Summer Veggie and Bacon Gnocchi with Pesto

It’s been a little while since I posted a recipe, so I wanted to share this delicious, super easy creation that Jeff and I came up with for dinner on Sunday. If you’re someone who enjoys cooking when you’re following a recipe but feel like you’re at a loss without one, I think pasta dishes are a great place to start—all you need is the pasta (or gnocchi, in this case), a few ingredients to toss in and a sauce. And before you know it, you have a light, fresh and delicious meal! Continue reading

Slow-Roasted Harissa Salmon

I recently added a new magazine to my monthly subscriptions: Bon Appétit! Admittedly, it’s because I was making an online purchase, and at the end there was an offer for a discounted subscription for a number of magazines. So now we get Bon Appétit and Outside magazine. But I was particularly excited about Bon Appétit, resolving to try at least one recipe from each issue in hopes of expanding my cooking skills and recipe repertoire. Last night was my first try; I made the Slow-Roasted Salmon from the April issue. Continue reading

Three-Step Chicken Curry

Growing up, my mom was great at cooking us healthy, balanced meals, complete with a protein, veggie and starch. Most days I try to emulate that in my cooking, though instead of putting together three separate components, I like trying to combine two or all of them into a single step. This super easy chicken curry does that deliciously, with help from one pre-made ingredient. Continue reading

Homemade Burrito Bowls

I don’t think I knew what a “burrito bowl” was before I walked into my first Chipotle nearly 10 years ago—was it even a thing before Chipotle made it one? But now, the burrito bowl is as ubiquitous as its wrapped namesake, and in recent years burrito bowls have replaced taco night in our house. This is how we make ours, though every ingredient and topping can be changed to suit your tastes and cravings! Continue reading