Spicy Sweet Potato Chicken Black Bean Chowder


I had an awful day yesterday. I have two dogs one of which isn’t in the best of health and the other of which usually is. My healthy one wasn’t eating. He hadn’t eaten much in about 60 hours by the time I got to my vet appointment. Prior to heading over to my vet…

{mostly healthy} Chicken and Rice Casserole


One weekend when I went to Costco I bought a crazy amount of vegetables: a huge bin of mixed greens, two pounds of asparagus, two pounds of Brussels sprouts and two pounds of cauliflower rice. I’m not quite sure what I was thinking. It took me several weeks and this recipe to get through it…

Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwich


I wasn’t planning on making a chicken salad sandwich today. I was, in fact, looking for a recipe for chicken salad that I could put on a salad. And that’s the exact recipe I found at a website called eatingwell.com. The more I thought about it, the more I felt the chicken salad would taste…

Factory Chopped Salad {copycat}


It’s been many years since I worked at the Cheesecake Factory but my love for their food remains. I can still picture the end of a night shift where another bartender and myself would perch in the paper room with a plateful of Factory Nachos and our favorite dessert to split, Fresh Strawberry Shortcake (extra…

Garlic Baked Brown Butter Chicken


The other day I bought about ten pounds of chicken at the grocery store. Why? Why else. Chicken was on sale. I froze most of it but used some of it to make Brown Butter Braised Chicken and Mushrooms. I had two mega-large leftover chicken breasts to use and found another recipe that involved chicken…

Brown Butter Braised Chicken and Mushrooms


Have you ever braised meat? I don’t think I have. I don’t think I’ve ever even contemplated it actually. Until the other day when I got the idea in my head that I wanted to braise chicken in browned butter. I was actually cooking a teeny tiny chicken breast in some butter over a medium…

Sriracha Roast Chicken


  My dogs are super spoiled. Last week I bought them a 21-pound turkey that I intended to roast this weekend. It was on sale for $.47 a pound so I found it impossible not to buy one. However, today when I went to the store to buy the ingredients needed to prepare the turkey,…

{crockpot} Chicken Bacon Gnocchi Soup


I flew home over Christmas break for the first time in about four or five years. I had great plans for my trip home. Lots of people to see. Lots of things to do. And most importantly, lots of food to eat. When I arrived at LAX for my flight to Chicago, I went to…

BBQ Chicken Casserole w/Sweet Potatoes {paleo}


I have this amazing recipe for paleo BBQ that I discovered a few weeks ago. You know it has to be good because I’m honestly not even a fan of BBQ sauce. Weird, right? Isn’t everyone a BBQ sauce lover? I am now that I found this tangy recipe for BBQ sauce. I would eat…

Southwest Chicken Pizza Rolls {low -carb}


I used to be a bit judgmental about people who ate low-carb. I thought they were weird. Sad. Obsessive. Crazy. Crazy because who doesn’t want to stuff themselves full of carbs??? But now that I eat mostly low carb I get it. You lose weight when you turn to a low-carb lifestyle. Your stomach feels…

Buffalo Chicken Tacos


The other day I bought the cutest little tortillas at Von’s. They are called Mission “Street Tacos.” They are tiny, flour tortillas – something you would see sold on the street. I love tortillas of any kind. Flour. Corn. Homemade. Low-carb. Even whole wheat. The only tortillas I don’t really care for are hard shell tacos….

Tex-Mex Chicken Enchiladas


Originally posted on Le Food Snob:
My mom sent me this recipe and though it’s far from traditional enchiladas, these really are amazing: rich and heavy with sauce and cheese, one enchilada will sustain you for hours. I decided we would make these for dinner tonight because Kiki saw the picture in my gallery and…

Basil Thai Chicken over {Cauliflower} Rice


The other day I was trying to get creative about sneakily adding more vegetables into my dinner so I began researching how I could do so with cauliflower. Trader Joe’s sells “riced” cauliflower that I’ve been eyeing up for a while. So I looked up recipes for fried (cauliflower) rice and the ilk and stumbled…

Healthy Baked Chicken Fingers


I have to say that after creating my superfood-spiked morning oatmeal I have begun feeling inspired to create other meals using said superfoods. One of the biggest challenges I seem to face when trying to overhaul my normal diet (of hot chocolate, cookies and cake) is that I cannot seem to get enough fiber into…

{crockpot} Shredded Chicken Stroganoff


Have you ever asked someone if they’ve ever had hamburger stroganoff and gotten a blank look? Like they had absolutely no idea what “stroganoff” is? That happened to me once and I thought it was weird. I thought everyone grew up eating stroganoff on a regular basis. My mom made this classic dish my entire…

Warm Spinach Salad with {chicken} Sausage


I was doing a pared down version of a 10-day detox for the last three days, wherein I wasn’t eating dairy, caffeine, carbohydrates, fruit, sugar or (most) bad fat. That basically leaves low-fat proteins (in controlled quantities) and veggies. Every couple of weeks I subject myself to this detox–mainly when I’m not feeling well, which is how…

Chicken Fricassee


Chicken Fricassee, better known by Julia Child as Chicken Ragout, is something between a saute and a stew. It’s a classic French comfort food dish made with simple ingredients, often made in a single pot. (This one isn’t.) ingredients. 2 to 3 lbs. frying chicken parts (I used boneless, skinless chicken) 3 1/2 T. butter…

Rosemary Lemon-Pepper Slow Cooker Whole Chicken


I made this chicken last weekend for my dog. Yep, that’s right – for my dog. Having recently been diagnosed with heart failure, I was looking for a low-sodium and tasty meal to serve him. I ground up the white meat chicken along with the shredded carrots in my food processor and he gobbled it…

Healthy Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwiches


In my head I make up awesome recipes all the time from unheard of combinations. Then I turn to the internet and realize a lot of other people had the same awesome idea way before it popped into my head. As my ex used to say, Great minds think like mine. (This is the more…