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Roasted Garlic Potato Soup (Slow Cooker Recipe)

Roasted Garlic Potato Soup (Slow Cooker Recipe)

I mentioned my adult braces struggle last year in this post, which also happened to feature a slow cooker recipe (spoiler: I made today’s recipe in a slow cooker). And, although I am just a couple of months away from the finish line, my orthodontist […]

Easy Weeknight Spaghetti Carbonara

Easy Weeknight 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, […]

Easy Rainbow Soup + Gratefulness

Easy Rainbow Soup + Gratefulness

A colorful and nutrient-packed soup brimming with fresh veggies, protein, and flavor in about 45 minutes for the perfect good-for-you comfort meal

Easy Weeknight Tomato Basil Chicken (in 30 minutes!)

Easy Weeknight Tomato Basil Chicken (in 30 minutes!)

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walmart. The opinions and text are all mine. Not to brag, but I’ve been killing it with quick recipes lately (peep this 15-minute number if you don’t believe me)–especially one-pan meals because cleanup is […]

Easy Pasta Skillet Dinner

Easy Pasta Skillet Dinner

Thank you to DaVinci® for sponsoring this Easy Pasta Skillet Dinner post. As always, all opinions are my own. Can I be honest with, y’all? I haven’t spent much time in the kitchen lately. Work is kicking my butt (in a good way), my social calendar […]

15-Minute Wonton Power Bowl

15-Minute Wonton Power Bowl

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BibigoKoreanFlavor #CollectiveBias Power bowls have been pretty popular for a while now so I thought it was high time I shared one here. What is a power bowl, […]

3-Ingredient Pineapple Salsa Chicken (Slow Cooker Recipe)

3-Ingredient Pineapple Salsa Chicken (Slow Cooker Recipe)

This pineapple salsa chicken officially solidifies July 2018 as the month of pineapple recipes, y’all. Last week, I shared these pineapple jalapeno mimosas and the week before was two-ingredient pineapple nice cream. There’s no real reason for all of this except that I particularly love […]

Coconut Lime Shrimp & Plantain

Coconut Lime Shrimp & Plantain

This dish has flavors from all over so I’m not quite sure how to categorize it cuisine-wise. You’ve got ginger, coconut, lime, red pepper, and curry, which evoke Southeast Asian, Caribbean, and West African feels so *insert shrug emoji here*. It’s a little sweet, spicy, […]

Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

Set-it-and-forget-it recipe for perfectly flavorful and juicy turkey meatballs every time

50 Homemade Salads You’ll Actually Want to Eat

50 Homemade Salads You’ll Actually Want to Eat

A roundup of easy and delicious homemade salads to help fuel your #summerbody goals

Crispy Veggie Puff Pastry Pizza

Crispy Veggie Puff Pastry Pizza

Easy, delicious, and ideal for any meal of the day

Brown Butter Cod with Capers

Brown Butter Cod with Capers

An easy, step-by-step recipe to make a delicious and slightly indulgent dinner or lunch ready in under 30 minutes with just a few ingredients

Nigerian Jollof Rice + Black History Month Virtual Potluck

Nigerian Jollof Rice + Black History Month Virtual Potluck

My Aunty Toyin’s recipe is the best you’ll ever taste.

Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken Sliders

Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken Sliders

A set-it-and-forget-it slow cooker recipe for tender, juicy, BBQ-flavored chicken sliders on sweet buns

Simple Seared Salmon and Naked Pasta

Simple Seared Salmon and Naked Pasta

An easy and flavorful weeknight dinner ready in under 30 minutes

Full Flavor One-Pot Chicken & Rice

Full Flavor One-Pot Chicken & Rice

Creamy, delicious, comfort food in one pot

Addictive Massaged Kale Salad

Addictive Massaged Kale Salad

A perfectly tender, flavorful, and seasonal salad that will convince you the words “kale” and “addictive” go together like Barack and Michelle.

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

Fresh avocado, walnuts, grilled chicken and a few other ingredients create this creamy crunchy avocado chicken salad in a few minutes!

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

A simple staple West African main dish that can be made as spicy as you wish

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, crunchy kale salad. We all know we should get lots of greens in our diets but it’s easy to get stuck in a rut […]

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 […]

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 […]

Secrets to Better Homemade Salads + Dressing Recipe

Secrets to 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!

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 […]

Healthy Baked Sweet Potatoes

Healthy Baked Sweet Potatoes

I will keep this post short and sweet–just like the featured dish. I previously ranted about mentioned the struggle with my dad trying to eat more healthily. More recently, my sorority sisters have embarked on a fitness challenge (which I did not join). With all of this […]

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. With that in […]