Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Grilled Pork Chops with Blueberry Compote

What a great dish to introduce summer. Crack open your grill people! Toby is usually the resident griller in our family and he does such a great job. My twist on these pork chops came from him so I can't even take full credit for it.Read on and you will learn the secret! And if you don't have a grill you can always use a grill pan or bake the pork chops in the oven.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Moroccan Carrot-Chickpea Salad

Ever wanted to be transported to a Moroccan bazaar in ten minutes? Cue in this amazing and quick salad from Rachael Ray. This recipe is so versatile and you can whip it up in ten minutes or less! Can it get any better?

Holy Cow! Providence Ranked Best Burger City

Who would have thought that little ole Providence, Rhode Island would be voted the best burger city in Providence, Rhode Island!According to travel and leisure, Providence also  ranked No. 2 for overall dining, as well as No. 2 for pizza and No. 5 for high-end cuisine. Why do you guys think I have a food blog? I am surrounded by awesome food here every day!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Cheesy Chicken,Bacon & Cauliflower Pasta

Do you ever look in your fridge and think," What can I make with all of this food?" I did just that more than once this week.I scanned my fridge and then I found this amazing recipe for roasted cauliflower with Parmesan and pancetta and I was hooked. Then I thought, how can I make this into an amazing main dish? Well that was easy. Combine chicken,bacon.cauliflower, pasta and a boat load of cheese and you have yourself one heck of a pasta dish.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

WIAW & Bacony Breakfast Pizza

Is" bacony" a word?Probably not, but basically I want you to know this pizza is covered in bacon.Magical, mapley (yup, not a word either) bacon. I was trying to think of what to have for dinner tonight and it came to me while I was spinning (hey at least I was exercising)- breakfast pizza. Breakfast pizza is a great meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.It would even be nice for a brunch. There are even so many ways you can prepare it. If you have alot of time you can make your own dough. If you are in a rush you can use refrigerate dough. But before I get to the recipe, let's see what I ate this week for WIAW!

Monday, May 21, 2012

(Healthy) Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue cheese dressing is one of those guilty pleasures for me. It is so thick and creamy and I can eat it with anything. It is a perfect pairing for sandwiches, salads, wings, and pizza. Hold up- Pizza? Does anyone else dip their pizza in blue cheese? I learned this delicious habit in college and have not looked back. Providence College grads, I know you dip your Golden Crust pizza in blue cheese.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Greek Goddess Chicken

This recipe was a day in the making. I knew I had chicken. I knew I had cherry tomatoes and feta. I kept thinking all day what I could do with these staples and then it came to me. Chicken with tomatoes, spinach and feta. Done. Dinner is served. Truthfully, I made up the name Greek Goddess Chicken, but quite frankly, I really liked the name. It has as a yummy Greek staple, feta cheese, which I thought marries perfectly with cherry tomatoes and fresh spinach.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Newport Cooks: Gourmet in the Galley

Ever wanted to learn how to cook in the confines of a boat?Don't own a boat? No problem!You don't have to own a boat to be blown away by the amazing cooking class at Newport Cooks: Gourmet in the Galley Series.Anyone that wants to learn how to cook an amazing meal will love it in this judgement free zone!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

WIAW & Yummy Egg White Veggie Cups

This was a great week in food for me so my WIAW . I cooked some amazing dishes and ate some delicious ( and sometimes unhealthy dishes) out. I also have an yummy and quick breakfast recipe for you.

Breakfast: Kashi Fiber cereal with kiwi and almond milk

Lunch:  Breakfast burritto with cheese, hashbrowns, refried beans etc. It was insane and enormous.

Dinner: on two separate occasions
Caprese salad on Mother's Day with HUGE beefsteak tomatoes.

My second ever encounter with Five Guy's Burgers. I of course got a hot dog with bacon and cheese. They even cut the dog in half to make it extra crispy. MMmm pork on pork!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Cake

Happy Mother's Day to all those awesome Mom's out there! Especially my awesome Mom, Barbara! We had an awesome brunch at my sister's house and I of course brought this luscious cake. I saw this recipe a few months ago, but was waiting for blueberries to get more in season than the dead of the winter. This cake is the perfect addition to any summer brunch or party. The brightness of the lemon and tons of plump blueberries made me feel like summer was right around the corner. Thank God. I'm sick of winter.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Quinoa Mac & Cheese Revisited: Mexican Style

I have done it people! I have managed to make the most popular recipe on my blog....better. I was craving quinoa mac & cheese, but felt like it needed some... how do I put it? Uumph? I scanned my fridge and immediately got uber excited. Why didn't I think of this on Cinco de Mayo? Whatever.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Minty Basil Pesto Pasta

Pesto has officially been lifted to another delicious level. I found yet another moment to break out my food processor to make this delicious sauce. Adding mint to this pesto gives it such a bright, fresh flavor, which is perfect for Spring!  This would actually be a yummy sauce to marinate chicken or shrimp in also. I of course tossed this pesto with the last of our delicious pasta from Seattle.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tangy Grilled Potato Salad

Carb lovers rejoice! A have found yet another potato salad recipe that is simple to prepare, but is different than your usual run of the mill potato salad. I saw this recipe on the Chew last week and I could not wait to fire up my grill! The grill will give this salad another layer of depth and flavor so try not to skip the grilling if you can. I even got more excited when I went to the market and found purple potatoes! I figured in addition to the potato salad being delicious it would also be beautiful!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Granola Power Bites

Ever wish you could pop some goodness in your mouth and your body would be fueled for hours? Look no further! These power bites are full of fiber, protein and are a great snack pre or post work out. Heck, I might even have them for breakfast. I might even go as far as saying they are perfect when you are craving something sweet. I would totally eat them for dessert and not feel guilty about it at all!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Cheddar & Jalapeno Corn Bread

Sweet, Spicy and delicious. That is what these muffins are. I ate these delightful cheesy muffins with my sweet potato chili, and they were a great accompaniment. You can totally make these into corn bread, I just happen to really like these in muffin form. They are like perfect individual servings that you can pop in your mouth without the need to cut the pan for another serving.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Sweet Potato Chilli

Spring has not sprung in Rhode Island yet. We had one week where it was 80 degrees F every day, and now it has been dreary and rainy ever since. What happened to the sun? Please come back. Since this weather makes me want to instantly change into sweatpants I decided to make chilli to keep me warm on the dreariest or dreary days! This chilli was originally from Can You Stay for Dinner ( Awesome blog you should totally check it out.)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Make Your Own(Healthy) Ranch Dressing & A Giveaway!!

Ranch lovers rejoice!!! I have discovered a fast and easy way to make ranch dressing and I swear to you- you will never buy bottled full fat ranch dressing again!Hooray! Secondly I was asked to try out an amazing salad spinner from OXO and they gave me an extra one to giveaway to one of my readers. Hooray #2!!