SUMMERTIME ITALIAN PASTA SALAD
Calling ALL wine lovers! I have compiled a list of some of my favorite restaurants to drink great wine at, in the DMV. This is a longer part series, so stay tuned for the next ones! CHEERS!
As most of you know, I absolutely love cooking and creating recipes. I also work from home full-time, so I have slightly more time and flexibility to do these things as opposed to the regular office 9-5’er. That being said, most of my actual grocery shopping and cooking happens on Sundays, so really anyone can make this system work. Whether you are a meal prep beginner or a pro, this can be tailored to people of all types of work schedules- you just need to commit to it!…
Basic bitches rejoice! If my previous wine post wasn’t up your alley, this one is sure to be your new best friend for the holidays. As everyone knows, a bottle of wine is a wonderful gift for any occasion, but most people would appreciate it even more when you’re forced to hang with family during Thanksgiving. (Ha ha, kidding guys! Or am I) …
Alright guys, the holidays are creeping up and that means lots of parties and trying to impress family and friends with fun gifts, amirite? And let’s be honest, what better gift than a good booze? I have compiled a list of awesome, unique, colder-weather wines, either to drink by yourself at home, OR you can be less alcoholic-y and give it as a gift!…
This easy dinner recipe was inspired by a bottle of Rose that I received from a local Virginia winery! (Early Mountain Vineyards in Charlottesville) I LOVE pairing wine with delicious foods and this was no exception. As soon as I read through the tasting notes of the wine, I knew I had to make this dish! The pairing was perfection! I hope you guys love it!
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If you’re looking for a fun new recipe to spice up your regular dinner routine, this is it! It comes together super quickly once all of your ingredients are prepped- and it is healthy too! Perfect combo of sweet, spicy and umami- this week definitely be a staple in our house!
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This Thai Basil Chicken is so good and quick to make, I promise you will have this in your meal rotation at LEAST every other week. (We definitely do!) It only uses a handful of ingredients and comes together in under 20 minutes. Enjoy!
These Mediterranean chicken bowls will be a staple in our house this summer! They are so easy, HEALTHY, and versatile! You can change up the grains, add in some leafy greens if you wish, and use any and all the fun toppings your heart desires! This recipe was inspired by one of my favorite fast-casual restaurants, Cava Grill- they have the best lunch bowls! Marinating the chicken overnight makes it super flavorful and extremely tender- mmmmm!
I have many vices, but one of the biggest ones is wanting to eat pasta every single night. I mean, it can’t be that bad for you right? WELL- if you make your meatballs with lean, protein-packed chicken, then maybe you can?? All jokes aside, this is a super easy weeknight dinner recipe that you can whip up in no time, plus, it is perfect to reheat for leftovers. You can even omit the spaghetti if you’d like and sub in a salad, but that sounds horrible so just keep the pasta J -wow I am full of jokes today. You can totally sub half of the pasta for spiralized zucchini noodles to keep it low carb, no judgements here.
Alright y’all. This is titled Sunday Bolognese for a reason. It has many ingredients, it is labor intensive, and it takes time. BUT SO WORTH IT AT THE END. So plan accordingly!! You can make this over the weekend and it would be lovely for leftovers, just don’t make this on a Monday night after a long day of work. The aromas of the sauce cooking will make all of your neighbors knock on your door to sneak a taste, I promise J Hope you guys love this as much as I do! Pair it with a big, full bodied red, of course.
Spicy Cajun Pasta with Chicken Sausage
This recipe is where healthy food meets comfort food for a creamy-dreamy, EASY, weeknight meal! It reheats wonderfully, so you can meal prep a big batch of this and take it for work lunches as well!
This DEEELICIOUS dinner recipe was inspired by a post i saw from one of my favorite food bloggers, How Sweet Eats! She posted an Instagram story of a similar looking salad a few weeks ago but I couldn’t find the recipe anywhere (she probably just threw it together, tbh!) so i constructed this salad based off her picture alone! I added a bit more protein, so this is perfect for a light dinner or a more filling lunch! I am also using my most favorite Tessemaes Ranch, but feel free to make your own if you’d like!
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