Mediterranean Dinner for 2

Mediterranean Dinner for 2

Hello Everybody!! Today has already been a very Monday, Monday. Woke up to a clogged toilet, hit every floor going down the elevator in our apartment building, traffic inched along at a glacial pace, and the meeting I had at 8:30am this morning is ACTUALLY tomorrow. I swear I have it together (do I?!) - [...]

Blistered Shishito Peppers

Blistered Shishito Peppers

When Matt and I first started dating (100 years ago) we used to LOVE going to this local restaurant in Omaha called Blue Sushi and Sake Grill. For being a Midwestern Sushi joint, they always had delicious sushi, fun sharables, and THE BEST happy hours. (Plug: Blue now has a location here in KC and [...]

Black Bean Quinoa Bowls

Black Bean Quinoa Bowls

Yesterday I spent the afternoon cooking up meals and getting ready for my short work week. I made these vegan black bean quinoa bowls and I'm obsessed! Super simple, healthy, and flavorful - what more can a girl ask for?  The avocado garnish really sends the flavor of this dish into overdrive, mixed with the [...]

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

I'll keep this short and sweet because let's be honest, you're just here for this gal durn recipe for some gal durn tacos, or enchiladas, or salsa, or Black Bean Quinoa Bowls or you know, anything that could use a little extra spice (eggs, hummus, meat, cottage cheese, etc etc etc).  This recipe uses basic [...]

Strawberry Basil Sparkler

Strawberry Basil Sparkler

Summer is the best time to use fresh fruit and herbs to your advantage. The price is right for in-season fruits and the flavors are unmatched compared to other times of the year. I dusted off the ol’ bartending skills and put together these Strawberry Basil Sparklers , guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser for [...]