Tomatillo-Garlic Pulled Pork with Chimichurri Cauliflower Rice

MMMM this is one of my FAVORITE weeknight crockpot meals, it is SO easy to throw together, and it makes for fantastic leftovers! I make a batch of chimichurri on a weekly basis and throw it on eggs, potatoes, chicken, fish, pork- literally whatever your heart desires. It adds a fun zip of herby goodness to whatever you’re serving it with! In this recipe, I add it to cauliflower rice to add some flavor and spice, and you can also drizzle it on the pork when you’re ready to serve! if you aren’t familiar, cauliflower rice is a delicious low-carb alternate to regular rice. Yes, rice will always prevail, but sometimes it’s nice to sub it with a vegetable that has a similar texture! Enjoy!

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Salmon Ceviche

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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Summertime Italian Pasta Salad

I recently began a partnership with a local, female owned, culinary business called Dress It Up Dressing! They are located in Bethesda, MD and distribute to several health food grocers across the country! They make dressings/marinades from all natural ingredients, many of them cater to people of all dietary needs. They also commit to producing their dressings responsibly and sustainably, and sourcing locally if possible. Dress It Up works with local organizations such as DC Central Kitchen and DC Public Schools to provide quality products to the community.

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Lemon & Harissa Mediterranean Chicken Bowls

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!

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Italian Chicken Meatballs stuffed with Mozzarella

 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.

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Sunday Night Bolognese

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.

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Spicy chickpea, bacon and ranch salad with arugula

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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Smoky 3-Bean Turkey & Sweet Potato Chili

We’re in the home stretch of winter and this turkey chili will warm you up on the coldest night! The combo of the smoky and spicy chipotle flavors with the sweetness of the potato (with my secret ingredient) takes this chili to the next level! Feel free to adjust your spices as needed. This recipe is also perfect for a quick weeknight meal, or for your next dinner party!…

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Turkey Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles

These meatballs are a super healthy alternate to your regular beef/pork meatballs and the addition of the zucchini noodles adds a nice crunch, and not to mention a boost of vitamins and minerals. This meal is great for a dinner party, or for an easy weeknight meal! The recipe serves 6 hungry friends, but you can easily half the recipe or make it all and freeze for later! Enjoy!

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Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

As we get into the New Year, I’ve been trying to focus on making regular comfort food meals slightly healthier, and this stuffed peppers recipe is the perfect option. Not only is it super filling from the protein of the turkey and fiber of the quinoa, but it is very healthy and also perfect for making ahead! The fresh herbs mixed with all the spices gives it a nice depth of flavor too! And as you can tell from the picture, it works great for a crowd, such as a dinner party!

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Indian Lamb and Chickpea Stew with Mint and Lemon Cous Cous

Kick start the New Year by making this super healthy, filling, and delicious Indian Lamb and Chickpea stew! I LOVE the heartiness and deep flavors of Indian cuisine and have been trying to educate myself more on the signature ingredients and how to differentiate between certain dishes. I’m calling this dish a “stew” because it doesn’t really fit into any specific subcategory (such as a vindaloo or masala), but nonetheless it is very tasty!…

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Stuffed Shells with Beef, Cheese & Basil Pesto

As you all may know, I am all about the comfort food once the weather turns just the least bit chilly! This recipe was inspired from a time at the farmers market where I found the most incredible beef and garlic sausage that I used to make these shells. I only go to the farmers market once in a blue moon now that it’s so cold, so I made this recipe using regular ground beef and IMO, it’s just as good!…

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Spicy Chipotle Pulled Chicken Tostadas

If you are looking for an EASY, CROCKPOT weeknight dinner, look no further! Grab all your ingredients, throw it in the crockpot before you go to bed, and in the morning you have delicious, spicy pulled chicken that is extremely versatile! You can use it on the tostada (pictured here), chicken tacos, throw it in a burrito, make enchiladas, taco salad, the list is endless! Plus- it lasts in the fridge for several days. Cheers!

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