homemade chicken ramen

Homemade Chicken Ramen

April 8, 2015

Hey all,

This is a dish I’m particularly proud of: chicken ramen made at home. And no, not the kind that comes in the cup that you just add hot water to – I’m talking about the real deal, cooked for hours type of ramen. Except so much easier (not to mention less salty). Ready to make it yourself?

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creole chicken pasta in bowls

Creole Chicken Pasta

April 4, 2015

Hi all!

If you celebrate Easter, happy pre-Easter, as well! I don’t know about you, but I loved Easter growing up. The egg hunts, the chocolates and candies, my aunt’s traditional “find the dollar” hunt. I’ll fill you in on it later in the post. But for now, what you’ve been waiting for; my most recent recipe creation: a one pot meal of Creole chicken and pasta. Continue reading

Orzo Pasta and Meatball Soup  

April 1, 2015

Hey everyone! Can you believe it’s April already? I certainly can’t. Time’s just flying and I still haven’t made much headway in the wedding planning: no date picked, no location picked, nothing. *Sigh* Eventually we’ll get it figured out, right? Right.

So, now I can focus on something I can do something about right now. More one pot dishes – and this one in particular is super easy, with a few simple tricks like premade meatballs. Are you ready for it? It’s orzo pasta and meatball soup. Continue reading

open faced breakfast sandwiches

Healthier Open-Faced Breakfast Sandwiches

Hey everybody,

If you’re anything like me, you may really enjoy a leisurely, more indulgent breakfast on the weekends. I’m a big fan of pancakes, French toast or an omelette. One thing I’m not such a fan of: the amount of fat and calories that tend to come along with these delicacies. Eggs Benedict is great, until after you’ve scooped up the last bit of hollandaise and the food coma begins to set in.

To avoid this feeling, my fiance, Sean came up with a much better solution to the indulgent, yet still healthier breakfast we crave on the weekends: the healthier open-faced breakfast sandwich. Continue reading

high protein maple muffin

High Protein Maple Muffins

March 25, 2015

Hey friends,

As you may have already guessed by some of the posts I’ve written in the past, I’m concerned with eating healthy and exercising in addition to the occasional brownie cookie or chocolate cake mug. Recently, I began working with a personal trainer online: I’ve put on some love weight since I began dating my fiance, and now that we’re getting married (no date set yet), its extra incentive to get into the best shape of my life.

Long story short, my trainer advised me to start eating a solid mix of carbs and protein in the morning before my workout (which I’ve been doing on an empty stomach for years), but the problem is, I’m not a fan of protein shakes. I just can’t stomach a sweet chocolate or vanilla protein shake that early in the morning, so I had to come up with another easy, fast way to get some good nutrition in before lifting, and I came up with my first high protein maple muffin, and it’s awesome. Trust me on this. Continue reading

sausage and tortelloni pasta with meat sauce in bowls

Sausage Tortelloni with Meat Sauce

March 18, 2015

Hey everybody,

Have you ever noticed how many things in the kitchen you take for granted until you don’t have them? This happened to me just recently. But, like most of you who’ve experienced this, I didn’t give in, I just got a little more creative in getting around the problem and getting my sausage tortelloni with meat sauce recipe made.  Curious how? Read on.

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Chicken, artichoke and curry casserole

Chicken, Artichoke and Curry Casserole

March 11, 2015

Hey everyone!

Time to get back to normal, so to speak (or as normal as you can feel while trying to start wedding planning, it’s overwhelming, believe me). Are you ready for some new recipes after my fantastic cruise to the Caribbean? Me too.

So I’ll start you off with an old favorite of mine. It doesn’t take much time to make, it’s a one pot meal and it’s perfect to make ahead and store in the refrigerator or even freeze, plus the yellow curry adds a nice kick. It’s my chicken, artichoke and curry casserole.  Continue reading