I like to pretend that I'm a ramen snob, but in reality, I grew up on the super-bad-for-you packaged 99 cent packaged ramen and still love it. Last week, I was craving this ramen but wanted something a teeny bit healthier than what comes in the standard package. I looked in the refrigerator for some … Continue reading 10-Minute Vegetarian Ramen
My rice game was forever changed once I had my mother-in-law's authentic Dominican style rice. No more rice cookers or slab of butter to top off our rice for this house any more! I put this recipe together after watching her make it, and my husband will verify that it is an exact replica *praise … Continue reading Yojanni’s Dominican Style Rice
Healthy, easy, and great for lunch the next day. Modified from realhousemoms.com. Time: 30 min Type: Side or entree Ingredients: 16 oz shelled, edamame 1 1/4 cup corn 1 1/2 cup cooked quinoa 2 green onions sliced 1 red sweet bell pepper diced 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black … Continue reading Edamame Quinoa Salad
This salad is freaking fantastic. Modified slightly from Cravings. To make this vegan, eliminate the feta (I think it's just as delicious). Time: 45 minutes Type: Technically a side, but you could easily make this the entree of your meal. Sean and I often eat it with some grilled shrimp on the side and it's … Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower, Spinach, & Orzo Salad
This quesadilla and the Baked Ziti recipe are definitely the most unhealthy things I make because they are loaded with cheese; but hot damn, if they aren't delicious. Take this quesadilla, for instance. It has Leanna's Pesto AND a bunch of mozzarella (along with some spinach and tomatoes) smothered between two big flour tortillas. It's … Continue reading Spinach, Tomato, Mozzarella Quesadilla
My mom's famous bread.
This is a dish I brag about; the one I make whenever guests* are coming to dinner and I want to make something that everyone will love. Sean and I can easily eat this for a week without getting sick of the leftovers, and the addition of Leanna's Pesto will make it the best baked … Continue reading Baked Ziti with Pesto
The best damn pesto recipe around.