Creamy Mushroom Spinach Risotto

Creamy Mushroom Spinach Risotto

Have you ever had one of those dishes that just tastes rich and creamy but doesn’t have a drop of cream or dairy in it? Risotto is just one of those dishes. Risotto is a rice dish that is made with a short grain rice that has a lot of starch in it. You stir […]

Faux Pho – Quick Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup

Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup

As you know, I have a thing for international meals especially all things Asian. Now I’m not great at geography so I’m not sure if Vietnam officially qualifies as Asian but it’s over there <insert wild hand gesture> somewhere. One of the Vietnamese staples of comfort food is an amazing soup called pho. It’s pronounced […]

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Salad with Smoky Paprika Dressing

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Salad

I’m a huge believer in saving time whenever possible in the kitchen so most days I make a big salad for lunch. It’s simply a matter of picking a leafy green variety, a protein type, toss in a carb, and drizzle on a dressing. The combinations are endless so you don’t have to worry about […]

Chicken Medallions with Mushroom Sauce

Chicken Medallions with Mushroom Sauce

For some reason, I’ve been buying a lot of mushrooms lately. I like the taste of them, but also the texture since they are really meat-like in recipes. You get the illusion of meat, but using mushrooms keeps the fat and calories down. You can use them in burgers, meat loaf, and other recipes. I had […]

Hot Whole Grain Cereal

Hot Whole Grain Cereal

If your mornings are like mine, you don’t have time most weekdays to throw together breakfast. That doesn’t mean you aren’t hungry, but you just don’t have the time to spare. Lately I’ve been including breakfast ideas in my food prep plan on the weekends. In addition to grilling a bunch of meats and chopping […]