10-minute pork ragu and seared gnocchi, aka magic

In general, I’m all for making things at home, from scratch, the old-fashioned way. But I also think that it isn’t a crime to half-make something. Actually, when it’s a total success, and it’s made of real ingredients, it’s something to be commended: it’s life-hacking. As Ina says, “How bad could that be?” Today, we’re talking about how to… Continue reading 10-minute pork ragu and seared gnocchi, aka magic

celebrating 5 months of MC! | revisiting jamie’s classic, not-too-buffalo wings

This simple, wonderful wing recipe was the first recipe that I ever posted on MajaCooks. Tomorrow will mark 5 months of this little site! Although that may not seem like a lot of time (especially to someone who has never had a blog), I think this is a cause for celebration. There are so many tiny, wonderful… Continue reading celebrating 5 months of MC! | revisiting jamie’s classic, not-too-buffalo wings

crunchy oven-fried chicken for dad (and legit honey mustard)

DAIRY-FREE | GLUTEN-FREE | DELICIOUS Father’s Day is this Sunday! Unfortunately, I won’t be able to be with my daddy, but luckily we got some time together last weekend at our favorite spot: the lake. My dad grew up on the water in Poland (sailing in the summers, hockey in the winters) and I grew… Continue reading crunchy oven-fried chicken for dad (and legit honey mustard)

blackened fish tacos with cabbage slaw

I have a love/hate relationship with the concept of Taco Tuesday. On one hand, a weekly day dedicated to the consumption of one of my favorite food groups (see below) is a godsend. Side note: My Favorite Food Groups: Mexican (learn about my favorite healthy Mexican dishes here) Crispy skin (duck, salmon, pork, chicken — in… Continue reading blackened fish tacos with cabbage slaw

5-ingredient spinach and feta-stuffed chicken breasts, aka family group text

My family has a very active group text. Very active. No matter the day, no matter where I am, I can tell you what my mom, dad, and sister are eating for dinner, what all of the dogs are doing, how my mom’s flowers are doing, etc. I love that we stay connected, and how much… Continue reading 5-ingredient spinach and feta-stuffed chicken breasts, aka family group text

ordering paleo at: chipotle 

Oh, ‘potle. It’s dependably tasty, quick, and basically everywhere now. Sure, the guac is extra, but they don’t cheat you on it. They cool.  When Chipotle first blew up, people thought it was THE healthy thing, no matter how you ordered. You could do no wrong at Chipotle (I mean, they don’t have fries!). As far… Continue reading ordering paleo at: chipotle 

one-pan zoodle shrimp pad thai

GLUTEN-FREE | PESCETARIAN | CAN BE DAIRY-FREE | CAN BE PALEO* What a week! I returned from a trip on Monday night, and have been go-go-go ever since. Adulting, as they say, is hard. With little sleep and a full workload, my body is desperately craving comfort food (read: carbs). But after an indulgent trip,… Continue reading one-pan zoodle shrimp pad thai