All in meals

Creamy Coconut Shrimp Florentine

My weekday meals are usually a) whatever I can throw in my crockpot, or b) some sort of veggie + some quinoa or rice. Not as exciting and elaborate as you may think. On the weekends is when I do most of my cooking and experimenting in the kitchen.

Almond Butter Banana Pancakes

Ah pancakes. A forgotten art form. I was visiting my family recently and my sister made pancakes for my nephew. I don’t think I’ve had pancakes in a solid five years, and I forgot how good they are!

I’ve been experimenting with some healthy pancake recipes that omit the white flour and butter. After some trial and error, I finally made some awesome healthy pancakes of my own!

Pine Nut Caprese Salad

Summer is here. Which means it’s socially acceptable to eat thick pieces of cheese and call it a salad. I mean who doesn’t love a good caprese salad!? What sets this recipe apart from your standard caprese is the pine nuts and sweet balsamic glaze. I brought this to bookclub recently and it was gone within ten minutes. Which just so happens to be the time it takes to make!

Parchment Pesto Cod

I was watching the Food Network the other day (this is my life now), and queen Ina Garten was doing a parchment paper fish that looked…amazing. Like all things she makes. I loved the idea of a healthy, easy recipe that has virtually no cleanup! I’ve made parchment recipes before and have loved the tender, fall apart results.

Creamy Tomato Feta Zoodles with Shrimp

Ah zoodles… one of the most popular food trends from the last few years. For those of you unfamiliar with zoodles, they are spiralized zucchini that serve as a low carb replacement for noodles. Zoodles are a great weeknight recipe base. You can really get creative with them. Think of your favorite pasta recipes and simply replace the pasta with zucchini noodles.

Herb Crusted Salmon

Over the weekend I was at my local market and they had an herb crusted salmon in the deli section. I immediately had flashbacks of when my mom used to make Ina Garten’s Roasted Salmon with Herbs. It was a family favorite every time. I created my own rendition of this recipe because while I love salmon, it can get a bit bland, and the herbs really enrich the filet.

Creamy Chipotle Jackfruit Tacos

Jackfruit has become very popular in the vegan/vegetarian world as a natural meat substitute. The ‘meat’ from this fruit is very similar texture to that of a pulled pork or chicken. So, it’s easy to use in pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, salads, tacos…you name it.

Shakshuka

I used to not be much of a breakfast person, but these days I look forward to basically ever meal so… this is 27. As a vegetarian, I eat a lot of eggs as a protein source. I love making a good scramble, over easy egg sandwich, quiche (checkout my quiche recipe), you name it.

Crockpot Tortellini Soup

With the weather getting colder and colder, I have been craving basically anything hearty. I hosted a game night last weekend, and wanted to make something easy, warm, and filling. I saw a tortellini soup recipe that looked delicious, and I decided to make my own, but in a crockpot for maximum ease. It was an absolute hit!

Crockpot Red Potato Corn Chowder

Winter is coming… JK it’s already here. Is it just me or did we go from fall to full blown winter within the past week? With the cold weather, it’s officially time to breakout the crockpot.

I am low key obsessed with my crockpot year round, but especially during the winter. I love tossing everything in there before work and coming home to a nice warm meal (and plenty of leftovers).

Quinoa Enchilada Bake

I’m a biiiigg fan of enchiladas. But then again, who isn’t? I’m also a big fan of easy, one pot meals that yield oodles of leftovers. Again, who isn’t?

This quinoa enchilada bake is a lightened up version of classic vegetarian enchiladas. Replacing the tortillas with quinoa, and way less cheese than traditional enchiladas.

Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups

My all time favorite cuisine to cook/eat? Italian food. Hands down. My heritage is predominantly Maltese, so I grew around a lot of Italian influenced food. That being said, I typically steer away from cooking Italian because it’s so carb heavy. Shame…

30 Minute Veggie Stir-Fry

I’m always looking for recipes that take On my most recent trip to Costco I purchased a wok (even though I went there for paper towels)… Anyway, I have been searching for a recipe to make in my wok, but honestly I don’t typically cook Asian cuisine, so I stepped a bit outside of my comfort zone…

Creamy White Bean Garlic Spaghetti Squash

Last week I was walking home from work and the noticed the air was crisp and the leaves were turning. I had the sudden urge to make something quintessential to fall and comforting for dinner. When I got to the store spaghetti squash immediately caught my eye…

Spicy Vegetarian Chili

Fall is upon us, which means it's time to a) pretend to like football, b) bust out the pumpkin spice, and c) make some dang chili. I love making chili because there are so many different variations of the classic recipe. You can feed a hefty amount of people with just one pot of chili, or have your meals prepped for the week…

Heirloom Tomato and Kale Galette

Last week I had the sudden urge to make a ton of homemade pie dough to have in my freezer for future baking endeavors. Yes, these are my Friday nights now. However, I have a mixed relationship with homemade dough. I once spent 3+ hours trying to perfect a pie crust that just would not roll out without falling apart…

Red Curry Mussels

Mussels are one of my favorite things to order when I see them on a menu. They are so light and flavorful. However, my favorite part about mussels? The broth. There is nothing like dunking some bread into a delicious broth…

Pan Seared Scallops with Orzo and Pea Purée

Want to know the great thing about scallops (besides being absolutely delicious)? They are super easy (and quick) to make, and are an absolute crowd pleaser meal. Scallops are naturally sweet, so they are best paired with a simple sauce. These scallops are pan seared in a flavorful butter sage sauce…

Brown Rice Sushi

If I could eat one meal for the rest of my life, it would be sushi. Ever since I was a little girl, I have LOVED sushi. My parents literally used to pack my seaweed in my lunch box... now it makes sense why was I never invited to play post lunch...