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chicken & chickpea stew

chicken & chickpea stew

chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, are an interesting little ingredient that i experimented with this week. great for you and filling, they add a nice meaty texture to a dish and stew. they also soak up flavor (but don’t have much on their own). this chicken and chickpea stew, from bon appetit, is ideal for a … Continue reading

spring chicken

spring chicken

im constantly looking for food inspiration; this recipe came from a food blogger that made veal scallopini topped with a greek salad. it caught my eye because it was beautiful and incorporated one of my favorite things: greek salad! instead of using veal, i opted for chicken. i pounded the chicken tenderloins thin and cooked … Continue reading

simple salad

simple salad

sometimes salads bore me to death. lettuce. tomato. cucumber. caesar. so many ingredients… it can be difficult to get creative. especially with a side salad. on saturday, i went out to dinner and ordered an heirloom tomato salad that made me a very happy person. it was paired with thinly sliced radishes and garnished with … Continue reading

bruschetta is for lovers (of tomatoes)

bruschetta is for lovers (of tomatoes)

it’s been a while since i made bruschetta, but it’s always a good go-to appetizer. it’s fresh, filling, and quick. as long as you don’t burn the bread. this bruschetta uses only a few ingredients, including tomatoes, feta, and basil and is perfect for a summer night as a snack or party treat! it’s super … Continue reading

summer pasta

summer pasta

i’m always looking for a new, quick pasta that takes few ingredients and little time. this one i picked up from my cousin. it takes very little time to throw together and is a healthy option. this roast tomato, pesto, and arugula pasta is perfect for a big group since the quantities can be easily … Continue reading

saucy

saucy

growing up, i was lucky enough to have a mother that made pasta sauces from scratch rather than bought in a jar. this taught me that it’s simple, tasty, and worth it to make your own sauces. from spaghetti bolognese to pasta carbonara. i also like to think it’s a heck of of a lot … Continue reading

the little things

the little things

when it comes to eating healthier, i try to make it as interesting as possible. steamed veggies just wont cut it for me! eggplant is a great vegetable that i think is underutilized. i found  this recipe on another blog, Wishful Chef . it seemed like a good appetizer, snack, or side dish. it was … Continue reading

greek revival

greek revival

with summer at our door, we have so much to look forward to: beach vacations, lazy pool days, sandals. one thing we also have come to expect is sweltering heat. one way to beat the heat is a fresh, light, healthy salad. my family’s signature, go-to salad is none other than the traditional greek salad … Continue reading

and a happy new year

back in action. back to work (on the blog… not in the real world unfortunately). i’ve been MIA recently being the holiday season. away for christmas. away for new years. now back at home & beginning the job search. not only am i stuck in atlanta without a job, the snow storm of the century … Continue reading