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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Chili

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Chili

Yeah, I know, it’s 90 degrees outside and most people don’t want to be eating chili right now, but I’m a year ’round chili eater. Especially back in the day when I worked in a building that kept their AC set to 68 and it felt...
recipes - 2018-08-15 16:06:47
20 Minute Honey Mustard Chicken

20 Minute Honey Mustard Chicken

If I’ve said it before, I’ll still say it 100 times more, simple pan sauces are life! ?They’re the fastest, easiest way to create a flavorful meal from a simple cut of meat. This 20 Minute Honey Mustard Chicken is the perfect...
recipes - 2018-08-13 16:06:03
Creamy Salsa Chicken Skillet

Creamy Salsa Chicken Skillet

Salsa is my secret weapon on busy nights. It’s a one stop shop for adding tons of flavor, without having to dice, chop, and measure out a million ingredients. Everything you need is inside that one jar. It just makes dinner so easy. Give this...
recipes - 2018-08-08 16:07:16
Hot Weather Recipe Round Up: 28 Low or No Cook Recipes

Hot Weather Recipe Round Up: 28 Low or No Cook Recipes

Guuuurrrl, it’s hot outside! The temperature is starting to climb, you’re hungry, and you don’t feel like heating up the kitchen. What do you do" Order take out" Noooooooo! I’ve got you covered. Here are 28 low or...
recipes - 2018-08-06 16:08:18
Pineapple Pork Hawaiian Burgers

Pineapple Pork Hawaiian Burgers

Om-nom-nom! That’s the sound of me devouring these sweet, savory, indulgent, and super easy Pineapple Pork Hawaiian Burgers. Seriously, this is the type of meal that makes you unconsciously make noises of glee while you’re eating....
recipes - 2018-08-03 16:08:16
Lime Crema

Lime Crema

It’s about time this awesome sauce got its very own post. Everything that I drizzle this Lime Crema on is elevated to “OMG” status. It’s just so freaking good. It only takes a few simple ingredients and about five minutes to...
recipes - 2018-07-31 16:08:28
Spiced Chickpea Tostadas (or tacos)

Spiced Chickpea Tostadas (or tacos)

Are you ready for another almost-no-cook summer dinner" Yeah, me too. I love these Spiced Chickpea Tostadas not only because they are they light, cool, and refreshing, but they are the perfect “sweep the kitchen” recipe. You can add...
recipes - 2018-07-29 16:06:48
Curried Tofu Salad Meal Prep

Curried Tofu Salad Meal Prep

ICYMI, the Curried Tofu Salad that I made earlier this week is my new absolute favorite. It’s SO fast and easy, incredibly filling yet light, super flavorful, and best of all, very inexpensive. I honestly can’t get enough of it. So of...
recipes - 2018-07-23 16:06:55
White Cheddar Mac and Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli

White Cheddar Mac and Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli

Forget cakes and cookies, mac and cheese is my comfort food of choice. And luckily, there is no shortage of variations on this classic, so it just never gets old. :) This White Cheddar Mac and Cheese is incredibly simple, fast, easy, and a little...
recipes - 2018-07-20 16:08:19
Curried Tofu Salad

Curried Tofu Salad

OMG you guys… This Curried Tofu Salad is SO GOOD and SO PERFECT for summer. So good, in fact, that I made twice in a row because after after it was gone, I still wanted more. It’s incredibly fast to prepare (ten minutes, max), very cold...
recipes - 2018-07-17 16:07:10
Easy Homemade Teriyaki Sauce or Marinade

Easy Homemade Teriyaki Sauce or Marinade

Having an arsenal of quick-to-assemble sauces made out of pantry staples can absolutely save you on those nights when you forgot to plan ahead. Simple sauces are the key to transforming refrigerator leftovers or freezer finds into a legit meal. So...
recipes - 2018-07-15 16:06:55
Cobb Salad Meal Prep

Cobb Salad Meal Prep

It’s hot outside. Like molten hot, and that calls for some cold, no-heat meal prep ideas! I’m all about huge salads full of yummies that are filling and totally meal-worthy. Cobb salad is a classic “meal salad” and is perfect...
recipes - 2018-07-13 16:06:54
Slow Cooker Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

Slow Cooker Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

I was having one of those days today, y’all. The kind where your have a mile long to-do list but your body is just telling you to curl up and watch Netflix all day. You know those days. But I still needed to eat, so I threw together...
recipes - 2018-07-08 16:06:46
Make Ahead Bean and Cheese Burritos

Make Ahead Bean and Cheese Burritos

I can’t lie, guys. Sometimes I crave those cheap freezer burritos. They’re just so easy to buy and stash in your freezer for days when you don’t feel like cooking. But guess what" It really doesn’t take a lot of time or...
recipes - 2018-07-03 16:08:25
Golden Milk Overnight Oats

Golden Milk Overnight Oats

Oats continue to be my #1 pick for budget breakfasts because they literally cost pennies, they’re a blank slate for flavors, and you can eat them either hot or cold. Every summer I trade in my hot baked oatmeals for cold soaked overnight oats...
recipes - 2018-06-28 16:07:47
Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Black Bean Salsa

Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Black Bean Salsa

Are you ready for another super easy meal prep (or weeknight dinner)" This Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Black Bean Salsa is incredible simple, but still big on summery flavor. The spicy jerk seasoning perfectly compliments the sweet pineapple...
recipes - 2018-06-25 16:06:31
19 Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

19 Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

Sometimes cooking dinner at home can seem like such a unicorn. We aspire, plan, and fully intend to do it, but can never quite make it happen. After working late, running errands, and picking up the kids, the last thing you want to do is spend an...
recipes - 2018-06-22 16:05:54
BBQ Tofu Sliders

BBQ Tofu Sliders

I’ve been experimenting with tofu a lot lately because it’s an incredibly inexpensive, and now quite readily available source of protein (okay, and also because it also happens to be the #1 searched word on my website). The cool thing...
recipes - 2018-06-17 16:05:44
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