I’m a big fan of comfort food, but sometimes it’s difficult to build the complex flavors associated with these dishes in a short amount of time.
Take the fajita, for example. I absolutely love the flavor of the charred meats and veggies, packed with flavorful spices, rice, and beans. The problem is, I’m not going to make all of those components on a weeknight. No one’s got time for that.
That is, unless there’s a way to develop those satisfying flavors without the extra time. Lucky for us, there is a way! This fajita recipe outlines how you can get this Tex-Mex classic on the table in less than an hour. And the best part? It’s healthier than usual.
Every time Thanksgiving comes around I find myself thinking the same thing: “Why on earth do we only have this meal once a year?!” I’d much prefer if we ate that addictive turkey and sides combo multiple times throughout the year.
Since it’s going to take me some more time to win that battle, the next best thing is coming up with a recipe that can recreate the flavors of Thanksgiving well beyond the big day. This recipe has everything I love rolled up into one meatball. The turkey. The sweetness you get from root vegetables like sweet potatoes. The tartness from cranberries. The savoriness from sage.
And the best part? You don’t have to wait 4+ hours for this pumpkin meatball recipe to be done.
How can a dish that photographs so terribly taste so good? It’s life questions like these that I ask myself when I think about this Italian chicken recipe I made. Seriously…this is one of those dishes that, when I ate it, I said, “Hot damn, this might be one of the best dishes I’ve ever made.”
Yet…it looks so…plain. But trust me, this Italian chicken recipe is anything but plain. It’s lemony, herbaceous, and super easy to make. So if you care more about food that tastes good than looks pretty, this recipe is for you.
(And whatever, I decided this is more “rustic” than plain. 🙂 )
I’m always looking for an easy steak recipe. It’s not for meal planning purposes or inspiration. Rather, I’m reading up on cooking methods and looking for themes in how to cook the perfect steak. I do this because…confession…I haven’t always been the best at cooking steak indoors.
I used to avoid cooking steak because it always turned out more gray than caramelized brown. It’s taken a lot of practice, but I’m finally comfortable making steak on the stove. What was once an “eat-it-when-others-make-it” situation is now an “eat-whenever-the-mood-strikes” situation. And the mood struck hard a few weeks ago when I was thinking about recipes I could potentially make for Easter dinner.
Knowing I still have a rosemary plant going strong from last summer (I know, WTF, right?!), I developed this recipe. It’s super easy and flavorful, with herbaceous and sweet flavors filling up your home and palate. Read on for the recipe, tips on cooking steak, and wine pairing suggestions.
I’ve been craving one pan meals recently. Between travel, fun foodie events, and trying to fit in some exercise, I’m completely exhausted at the end of the day and want something easy for dinner.
While I was recipe testing for Valentine’s Day, I ended up playing around with chocolate and chiles. This easy one pan chicken spawned from that. It features all good-for-you goodies like orange, sweet potato, cilantro, and of course, chocolate.