Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Creamy Cauliflower Sauce (aka Healthy Alfredo)

Ok, guys. This past weekend, I made something pretty epic. That something was Pinch of Yum's Creamy Cauliflower Sauce.

This stuff is pretty amazing.

As you probably know, I'm not the healthiest eater, as I'm a sucker for junk food and snacks, but I've been trying to make an effort to eat a little bit healthier recently.

I love all things creamy - vodka sauce, mac 'n cheese, baked potato soup, alfredo sauce.... but this recipe proves that things don't need to be filled with cream to be creamy and delicious.

With minimal ingredients, this is one of the easiest sauces to make, and is extremely versatile. So much so that Lindsay from Pinch of Yum even made an eCookbook with a number of delicious recipes incorporating this killer sauce.

Ok, enough from me....just try it already.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Rustic Lasagna

As noted in my Eggplant Lasagna recipe a little while back, I always thought lasagna was a meal that just took way too much time to prepare, but over time, I've learned otherwise.

The basic 5 layer lasagna recipe was taken from the back of the Barilla box, but I decided to get a little crazy with it an add in a layer of spinach and a layer of... ready for it? Mashed. Sweet. Potatoes. (hence the 'rustic' title)

There's just something about the lovely layer of sweet potato with the saltiness of the tomato sauce and meat. YUM.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Savory Sights: Cannoli

Canolli // Manducati's, Long Island City, NY

...perfection. capeesh?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Beef & Brown Rice Stuffed Peppers

Similar to the Stuffed Baked Apples I've made in the past, these stuffed peppers are a great dish to throw together in advance, and bake or even heat up when you're ready to eat. 

Contrary to the recipe below, I made the 'stuffing' over the weekend, then stuffed individual peppers as needed vs. all at once. The stuffing is filling enough to eat alone should you run out of peppers, not want the peppers, or just anxious to eat and not wait for the pepper to bake. 

This recipe is also super flexible, and can serve as a canvas to get creative with your stuffing... Want to add more veggies? Go for it! Want to swap out beef for turkey? DO IT! Need to add some spice to these bad boys? No one is stopping you! 

Should you mix things up, make sure you let me know so I can test them out! 


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Turkey Chili

Almost everyone that has eaten a meal with me knows that I am very sensitive to spicy food. It's not that I don't like it, I try to, but my super-taster taste buds just can't handle it. However, recently, I've been fighting the pain, to see if it helps with my tolerance.

Chili was always a meal I strayed away from since it's normally on the spicy side, although I recently tried some versions that were milder and pretty damn delicious. Filing, and moderately healthy, chili is a fantastic meal to make over the weekend, and keep in the fridge to pick on throughout the week as a leftover lunch option or for when you don't have time to throw dinner together.

I looked online to find some easy recipes, and ended up concocting my own version...


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