Main Dishes

Whole30: The Craft and Strawberry-Avocado Salsa

April 3, 2014

I would literally steal candy from a baby right now. LITERALLY. Right this second. Even if that baby had a half-eaten, gag-inducing Cadbury Creme Egg. The legit ones. The ones that look like a real egg. Wrapped in chocolate. [SHUDDER] Of course, that’s after I would punch the How I Met Your Mother writers in [...]

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The Return of Whole30

April 1, 2014
Whole30 Breakfast: Spicy Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, and Eggs

Hey – remember that time I did Whole30 last year and it was so awesome that I had a very big and very public ugly-cry meltdown (The Meltdown, as we refer to it… when we dare refer to it) in the middle of Whole Foods over the price of strawberries and embarrassed the &^$# out [...]

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The Boss

March 24, 2014
The Boss Hamburger

That bad boy is the make-at-home version of Kerbey Lane’s “Boss” burger. It’s one of those things I’d happily just let Kerbey Lane make for me… but in 4 years of asking on Twitter, they have still yet to open a Houston location. And Austin is just too far to drive for lunch. Sometimes. Now [...]

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Spicy Honey-Glazed Salmon

March 16, 2014
Spicy Honey-Glazed Salmon

Aside from pick-up-phone-and-order-Chinese, this might be the fastest non-cereal, non-PB&J, non-Hot-Pocket dinner ever. 5 minutes of prep, 7 minutes under the broiler. All while you’re microwaving some steam-in-bag broccoli or reheating the leftover roasted asparagus from the night before. Dinner? Done. Just like that. The spice rub comes from an oldie but insanely goodie, Spicy [...]

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Tequila-Lime Chicken Fajitas

March 6, 2014
Tequila Lime Chicken Fajitas

It’s grilling season. Kind of. And by kind of, I mean there are currently icicles hanging off the new grill. The new grill I bought specifically to make these fajitas. Of course there are icicles. Because this is Texas and Spring Break is 3 days away and the Bluebonnets and Paints are already peeking out [...]

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Blood Orange, Spinach, and Quinoa Salad

February 12, 2014
Blood Orange, Spinach, and Quinoa Salad

How excited am I that blood oranges are back? That excited ^. Also? This excited: Last spring, we planted a tiny blood orange tree in the backyard. And somehow it survived. We won’t let any blooms go to fruit this year but next year, man. Next year. Besides margaritas, one of my other favorite things [...]

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Sweet Potato & Spinach Carbonara

February 3, 2014
Sweet Potato & Spinach Carbonara

My friend Katie has been called The Carbonara Queen. Crab, jalapeno & corn, BLT, lemon & spinach. If it can be whisked into that creamy sauce of bacon, pepper, eggs, and cheese, she has done it. She’s kind of my Pasta Patronus. And I’d like to be just like her when I grow up: One [...]

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Roasted Cauliflower Carbonara

January 23, 2014
Roasted Cauliflower Carbonara

So remember that roasted cauliflower? You know, the healthy side dish that once actually grew in the ground? The eat-straight-from-the-pan lunch that wasn’t candy-coated or Funyuns? This is what I did with the leftovers. I took one of our favorite versions of carbonara, which replaces half of the pasta with plant things (this time leftover [...]

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