turkish bulgur salad

VEGETARIAN | CAN BE GLUTEN-FREE* Veggie lovers, rejoice. This Turkish bulgur salad was a surprise win, created because of two factors: My pantry is officially stuffed to the max, so I wanted to use up some stuff (bulgur, roasted red peppers). We had some leftover slow-cooked lamb, so I was feeling very Mediterranean. Bulgur is… Continue reading turkish bulgur salad

10-minute taco salad, aka weeknights

GLUTEN-FREE | CAN BE VEGETARIAN* | CAN BE PALEO/WHOLE30** My approach to cooking is very different on weekdays vs. weekends. On weekends, I love taking my time, dirtying a stupid amount of pots and pans, continuously delaying dinner with my whimsy. During the week, by the time I get home from work I’m usually already a… Continue reading 10-minute taco salad, aka weeknights

asian cold noodle salad, aka using the basket ingredients

VEGETARIAN | GLUTEN-FREE | DAIRY-FREE Time from start to finish: 20-25 minutes Difficulty level: easy peasy In my kitchen, my proudest moments come when I am able to be truly resourceful: take leftovers, combine them with things in my pantry and fridge, and create something entirely new and unexpected. It makes me feel like I’m… Continue reading asian cold noodle salad, aka using the basket ingredients

2-hour meal prep: mediterranean veg-out

VEGETARIAN | GLUTEN-FREE Time from start to finish: 2 hours Difficulty level: easy peasy This Mediterranean veg-out requires a lot of dicing, slicing, and chopping. Turn on your favorite show (I’d suggest Chopped, purely for the pun) and get to work. Within 2 hours, you’ll have a quick, protein-packed breakfast; a hearty soup; a comforting… Continue reading 2-hour meal prep: mediterranean veg-out

teres major steak with cowboy butter, aka top secret stuff

PALEO | GLUTEN-FREE | CAN BE WHOLE30* Time from start to finish: about 15 minutes Difficulty level: medium The teres major (or shoulder petite tender) is the second-most tender cut of beef, after the filet mignon. It cooks in mere minutes. It’s crazy inexpensive for what you’re getting ($8.99/lb. at my Whole Foods – filet is… Continue reading teres major steak with cowboy butter, aka top secret stuff

lemony arugula salad, aka how to not eat a whole pizza

VEGETARIAN | GLUTEN-FREE | CAN BE DAIRY-FREE* Time start to finish: 7 minutes Difficulty level: easy peasy This simple lemon vinaigrette has superpowers: It can turn a pizza dinner into a somewhat healthy, fancy schmancy meal. Let me explain. It’s not often that I allow myself to order a pizza – or even buy a frozen one,… Continue reading lemony arugula salad, aka how to not eat a whole pizza

crunchy mediterranean salad

VEGETARIAN | GLUTEN-FREE | CAN BE DAIRY-FREE* | CAN BE PALEO* My love affair with toasted nuts began when my boyfriend first made me his top-secret kale and Brussels sprouts salad. The secret dressing for that secret salad is deliciously savory and lemony — but it’s the warmth and the crunch of the toasted almonds… Continue reading crunchy mediterranean salad