You know what’s better than a delicious dinner? Not having to do a ton of dishes after you’re done eating. This skillet recipe can be thrown together in 30 minutes, and it does not disappoint. The ingredients are also super easy to find, so you really have no excuse not to make this asap. No joke! It happens to be vegetarian, but feel free to add in the meat of your choice, or some tofu for extra protein. You can thank me later when you’re reveling in your lack of dirty dishes.
Let’s address the elephant in the room, shall we? It has been well over a year since my last post. Maybe I don’t feel so bad since I left you with one of my absolute favorite dinners. I can only hope that you have been making it over and over again since July 2012. Yeah, Kale and Farro bowl!
So, back to where I have been for the last year. Let’s rewind back to August 9, 2012 which happens to be my birthday — and more specifically — the best birthday ever. Here begins the story of why I’ve left all (5?) of you recipe-less for 15 months. This hungry bird got engaged!
Yep, it’s true. Blogging quickly fell by the wayside as the planning process commenced. I started to feel the wedding homework pile up and made the decision to simply eat my meals (what a concept!) instead of styling, shooting and editing them. Fast forward to 1 week post-wedding, and here I am! I won’t go on and on, but it was truly magical and the best day/night/weekend of all time. One big love fest. And now I have a husband! Eee! iPhone pics will have to do until we get our professional shots back. Welcome to our lives over the last week…looking at these over and over! So here you go, and stay tuned for recipes. I promise!
OK, I know what you’re thinking. Hearty? How can kale, coconut and farro be…hearty? That sounds all organic and health foody. Well, I thought the same thing, and let me tell you – I am sitting here watching Bachelor Pad (don’t judge) completely full from dinner.
I first spotted this recipe on Joy The Baker a few months ago and it has been sitting on my Pinterest board just waiting to be made. After a weekend that included an amazing feast at Mo-Chica and a noticeable lack of Bar Method classes, I really wanted to eat something healthy tonight. This dish required stops at 2 markets since Trader Joe’s didn’t have the coconut or farro. I picked those up at a natural market near my apartment, but what surprised me is that neither store carried sriracha! Luckily a very generous friend (and neighbor) saved the day and let me borrow her bottle (thanks Aimee!).
Seriously, this dinner is so delicious that it will definitely be added to the rotation. Get cooking!
Yup, it’s been a month since I’ve blogged. Let’s not talk about it. Moving on….
I subscribe to about 8,000 deals emails. Bloomspot, Groupon, Living Social, Plum District (yes, the mom one), SniqueAway, Blackboard Eats, you name it. A while back I received a Daily Candy Deals email that included a discount on a subscription to Cooking Light. Ask me five years ago about purchasing a subscription to Cooking Light, and I would have replied that it was only for old ladies. Oh, how times have changed. This purchase ended up being a huge win. The delivery seems to rotate between Cooking Light and Everyday Food. The following recipe was insanely easy, healthy, and something I will definitely be making again soon. My only issue making this was that it took what felt like one million batches to grill everything since I’m working with a pretty small cast iron grill pan. The result was still delicious and complete with those oh so sexy grill marks. Made 4 servings, perfect for lunch the next day!
Oh sweet blog, I’m sorry for neglecting you. I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for over a month now. I’ve already made it a second time before blogging it. Yep, it’s that good.
The search for “German Chocolate Bars” occurred the weekend before Mother’s Day. I inherited a love for the chocolate + coconut + pecan trifecta from my mom so I knew how much she’d love these heavenly treats. I was right! Apparently the perfect Mother’s Day gifts are edible
Did I mention how EASY this are to make? Not only are the mom approved, but they are boyfriend AND kickball team approved. Make these now!
I discovered this recipe when Matt decided to take on the South Beach Diet. In addition to grabbing recipes from the meal plan in the book, I did some research online came across Kalyn’s Kitchen, a site that focuses on South Beach-friendly foods. To my surprise some of these recipes are REALLY good! And the bonus is that they are low in carbs.
I’ve made these stuffed portabello mushrooms a few times and they don’t disappoint. These are meant to be cooked on a BBQ, but since we don’t have one a grill pan worked just fine.
In my experience, beets are a pretty polarizing vegetable. I’ve heard a lot of “I LOVE beets” and plenty of “beets are so disgusting,” but not too many “oh yeah, I like beets, they’re cool.”
I fall into the former category; however, my admiration for this earthy root is a newfound one. I used to be kind of afraid of them…probably because I had never tried one. One bite of a perfectly roasted beet nestled between some goat cheese and arugula officially did me in. I’m still a relative newbie when it comes to beets, so I had definitely never prepared them myself. Much to my excitement, I received some delicious, fresh beets from Meyers Family Farms. There were THREE different kinds! Candy (Choggia), red and early wonder.
Roast these babies up in some foil and the skin comes right off. Slice them up and add them into a tasty salad.
Hello, new favorite dinner recipe! It’s easy, healthy, leftover-yielding and delicious. Plus, it’s 100% boyfriend-approved. In case I haven’t convinced you to make this yet, I read that Ina Garten called it her favorite recipe from Barefoot Contessa.
I accidentally bought skinless breasts when I made this for the first time. Oops. It was still super tasty but I recommend following the recipe and using skin-on.
3 days of dancing in the desert + several slices of spicy pie pizza + multiple trips to the coolhaus ice cream truck = me not feeling so hot this week. I am going to miss this though….
I’m thinking about doing a cleanse, but in the meantime it’s time to get back on the healthy track. I recently became obsessed with bringing this salad for lunch since it’s so tasty and easy to throw together. I’m not going to give you measurements here since you can just assemble to your liking. The great thing about kale is that you can add your dressing in the morning and it won’t get soggy by lunch – in fact it’s almost better that way. Trader Joe’s Hummus Dressing is my usual go-to, but last time I used a homemade peanut dressing that was super tasty. Of course I didn’t bookmark the recipe but I’m pretty sure it was something like this.