Sweet and Sour Chicken with Bok Choy

One of my favorite things about subscribing to a CSA in the spring and summer is that it forces me to get creative in the kitchen.  When my CSA box arrived last week, laden with baby bok choy, I started digging around for Chinese recipes. From that search I came up with this healthy Chinese chicken stir-fry.   The carrots and onion are cooked first, then the bok … Continue reading Sweet and Sour Chicken with Bok Choy

Seared Tuna with Kale, Sweet Potato and Farro Salad

This recipe features a super healthy pairing of fish, veggies and farro.  Farro is a hearty grain that makes a nice substitute for rice and goes great with the leafy kale and sweet potatoes.  Tuna steaks are one of my favorite ways to enjoy seafood and they’re delicious even when unadorned but made even better with a quick parsley sauce and a hearty sweet salad that complements the simplicity of the … Continue reading Seared Tuna with Kale, Sweet Potato and Farro Salad

Spinach, Asparagus and Walnut Spring Salad

This week, at one of my favorite lunch places, Parker and Otis, I overheard someone saying that one of their resolutions for 2015 was to replace the phrase “I’ve been so busy” with “my life is full at the moment.”  I like this sentiment so I’m going to borrow it from the wise stranger and instead of telling you how busy things have been with an … Continue reading Spinach, Asparagus and Walnut Spring Salad

Turkey Tenders with Cranberry Ketchup

These recipes are number four and five in my Thanksgiving series where I’m cooking thirty recipes from the November issue of Food Network Magazine and hopefully sharing some recipes you could serve your family.  You can find the original recipes for Turkey Tenders and Cranberry Ketchup here at the Food Network. These would be perfect for the day after Thanksgiving if you bought too much turkey or have … Continue reading Turkey Tenders with Cranberry Ketchup

Green Pea Pesto with Shells and Sausage

If your basil plants have quit producing or you’re like me and aren’t lucky enough to have basil plants yet, I have a pesto recipe for you that substitutes peas for basil leaves.  It is bright, delicious and would be great with grilled chicken, sausage or on its own as a vegetarian dish. Do you have any variations on the traditional basil+parmesan+pinenuts+olive oil pesto? What to buy … Continue reading Green Pea Pesto with Shells and Sausage

Chicken Caesar Salad

When we got home from the honeymoon I decided to ease back into the kitchen with a simple chicken salad recipe with one of my favorite flavors: the bright and salty Caesar.  Ready for some culinary history? The original recipe is attributed to an Italian, Caesar Cardini, who immigrated to the US and opened a restaurant.  According to his daughter, her father came up with … Continue reading Chicken Caesar Salad

Loaded Baked Potato Soup {in your Crockpot} and Advice for the Bride

Happy Friday everyone and I hope you had a good week.  This week has flown by for me  with last minute wedding planning as I get ready  to head to NC next week to get married! I’m so excited!  On one hand I can’t believe the weekend is almost here and on the other I feel like it will never come. Of course I’m obsessively checking the … Continue reading Loaded Baked Potato Soup {in your Crockpot} and Advice for the Bride

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Soup {in your Crockpot}

Joe and I spent Sunday afternoon watching the Bengals play at a new bar in Clarendon, The Bracket Room.  The Bracket Room is billed as a “female friendly” sports lounge and eatery and I’m on board; the bathrooms are clean (with TVs in the mirror!), the food is good,  and the owner, Chris Bukowski, was on one of my favorite TV shows, The Bachelor/ette.  So far … Continue reading Spicy Buffalo Chicken Soup {in your Crockpot}

Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

It has been ages since I posted a seafood dish, mostly because I haven’t found any recipes that I’ve wanted to try.  So, I was excited to find this salmon recipe with only six ingredients.  The bonus was that Martha Stewart promised it would only take 30 minutes to make.    I scaled back the proportions in my recipe below because I found that Martha’s made way … Continue reading Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

Weekend in Durham and Broccoli Corn Chowder with Bacon {in your Crockpot}

I can’t believe how fast September is flying by; it seems like it was just Labor Day.  To kick off this week (lets pretend it’s Monday) I’m sharing a creamy crockpot soup recipe that is perfect for chilly fall weather and some pictures from my weekend.  I had a productive and fun weekend with my family in Durham.  We did another round of cake tasting, … Continue reading Weekend in Durham and Broccoli Corn Chowder with Bacon {in your Crockpot}