Perfect Pesto

It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend, so I’m sharing one of my favorite green recipes with you before Matt and I pack our bags and escape to the beach for the next week 🙂 Pesto is one of Matt’s favorite foods- growing up, his mom made it for him with the basil and parsley they grew…

Sweet & Spicy Chicken Drumsticks (Paleo)

Due to my type-A tendencies, I’ll usually wait until I have the exact photos I want before posting a recipe. However, 3 weeks ago, Matt and I became the annoying dog parents who spend every waking moment talking about (and to) our BFF Blue. Who has time for perfect pictures of chicken legs when you…

Paleo Rosemary Pecan Chicken Salad

Fun fact- chicken salad is my favorite. You can use just about any fruits, vegetables, and seasonings you have in the fridge, and it’s great for meal prepping lunches at the beginning of the week. I had fresh rosemary and some leftover smoked chicken breast in the fridge the other day, and threw this new…

Shepherd’s Pie

In the spirit of the impending snow storm that is about to hit the Midwest and Northeast parts of the country this weekend, I thought it would be fitting to share another one of my comforting dinner go-to’s. My Paleo spin on a comfort food classic is sure to keep you feeling warm and happy…

Our Favorite Chili

We’ve had a couple weeks of unseasonably warm weather here in Chicago, but just today, flurries and terrible wind chills are back reminding us that it’s definitely still Winter. It’s days like today where I feel an especially strong obligation to provide you with comforting recipes like our favorite chili. This recipe is special to…

Orange, Fennel & Arugula Salad with Honey Dijon Salmon

Hello and Happy 2019! I hope your year is off to a great start. I spent the past few weeks totally engrossed in new cook books (thanks Mom, Pam, and Janice!) thinking a lot about what I’d like my relationship with food to look like this year, and how to translate that into blog posts/recipes…

Pork Posole (GF & Dairy-Free)

Lately, I’ve been receiving complaints from my roommate (husband) that we don’t eat enough Mexican food. This isn’t true, but I humored him because I’m nice, and thumbing through my new copy of  Ina Garten’s latest cookbook Cook Like a Pro gave me some ideas. I came across her Pork Posole recipe and it sounded…

Matty’s Slow Cooker Carnitas

I’m all about meal prep. This usually takes place on Sundays before I grocery shop, so I can methodically buy only what we need and ensure we have enough week-night meals planned. When doing so, I plan a couple slow cooker meals that you can “set and forget,” because there is nothing better than coming…

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta (Vegan & GF)

I’ve been craving mac and cheese for about 2 years now. Sad, I know. But I’ve decided that the effects cheese and milk have on my system aren’t worth the temporary satisfaction of a hot, steamy, comforting, cheesy, melty, delicious bowl of mac and cheese. That’s what I keep telling myself, anyways. However, I recently…

Vegan Sun Dried Tomato Risotto with Roasted Vegetables

Ever since I finally caved and bought a sturdy dutch oven last month, I have found myself looking for any and every excuse to make one pot meals. Matt’s parents had us over for lunch on Sunday and I decided to experiment with a vegan risotto. The finished product was vibrant and comforting, but still…