Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad

I don’t even remember what dish I originally set out to make with my brussels sprouts, but this is what I ended up with and am quite happy about it. So I actually don’t normally eat salads because I don’t like them unless they’re loaded with unhealthy things. I don’t particularly like iceberg lettuce (or rather,…

Honey-Lemon Chicken with Rice and Broccoli

I originally set out to make lemon chicken like you get at Chinese restaurants, but then realized that would include frying the chicken, which 1) I’m too lazy to do, and 2) violates my healthy-ish “rule” (that I often break, but didn’t want to this time). I had already defrosted the chicken from the freezer…

Strawberry Overnight Oats

Okay, I know I’m very late to the game with this one. But the first couple of times I tried overnight oats, I actually didn’t like them. I guess it was the texture? Recently I decided to try them again though because they make mornings a lot easier and do a pretty good job at…

Butterscotch Blondies

I volunteered to bring dessert to a potluck a while back, but didn’t have time to run to the store, so I needed something that I could make with whatever I had at home. These ended up crumblier and sweeter than I anticipated, but I also have a pretty low threshold for what I consider…

Banana Oat Cakes

I needed a new breakfast idea since I was getting tired of eating yogurt everyday. I like things that I can take on the go, since I’m often rushing out the door in the mornings. This is a good breakfast-on-the-go and also works well as a snack or a small dessert. It goes great with…

Spicy Sichuan Noodles

There aren’t a lot of good Chinese food restaurants near me, so I’ve taken to trying out some of my favorite dishes at home to fulfill my Chinese food cravings. Unfortunately, I have many such cravings, so I have many more recipes to try! Spicy Sichuan Noodles I prepped the ginger, garlic, and scallions first….

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Peanut butter and chocolate is my husband’s favorite dessert combination, so this is a take on that. It’s nowhere near the deliciousness of my mother-in-law’s chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting, but this is a small consolation prize until we can get our hands on that goodness again. I made a ton of these –…

Brown Butter Oatmeal Pancakes

We don’t normally make big breakfasts at home, but I wanted to make something special, but relatively healthy, for my husband because he’s been traveling a lot lately. Well, it probably would have been healthier if we hadn’t eaten so many and we hadn’t smothered it in maple syrup…but it was tasty so I don’t feel so bad…

Sous Vide Strip Steak & Corn on the Cob with Herb Butter

Every once in a while, I get a craving for steak. Okay that’s a lie, it’s more than once in a while. When my husband and I were in Argentina, we ate steak for lunch and dinner almost every day, and I was so very, very happy. I was less happy when I realized how…

Strawberry Mango Chia Popsicles

Man, it’s hot outside! Instead of eating ice cream all the time, I decided to turn to popsicles to be a little healthier. It’s pretty similar to making frozen yogurt (see my Strawberry Scones & Strawberry Frozen Yogurt recipe), just in a popsicle mold. Popsicles I don’t add additional sugar to these mixtures, so they’re not very…

Eggplant Moussaka

A couple of months ago, we ate at a Greek restaurant and I ordered the moussaka because the table next to us had gotten it and it looked amazing…and it was! We haven’t been back to that restaurant again (yet!), but ended up finding some recipes online that looked like that they might substitute well…

Chinese Rice Porridge (Congee)

I grew up on this – my mom made it almost every Sunday morning for breakfast. Congee is an Asian porridge that is often served to those who are sick because it’s easy to eat and soothing. My mom has different versions depending on what time of year it is (turkey after Thanksgiving) or how…