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Cajun Shrimp Kabobs

I made this recipe over the weekend, inspired by a house full of people who were “sick of everything.” Each and every suggestion I threw out was greeted by a shrug of the shoulders or emotionless nod. Before resorting to take-out or telling everyone to fend for themselves, I got some inspiration to make Cajun […]

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Sunday Slow Cooker: Chicken in Chili Verde

Back before I really starting cooking, my roommate and I went through at least one package a week of Trader Joe’s Chicken Chili Verde. Not only was it easy and relatively healthy, we could heat it up at work in the microwave in about 4 minutes. For first year teachers, this was the pressure test […]

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Sunday Slow Cooker: Chorizo Spiced Pulled Pork

I was basically drooling when I originally saw this recipe on

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Coconut Lime Shrimp

Coconut milk, lime, cilantro, garlic, ginger, and some spicy chili peppers make a perfect marinade for a quick and easy summer shrimp dish. The flavors mimic many of the traditional ingredients found in Thai soup but are used as a quick marinade instead. From there you can grill, saute, or poach the shrimp for an […]

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Sunday Slow Cooker: Spicy Braised Beef

There are a few things I almost always have on hand and in my experience can be instantly turned into a delicious meal. First I grab whatever protein has been hanging out in the freezer the longest. To that I add some chopped onions, bell peppers, something spicy in the form of of spicy fresh […]

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Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad

Today I want to talk about rice noodles for a moment. They are your best friend on nights that it’s too hot (or it’s just too hard, we’ve all been there) to turn on the stove since all it takes to prepare them is a simple 15 minute soak in cold water. That’s it. Now […]

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