Grilled Chicken and Kale Pasta

After my trip to Delaware, I knew I had to get back on my health kick. I had eaten bags of doughnuts, buckets of popcorn, and boxes of Buncha Crunch. It was calorie madness. So I popped down to the farmer’s market and picked up one of the healthiest veggies I know, kale.

A few things you should know about your curly green friend: They are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, iron, and are a great detox food. Which is exactly what I needed after all that salt and sugar!

After all that traveling, I didn’t have the motivation to get all fancy and wanted something simple, so I tossed together some kale, mushrooms, and grilled chicken in lasagna noodles. Lasagna noodles you say? I improvise a lot, and when I was out of pappardelle, I sliced up some lasagna noodles for a quick substitute. Try it for yourself!

This recipe cooks for 1, as the majority of the time I make myself something quick a head of time to take to work for lunch. Just double everything (or quadruple) if you’re making for a bigger group.


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Pan Seared Tilapia with Tomato & Kalamata Olive Ragout


Annamarie from The Domestic Badass (love the name of her blog btw) has shared with us a yummy and healthy dinner recipe that can be whipped up in a jiff.

A pan seared tilapia served over garlic sauteed spinach and mashed potatoes, topped with a tomato and kalamata olive ragout. It’s very flavorful and good for you (so you don’t have to feel that guilty about eating the potatoes 😉 It’s also super easy and quick to prepare.

To get her entire recipe – Pan Seared Tilapia with Tomato Olive Ragout over Garlic Sauteed Spinach and Mashed Potatoes, you can check it out here.

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Arugula Walnut Pesto

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Whenever I see pesto on a menu, I am all over it. I love it! Pesto is typically made with fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, and Parmesan cheese. Lately though, I have taken to experimenting with different greens and nuts. This walnut arugula pesto is the best one I have made so far! Arugula is probably my favorite green, so I don’t know why it took me so long to make pesto with it.

One of the great things about pesto is that it is a versatile sauce. Pesto is the perfect summer sauce. You don’t just have to serve it with a big bowl of pasta. It also works well on potatoes for a potato salad or a cold pasta salad. It’s makes for a great spread on chicken or fish. Or you can even use it as a spread on a sandwich or crostini. I often make a double batch so that I can freeze some. I’m the only pesto fan in my house, so freezing the pesto in ice cube trays works so well as I just typically want 1 or 2 cubes worth for myself.


Mushroom and Chicken White Pizza



I love white pizza. What am I saying? I love all pizza and all the delicious toppings that caramelize under the heat. But, I do love the white pizza for those same reasons. The melting of the cheeses. The creaminess of the ricotta and the richness of the mozzarella come together with the pizza dough to make it truly heaven in your lips.

You can probably find a good pizza out at a restaurant, but  you can also make your own white pizza at home and it can taste just as good, if not better.

Allie from The Cooking Bowl has figured out the evolution of the perfect white pizza recipe, featuring creamy white garlic sauce, fresh herbs, and two cheeses.

To get the recipe to make this yourself check it out here. 

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