Strawberry Banana Oatmeal

You’ve probably noticed that oatmeal is one of my favorite things – so easy to prepare, minimal ingredients required and infinite flavor combinations. This week strawberries were on sale, so (after buying 4 cartons!) I was determined to come up with something more exciting than just slicing strawberries into plain oatmeal and calling it a…

Wasabi Soy Ginger Tuna Steaks

This recipe was one of those that I have been thinking about making for awhile, but put it off for some reason! One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago was this place called Roy’s – it’s a chain (first location in Hawaii, I believe) – it has some of the best seafood I had while…

Black Bean Brownie Bites

I was so excited after making my Chocolate Chunk Chickpea Blondies that I HAD to try something similar with black beans. I think we’ve all heard of people making these, but none of the recipes I saw truly spoke to me – so I created my own! Let me tell you, these did not disappoint….

Pina Colada Smoothie

I wasn’t kidding about the pineapple posts – if you are sick of pineapple, don’t worry, next week it’ll be something new! The first thing that comes to mind when I think of pineapple is one of my favorite drinks – the pina colada! The first time I tasted one was in Mexico when I…

London Market-ing: Maltby

Maltby Street Market is one of my favorite ways to spend a Saturday afternoon. I think it’s getting increasingly popular – every time I go, it’s busier and busier! Don’t get me wrong, that’s great news for the vendors and the neighborhood but selfishly I wanted it to stay my little gem! It’s located right…

Caprese-Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

I was always nervous to cook with portabellas, they just seemed intimidating! I loved them at restaurants but never cooked with them myself – what was I thinking? They are so simple once you know the basic technique for “preparing” them and are so versatile! When you buy them, they normally come with the stems…

Balsamic Yogurt Chicken

I know what you are thinking, yogurt – gross! Give me a chance to explain! I’ve always heard that yogurt is a great marinade, especially for lean cuts of meat (like chicken breasts), because it keeps the meat super moist. I’ve seen it used in Indian cooking before but honestly never thought to try it…

Sunday Meal Prep – Week 4

It’s a beautiful day here in London – sunny and (relatively) warm! Perfect day to do a little cooking and then spend the rest outside with the dogs! Here’s what I made this week – I’m so excited about these recipes and think you will be too! Week 4 SMP: Breakfast – Blueberry lemon muffins…

Pineapple Coconut Oatmeal

Pineapples were on sale this week and you better believe I bought 3! Expect a few pineapple recipes coming your way soon. There’s something wonderful about eating tropical fruits during winter – puts me in a such a good mood and makes me feel like I’m on vacation! With any of my oatmeal recipes, add…

Blueberry Lemon Muffins

You have probably noticed that anything I put on the blog is going to be as healthy as I can make it without sacrificing flavor – with that said, I want to set expectations for these muffins! They are delicious, chewy, sweet and tart – but, they are not the sugary, buttery muffins you would…

Mediterranean Grain Salad

This is such an easy side dish to throw together and has great flavor! It’s wonderful with salmon or my lemon/orange chicken. I made it with pearl barley but it could easily be switched up and made with wheat berries or farro (i prefer it with a hearty grain unlike a quinoa). You could also…

How to eat more veggies…and not notice!

I’ve never been one of those people that craves veggies. Fruit is a totally different story, but veggies – not so much. We all know how good they are for us, so over the years I’ve found ways to get more greens into my diet without noticing them and now it’s almost second nature! Here…