Category: Recipes



Toasted Coconut Kale, and Salmon Over Coconut Rice

Toasted Coconut and Kale Salmon
So it’s been a minute and I’m not goin’ lie y’all, having a blog is like having a second job! I’m back now and I had to share this recipe with you. Last Friday I was in the mood to make something slightly healthy but super flavorful and my never ending inspiration search ended up on Food52, one of my...
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Crab Boil

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Summer just isn’t summer without a seafood boil, am I right? The good thing is, you don’t need to have a gorgeous, sprawling back yard with a huge outdoor pot in order to have a crab boil. As I’ve said many times before, the hubby and I live in a small NYC apartment with basically a hallway for a kitchen,...
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Turkey Meatballs and Spaghetti Squash

Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash
I was craving spaghetti and meatballs but really didn’t want the guilt of stuffing my face mid-week with a bowl of pasta. So, I tried the latest thing – spaghetti squash and it was damn tasty and totally satisfied my pasta craving! So let’s get to it! Preheat the oven to 375°. Slice the spaghetti squash in half (length wise) and drizzle...
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Philly Cheese Steak

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Philly Cheesesteak is without a doubt our favorite at home Friday night cheat meal. I mean, drippy provolone cheese and marinated sirloin steak all on a buttery, toasted, crusty roll with hand-cut fries AND a cold cider….yes please! Ryan and I jokingly call this our “Dateline Meal”. We know that it’s rare that we have a free Friday to hang...
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Avocado Toast

Avaoado Toast
There are times to be fancy and times to keep it simple. This is a keep it simple moment. Avocado is one of my favorite add-ons to a lot of dishes, especially toast. This is an awesome quick and super tasty breakfast or even afternoon snack. Alright, on to the build out. I like to start by toasting Arnold’s multi-grain bread. While...
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Jerk Shrimp & Pineapple Skewers

Jerk Shrimp & Pineapple Skewers
The last couple of weeks, I’ve been dreaming of taking a vacation and sitting on a sandy beach with clear blue water. Unfortunately, that day is not today and it will be a couple of months before I can hit a sunny beach. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t bring island flavors to my tummy. Enter…the fake-me-out vacation meal. Last...
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Honey & Lime Sriracha Wings

Sriracha Honey & Lime Wings
Not to toot my own horn BUT…toot toot! There are some things I cook that make my mouth water just thinking about it AND this is one of them. This recipe came to be after the hubby and I went to a local restaurant that served a similar honey bbq marinated wing. I thought the addition of sriracha would absolutely...
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Southwestern Chicken Salad with Chipotle Lime Dressing

Southwest Chicken Salad with Chipotle Lime Dressing
Tonight I had a taste for tacos but I knew I needed a healthier alternative, so I put together a salad that gave me the same flavors without the added calories. All the salad requires is a few chops and a quick whisk. Here we go! Dice and season chicken breasts with cumin, black pepper, salt, and oregano. Place in...
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Herb Roasted Cornish Hens

Herb Roasted Cornish Hens
Are you ever in the mood for the flavor of full chicken but don’t want to commit to the cleaning process or taking on the task of cooking a full chicken? Cornish hens are the best answer to that problem. They’re not as messy or require as much attention but still pack a lot of flavor and make you think...
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Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberry Ice Cream
First and foremost, shout out to my BFF Tony C for making this ice cream party possible and buying me one of favorite birthday gifts ever…the kitchenaid ice cream attachment!! Yes, I have a tiny New York kitchen. However, I just have to make it work. There is no greater tool to me then the kitchenaid! I mean it’s literally...
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