while the babies sleep, i cook

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GINGER-TURMERIC QUINOA

GINGER-TURMERIC QUINOA

Adding turmeric to quinoa is a wonderful way to give a little color to an otherwise bland looking grain. Even if you don’t love the taste, you could add 1/8 tsp and still get some pretty color. Also, you could absolutely bump the ginger and […]

Summertime Corn (and so many other things) Salad – Peach Edition!

Summertime Corn (and so many other things) Salad – Peach Edition!

Confession: the hardest part about the last 20 minutes of church for me is that I start to dream about what I am going to whip up for lunch. I even write it down in my notes. I whipped up a new rendition of the Summertime […]

Spiced Honey Mustard (aka 3-ingredient dipping sauce)

Spiced Honey Mustard (aka 3-ingredient dipping sauce)

This is the perfect sauce for the One Pan Meal! dijon mustard (approx 3 tbs) honey (approx 1/4 c) paprika (1 tsp) That’s it! If you like it sweet, use more honey. More tangy, use more dijon.

Summertime Corn Salad

Summertime Corn Salad

After serving dinner Friday night, we had 3 ears of corn leftover. This is delicious SC corn and I didn’t want to let it go to waste. The timing could not have been more perfect, because my mother in law was in town and I […]

My Favorite Arugula Salad

My Favorite Arugula Salad

Happy Friday, everyone! Here’s the super easy salad I paired with that tortellini I posted yesterday. It’s a toss up as to which one is easier. . Whenever I go to a restaurant, if this is on the menu, I order it. There’s just something […]

SESAME CHICKEN 2.0

SESAME CHICKEN 2.0

When I made the sesame chicken pasta, I had extra of the fabulous, juicy chicken. So, here’s SESAME CHICKEN 2.0 I used the leftover sesame chicken (recipe on blog) and added it to @traderjoes cruciferous mix that I massaged in some of the extra dressing. WOW! I […]

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

ROASTED SWEET POTATOES I usually roast at least 3 at a time. If you are gonna go to all the work to do that chopping, make as well make a lot! They reheat like a dream in the oven. 1. Preheat oven to 400*(see note […]

Coconut Lime Brown Rice (in the rice steamer)

Coconut Lime Brown Rice (in the rice steamer)

Wanted to shoot you a quick recipe for the coconut lime brown rice I have been doing in my rice steamer. Gotta tell you, I used to just do water, but after adding 1 can of coconut milk, I don’t know if I will ever […]

Maple Dijon Brussels Sprouts

Maple Dijon Brussels Sprouts

Maple Dijon Brussels Sprouts YOU WILL NEED: 1 bag shaved brussels* 2 tbs coconut oil (or other roasting oil) 1 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp pepper 2 tbs maple syrup 1 tbs dijon mustard 1/3 c craisins 1/3 c toasted pecans (or other nut of […]

Roasted Broccoli (with nutritional yeast)

Roasted Broccoli (with nutritional yeast)

here is how i make the most amazing roasted broccoli. if you haven’t noticed, i think roasting is the most tasty way to do just about any vegetable. whenever we have the time, this is how i cook. i want to start by saying, if you […]