Quick Weeknight Meal: Tomato & Feta Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Quick Weeknight Meal: Tomato & Feta Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Raise your hand if you know those nights when you walk in the door after a long day and instantly regret not picking up food on the way home. Spoiler alert: my hand is up.

Here’s an easy weeknight meal with only THREE ingredients (well, 5, if you count s&p) that still packs a whole lotta flavor. I think the key is using fire roasted tomatoes with green chiles which you can pick up at your local Trader Joes.

I served these with a giant salad but it’d be delicious with roasted veggies and some brown rice. Enjoy!

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1 Pan Meal: Easiest Zucchini Skillet

1 Pan Meal: Easiest Zucchini Skillet

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.

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Hearty Kale, Coconut and Farro Bowl

Hearty Kale, Coconut and Farro Bowl

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!

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Grilled Veggie Tofu Stack

Grilled Veggie Tofu Stack

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!

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Sausage, Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Portabellos

Sausage, Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Portabellos

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.

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Ina Garten’s Baked Lemon Chicken

Ina Garten’s Baked Lemon Chicken

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.

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Spicy Kale “Lasagna”

Spicy Kale “Lasagna”

I can’t ignore the elephant in the room. It’s been nearly a month since I’ve posted. Blogging took a back seat to a particularly crazy February, but here I am – back and ready to get you into the kitchen!

Last month I was helping out a certain someone by cooking dinners that fit on phase 1 of the South Beach Diet. I naturally turned to the always-reliable Kalyn’s Kitchen for inspiration. In comes…Spicy Kale “Lasagna!” I’m not going to lead you on any longer. This isn’t your traditional take on the classic dish. Noodles are swapped out for layers of kale – one of the most nutritious (and trendiest) veggies in town.
Does this taste exactly like a gooey, noodle-y lasagna? Nope. But, we thought it was really good for a healthy and low-carb meal. Don’t skimp on getting the hot italian sausage – it makes the dish!

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Make This Now:  Game Day Taco Chili

Make This Now: Game Day Taco Chili

It’s almost time for the SUPER BOWL!!!!!!!!!!

Did I fool you? Did you think I was excited for the game? Truth be told, I don’t care about the NFL. However, I do love me a good Super Bowl party…especially when I’m hosting and especially when I win the squares pool. Yes, we’ll order pizza and wings, but I’ve been thinking of a few delicious things I can whip up to supplement the take-out.

A perfect excuse to make this chili again! Here is another “throw it in the crockpot and you’re done” recipe that is quickly becoming part of our dinner rotation. Not only is it super-amazing-crazy-delicious, but it’s also loaded with fiber from the beans. Make this now!

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Shrimp With Roasted Tomatoes & Feta

Shrimp With Roasted Tomatoes & Feta

I love three day weekends. I don’t love being sick. But, if I’m going to be sick I’d much rather have the Golden Globes to watch and an extra day to to bum out on the couch.

My goal is to post at least one new recipe a week for you guys, and so far I’m 2 for 2 in the new year. This dinner was super tasty and easy to throw together after work. The recipe said to serve with bread, which I didn’t have on hand, but I highly recommend that you do. There is a lot of insanely yummy sauce that you’ll want to mop up with crusty, carby goodness. Next time I think I’ll throw this entire dish over some whole wheat pasta (thanks for the idea, MG).

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Coco-nutty Turkey and Sweet Potato Stew

Coco-nutty Turkey and Sweet Potato Stew

Oops! I apologize for the three week hiatus. Sorry, readers (Mom and Viv)! The holidays happened which means I was eating out a lot and not really grocery shopping. I can assure you that I’m back in the swing of things with a fresh trip to the market and a new “WANT TO MAKE!” Pinterest board. Oh, and how could I forget my brand new CrockPot?! How did I not snatch up one of these magical contraptions sooner?


Come to mama…

I’ve been eyeing Kalyn’s Sweet & Spicy Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Stew with Coconut Milk stew and knew it had to be my first meal in the Crock. This dish is boyfriend-approved and probably one of the Top 5 best things to ever come out of our kitchen. The flavor combo of chili-garlic sauce, ginger, more garlic and a little sugar is unreal.

Not thrilled with the pic of the final product. I can assure you it tastes much better than it looks. By the time I got home from kickball I was so hungry I didn’t have the patience to style a better photo. Plus, it’s super frustrating shooting the first part of a meal in natural light and then having to finish when it’s dark out. The lighting in my apartment is a food bloggers worst nightmare. Any-who, I’ll be ready to make this again very soon and reshoot it. Now, get cooking!

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