my lavender blues

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Guys. This is the year! I refuse to be apart of the ‘February drop off’ and am feeling pretty optimistic about it. However…. I have a feeling I probably feel this way every year, so just really really hoping that […]

Kickin’ Shrimp Gumbo over Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice

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    This month we are in the midst of christmas prep madness, funnakkah and universal new years eve celebrations. Talk about cramming it all in. What da ell man. No wonder why end of January and pretty much all of February is severely depressing. Unless you live somewhere warm. You win. But the middle […]

Miso Braised Short Ribs with Pear

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Monday feelings in Irish terminology: I’m wrecked and could use a shoulder of whiskey in my coffee. To be honest, if I were in Ireland I’m 99 percent positive I would be tipsy the entire time being that when you actually look up “common Irish phrases” about 50 percent of them are somehow related to […]

Quick Sweet Potato, Cabbage & Sausage Stovetop Dublin Coddle

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Whew, that Kris Kringle sure knows how to dine and dash. Hot damn did this Christmas/Holiday season go by super fast (don’t worry I am fully aware that New Years Eve has still yet to pass, but since it usually involves shit hitting the fan I rather click ignore and pretend like it is just another […]

Healthy Beef Pho with Zucchini Noodles (Pho’zoodle)

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Okay. I feel like you almost knew this was coming. THE WEATHER. I promise you that when I made this dish I completely pictured it being a cooler weather, crispy leaf, post. Instead. INSTEAD it’s approaching 90 degrees here mid October and I legit am sweating right now since I refuse to turn the AC back […]

Mediterranean Flavored Short Ribs over Tagliatelle

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I’m on what feels like my tenth cup of coffee right now, and by tenth I mean second, and am pretty sure someone decided to slip a little speed into the ol’ jo this morning. Not exactly sure how to exert all of this new and completely unwelcome burst of adrenaline but thinking I should probably […]

One Pot Chicken Curry (In A Hurry)

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With it being winter & all, snot rockets are at an all time high. Ugh. I wish I could just Alex Mack into a puddle of goo. But I can’t, so instead I’m going to have avoid the grocery store for a full week, specifically the international aisle, until the dust finally settles. The worst […]

Jalapeno & Bacon Corn Chowder

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        I have a love/hate relationship when it comes to traditional “Cajun” cuisine. You would think it would be more of a love/love due to the very fact that I go weak at the knees for some good heat and well seasoned food. But there’s something, I just can’t put my finger on […]

Chumbo // Chili Gumbo (Turkey Leftovers)