Noodle(less) Veggie Pad Thai

You won’t even miss the noods. Promise. I don’t know. You be the judge. Do you miss them in there? Ok, full disclosure. I pretty much got this recipe from the Minimalist Baker blog. I made it probably 9 zillion times, made a few tweaks, removed the tofu and this is how I like it…

Whole Roasted Chicken

Whole chickens are funny. It’s sounds so simple to cook, but they’re also kind of intimidating! At least they were for me. It took me a while before I felt like I was able to do this <sorta> well. I do this old school, in a Dutch oven. I’m sure an instant pot or a…

Moist, Tender, White Wine Braised Thick Cut Pork Chops

I did it. I actually used “moist” in a recipe title. Ewww. Ha! And it was a LONG title, but I bet you still cringed… However, recipe is definitely not something you’ll cringe at if you make it! It is one of our absolute favorite dishes and everyone in my family is excited when I…

Cabbage Pad Thai

If you hadn’t noticed, I love dishes where you can really devour the whole thing and not only not feel bad, but feel really good afterwards! Ya feel me? Anyhoo. This one took some developing, and I feel like I’ll still tinker with it here and there, but I finally felt like I got the…

Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi*

Note- you can use any white fish really. I’ve had this with haddock, halibut, tilapia and even cod! A thicker fish definitely works better because the crust is pretty flavorul and substantial. I adapted this from the 21 Day Keto Reset as well. They served it with a brown butter sauce in the book, but…

Curry Zoodle Soup

BOWLS of this soup were pretty much necessary for me to get through the countless snow days we’ve had. It’s almost as if I could just sit there and sip on this for lunch and have all the chaos and noise disappear for a second and forget about the Mountain of snow and ice chunks…

Mini Stuffed Bell Peppers

I first discovered stuffed peppers when I was doing the Whole 30 and found this blog called, “Marks Daily Apple.” I tried his recipe for stuffed peppers using cauliflower instead of rice and it was delicious. I found these cute mini colored bell peppers at the grocery store and decided I wanted to try and…

Beef N Barley Soup

Am I the only one who thinks it’s crazy that cans of soup are $2.50?! I mean relatively speaking, as a meal, this isn’t that expensive, but you can make a whole pot with a bazillion servings for around $5.00! And it tastes better. And fresher. Not tinny. With way more substance. Way less broth……

Rocco DiSpirito Inspired Meatballs!

So there I was, watching Good Morning America with my mom when this chef named Rocco DiSpirio was featured, explaining some of his favorite Italian dishes, remade in a much healthier way. Needless to say , my curiosity was piqued instantly. This version of healthy wasn’t using “light” or “reduced fat” processed foods, which was even…