8 no-cook grocery staples for desperate times

Sometimes busy, stressful weeks just creep up on us. In these times, it’s easy to get desperate and give up on health entirely. You’re tired, you’re hungry, and you don’t have the energy to cook, much less think about eating healthy. All you really want is for a pizza and a bottle of wine to be… Continue reading 8 no-cook grocery staples for desperate times

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)

buttery lunchbox chicken

PALEO | GLUTEN-FREE This post goes out to all those struggling with any of the following very serious issues: Not knowing what to do with boneless skinless chicken breast, Not having good protein options to pack in your lunchbox, Never being totally sure if the chicken you cooked is actually cooked, Never having enough buttery, delicious… Continue reading buttery lunchbox chicken

2.5 hour meal prep: bold flavors for grey days

GLUTEN-FREE | CAN BE PALEO* Time start to finish: 2.5 hours Difficulty level: easy peasy To most people, “meal prep” conjours up images of rows of identical plastic containers, filled with grilled chicken, steamed broccoli, baked sweet potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and other nutritious – albeit boring – foods: I tried that once. By about day 3,… Continue reading 2.5 hour meal prep: bold flavors for grey days

indian takeout: paleo butter chicken

GLUTEN-FREE | DAIRY-FREE | PALEO Time from start to finish: 2-3 hours (10-15 minutes of active time) Difficulty level: easy peasy For this week’s meal prep, I started with this recipe. I chopped my onions, smashed my garlic, measured out some spices, opened a can of coconut milk, plopped in some chicken breasts… and then… Continue reading indian takeout: paleo butter chicken

snow day soup: tom kha gai

PALEO | WHOLE30 | DAIRY-FREE Time from start to finish: 45 minutes Difficulty level: easy peasy I’ve lived in Nashville for almost five years now, and I swear — every time the snow falls, it’s declared a “snowpocalypse.” At this point, I’m a snowpocalypse pro. I have a whole routine: wake up, make pancakes, wear pjs… Continue reading snow day soup: tom kha gai