Friday, January 22, 2021

Baked Chicken with Tomatoes, Basils, and Red Chillies

The easiest oven-baked chicken recipe with loads of flavor from fresh tomatoes and basil and spicy red chile peppers!

I love this recipe because it's ridiculously easy to make with few ingredients but it doesn't skimp on flavor. The chicken is tender, the bursting tomatoes are juicy, the peppers add the perfect amount of heat, and the charring on the basil leaves adds so much dimension to the flavor. It really is a great recipe and so so easy. We paired ours with roasted potatoes and steamed broccoli.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Prado's Flatbread Copycat

Check out the Mexicali and Blanca flatbread pizzas inspired by a restaurant in San Diego.

One of my favorite things to do (if you didn't know by now) is to come up with copycat recipes of foods in restaurants or that I've seen on the internet. This particular recipe is from a restaurant in San Diego called (The) Prado. My husband spent 2019 traveling to San Diego for work and he loves it. He actually lived there when he was really young for a few years and so it's a bit nostalgic for him too. One of his favorite foods he ate (outside of all the amazing Mexican food) was the Mexicali flatbread pizza at Prado. He sent me a picture of the menu and I immediately went to the Blanca flatbread pizza with goat cheese and spinach. As I have not had these pizzas and cannot speak to how close the recipes actually are...these are just loose copycat recipes that I made on what little information was given on the menu. Both were crazy delicious.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Turkey Taco Salad + Meal Prep Instructions

This is a great and healthy taco dish that is perfect for meal prepping into 6 ready-to-go portions!

I just want to start out by saying this actually supposed to be a meal prep food. However, in 2020, there was absolutely no reason for me to meal prep. I'm going to leave the instructions on how to do this for meal prepping if that is something you are looking for. We ended up just having this for dinner and it was fantastic. I have spoken here and there about how we are making the switch to subbing turkey for red meat here and there to help with my borderline high cholesterol (hereditary - yay!).

Friday, January 15, 2021

Creamy Chicken Pasta

A quick pasta dish with chicken, asparagus, and tomatoes and a homemade creamy sauce.

I have come to really enjoy pasta recipes with grape tomatoes and then another veggie. Today's recipe has grape tomatoes with asparagus and that's one of my favorite combos because I love asparagus in pasta dishes. I also really enjoy when a pasta has its own quick sauce recipe. It really isn't too much trouble to make your own sauce and, in my opinion, it always tastes way better than a store-bought sauce (except spaghetti sauce - no one can convince me there lol).

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Greek Meatball Bowls

Meatballs with a secret ingredient served over couscous with a tomato cucumber salad and tzatziki sauce.

I feel like I'm posting a lot of foods that are Greek or Mediterranean and I cannot get enough of it. I am always craving tzatziki sauce. As long as I'm not making the boys eat tzatziki or feta, they are okay with Greek food. Well, Matthew also doesn't eat the cucumber and tomatoes either, but he's fine with the protein and the grain LOL. I only have one other couscous recipe on my blog which is crazy to me because it's from January of 2020 and it took me this long to post the next one. That likely means that we had couscous for the first time in 2018 and then we had it again in 2019 (this recipe). I cannot think of a time in 2020 that we had it and I'm definitely going to remedy that in 2021. Alright enough boring rambling, check out this awesome recipe!