Seriously Simple Tomato Basil Pasta

In a rush? Try out this recipe for a quick and easy pasta with tomato basil! I’ve always had a thing for simple foods. I’m talking about basic ingredients with clean, bold flavors which could stand on their own, but work even more deliciously when used to enhance each other. Sure, I appreciate the complexity of a slow-roasted…

Simple Teriyaki Chicken Drummies

Why are people afraid of bones? At least, I assume that’s why so many recipes call for boneless wings and boneless thighs. Stop being scared of bones. Bones are necessary. For flavor. And life. I love chicken drummies (drumsticks, for the uninitiated) for many reasons. They’re easy to cook. They’re cheap. They’re forgiving. You can…

Quick, Easy, Fresh and Healthy Veggie Pasta

This is a quick, easy and versatile meal that can be thrown together in short order. Born of leftovers, unused ingredients, and last-minute planning, this dish proves that the blank space following the “what’s for dinner” question need not be filled by frozen pizza or *gag* takeout. Take a few minutes, collect your thoughts, gather together…

Simple Taco Seasoning

You may have noticed that I love tacos. I’ve spent many a night coming up with new means by which to effectively pack tortillas with various meats and toppings, all in the name of easily deliverable deliciousness. Though I have quite a few favorites, including carne asada, grilled fish tacos, and yogurt marinated chicken, there…

My Simple Chicken Fajita Recipe

This simple, spicy chicken fajita dish was an on-the-fly, “what’s in the fridge” type of creation. It took about 25 minutes to whip this up using basic ingredients that I just happened to have in the house. Use organic ingredients for a healthier, tastier meal. This is a good one to keep in your back pocket for…

Super Easy Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken

Super easy slow cooker spicy chicken. The title doesn’t lie. I can’t emphasize enough how A) simple, and B) delicious, this recipe turned out to be. It also happens to be healthy, and if you – like us –  are only cooking for two, it yields a delicious dinner and nearly a week worth of…

Easy Grilled Fish Tacos

Want a crowd-pleasing, easy to make recipe with no frills and layers of scrumptious flavor? Look no further than this hastily-assembled little gem. Thrown together on one of my early (and frequently occurring) “what’s in the fridge?” nights, this has become a mainstay in our household. Whip it up, crack a cold one, sit back,…

Brian’s Awesome Roasted Chicken and Root Vegetables

  In this wonderful season of cozy blankets, daylight saving, and blazing fireplaces, cooks like you and I are called upon to create foods to match. In my opinion, nothing says “fall” quite like a simple, hearty roast chicken. This dish takes a little time (about 20 minutes to prep and 90 to cook), but it’s…

Super Easy Slow-cooker Pulled Chicken

As the school year gets rolling, and my teacher-brain is finally forced to lurch back into action, the marginally creative culinary lobe of my noggin tends to take a backseat for a while. In an effort to stem the eventual onslaught of dull midweek meals involving bottled pasta sauces and packets of taco seasoning, I’ve been trying to come…

Simple Smoked Salmon Spread

It’s a Northwest heatwave folks! Peel off your shirts (leave the jeans on though, please), take the socks out of your sandals, and buy Lowes out of their stock of portable air conditioners. That’s right, it’s finally hit the mid 80’s here in the Seattle area. Now, you might say, “The mid 80’s? That’s not hot!” …

Chipotle Flank Steak Tacos

There’s no random story here, just a tasty recipe for some spicy flank steak tacos. This could be good recipe for Cinco de Mayo – you might want to bookmark this one for next week. Flank Steak Marinade: Juice of 5 limes ¼ cup agave ¼ cup olive oil 2 cloves garlic 1 chipotle pepper in…

One-Pot Meal: Spicy Rice and Beans with Pulled Chicken

This is a crazy easy one-pot meal that you can make after work and have it ready in time for dinner. It’s also a difficult meal to ruin, as the main ingredients spend most of their time cooking in stock, which allows the flavors to combine and deepen. This recipe also makes A LOT of…

Korean Pulled Chicken Tacos

I don’t always enjoy sharing food, especially when I’m intending to eat it. I’m the person who tries to stab you with my fork when you attempt to sneak fries off my plate. Those are my fucking fries. If you want fries, get your own. Jackal. But yesterday, as I was assembling my third of…

Simple, Sugar-crusted Salmon Tacos

Here’s the situation: It’s Wednesday afternoon, and I’ve arrived home with the intention of thawing and preparing a container of homemade soup for dinner. As I reach behind a half-empty bag of frozen sweet potato fries for the solid mass of vegetables and broth tucked in the back, I realize that this will be the fourth…

Meatless Monday Meal: Super Fresh Veggie Soup

Whew – after a deliciously sugary, fatty and red meat-filled Christmas break, the wife and I decided that it’s time to cut back. After all, the season of over-indulgence is no longer upon us. But how to cut back? Should I cut out red meat entirely? Should I go completely plant-based? Should I stop drinking…