

Buffalo Tofu Bites with Warm Pasta Salad & Vegan Ranch

Happy New Year everyone! I’ve decided to kick off 2020 with a resolution to try new things and experiences. This week we are going completely VEGAN! First up on the menu is Buffalo Tofu Bites with a Warm Pasta Salad and Vegan Ranch. I was honestly disappointed as I was making this vegan ranch -… Continue reading Buffalo Tofu Bites with Warm Pasta Salad & Vegan Ranch

Beverages, Cocktails, Dairy Free, Recipes, Seasonal, Winter

Almond Milk Eggnog

Believe it or not, I’ve never tried eggnog before! This was a great first recipe to start. I’ve used Rumchata with my recipe which does contain some dairy. Please, substitute for whisky, rum, or bourbon instead. Ingredients: 3 large eggs 3/4 - 1 cup granulated sugar 2 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk 1-2 tsp vanilla… Continue reading Almond Milk Eggnog

Asian, Beef, Main Course, Pasta, Pork, Recipes, Soup, Spicy, Vietnamese

Pho: Vietnamese Soup

I’ve always dreamt of making my own “elaborate” broth for pho and this week I made those dreams come true!  This broth was actually very easy to make with my pressure cooker. My pressure cooker only holds 6 quarts, and it was over half filled with bones etc... but I wanted LOTS of broth for… Continue reading Pho: Vietnamese Soup

Appetizer, Peruvian, Recipes, Sauce, South American, Spicy

Peruvian Green Sauce

Use this sauce with my Peruvian Chicken and Rice or any food for that matter. It's that delicious. Ingredients: 2 large handfuls cilantro, stems included 2 cloves garlic 2 jalapeños, seeds and ribs removed 1/2 medium red onion 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated 1/3 cup mayo 4 tsp mustard 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp white… Continue reading Peruvian Green Sauce

Bacon, Main Course, Peruvian, Poultry, Recipes, South American, Spicy

Peruvian Chicken and Rice

Hello everyone! It’s been a while. What’s new with me (if you even read this part of the blog)? I’ve been working hard to better my health and fitness - healthier dinners and more exercise. This recipe is not my healthiest dinner though ha! Nevertheless, it is part of my Lean Mean and Green series… Continue reading Peruvian Chicken and Rice

Autumn, Beef, Fall, Main Course, Recipes

Braised Beef Short Ribs

Mmmm delicious and decadent Braised Beef Short Ribs inspired by Gordon Ramsay’s recipe. I LOVE ordering short ribs in a restaurant - they are always mouth watering and rich. This feels like a super fancy dinner for me but it’s very easy, I promise you. I’m in money saving mode with my husband as we… Continue reading Braised Beef Short Ribs

Appetizer, Autumn, Date Night, Fall, Girls Night, Main Course, Party Food, Recipes, Side Dish

Charcuterie Board

Looking for a romantic date night idea, classy appetizer for a gathering or an easy dinner idea? Have no fear. I have your answers. Whether you’re looking for an intimate dinner with that special someone, an impressive dish to show off at parties, or a throw-together weekday meal... charcuterie boards are equally versatile and delicious. Tonight… Continue reading Charcuterie Board