What I love about summer is the chance to eat lovely, light, fresh food, especially as I’m not a salad-person. I generally crave hearty pastas or stews or dishes that make me feel cozy on the inside. But since I started kickboxing this summer, I’ve really started craving lighter meals.
Answer: delicious Vietnamese-inspired summer rolls.
I’ve decided the best thing to do with leftover roast chicken is…. stuff it into pizza dough with bacon, onions, and some Caesar dressing and make chicken bakes! Okay, there are lots of other things you can do. But chicken bakes are easy and portable and filling. And they remind me of the absolute perfection that is Costco’s chicken bakes. (more…)
Everyone loves a baked potato, right? The perfect lazy side if you have an hour to spare. You can add anything on them and they’re perfect as a meal unto themselves. I read on Tasting Table that lots of chefs will bake off a few potatoes at the end of the night rather than pull together a full meal. The way they add flavor to it is to bake it encrusted in salt. Hmm… (more…)
There are some things that just scream fall: pumpkins, pumpkin spice ANYTHING, colorful foliage, pumpkin farms (okay, pumpkins= fall), scarecrows, warm jackets, boots(!!), brussel sprouts… yes, brussel sprouts. It is this time of year you can buy them on the stalk at Trader Joe’s and they are such a yummy side-dish on any fall table. (more…)
Oh man, the last few weeks have flown by! I could’ve sworn it’s only been a week and a half or so since perfecting the s’mores brownies (btw, make the entire graham cracker crust. Trust me.) It has been crazy getting ready for Europe, packing everything up, and helping my parents with some real estate stuff they’re dealing with. (more…)
Spring has gone by so fast! I can hardly believe summer’s just around the corner. If the only the weather got the memo… although it IS supposed to warm up later this week. I seriously rocked a maxi dress and sandals last Thursday evening only to shiver in an oversized sweater and jeans on Friday. What is going on?! (more…)