Sweet Potato & Farro Melt

A few days ago, Justin came home hauling over eighty pounds of pork meat from his last hunt. That means he came home with eighty pounds of Italian sausage, chorizo, bacon, bacon-wrapped tenderloins, ham, and pork chops from the local wild game processor. Filling our freezer up to the brim with meat, I knew I…

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Poblano White Bean Hummus

  Ah yes! Spring is on it’s way, goodbye February and hello March! In with the warmer days and out with the frigid air. Welcome aboard sunshine and off ya go gloomy, chilly clouds. Spring is the season for farmers markets, flourishing gardens, and of course plenty of fresh veggies. Making dips, sauces, and side…

Lemon Orzo with Almond Crusted Chicken

This is another great dish to meal prep for lunch or dinners throughout the week. This recipe makes enough for about 4-5 people and if you add a salad or something else on the side it can stretch even further. The orzo can be eaten cold or reheated, which makes it perfect for dinner-on-the-go or…

‘Spiced Apple Steel Cut Oats’

Crisp fall mornings are dreamy, especially when the kitchen smells like homemade breakfast, freshly brewed coffee, and warmed apple spice. Who says you can’t have one of these mornings during the week, even when you’re rushed out the door for work? So many of us skip out on breakfast because of the common misconception that…

Simply Brined & Roasted Chicken

If you are looking for a simple yet delicious recipe, one that leaves everybody around the table happy and healthy, this should be one of the first recipes you pull from the recipe box. It uses simple ingredients, simple prep time, and simple cooking methods for an out-of-this-world taste. Pull it out of the oven…

Asian Cashew Chicken

Asian dishes have always been a favorite for me, however I don’t normally make too many of them due to the amount of soy ingredients they call for. Although I don’t use soy sauce, I still find ways to create the unique umami flavor using different ingredients such as rich balsamic vinegar, coconut amino acids,…

Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin, & Zucchini Muffins

It is just about that time of year again when the fall baking has begun and pumpkin flavor makes its big debut. Soon enough your kitchen will begin to smell like pumpkin spice and everything nice, but all those sweet pumpkin treats might add up quicker than you think. It seems you can’t go anywhere…

‘Salmon Pasta with Cashew Pesto’

It’s pretty normal throughout life to crave a good bowl of pasta, there is just something about it that radiates comfort, warmth and might even have you muttering, “there’s no place like home.” When I crave a bowl of pasta (let’s be honest, it happens more often than I would like to admit), I crave…

Greek Chicken Kale Salad

Learn how to re-love your boring salad! Does anybody else have the problem of redundancy when making a salad at home? I seem to make the same salads over and over again, using the same ingredients, the same dressing, even in the same bowl with the same type of lettuce. No wonder I was bored…

Avocado Caprese Salad

During the summer months when it is just so hot outside, cooking near the hot oven might seem like suicide in the south. That’s why I get creative, creating side dishes and other meals that can be served chilled and don’t take too much energy putting together. We recently had a fish fry with some…