Mac and Cheese Veggie Casserole

We made mac and cheese for father’s day yesterday and there was some leftovers of that as well as extra cheesy bechamel sauce. To change it up a little bit, we chopped up some cauliflower and broccoli (which we boiled until tender), as well as celery and peppers, and mixed all that with the mac…

Aglio e Olio (Garlic and Oil Pasta)

This is a super easy pasta dish with only 6 ingredients! It’s only pasta (+ starchy pasta water), olive oil, garlic, chili flakes, parsley and parmesan cheese.  It was so easy to make but tasted so good. You really need quite a bit of garlic but when you cook it down, it gets super sweet…

Non-Traditional Chicken Salad

I’m not a fan of chicken salad with tons of mayonnaise, I much prefer vinegar or mustard based dressings. I threw so many veggies (cucumber, pepper, beets, onions, avocado) on to some lettuce, along with cooked chicken breast then topped with a super simple dressing – honey mustard, red wine vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt…

Chickpea Soft Tacos

Dinner was a little random but turned out delicious. I had a couple of my chickpea veggie burgers (Chickpea Burgers Recipe) still in the freezer so I decided to make them into a filling for soft tacos. (Side note: I have to play around with the veggie burger recipe cause every time I made them,…

Greek-ish Pasta Salad

I know I’ve posted pasta salads before, probably even similar to this one, but I’m posting this anyways. I made this for dinner the other day and it was a great accompaniment. It has whole wheat rotini, cucumber, bell pepper, olives and chickpeas. The only thing it was missing to make it truly greek was…

Chickpea Carrot Veggie Burgers (Meal Prepping)

I got these veggie burgers from costco (dr praeger’s brand) a few years ago and they were so good. They’re made with all natural ingredients and have a really nice taste. The thing is, veggie burgers are so cheap to make so I figured I didn’t have to buy those ones again. I finally took the plunge…

Rotisserie Chicken and Stirfry

After a long day of work, dinner was a rotisserie chicken from the store with a super simple stirfry The stirfry just had bean sprouts, bokchoy, celery and onion. Seasoning was only soy sauce and sriracha. Nothing fancy about this meal but it was all I could handle after a long day like today. Definitely…

Mexican Chicken Fajita Bowl

I know yesterday was grilled cheese day but I was kind of craving mexican food. I made this awesome chicken fajita bowl with sauteed peppers and onions, rice and beans and a little lettuce and tomato. I used cooked rotisserie chicken and mixed that with peppers and onions in my pan then I seasoned all that…

Chicken Curry and Aloo Gobi

I didn’t really create the recipes for these things but I wanted to share because they were delicious. The chicken curry was from onceuponachef.com. I followed exactly as the recipe said but didn’t put the yogurt or cilantro at the end. The aloo gobi was from the instant pot website. For this recipe, the only…

Asian Tofu and Cabbage Bowl

When I started making dishes with cold tofu, I was pretty much doing it because I didn’t want to cook anything. But now, I’m doing it because I really like how it tastes. So today, for my bowl, I started with some shredded cabbage and almost made an asian┬áhoisin coleslaw with it. I made a…

Stirfry with Roasted Beets

So maybe my title is a little misleading because you might think I made a stirfry with beets inside it, but the beets here were just on top of my very asian inspired stirfry. For the stirfry itself, I just sauteed some green onion and green cabbage, then added a couple cups of bean sprouts…

Instant Pot Chicken Meatballs

I got inspiration from a couple websites online – mostly for the technique – but I pretty much made up this recipe myself. So first I made the meatball mixture: ground chicken, egg white, flour, garlic, basil, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper. Once that was all mixed, I browned them in the instant pot. This…