No-Sugar-Added Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Muffins

A few nights ago I came home from a really long day at work but still wanted to cook or bake. I madeĀ onion smothered chicken and a batch of my ever favorite chocolate chip banana nut muffins. The chicken was fantastic. The muffins were a bit of a crapshoot. This is a testament to how […]

Onion Smothered Chicken w/ White Wine Braised Baby Bok Choy

Earlier today, one of my Twitter buds tweeted a photo of his caramelized onion steak. It really put me in the mood for something smothered in sweet, slow cooked onions. I decided on chicken since I didn’t have any steak; originally, I planned to use broccolini (baby broccoli) for this recipe but they were out, […]

No Milk for Me: Calcium-Intake Tips for Dairy Free Diets

I’ve been almost completely dairy free for about sixth months now (I developed lactose intolerance 3 years ago, but used to be able to eat cottage cheese, yogurt and cheese; sadly, a little lactose-free milk for my cereal is about all I can handle now). When I went dairy-free, I was worried about getting enough […]

Snap Pea & Blood Orange Salad w/ Balsamic Vinaigrette

I had a leftover bag of snap peas that I wanted to use in a salad, but frankly my fridge revealed very few other vegetables (I was going grocery shopping later that evening). One of my twitter friends had suggested a while back that blood orange and balsamic are great flavors together, so I decided […]

One Pot Wonder: Dutch Oven Chicken & Rice

One-pot dishes are the best. You throw in a whole bunch of ingredients for a complete meal, and you only have to wash one pot (fine, maybe a spoon, knife and cutting board too)! Pretty much any combination of vegetables, grain/legumes and protein can work so feel free to be adventurous! If you don’t have […]

Recipe Remix: Smoked Paprika & Mustard Seed Chicken (Dutch Oven Braised)

I have become a huge fan of mustard seeds. Not only do they add great flavor to a dish, but they also lend a nice crunchy texture, but they soften with cooking so they aren’t too hard. For now I’m just using yellow mustard seeds which are pretty mild, but when those are done I […]