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30-Minute Chicken Noodle Soup

30-Minute Chicken Noodle Soup

An all-natural, one-pot chicken noodle soup made in just 30 minutes

Spicy Chipotle Skillet Meal

Spicy Chipotle Skillet Meal

A spicy one-pan meal that comes together in under an hour, is gluten and dairy-free, and versatile enough to fit most other diets with just one modification

Spicy One-Pot Sausage & Spinach Pasta (with Video)

Spicy One-Pot Sausage & Spinach Pasta (with Video)

A quick and easy, one-pot pasta meal perfect for weeknight dinners and workweek lunches in under 30 minutes!

Mommy’s Lightened-Up Lasagna

Mommy’s Lightened-Up Lasagna

A lightened-up lasagna that tastes just like the one mom used to make–but with good-for-you, grown up ingredients

Healthy-ish Homemade Burgers & Fries

Healthy-ish Homemade Burgers & Fries

Delicious homemade turkey burgers and the best oven-baked fries you have ever tasted are quick and easy to make.

Easy Sheet Pan Turkey Meatloaf Dinner

Easy Sheet Pan Turkey Meatloaf Dinner

A quick and easy sheet pan turkey meatloaf dinner with updated classic American comforts: turkey meatloaf, crispy pesto potatoes, and tender green beans.

Creamy Crunchy Avocado Chicken Salad

Creamy Crunchy Avocado Chicken Salad

Someone recently said that the reason millennials can not buy homes (what?) is because we eat too much avocado toast (see article here) and I just really do not see the correlation. Could excessive avocado toast consumption be part of a larger theme of generally […]

Lunchtime Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Lunchtime Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Easy 10-minute lunchtime turkey lettuce wraps for a whole week’s worth of lunch in no time.

Slow Cooker Spicy Shredded Chicken

Slow Cooker Spicy Shredded Chicken

Step up your Taco Tuesday. Slow cooker spicy shredded chicken is perfect for adding to casseroles, tacos, and more made easily in a crock pot.

Grilled Sesame Chicken with Beets & Arugula

Grilled Sesame Chicken with Beets & Arugula

An easy, 4-ingredient meal salad with amazing flavors from a marinade that doubles as a dressing.

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken

An easy slow cooker Moroccan chicken meal that is naturally gluten-free and Whole 30 compliant plus full of rich North African flavors

Nigerian Rice & Stew

Nigerian Rice & Stew

Today’s post has nothing to do with cupid but Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all! I’ve been blogging for a couple of years now and people sometimes ask me “When are you going to share Nigerian recipes?” I usually hem and haw around the answer for a few […]

Crunchy Kale Salad

Crunchy Kale Salad

Five ingredients, five minutes, and the salad dressing of your choice. That is all that’s standing between you and this fresh, simple salad. We all know we should get lots of greens in our diets but it’s easy to get stuck in a rut and pass […]

Pesto Parmesan Meatballs

Pesto Parmesan Meatballs

Coming back to work after the holiday hiatus has been a little harsh. Because I am starting completely new projects at work this month, it reminded me of those winter breaks back in college when your routine is turned upside down (read: sleeping til whenever) and […]

Rainbow Soup + Gratefulness

Rainbow Soup + Gratefulness

Rainbow soup brimming with fresh veggies, protein, and flavor in about 45 minutes for the perfect good-for-you comfort meal.

Easiest-Ever Pasta Sauce

Easiest-Ever Pasta Sauce

I mentioned my semi-homemade streak last year in this post and am slightly embarrassed to say that it continued whenever I made something involving marinara-like sauce. My go-to was a store brand to which I would add my own spices because whenever I consulted my […]

Better Homemade Salads + Dressing Recipe

Better Homemade Salads + Dressing Recipe

Make better homemade salads with this collection of simple tips, an easy & good-for-you apple cider vinaigrette dressing recipe. After a sobering swimsuit try-on session and a horrifying facial break out, I recently committed to eating more greens. Fruits and veggies, especially dark, leafy greens, are […]

Slow Cooker Honey Fire Meatballs

Slow Cooker Honey Fire Meatballs

A bit of sweet, a bit of spicy, and made simply in your slow cooker. Try them for an easy appetizer or as part of a main dish!

