Browsing Category : chicken

Italian Sausage + Burrata Penne Pasta


This pasta comes together so quickly that it could easily be a midweek, just-got-home-from-work dinner. But it also has a ton of sunday supper potential. This sauce, sitting on the stove, going low and slow and filling the house with lots of warm basil and tomato smells. Yes…that’s the kind of Sunday I want to have. This pasta came together because…

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Strawberry Freekah Salad With Pistachio-Crusted Goat Cheese


Guys, you need to get on the freekah bandwagon. It’s delicious. I was skeptical. I mean REALLY skeptical. But it’s amazing. When it comes to salads, I need them loaded. I mean, I need every flipping bite teeming with taste and texture. We have that here. Right now. With this salad. We start with a base of freekah. Then we…

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Meal Planning | week two


For those of you joining us, this is our second week of meal planning (read the first one here). The goal of these posts is to make your mid-week planning, cooking + eating easier. Maybe a little bit healthier? It will contain a collection of my recipes + links off to others. My back went out this week (miserable) so this week’s…

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Meal Planning | week one


This is totally new for me so I’m not quite sure how I want to structure these Meal Planning posts…but I want to keep things loose and fun. To get kicked off, I’m going to share some of the stuff (read: Word docs) that I’m using to organize meals (they’re a work in progress). Feel free to download and make them…

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Mexican Tomatillo Soup


| mexican tomatillo soup | I know, I’ve been on a MAJOR sweet bender. Please forgive me. I hear from my friends that they want more quick, savory dinners, so this is for you…just in time for Cinco de Mayo. And it’s healthy. And quick. Did I say that already? It’s ticking all the boxes on the type of meal I…

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Thai Noodle Salad


Thai Noodle Salad A friend first told me about this Thai noodle salad. She had it at a local-ish restaurant. She showed me iPhone photos and a list of ingredients. You have to try it, she said. Then we went to the actual restaurant to taste the Thai noodle salad. And, yes, it was every bit as good as she said. Completely delicious, in…

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pecan-crusted goat cheese + braised chicken salad with blood orange tahini dressing


 pecan-crusted goat cheese + braised chicken salad with blood orange tahini dressing When I create salads I think a lot about taste and appearance. I want there to be lots of color, so it looks exciting. I want it to be seasonal, so that everything is as fresh and as vibrant as it will ever be. And as I bite into it, I…

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{ braised datil chicken with olives + oranges }


braised datil chicken with olives + oranges { shut up and eat } This was one of those recipes that sneaks up and just kinda happens. I had a friend over, it was around Christmas, late afternoon, and we were testing my pomegranate cocktail. I was like, could you pleasseee do me this favor and she was like FINE, I’ll come…

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{ cheddar corn chowder }


cheddar corn chowder { warning: overeating season imminent } I have been on a bit of a soup bender lately. It’s not just because cool weather is finally closing in on us and I’m no longer walking around with sweat streaming down my body and pooling in any crevasse it can find (although, please know that I am #gratefulAF for…

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{ crispy + healthy-ish chicken nuggets }


crispy + healthy-ish chicken nuggets { shut up & eat } Living in China introduced me to lots of things. Lots of Chinese things (obvi), but also lots of European things. My first Euro find was Nutella. Although it’s been in the US since the 80s, I had never, ever tasted it. I know, weird. I would stroll the markets in…

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Chicken + Veggie Chow Mein


I can’t overemphasize how dire the Chinese food situation is where we live. There are two places: one charges a stupid amount of money per dish and the other is just depressing. I sometimes dream of opening up a tiny restaurant with just a walk-up window that only sells dumplings and noodles. To go. Only to go. Maybe I’ll even call…

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baby kale + avocado + goat cheese + roasted chicken + Champagne vinaigrette salad


baby kale + avocado + goat cheese + roasted chicken + Champagne vinaigrette salad { dinner tonight } I was going to call this a Shut Up & Eat post, but, truth be told, Gavin wouldn’t touch this salad. Stella, on the other hand, would eat it like a wrestler trying to make the next weight class. However, here’s how…

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{ lemon + greens + chicken spring pasta }


lemon + greens + chicken spring pasta { shut up & eat } I was so excited for St. Patrick’s Day that I published my { corned beef + hash } at the start of the month…weeks early. It was a premature post. What can I say? I was a little excited. Now I’m suffering from blog-posting-dysfunction. I just couldn’t…

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Straight-Up Honky Kung Pao Chicken


For this kung pao chicken post, we’re going to pretend I never lived in China. What you’re about to witness is west-coast, quick, weeknight kung pao chicken. There isn’t much authentic happening here. If we were hanging in Mainland China together and we ordered kung pao chicken it would be a completely different experience. We’re talking Sichuan peppercorns that numb your tongue. It’s intoxicating.…

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{ tangy + crunchy pickled red onions }


tangy + crunchy pickled red onions { a little pick-me-up condiment } Without haste make these. They take about three seconds to throw together and you can shove them on everything. I made them for the slow cooker citrus tacos the other night and I’m in heaven. Put ‘em on a sandwich? Hell yeah. I’ve had them on salmon…just delightful. Ummm…

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