Creamy vegetable pasta

Creamy Pasta With Sautéed Veggies

Pasta never gets old to me. But as much as I love it, I also understand that I need to make it healthier from time to time (I’ll never cut pasta out of my diet though, because who wants to cut carbs?). I was craving some creamy pasta, but fettuccine alfredo doesn’t provide much in the way of nutrients. I thought that I could flavor … Continue reading Creamy Pasta With Sautéed Veggies

Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken

I don’t love chicken, but I do love cream cheese. Honestly, I could probably just eat cream cheese right out of the container—but I don’t (usually). However, a cream cheese mixture cooked over chicken? That’s the type of protein I can get behind. This might not be the healthiest meal on the planet, but I’ll do a few extra situps at the gym tomorrow—tonight’s dinner … Continue reading Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad in Avocado Bowls

Summertime often brings huge, unpredictable thunderstorms in the Northeast. So when the power went out today, I was immediately in search of a tasty, summery meal that I didn’t have to cook. Thankfully, I bought some pre-cooked shrimp a while back, so all I had to do was defrost them in room temperature water, and they were good to go. While I tried not to … Continue reading Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad in Avocado Bowls

Jalapeño Cheddar Mac and Cheese

The first day of summer is my favorite day of the year—because it’s officially summer. Of course, I had to kick it off with my favorite meal (mac and cheese, if you couldn’t already tell). Yes, I know turning on the oven in June isn’t the best option. But it’s hard to live off of cold foods all summer. Sandwiches and salads are great for … Continue reading Jalapeño Cheddar Mac and Cheese

Stuffed Sundried Tomato and Basil Chicken

The only time I can eat chicken is if it’s stuffed with something I like (or if it’s fried, or in the form of chicken nuggets, or whatever). For this recipe, I was originally going to make chicken stuffed with spinach and artichoke dip. But then I thought, “That’s been done so many times.” I decided to think a little more unconventionally—I created a new … Continue reading Stuffed Sundried Tomato and Basil Chicken

Spicy Southwest Pasta Salad

I feel like side salads are a staple at backyard parties. But sometimes cole slaw gets boring, and standard deli macaroni salad always tastes a little sour to me. As someone who loves spice, my first inclination is always to make a spicy salad—one that would add a kick to the backyard menu. This Southwest salad is tossed in a jalapeño dressing, which adds the … Continue reading Spicy Southwest Pasta Salad

Sweet Chili Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Growing up on the coast, seafood has always been a huge part of my diet. I’ve had a vacation home near the beach (down the shore, as we NJ natives call it) since I was young, and if I’m there, I’m digging into a crab cake sandwich or an order of oysters Rockefeller for any and all meals. Shrimp are such a versatile seafood. Grilled, … Continue reading Sweet Chili Shrimp Lettuce Wraps