Tagged: cooking for two

Nashville Hot Chicken Lettuce Cups with Overnight Pickles is the perfect recipe when you need a Whole30 compliant version of this delicious spicy appetizer. 0

Nashville Hot Chicken Lettuce Cups with Overnight Pickles

Rob and I lived in Music City for over 6 years, and yet somehow we never discovered the phenomenon that has become Nashville Hot Chicken. I don’t get it. And Rob is the biggest fanatic of spicy food I’ve ever known. So, I really don’t get it. How could this have happened? Disbelief aside, I experienced Nashville Hot Chicken for the first time at a Louisville-based restaurant in Indy. (Wild Eggs, for those of you thinking it must have been KFC…) Yeah, this chicken packs a punch. I ate my first piece of Nashville Hot Chicken in about 5 installments...

Our recipe for Whole30 Baked Tuna Cakes with Dijon Sauce is a low cost, flavorful dinner option—also perfect for low carb menus! 0

Whole30 Baked Tuna Cakes with Dijon Sauce

My husband’s girlfriend (Paula Deen) has a recipe she calls Faux Crab Cakes. I’ve loved that recipe for years because it’s so quick and easy to make—and perfect for low budget weeks. Plus, the taste is great. Surprisingly, the recipe contains no butter at all. But Paula’s recipe doesn’t quite fit into a Whole30 lifestyle on account of the breadcrumbs and frying in oil. I decided to fix that—and I developed this recipe for Whole30 Baked Tuna Cakes with Dijon Sauce. We typically enjoy our tuna cakes with tartar sauce, which is also difficult to find in a Whole30 variety without spending...

The Medieval Times dinner shows may be a little silly, but they serve up a wickedly delicious Medieval dinner. Perfectly seasoned roasted meats and vegetables that you can eat with your hands! 0

Roasted Medieval Dinner ♛ {Whole30 Compliant}

I’m looking at the picture of my Whole30 compliant Roasted Medieval Dinner, and I just realized that I put a glass of wine in the setting. Oh well! That’s because I’ve been making this meal long before I knew what Whole30 even was. I guess I get bonus points for developing Whole30 recipes with my eyes closed, right? I’ve actually been making this meal since 2013. It was shortly after I returned from a business trip to Orlando that I became obsessed with replicating the meal I had at one of those silly Medieval Times dinner shows. I’d never been...

Whether it's a snack, lunch, or a light dinner, here you'll find 9 recipes for serving two that are perfectly proportioned and quick to make. 0

Quick Recipes for Serving Two Created for Grace Church

I recently created a series of recipes for serving two to be posted on my church’s blog. If you ever attend a service at Grace Church, you may hear about the Way of Discipleship. It is an intentional, time-bound relationship focused on learning and embracing 11 practices essential to following Jesus Christ. It’s one person walking with another on their journey of learning about these essential practices. Two people. Sometimes, these two people like to eat when they meet together. You’ll find plenty of examples of sharing meals and breaking bread in the Bible. Eating together is a wonderful way to...

Coconut Chile Lime Crusted Salmon from Dish-y.com is a quick and easy seafood main dish that's perfect when cooking for two. Sweet, spicy and delicious! 0

Coconut Chile Lime Crusted Salmon

The hubs and I try to incorporate fish (or seafood) at least once per week. I love cooking fish because it’s usually easy to prepare and cooks up quick. Salmon is a frequent choice because we love it and the healthy omega-3’s for the nutritional value. My go-to seasoning for easy salmon is dill and paprika, but it was time for something different. That’s why I developed this recipe for Coconut Chile Lime Crusted Salmon. The combination of flavors on this crusted salmon recipe would definitely be categorized as Asian fusion. These are some of my favorite tastes. Coconut and...

These quick and easy chicken fajita lettuce wraps are full of flavor, high on nutrition and protein, and perfect for low carb meal plans. 0

Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps

For the better part of the last month, I’ve been following a fairly low carb meal plan as part of the Metabolic Aftershock exercise program (more on that to come). Since I’ve not really ever followed a low carb diet much, I’ve been trying to think up creative recipes and ways to do low carb. I’ve always loved the gingery chicken lettuce wraps that are common in Asian restaurants, but wanted to try something a little different. Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps is the direction I went, and it’s definitely a keeper recipe! We love doing “Taco Tuesday” (even if it’s...

Swordfish with Aloha Rice and Vegetables is a recipe from Dish-y.com for the Ninja Cooking System. Make an entire healthy meal in the cooker with only one pot to clean! 0

Swordfish with Aloha Rice and Vegetables

Now that I can eat swordfish again (not pregnant any more!), I’ve been thinking about ways that I can make an entire swordfish dinner in this Ninja Cooking System that I love, love, love. Swordfish reminds me of the ocean, and the ocean reminds me of Hawaii. Aloha! Then it hit me! Let’s warm up the last leg of winter with the welcoming flavors of the Pacific. I can feel the sunshine on my face already. (I’ve got a little work to do before getting into a bikini and letting said sunshine hit my belly…) This was the recipe that...

Smoked Sausage, Potatoes and Cabbage with Mustard Sauce is an extremely easy dinner when made in the Ninja Cooking System. This quick meal is on the table in 30 minutes flat. 0

Smoked Sausage, Potatoes and Cabbage with Mustard Sauce

Smoked Sausage,  Potatoes and Cabbage is an extremely easy dinner I’ve been making for quite some time. I’ve made it in the slow cooker, in the oven, and even on the stove top. There’s a good reason I turned it into a meal made in the Ninja Cooking System. It’s because every bit of surface area in the Ninja Cooking System is a cooking surface. I like to give the potatoes and cabbage a quick sear on the cut sides to start the caramelization process. It yields a deeper flavor, especially if you use a good quality fat like bacon grease or...

Coconut Curry Salmon with Zucchini Noodles Recipe from Dish-y.com 0

Coconut Curry Salmon with Zucchini Noodles

I developed the recipe for Coconut Curry Salmon with Zucchini Noodles for the Ninja Cooking System. One of my favorite dishes to order from our local Thai restaurant is Yellow Curry with chicken. I also make it at home, and load it with carrots, onions and potatoes. Delicious. Such a great comfort food dish. Of course, since it’s the beginning of the year, I’m on a kick to integrate more healthy dishes into our lineup. My focus is on getting more fresh vegetables (preferably green) and whole grains. But really, this is nothing new for me, I am just in...

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Low Country Steamer for the Ninja Cooking System

I may not be from the “low country,” but I did live in Nashville for 6 years. I have a great appreciation for Southern cooking. It’s delicious. The South made quite an impression on me in the little time I was there. Here’s a quick list of wonderful things that I picked up once I moved south of the Mason-Dixon line: My husband A tolerance for spicy food A tolerance (ok, a liking!) for country music Red cowgirl boots Lifelong friendships with several gorgeous Southern belles An understanding of football It was Tim McGraw. Real Good Man. That was the song that broke...