I’ve made this tilapia and summer squash skillet two nights in a row. I NEVER do that. I am all about new ingredients and new recipes. I’m forever stocking my pantry with obscure ingredients and testing out fancy, convoluted cooking methods. However, these past few nights, I just haven’t been in the mood for anything too cumbersome. I wanted something (a) satisfying, (b) quick, and (c) simple.
This skillet absolutely fit the bill. It’s just the thing for busy weeknights when you don’t have time to put together anything complicated, but you still want something tasty and fresh. This meal also has the advantage of being very light, with next to no fat and no added salt. Most importantly, it tastes fantastic. Read on to learn how to make this one-pan meal. Read more… →
Since making that asparagus shrimp pizza, I’ve become a little bit more comfortable using yeast in my cooking. However, I’m still not a big fan of waiting hours and hours for dough to rise. I just want the bread already!
This is the perfect focaccia recipe for impatient people like me because it’s quick, quick, quick. After just one hour of rising time, the bread is ready to bake. Plus, it doesn’t require any fancy ingredients — just plain old yeast and flour. I used italian seasoning and parmesan cheese, but as always, you should use whatever herbs and cheese you have on hand. Here’s how to put this super easy focaccia together. Read more… →
One of my favorite things about spring is the abundance of great-tasting fresh fruit. At the grocery store this week, seeing all that beautiful fruit, I might have gone *just a little bit* overboard. I got a pineapple and a cantaloupe and pears and kiwis and mangoes… Yeah, I definitely bought a lot of fruit. It all works out though, because it gave me an excuse to make this giant bowl of fruit salad.
Fruit salad is wonderfully multi-purpose — you can have it for breakfast, as a snack, or as a dessert. You can eat it on its own, or with something cold and creamy (yogurt and whipped topping are my favorites). Just chop up any fresh fruit you have on hand. The addition of frozen fruit and a squeeze of lime encourages all the fresh fruits to release their juices. Finally, a hint of honey helps to bring out the natural sweetness of the salad. Here’s the recipe. Read more… →
Baked sweet potato fries are a go-to snack for me. I always make sure I have one or two sweet potatoes on hand for nights when I’m feeling lazy or tired. Slice one up, toss it in your favorite spices, and bake. It couldn’t be easier. Plus you get all the satisfaction of eating fries without any of the guilt — sweet potatoes are loaded with nutrients that will keep you glowing and healthy. Read on to see how to make this tasty snack! Read more… →
Since having them with my family on Easter Sunday, I have been dreaming about these grilled lamb chops. So tender. So juicy. Oh so very tasty. Why do we have to save such deliciousness for Easter? I say, let’s think outside the box and treat ourselves to lamb whenever our budgets allow.
They may look fancy, but these lamb chops could not be simpler to make. They are marinated in a wonderfully aromatic rosemary and garlic mixture, and then cooked to medium on the grill. That’s it! If you can’t get lamb for some reason, just use thinly sliced pork chops instead. Serve your chops with a tangy aioli and mixed greens for a phenomenal meal. Here’s the recipe.
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