Warm Brussel Sprouts Salad with Dates & Marcona Almonds

One thing that changes for us at Thanksgiving is the veggies. We always do a classic green bean casserole, but the other veggies seem to change every year. We've done a few rounds of roasted carrots and brussel sprouts, warm leafy green pomegranate salads, etc so when I was trying to pick a green to … Continue reading Warm Brussel Sprouts Salad with Dates & Marcona Almonds

Anova Sous Vide Dairy Free Tahini Chicken Salad

We recently received an Anova Sous Vide as a delayed wedding present, and while it wasn't on our registry I was thrilled to get it because I'd been wanting one for quite some time. If you don't know much about sous vide or precision cookers, it's a method that many restaurants have used for a … Continue reading Anova Sous Vide Dairy Free Tahini Chicken Salad

Leftover Salad Lunch: How to Whip up Lunch From Scrap with a Limited Fridge

This is sort of my forte, whipping up snacks, lunches, even dinners from tidbits and let me tell you, it's a real feeling of accomplishment. A few helpful things to always have on hand are some sort of lettuce (for me it's usually spinach or chopped kale), other easily choppable veggies or roasted veggies in … Continue reading Leftover Salad Lunch: How to Whip up Lunch From Scrap with a Limited Fridge

Seared Scallops with Farmers Market Squash & Tomato Quinoa Fussili, Purple Kale Salad, and Parsley Vinaigrette

This meal was an interesting experiment and although I did end up cooking it all pretty nicely, it was a gentle reminder that I still don't really love scallops despite wishing that I did. However, if you do fancy yourself a scallop lover though I think you'll really like this meal as it was simple … Continue reading Seared Scallops with Farmers Market Squash & Tomato Quinoa Fussili, Purple Kale Salad, and Parsley Vinaigrette

Farmers Market Sunday Supper: Lemon Dijon Chicken with Grilled Yellow Squash & Rainbow Chard Summer Salad

With temps in the 90s in Chicago in late September, this meal of Lemon Dijon Chicken with Grilled Yellow Squash & Rainbow Chard Summer Salad was summer inspired despite technically being in fall. I have, sadly, had little chance to stop by farmers markets this summer so when the opportunity presented itself on a recent … Continue reading Farmers Market Sunday Supper: Lemon Dijon Chicken with Grilled Yellow Squash & Rainbow Chard Summer Salad