Think your slow cooker is only good for winter staples, like soups and stews? Think again! These Slow Cooker Sriracha Mango Chicken Tacos are perfect for those hot summer days when you have zero desire to turn on a stove or oven. So go ahead and get outside, enjoy the weather, and have dinner waiting for you when you return!
It’s gettin’ hot in here, so turn off all your stoves…
That’s how the song goes, right??
But for real, we are in the heat of summer here in Ohio and cooking on the stove or in the oven is just not in the cards right now. And apparently, I’m not the only person who feels this way because this month’s Recipe Redux theme is all about beating the heat and keeping your kitchen cool during the hot summer months.
So, how exactly do keep your kitchen cool (and NOT live off of take-out)? Well, the first (and probably most obvious) option is to load up on no-cook meals. I often find myself naturally gravitating towards sandwiches, salads, and smoothies during the summer months. But, after a while the allure of no-cook meals inevitably wears off and the craving for a nice home cooked meal sets in. So, what’s a gal to do?
Two words: Slow. Cooker. (more…)
Cherry Caprese Pasta Salad is the perfect addition to your next summer BBQ! The whole recipe takes just 15 minutes from start to finish and is a great way to highlight summer’s sweet, juicy cherries. This dish also holds up well in the refrigerator, making it perfect for meal prep. Make a batch over the weekend and enjoy gourmet tasting lunches all week long!
Hi, my name’s Kara and I enjoy long, romantic walks along the
beach Farmer’s Market.
Okay, so I’ve never had a dating profile (and never will), but if I did.. I’m pretty sure that’s what my intro would say. (Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about the beach too.. but living in Ohio means that the farmer’s market makes for a weeee more feasible of a date night – or date morning)
I’ll be honest – I didn’t discover the beauty of farmer’s markets until about 5 years ago (which is a real shame seeing as I grew up about 15 minutes from one of the best public markets in the country), but you better believe I’m making up for it now!
Kyle and I have recently made it a habit to start every Saturday morning with a visit to the local farmers market. And let me tell you, I couldn’t think of a more perfect way to start the weekend. Something about slowly strolling along the sidewalks, talking with the vendors, and sampling local goodies just makes my heart happy. (more…)
Mimosa Poached Salmon Salad is a quick, yet elegant dish that is sure to impress! Serve it up at brunch (with a mimosa on the side, of course) or with fresh crusty bread for a light and refreshing summer meal.
First off, thank you to everyone who read, commented, or shared my last post on IBS. I’m not usually one for talking about my feelings, so writing such a personal blog post was definitely not an easy task. But this is a topic that I’m extremely passionate about and believe needs to be spoken about more openly, so it was worth it. I just hope you know how much all of your support means to me!
Now, back to the food…
Have you ever found yourself so distracted by the thought of a recipe that you just NEED to make it in order to ever have hopes of focusing on anything else ever again?
No? Just me? Okay.
Well anyways, that’s how this beautiful creation came to be.
Earlier this week, I was just sitting around minding my own business and working on my thesis project, when out of the blue… BAM. Mimosa Poached Salmon Salad.
This Sheet Pan Apple & Brie Stuffed Chicken is elegant enough for a special occasion, but easy enough to whip up for a no-fuss weeknight meal. Plus, it’s all cooked on one pan… meaning minimal clean-up required!
Life hacks are all the rage lately. And honestly, there’s never been a trend I could get behind more. After all, who isn’t looking for ways to save time, money (and their sanity) in today’s crazy hectic world? (more…)
Vegetarian meatballs might sound like an oxymoron, but one bite of these Eggplant Meatballs and you’ll be hooked! These protein-packed, plant-based meatballs taste just like the real deal and are guaranteed to be a hit with vegetarians and carnivores alike.
If this recipe sounds slightly familiar to you, it’s probably because I raved about it when I posted it on Instagram back in
October SEPTEMBER (yikes, I didn’t realize it was that long ago!). At the time, I promised that I would share the recipe on the blog in the next few weeks and, well, I think you know where this is going… (more…)