Salmon BLT Salad with Tahini Ranch Dressing

This take on a salmon BLT is fully loaded with flaky fish, crispy bacon, crunchy veggies & creamy avocado, all drizzled with a fun twist on typical ranch.

  It occurs to me, belatedly, that since I threw down some sliced avocado action on this salad at the last minute, I could have called it a salmon BLAT salad. But I refuse to use such a gross sounding acronym. I can’t tell you why I’m ok with Salmon BLT, while the mere addition […]

Beanless Hummus with Spiced Beef & Lemon Pickled Onions

This take on beanless hummus from https://meatified.com is rich, creamy and laced with tahini, spiked with cumin & livened up with a little lemon & garlic. Classic flavor, no legumes!

I’ve been playing it too safe here, lately. (Yes, I swear this does have something to do with beanless hummus!) I have a tendency to default to “people pleaser” in my life because I’m naturally very conflict avoidant, often to my own detriment. So, for a few different reasons, I’m making an effort this year […]

Creamy Shrimp Piccata with Lemon Caper Sauce & Spinach

This dairy free cream sauce from https://meatified.com has the punchy flavors of piccata, paired with shrimp & spinach for a one pan meal that's perfect for date or week nights!

So I’ll admit that this shrimp piccata is a bit of a stretch, since there’s no dredging, frying or making a pan sauce involved as with it’s typical chicken-y cousin. But this take on the classic lemon, caper & parsley combination is, might I suggest, even easier and possibly even more decadent than the original. […]

Breakfast Sausage Plantain Hash with Chimichurri Sauce

This one pan sausage plantain hash from https://meatified.com is proof that eggs don't need to steal the show when it comes to simple, satisfying skillet breakfasts.

I eat a savory breakfast like this sausage plantain hash almost every single day, but I’ve realized that I don’t tend to share them here. Mostly because breakfast is the meal I like to enjoy quietly and, quite often, on repeat. Usually I stick to soups with extra bits and bobs from the fridge. It’s […]