Category Mains

The Shrimp Taco Experiment

Apparently today is National Taco Day, and without knowing it I made tacos for breakfast and for dinner! According to my father “these are not tacos — this is just food wrapped in a taco shell.”  But, I argued that the definition of a taco is broad. Plus, these do have guacamole, cajun seasoned shrimps, […]

Roasted Rosemary Pork Tenderloin

This weekend was the Jimmy Fund Walk, in which participants walk any distance along the Boston marathon route, from a 5k to a full marathon, in support of Dana Farber Cancer Institute.  This was the second year that my father and aunt walked in honor of my mother and in support of the hospital that […]

Baked Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Curried Veggies

Fall is upon us and I am feeling the flavors! Driving home from work this evening I had a craving for sweet potatoes.  I haven’t posted ANY recipes using this vegetable and I think it’s time for that to change. [Sidenote: I have posted 113 recipes in my almost 2 years of the blog and […]

Mom’s Steak Tips

With only three ingredients – soy sauce, bourbon, and oil, this is the only way I remember my mom ever making steak tips. My mother never drank, but she was always sure to have a bottle of bourbon tucked away for this recipe.  It was one of those ‘special treat’ dinners that we only had […]

Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl Lunches

September is here! Back to school, back to making weekly lunches on Sunday, back to finding a routine that is intentional and fulfilling.   As this summer comes to a close it is striking to step back and reflect on all of change that occurred in only a few months. It has felt as though […]

Asian Style Pulled Pork with Quick Pickles

Friends! I have made my first pickles.  Huge shout out to Laura at Feast Wisely and Twice as Tasty for their wisdom and for nudging me not to give up – these pickles were quick, easy, and a delightful addition to this sandwich. And, they were made from the first ever cucumber I grew in […]

Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage & Roasted Brussels Sprouts

After our orientation to Italy in Chianti we hopped into our rental car and drove north to the Mediterranean coastline for a three night stay in Cinque Terre. The three hour drive highlighted the range of geography across Italy as we drove through farms, saw white capped mountains in the distance, and eventually arrived at […]

Cacio e Pepe

When your cousin marries a man whose family owns a stunning vineyard in Tuscany you drop everything and get yourself there!  Prior to this last month I had traveled to several beautiful parts of our globe but I had yet to visit a country from my family’s heritage.  I have climbed the steps of the […]

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Tonight we had a salmon feast to round out a week of celebrations!  While we chose to make this week of school vacation a ‘staycation’ it ended up to be filled with day after day of reasons to raise a glass.  Here are just some of the highlights. On Easter Sunday last weekend we spent […]

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Tuesday night, two hungry bellies, and no food plan!  This 15 minute dinner came to the rescue and surprised both of us with its simplicity, versatility, and flavor. I went hungry-shopping last weekend at Trader Joe’s and found many new treats in my cart from simmer sauces to naan to pre-riced cauliflower.  The process of […]