Recipes

Red Skin Potato French Fries and Whole30 Thoughts {second half} - If you missed it, I have been doing Whole30 the past several weeks. Revisit my first update for all the details and what we ate the first half. We finished last Tuesday, and are now navigating reintroduction vs. binge eating what we missed the past month (insert eye roll emoji). I am really interested in…
Homemade Ketchup and Whole30 Thoughts {halfway} - Monday marked the halfway point of our Whole30 journey. I wanted to capture my thoughts and how my body has been feeling the first 15 days AND share a recipe for homemade (whole30 compliant) ketchup. If you know nothing about Whole30, check out this article to learn more. The short version is that it takes…
Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri - I am a big fan of food prepping and flank steak is one of those easy things to make a marinade, throw it together in a plastic bag, add the meat and put in the freezer to be pulled out and cooked when “there is nothing to eat”. The combination of this flank steak marinade…
Browned Butter Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies - Mmmhmm, there is a LOT going on in this cookie. These cookies are a pleasant deviation from the classic chocolate chip with a hint of browned butter and topped with the perfect amount of flaky sea salt. These cookies are slightly more labor intensive than other recipes but it is so worth it. I like…
Savory Caramel Chicken Wings - When we go to Costco our staples include dog food, coffee, toilet paper, and chicken wings. We always have chicken wings in the freezer because they are so easy for an effortless dinner, or for impromptu get-togethers with friends. David got a gas grill for his 30th birthday (I will miss you charcoal flavor, but…
Tomato and Mozzarella Salad with Purple Basil - I was at Trader Joes this week and had both tomatoes and mozzarella in my cart and the cashier looked at those items and said, “this is how I know it’s summer”. So true! Garden tomatoes and fresh mozzarella, with basil, is one of my favorite things to eat in the summer. A friend gave…
Mango Mint Smoothie - Over Memorial day weekend I picked up a friend to carpool to our annual girls weekend on Lake Huron and she got in the car with the prettiest yellow frozen drink. She shared with me her recipe, frozen mangos, citrus, and fresh mint – that was it! Ever since I have been making it on…
Charred Bean and Pea Salad - Ahhh the start of summer produce. While June is still a little early for majority of Michigan produce, I was able to make it to Eastern Market on Saturday and found some early harvest. This bean salad makes a perfect side dish for any summer get together and can be served hot or can be…
Butter Chicken - Growing up, we did not eat Indian food, perhaps because there were no authentic Indian food restaurants in our small town, or more likely, because my mom is not a fan of curry. I, however, am a big fan of all flavorful foods, including Indian food. This recipe is a take on butter chicken, made…
Classic Carrot Cake - Out of all the sweets, cakes generally fall very near the bottom of my list. This carrot cake, on the other hand, is a unicorn among cakes. The cake stays moist from the carrots and pineapple, has the perfect amount of spice, and is topped with a classic cream cheese frosting. This is a recipe…