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Photo of huevos rancheros verdes: fried eggs on top of corn tortillas with refried beans, cilantro, queso fresco, bacon, avocado, and green salsa.

huevos rancheros verdes

Having spent most of my life in the western United States, I’ve found that one of the hardest parts about transitioning to life on the East Coast is the rarity of authentic Mexican food. I could stand the traffic, the humidity, and the cramped living space a lot better if I had some al pastor tacos by my side.

05 Oct 2016
photo of buffalo chicken salad in a bowl with celery sticks

buffalo chicken salad

Buffalo chicken salad is a recent discovery of mine. I don’t know what it is about buffalo-chicken-flavored things, but I can’t seem to get enough. You take some Frank’s RedHot sauce and pour it on pretty much anything and I’ll eat it. Then there’s just chicken salad in general. It’s so super easy to make, you

08 Sep 2016
Photo of banana pudding in a trifle dish

[magnolia bakery] banana pudding

For most of my life, banana pudding was associated with hospital or cafeteria food. I’ve never thought much of it. Enter Magnolia Bakery. My roommate had taken a trip to New York City, and was very excited about her leftover banana pudding from said bakery. She offered me a bite, and I wasn’t expecting much. Well,

27 Aug 2016
picture of chicken wraps with red onion, avocado, tomato, and Italian dressing

15-minute chicken wraps

I just love, love, LOOOVE easy recipes. Don’t you? In college, I had a roommate who was really good at whipping up quick, easy, and delicious meals that worked on a budget – and her recipe for chicken wraps has stuck with me as an easy go-to. The key to this delicious concoction is the Italian dressing –

16 Aug 2016
Photo of lemon chicken and pasta

lemon chicken

You know those recipes that make people think you’re some kind of super talented gourmet chef, but are really easy to make? Don’t worry, I won’t give away your secrets. However, I will give you another recipe to add to that repertoire. The key to this lemon chicken dish is the delicious, buttery, creamy, lemony sauce. Both

08 Aug 2016
Paninis made with chicken pesto salad, fresh sprouts, tomatoes, and muenster cheese

[zupa’s copycat] pesto chicken paninis

One of my favorite places to eat during the good ol’ college days was a sandwich, soup, and salad joint called Cafe Zupa’s in Provo, Utah. I even moved across the street at one point – I may have had a problem. Now, any Zupa’s regular has something they order every single time – even though

04 Aug 2016
image of a Greek meatball gyro

meatball gyros

Gyros. From the first time I had one (and improperly pronounced it as I ordered), I’ve been love. I usually like mine from food trucks or roadside stands – delicious, greasy meat wrapped up in a soft pita and oozing with tzatziki. Well, as much as I would love to eat food like this all

31 Jul 2016
Photo of salsa with grilled pineapple, red onions, red peppers, jalapeno, and cilantro

grilled pineapple salsa

This summer, I have become the proud co-owner of a beautiful grill. When my roommate first presented the option to me, I was unsure how often I would use said grill, but decided to take the risk and make the investment. Best. Decision. Ever. Do you know how many things you can grill? Essentially, you

21 Jul 2016
Picture of three Korean chicken tacos

korean chicken tacos

This post comes as a result of multiple obsessions: Korean BBQ – which I have already posted about and is soooo super delicious. If you’ve never tried Korean barbecue, you’re in for a treat. Food trucks – where I discovered that there was such a thing as Korean tacos. I seriously considered doing my own

17 Jul 2016
glass of watermelon juice

agua de sandía [watermelon juice]

Once upon a time I spent a year and a half in Texas as a Spanish-speaking missionary for my church. I spent a majority of my time in the homes of Latino families and was often asked, upon entering a residence, whether I would like some agua. For those of you who have at least rudimentary training

27 May 2016
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