Recipes

Thai Panang Curry

Going out for Thai Panang Curry is probably one of my favorite meals ever. With my seafood allergy, I usually have to be pretty careful at Thai restaurants, so I did what anyone who wants something “better than takeout,” and made my own! The nutty, red curry sauce draped over vegetables (or meat) is so spicy, so smooth, it brings…

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Crock Pot Indian Butter Chicken [Low Cal!]

One of my all-time favorite things to order in is butter chicken from an amazing Indian restaurant here in Chicago. I literally crave it and could eat the sauce like soup…it’s that good. The thing is, it’s notttt good for my waist line, so for this “Crocktober,” I made it my mission to recreate my favorite Indian dish and bring…

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Cacio e Hot Pepe

My latest recipe is a twist on the classic, ‘cacio e pepe’ and feature hot giardinera in place of the black pepper! I like to call this ‘Cacio e Giardinera,’ but let’s face it, SEO rules all as a blogger, so here we have my Cacio e Hot Pepe! If you’re not familiar with giadinera, it’s a spicy pickled italian…

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Roasted Tomato Pasta with Burrata and Basil

Some of the best tomatoes around are the MightyVine tomatoes based out of Rochelle, Illinois. In addition to no-waste eating, I do my best to eat local, and it’s unbelievably easy when the produce from my home state is delicious. I decided to whip up a quick caprese-style pasta with roasted tomato, burrata, and basil. Believe it or not, creating…

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Loaded Baked Potato Mac & Cheese

The potato. It’s the king of all foods. All of your nutrition needed in one big bulbous vegetable. Could you make it better? Perhaps with jalapeno? Or bacon? OR CHEESE? I partnered with Chateau Dumplings to produce this over the top, indulgent dish. I took my basic macaroni and cheese recipe and took it up a notch by using mini…

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Orecchiette with Hot Turkey Sausage

Oh hello, friends. It’s been a hot minute since I’ve published a post. Life is always busy around the holidays, and it can be especially hard to keep a good diet or meal prep plan around the holidays. Luckily, I have the perfect dish that is not only a cozy bowl of pasta, but is also full of lean protein…

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Award Winning Hot Sausage Beer Cheese Dip

Um, did I get that title right? Award WINNING? I literally never come in first place for anything, so to my shock, my dip that I had entered into The Tipsy Housewife (April), The Chicago Good Life (Christine), and Sassy Confetti’s (Alex) first annual Dip Party Extravaganza won! I dipped, you dipped, we all dipped into some amazing creations from…

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