New Orleans Red Beans and Rice

New Orleans Red Beans and Rice

Though I live in Nashville now, I am originally from New Orleans. I grew up eating the BEST food ever – we are so spoiled there! All of my family members are great cooks (some of them professional chefs). In New Orleans, you eat Red 

Greek Meatball Salads

Greek Meatball Salads

These Greek meatball salads are inspired by Cava. We really like to order delivery from Cava any time I don’t feel like cooking but we want something on the healthier side. It is a Chipotle-esque model (but Mediterranean) where you pick from a long list 

Corn Risotto and Scallops

Corn Risotto and Scallops

Fresh corn in the summer is one of my favorite vegetables. Fresh herbs on top of creamy rice is also one of my favorites. This corn risotto combines the two and it’s amazing. I paired it with seared wild scallops for the perfect summer dinner. 

Tomato Soup with Homemade Gnocchi

Tomato Soup with Homemade Gnocchi

Another pantry staple meal! I had never made homemade gnocchi and I’m amazed it’s so simple. I followed @pastasocialclub recipe on their website and ate it with this tomato soup I made up on the fly. Gnocchi is made with very minimal ingredients that you 

Pasta Puttanesca (Low-FODMAP)

Pasta Puttanesca (Low-FODMAP)

Anchovies, capers, and olives were three of my least favorite foods growing up. Therefore, pasta puttanesca was off the table. But now I LOVE them, so this dish is one of our favorites! It’s pretty easy to put together and you end up with delicious 

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

I grew up absolutely hating chicken pot pie. Peas and cooked carrots in a hot sloopy mess? No thank you, said me until 2019. Now I literally can’t get enough and I wish I could eat it every day! Here’s my onion & garlic -less 

Miso Ramen Bowls

Miso Ramen Bowls

Servings: 3-4 Miso Broth Ingredients:-8 cups water-6 tbsp red miso paste-2 sheets nori (dried seaweed)-2 scallions, sliced thin-2 carrots-2-3 pieces of bok choy Chicken (or Tofu!) Marinade Ingredients:-1 pound chicken breast or 1 block of extra firm tofu, drained and pressed-2 tbsp rice vinegar-2 tbsp 

Baked Chicken and Broccoli Mac-n-Cheese with Sourdough Breadcrumbs

Baked Chicken and Broccoli Mac-n-Cheese with Sourdough Breadcrumbs

Servings: 6-8 Mac-n-Cheese Ingredients:-16oz noodles of choice (I used gluten free brown rice rotini)-4 tbsp quality butter-1 tbsp garlic infused olive oil (or 1 tbsp olive oil + 2 cloves minced garlic)-1/4 cup all purpose flour (or gluten free flour blend)-2 cups whole milk-1 cup 

Roasted Squash Ricotta Ravioli for Beginners by a Beginner

Roasted Squash Ricotta Ravioli for Beginners by a Beginner

Full disclaimer: this was my very first time ever making pasta from home. I also do not have a pasta maker, so I rolled it all out by hand! I read a few different guides and explanations and sort of came up with my own 

Sundried Tomato and Bacon Cheesy Chicken Pasta

Sundried Tomato and Bacon Cheesy Chicken Pasta

Servings: 4-6 This dish is dairy heavy which is not common for my recipes. I’ve been testing my tolerance with dairy beyond cheese. I find that high quality and high fat dairy is okay for me. Higher fat content = less lactose, making it easier