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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
photo of parmesan truffle fries

parmesan truffle fries

I remember the first time I learned about truffle oil. I was a bit confused – is it chocolate oil? Do they squeeze the life out of those little delicacies to create a concentrated chocolatey truffle essence? Now don’t get me wrong – that kind of truffle oil sounds amazing. Maybe we should look into

04 Feb 2016

[award-winning] sweet potato pizza

Sweet potatoes and I have just recently begun to be friends. Growing up in Idaho, I was very familiar with potatoes – but not sweet potatoes. My grandma began to introduce sweet potato casserole into our Thanksgiving spread, and I’ve (albeit slowly) started warming up to the idea of adding it to the list of

01 Dec 2015
Photo of Roasted Jalapeño Soup

roasted jalapeño soup

Yes, fall is upon us. And yes, I am predictable when it comes to fall. The temperature drops below 75 degrees and all of a sudden I’m nonchalantly strolling around in boots and scarves, looking for all things pumpkin flavored, and, of course, experimenting with new soup recipes. I wanted to try something with a

17 Oct 2015

Cinco de Mayo Roundup

I always thought Cinco de Mayo was a made up holiday that Americans used as an excuse to overload on chips & queso. Turns out, it’s just a misunderstood holiday. Cinco De Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day (which, amigos, is September 16) – but the day that Mexican citizens (particularly those in Puebla) commemorate

05 May 2015
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