All Posts by Lauren

Turkey Taco Chili

There are a million chili recipes out there, but none quite like this one.  In our house, we love this turkey taco chili because not only does it taste great from day one, but you can also freeze it or keep it in the fridge for a few days, and the longer it sits, the better the flavors get, which is why this is a featured dish on my meal delivery menu.

Packed with flavor, healthy proteins, and just a few ingredients, this quickly has become part of the rotating schedule in our house!

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Spicy Korean Beef Bowl

There is definitely something to be said for a simple dish that requires no fussing and has a real punch of flavor.  For me, that dish is this one, a spicy Korean beef bowl.

When I want comfort food in a hurry, and I want something spicy (because lets be honest most comfort foods are absolutely not spicy), I reach for just a few simple ingredients to create this heaven in a bowl.

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Ahi Tuna Nachos with Firecracker Slaw

When your husband is a fisherman, the summer season is all about fishing.  Every. Single. Day.  The good news though is that sometimes he brings home bags and bags of freshly caught sushi grade tuna steaks, and then life is really good.  I like to think I'm pretty lucky.

The firecracker slaw is super easy to make, and if you don't love spicy foods, you'll simply omit the serano and jalepeno peppers.  Altogether, the buttery texture of simply diced raw tuna over homemade pita chips and diced creamy avocado make these Ahi Tuna Nachos with Firecracker Slaw something to be reckoned with.

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CD Meal Plan (July 16 – July 22)

Hello fellow meal planners!!

To keep life easy, I have put together a meal plan for you that is summer-perfect and healthy.  No hot ovens, just fresh salads, grilled goodies and delicious sides.

I know the word "healthy" means something different to everyone, but for this meal plan, healthy simply means using fresh vegetables and good sources of protein, without processed ingredients and added sugars.

These are dinners to take you through the week, with the exception of one night which should be for fun night out.


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Mediterranean Bluefish

When most people think of bluefish, they think of the strong taste and oiliness that a bluefish typically has.  In an older recipe I had made a few years ago, I had simply marinated the fish in red wine vinegar for 30 minutes, then taken the fish and put it under the broiler to lightly caramelize the fish, and, take the fishiness out of the bluefish.  It worked beautifully, and for this recipe, I have taken it one step further and created a delicious mediterranean inspired sauce that goes deliciously with the bluefish.

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Tautog with Creamy Tomatoes and Cornmeal Fried Okra

Whew that's a big recipe name, huh??  Well let me tell you, tautog with creamy tomatoes and cornmeal fried okra will be your new best friend this spring.  Forget slimy okra - my quick and easy pan fried technique takes the sliminess out and only leaves you with little nuggets of pure okra heaven.

This is the season for tautog on Cape Cod, and yesterday my wonderful hubby woke up at 4:30am to go work his fingers to the bone catching our meal for this evening.  Word of advice - get you a guy that can catch dinner for you.  The difference between a freshly caught fish and a store bought fish is like night and day.

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Honey Teriyaki Salmon

Roasted or grilled salmon is one of those meals that is both easy, quick and full of good healthy fats and protein.  This honey teriyaki salmon is a delicious, quick meal that you can put together on a busy night, or even make ahead and reheat the next day.  The leftovers are great as well served cold on a salad!

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Buttermilk Biscuits – How to Make Them Super Flakey

There's really never a bad time to enjoy a biscuit, especially when it's on a holiday like Easter.  I have always been a huge fan of southern foods like fried okra, corn pudding, hush puppies and of course biscuits.

The best biscuits are the ones that have tons of flakes, but there are a few tricks to the flakes - for one thing you need cold butter, cold flour, cold everything until the minute the go in the oven!  Want to know the other tricks?  Keep reading!

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