Roasted Garlic Potato Soup

Roasted Garlic Potato Soup

I mentioned my adult braces struggle last year in this post, which also happened to feature a crockpot recipe. Although I am just a couple of months away from the finish line, my orthodontist is “detailing” and “refining” my bite so…pain. Cue the smoothies, applesauce, […]

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

I love Pinterest. About three years ago I crawled out from under my little rock and got started pinning about everything from cooking to cleaning to fashion to money management. That is where I came across a relatively simple recipe for spaghetti carbonara. Before then, […]

Pan-Seared Turkey Meatballs

Pan-Seared Turkey Meatballs

I like to be organized. Color-coding, alphabetizing, categorizing…I like all of these things. On this ideal December Sunday, I have gone to church, clipped coupons, done my grocery shopping, meal-prepped lunches and picked out my work clothes for the week. 🙂 Things don’t always work out […]

Turkey Pot Pies + Thanksgiving Leftovers Roundup

Turkey Pot Pies + Thanksgiving Leftovers Roundup

Today is Black Friday, which elicits images of long lines wrapped around mass retail stores full of people chomping at the bit to get inside and spend their money on “unbelievable” deals. Today is like the Olympics of shopping for some and possibly the worst work […]

Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs with Goat Cheese

Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs with Goat Cheese

As a child, I furrowed my brow at the mention of goat cheese. I didn’t know any better. I am glad to say that I have since seen the light. Nowadays, I like it on anything from a burger to the dish we are about […]

Alternative Baked Potatoes

Alternative Baked Potatoes

I will keep this post short and sweet–just like the featured dish. Last time I ranted mentioned that my dad is trying to eat more healthily. Recently, my sorority sisters embarked on a fitness challenge (which I did not join). With all of this on my […]

Easy Pasta Bowls

Easy Pasta Bowls

I’m currently walking a tightrope while juggling and balancing a ball on my head. Well…that’s what it feels like trying to help my father eat “healthier” anyway. My dad is a Nigerian man in his mid-50s who accuses me of trying to kill him whenever […]

Sweet and Spicy Meatball Bowls

Sweet and Spicy Meatball Bowls

Sweet and Spicy Meatball Bowls are made of sweet, lean turkey meatballs over stir-fried veggies and rice then topped with crumbled Sriracha bacon!

Five-Star Chicken Breast

Five-Star Chicken Breast

I LOVE boneless chicken breast. It’s so versatile and non-fussy, but it has a bad reputation for being dry. I’ve found that chicken breast isn’t inherently dry, though. The culprit is overcooking. The method used here was derived from a Pinterest post in which the author […]

Fusion Shrimp Cocktail

Fusion Shrimp Cocktail

Houston weather is notoriously flaky. Within a week one can experience temperatures ranging from the low 30s to the mid 80s. The only thing I ever know for sure is that summers, which seem to last from March to October, are HOT. I thought up […]

Bacon-Wrapped Steak Medallions

Bacon-Wrapped Steak Medallions

What is there really to say about steak? There are so many cuts and ways to dress it up but, when prepared well, it doesn’t need much. I think most of us can agree, however, that a little bacon never hurts things. For this dish […]

Easy Wing Trio

Easy Wing Trio

I am not a huge fan of wings. Like crawfish, I feel like the amount of meat you get isn’t worth the work put into eating them. But also like crawfish, I do enjoy wings when prepared well. Wings are a generally beloved food, especially […]

“Hawaiian” Turkey Burger Sliders

“Hawaiian” Turkey Burger Sliders

You might be asking yourself “What makes these Hawaiian?” These sliders were birthed deep in the heaaaarrrrt of Texas (any true Texan sang that as they read), but fresh, seared pineapples + King’s Hawaiian rolls + the need for a catchy name = “Hawaiian” Turkey Burger Sliders. […]

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Parmesan crusted tilapia is an easy weeknight main dish made quickly and with just a few ingredients.

Stir Fry with Special Sauce

Stir Fry with Special Sauce

Have you ever tasted something both familiar and unexpected at the same time? When I first made this stir fry, I was looking to create something flavorful and different from anything I had made or tasted before. None of the sauce recipes I found seemed quite […]

Chopped Southwestern Salad

Chopped Southwestern Salad

As the new year sets in, many of us are starting anew–whether it be new jobs, new semesters in school, or approaching familiar situations with new vigor. On the cusp of each year, people everywhere make resolutions related to fitness and health. This post features a […]