Main Dishes

Margarita-Glazed Fish Tacos

May 30, 2013
Margarita-glazed Fish Tacos

I get the best dinner ideas when I don’t have the ability to write them down. Like sitting at dinner with a fork in my hand. Or pushing The Little through HEB in one of those soul-killing plastic car-cart monstrosities. Or playing Candy Crush Then 2 nights later, I’m looking at a random collection of [...]

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Burgers with Roasted Tomatoes, Pesto, and Mozzarella

May 20, 2013

Looks like summer. Feels like summer. Tastes like summer. That pretty much sums up this burger. And our weekend. After weeks of cursing at begging and pleading with the basil plants to do something, they did. And that something was EXPLODE. Not in the literal sense, obviously. Although a backyard full of sweet, purple, and [...]

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Sliders with Beer-Glazed Onions and Brie

May 12, 2013
Sliders with Beer-Glazed Caramelized Onions and Brie

NOW is it warm enough to grill where you live? I have my fingers crossed for you, but surely The Endless Winter of 2012-13 has got to be over for everyone now. Hopefully. Because celebrating National Burger Month with snow on the ground? It just ain’t right. We love our fancy burgers around here and [...]

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Kale and Quinoa Salad with Strawberries and Goat Cheese

May 10, 2013
Kale and Quinoa Salad with Strawberries and Goat Cheese

Today should be “Garden Friday” where I show you how I somehow managed to make it another 7 days without killing the green things growing in my backyard. But it’s raining outside. Like, “you shoulda’ built that ark” raining. So instead of showing you our first zucchini, or telling you about my peach tree dropping [...]

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Beer-Glazed Fish Tacos with Kiwi-Mango Salsa

May 1, 2013
Beer-Glazed Fish Tacos with Kiwi-Mango Salsa

Dinner tonight was supposed to look a little different. But when it was go-time, I found myself faced with a real sketchy looking mango that I couldn’t remember buying and 3 wrinkly kiwi that I could remember buying because it was the source of The Little’s real public tantrum during the busiest grocery shopping hour [...]

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A Whole30 Favorite: Lettuce-Wrap Chicken Fajitas

April 23, 2013
Lettuce-Wrap Chicken Fajitas

We’re in the Whole30 home stretch! When we started this thing 4 weeks ago, I imagined Day 31 to be a monstrous carb fest: a deep-fried french fry sandwich in a tortilla. (Possibly battered and deep fried again.) But here we are, 29 days later and I’m all like “Eh.” Don’t get me wrong, it’s [...]

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BBQ Chicken Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes

April 16, 2013
BBQ Pulled Chicken Stuffed Baked Sweet Potato

We’ve eaten some pretty good stuff over the last almost three Whole30 weeks (hello, fire-sale King Crab legs!) but our favorite meal (besides the crab) has been this a baked sweet potato half topped with barbecue “pulled” chicken, served along side something green. And not just because it’s an incredibly budget-friendly meal… but that helped, [...]

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Grilled Tilapia with Orange-Avocado Salsa

April 1, 2013
Grilled Tilapia with Orange-Avocado Salsa

Hi. It’s me again. And I’m back with math. Delicious math. Dinner = grilled protein + citrus/avocado salsa. The markets here are flooded with beautiful Texas citrus – 5 oranges for $1? An 8 lb bag for just under $5? Don’t mind if I do! We took a few of those Texas oranges, paired them [...]

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