In general Rich (my husband) likes the way I cook. This doesn’t mean there aren’t things he’d change, though luckily he’s smart enough to keep those thoughts to himself. He listens attentively to my excited rants on lentils and split peas, which is kind, because I know for a fact he, like a lot of men, wants more meat. I’ve upped my meat game recently so he nuanced his request – salmon please. I agree, we should be eating it weekly because it’s one of the healthiest foods, but pregnancy has thrown me way off salmon twice now and it’s fallen out of the rotation.
Gluten free AND with only 4 ingredients (5 if you count salt, which I don’t)! So my husband is giving up gluten – he has an autoimmune issue and has heard/read that omitting gluten could help. Nothing makes him happier than coming home to cookies so I needed a gluten-free swap to cheer him up during his first week of the altered diet. I’d made a version of these with almond butter years ago and they came immediately to mind; short ingredient list, super quick to put together, and as tasty as the real deal.
I bought a giant bag of wild caught salmon at Costco – I know we should be eating it weekly (at least) but when I combine the sticker shock with the fact that neither kid enjoys the taste, it rarely makes an appearance. Enter Costco! These skewers were delish and coming next week, a crispy mustard baked salmon.
I’ve heard that chocolate has an addictive quality – in fact my mom gave it up for lent and instead of hand-over-fisting it on Easter, she found a small piece was enough. I am currently in the throws of a rather manic period of chocolate eating. I figured instead of quitting, I’d just come up with a healthy chocolate-ish alternative.
On beautifully warm, breezy and fragrant spring evenings, “what’s for dinner” is literally the last thing on my mind. We all know that to eat healthy you need to spend more time in your kitchen and less time dining out, so I’m constantly on the look out for meals that not only come together quickly, but yield very little clean up. Interested in a one dish meal that tastes great but keep on you on track for bathing suit season? That’s what I thought.
Another “post-it inside the cabinet” recipe. These are simple, straightforward, and absolutely delicious.
This is not something that is routine for me. You’d think I’d grown up eating it, with all the Italian food around, but no. It’s easy, healthy, and pleasing to most people but I’ve never made it, not once. Until this time, that is. It was a first-try recipe but my husband like, freaked out about it so I figured my first go-around was successful enough to share!
I vascillated between call this hummus or pesto; I maybe should have just gone with “dip”. Technically, though, peas and chickpeas are both legumes, so this more closely resembles hummus. Regardless, besides the gorgeous verdant color it literally tastes like spring – bright and fresh as can be.