Lemony Pasta Carbonara with Crispy Pork Belly

I am officially in full spring-mode.  This dish is the perfect recipe to satisfy all of your spring-food dreams.  The pasta is light, yet still decadent.  Piping hot noodles cook the egg yolks and melt the Parmesan cheese so it can coat each noodle in yummy goodness.  With every bite, you get a taste of…

Creamy Greek Yogurt Pesto Pasta with Grilled Shrimp

This is an extremely lightened up version of pesto, in fact it is boarder line not even a pesto anymore, but whatever it is delicious.  It is light and super flavorful and coats every noodle with yummy goodness.  This would make for a perfect spring dinner dish for all of your friend gathering needs. Photography…

Pan Seared Scallops with Garlic Butter Sauce Over Creamy Spinach Pesto

Scallops make me so freaking happy why must they be so expensive??  I think we should all write a strongly worded letter to the scallop people demanding they lower the prices.  Anywho, these little babies are perfect.  The scallops are perfectly cooked little bites of heaven.  Super lean yet buttery in tastes, it truly AMAZES…

Reduced Guilt Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Reduced guilt does not have to mean reduced flavor.  This is the perfect mash up between zesty buffalo chicken dip and creamy mac and cheese.  Even if you don’t like Greek yogurt, don’t be afraid, you can’t even taste it.  Alternatively, you can make these separate: for the buffalo chicken dip use cream cheese, garlic…

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Mango Salsa and Cilantro Lime Rice

To me, this is the epitome of summer food.  Shut up, I know its February but a girl can dream, right?  The salmon is slightly crisp on the outside and oh so moist and tender on the inside.  If you think you don’t like fish, try this, I pinky promise it is not fishy tasting. …

Smokey Chipotle Chili

This chili makes me happy.  It is spicy and smokey and absolutely perfect.  Highly recommend serving it with the best cornbread ever.  This makes a large pot so leftovers are a given.  I like to mix some of the leftover chili with noodles, Greek yogurt, and cheddar cheese for a lightened up chili mac.  It…

Avgolemono Chicken Soup with Orzo

I’ll give you $20 if you can pronounce Avgolemono.  I don’t know how to say it, but I sure know how to eat it.  This tastes like chicken noodle soup got dumped by her loser boyfriend so she took a spur of the moment trip to Greece and never looked back.  It is light, lemony,…

Grilled Salmon Burgers

New year, new me, am I right?  This burger tastes so good you won’t even know it’s healthy.  All you fish haters, take a chance on this, I promise it will not disappoint.  Mom’s, want your kids to get some omega-3s without them knowing?  Make them this, they’ll never know what hit them.  The patty…

Mixed Greens Salad with Grilled Ribeye and Candied Pecans

In a perfect world, this salad would consist of a heap of candied pecans and steak.  That’s it.  Unfortunately, that would be frowned upon.  This salad is all homemade and stupid easy to make, not to mention absolutely delicious.  I highly recommend doubling (or even tripling, hey no judgement here) the candied pecans and bringing…