Recent Cravings

Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo

Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo

With all the healthy trends going on over social media this month, I was reminded of one of my favorite kitchen tools – my spiralizer! I bought it a few years ago and used it quite a bit at first, but like many little gadgets, […]

Avocado-Sweet Pea Hummus with Baked Corn Chips

Avocado-Sweet Pea Hummus with Baked Corn Chips

When it comes to eating healthfully, breakfast (for me) is no problem. In the morning, I’m super motivated and ready to begin each day with the best intentions. Lunch is also pretty good, the perk of working from home a lot. But, by mid-afternoon my […]

Build a Better Salad

Build a Better Salad

Does seeing the word salad in the title of this post feel like a let down? I hope not, because I love a really good salad. Sure, there are some sad, sad salads out there (SMH), but like everything in life, we can’t let the bad ones ruin it for the good! Instead, let’s pick up a few tips so we can all build a better salad!

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Shrimp Tortilla Soup

Shrimp Tortilla Soup

I love soup, especially when I am trying to eat healthfully. My favorite way to make wholesome soup is to pack it with tons of veggies, fresh and dried herbs and spices, and then puree everything into a thick and satisfying bowl of warm, cozy […]

Easy Roasted Chicken and Mushrooms

Easy Roasted Chicken and Mushrooms

Truth be told, I don’t really care for boneless, skinless chicken breast. I have always loved other foods exponentially more, so I’ve tended to ignore chicken completely. Some exceptions apply, like braised chicken thighs or crispy chicken thighs, of course, but dark meat is a […]

How to Meal Plan Efficiently and Effectively

How to Meal Plan Efficiently and Effectively

Let’s start with the most important question – “Why should you meal plan?” In a nut shell, by planning meals ahead of time you will eat better, save money, waste less food, and reduce the stress associated with mealtime. Wow! Meal planning sounds so awesome! So, now let’s discuss, “How should you meal plan?”

First and foremost, meal planning should not be confused with recreational reading. Reading food blogs or food magazines for fun is leisurely, meant for free time. Meal planning is what I like to call “Life Admin”, so the more efficient the better. Here are some tips to meal plan efficiently and effectively:

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Deliciously Simple Vitamix Green Juice

Deliciously Simple Vitamix Green Juice

So, I did something new recently. Something I should have done a long time ago! You see, I’ve been stuck in a paradigm. The Vitamix Smoothie paradigm. Whenever people talk about smoothies, and why they love their Vitamix for making smoothies, my mind would just […]

Butternut Squash and Arugula Salad

Butternut Squash and Arugula Salad

Friends! I love this recipe so much. If recipes were employees, I’d proclaim this dish “Employee of the Month – December 2017”. Whether I was cooking for healthy clients, or just trying to offer something wholesome on a holiday table, this simple side dish has […]

Southwestern Quinoa-Rice Bowl with a Six-Minute Egg

Southwestern Quinoa-Rice Bowl with a Six-Minute Egg

Quinoa bowls are all the rage. Any grain bowl, really.  Sure, “bowls” are borderline too trendy, but I can’t really hate on this trend because they basically sum up exactly how I like to eat all in one dish. Boil a big batch of whatever your favorite grains – quinoa, brown rice, wild rice, farro or barley all work – then stash them in the fridge and when meal time hits, toss them with whatever your favorite ingredients – veggies, nuts, dried fruit, cheese, seafood, meat all work, too! Voila! You’ve got yourself a well-balanced, complete meal. One that you can switch up and make new every time, too, which is all the more lovable.

In honor of the new year and trying to start 2018 on a healthy foot, I took inspiration from my most favorite foods (nachos and tacos) and made a compromising quinoa-rice bowl to satisfy my fiesta cravings. And because I love all things eggs, I decided to put a 6-minute egg on top for my protein. Although shredded rotisserie chicken would be faster and seared shrimp would be delish, if you prefer your eggs only at breakfast!

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Six Easy Ways to Best-Self

Six Easy Ways to Best-Self

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2018. I am so excited for what’s ahead this year. I imagine a lot of you, myself included, are eager to start off on the right foot with a healthy routine and better lifestyle habits, all of which I have […]


Crave + Able

Hello and Welcome to The Craveable Kitchen

Hello and Welcome to The Craveable Kitchen

Hi, and welcome to my new food blog!  I appreciate you stopping by and I can’t wait to start cooking for you and with you. What makes my kitchen so craveable? Well, that’s going to be the fun part, because cravings can be oh so unpredictable! Ultimately, I learned to cook because I loved to eat so much, and when I started to realize I could create the food I was craving right in my own home I became kinda hooked!

I always joke that I have a fat-tooth. You know, instead of a sweet-tooth? Instead of craving sugar and chocolate (although I crave that stuff, too), I have always craved salty, fatty, crunchy stuff.  No wonder my favorite food group is Chips and Dip! But as I am sure anyone can understand, my cravings change over the years and through the seasons. Sometimes I want fresh, wholesome foods instead of those fatty comfort dishes. And sometimes I choose to cook something simply because I crave the satisfaction of creating something with my own two hands, like bread or ravioli or braised short ribs! So you’ll see, this kitchen will be packed with all kinds of recipes. My hope is that as I share my craving-based recipes with you it will spark a craving in you, sending you straight into your kitchen to cook something craveable, too!

So pull up a chair. Introduce yourself in the comments, and tell me what kinds of food you crave!

 

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