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

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

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

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

Autumn, Fall, Main Course, Recipes, Soup, Vegan, Vegetable, Vegetarian

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Delicious, comforting Broccoli Cheese soup... and it's low fat. No, this is not a trick, it’s a treat. Yeah, that’s right. I used a Halloween pun just now. It’s October - I’m allowed!  This recipe is my own copycat recipe for Panera Bread broccoli cheddar soup and I’ve been making it for at least 5 years… Continue reading Broccoli Cheese Soup

Autumn, Bacon, Fall, Main Course, Pasta, Recipes, Soup

Butternut Squash Alfredo Pasta

This wonderful bowl of pasta has everything you want this autumn season. Comforting and creamy, this dish will show butternut squash in a whole other light.  So if you’re like me, you’ve made too much Butternut Squash Soup (follow link here) and you’re wondering what to do. I froze about 7-10 cups for like 8 months… Continue reading Butternut Squash Alfredo Pasta

Appetizer, Bacon, Main Course, Recipes, Side Dish, Soup, Vegan, Vegetable, Vegetarian

Butternut Squash Soup

Hello, everyone! I hope you’re all having a nice start to this beautiful fall weather! Autumn is soup season, and what better fall soup than a warm Butternut Squash Soup? But if you’re like me, you made way to much and have no clue what to do with the leftovers. Have no fear because this… Continue reading Butternut Squash Soup