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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Trader Joe's WINE GUIDE

ALRIGHT FRIENDS. The wine guide that I’ve been promising you is finally here!! I KNOW ITS ALOT, so bear with me. Traders has LOTS of good wine- so I have compiled a list of my top 40. Yes, I said 40. Use this as your handy guide when you’re stalled in the aisles, clueless as to what to get. Most of these wines are also under $20 so it is is wallet friendly! To make it easier on you, I will break down into three categories with pictures for each- white, rose and red. Let me know what you think and happy shopping! (Also, as a disclaimer- not every Traders will have every single one of these wines- they rotate through their supply very frequently. So please don’t go throwing things when you can’t find your $5 bottle of chardonnay at your local TJs. Thx)

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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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Short Rib Brunch Hash

If you are looking for a brunch dish to impress a crowd, look no further. This dish takes a bit of time and effort, but the finished product is so worth it. Plus, the shredded short ribs are wonderful for all kinds of leftovers! I originally made the short ribs for sandwiches, then got the inspo the following day (with leftovers) to make this hash. Make this for your next brunch party!

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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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In-Flight Tips & Tricks

HEYA! I’ve talked on Instagram a bit about the trip I have coming up to Thailand (and Texas) and it’s finally almost here!!! As I have been preparing I decided to write a blog post or two giving you all some insight into how I like to travel…

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