Meal Prep Red Miso Zoodle Ramen

red miso zoodle ramen soup

I’m pretty excited to share this zoodle ramen recipe, as I honestly think it’s one of the most satisfying and best-tasting meal preps I’ve ever made. That’s right, the fresh, delicious-looking bowl of red miso broth, ramen and zoodles came from this: A jar! Yep, not only can you have this flavorful soup for lunch, […]

Chicken and Dumplings

chicken and dumplings

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  Before we get to the chicken and dumplings, let’s talk kitchen equipment. I want to share with you one of the gifts that I received at my wedding shower, one that I treasure. It wasn’t something shiny and new, right out of the box. Instead, it was […]

Paul’s Chicken & Rice

Brown rice + chicken thigh + broccoli + edamame

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  This recipe comes to the blog courtesy of Paul. You may remember that chicken and rice is one of Paul’s favorite food combinations, so when we were trying to come up with a healthy lunch that fit within his nutritional goals it was a natural choice. Paul […]

Chicken and Potato Curry

chicken crry with rice

This recipe is based on one for butter chicken (unfortunately the page was down the last time I checked, so the link may not work) that I’ve adapted slightly. The original is delicious, but this version came about on a Tuesday night before our Wednesday CSA delivery when I still needed to use up a handful […]

Anytime Gumbo (Or, How to Eat Gumbo Whenever You Feel Like It)

Sometimes you just need a bowl of gumbo. This recipe is for those times.

When I first started this blog I was mainly cooking just for myself. As a result, many of the early recipes are designed to make just one or two servings. (I still find myself in this situation now occasionally, when Paul has an obligation in the evening which is pretty common during marching band season, […]

Szechuan Stir Fry ("Chicken and Rice")

Szechuan stir fry, commonly known as "chicken and rice" in our household.

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  This stir fry is amazing and delicious and just hang with me for a few minutes here before I share the recipe. First, news: I’m engaged! Paul asked me to marry him at the Krohn Conservatory on September 29th, and after standing there with my mouth hanging […]

Skillet Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan featuring (unfried) chicken and homemade tomato sauce, all cooked in one skillet.

This recipe is my go-to chicken Parm. It’s easier, faster and healthier than the fried version and comes together super-fast in one skillet. Add a side of pasta and you’ve got a quick meal and only two dirty pots! The original recipe comes from Cooks Country TV (you can read it on their website with […]

Homemade Chicken Stock

Well, it’s certainly been a long time. I’ve missed blogging, but other things (like finishing my degree) have taken precedence. I’m happy to report that I’ve graduated with my master’s AND am gainfully employed! And–here’s the kicker–the job is actually IN my field. And I like it, and my coworkers are great and my company […]

Spaghetti Squash with Peanut Sauce

The quarter is FINALLY winding down for me. Tests are over, projects are ending, and only one paper and a few hours of grading stands between me and the end of my first year in graduate school. It’s sure been an interesting ride. All of the craziness means that my food choices have been of […]