Moroccan Lamb Risotto

Lessons from my Grandma

This Moroccan Lamb Risotto is inspired by one of my favorite dishes made by my grandma. Ever since I was little, communicating with my relatives in Morocco was difficult because we spoke different languages. My grandma specifically grew up in a small village outside of Marrakech and only speaks Berber and some Moroccan Arabic; I only speak English. The one thing that we were always able to connect through was food.

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Weekly Meal Prep #4: Beef Barbacoa Spanish Rice

Meal Prep Week 4

What better way to kick off the 4th weekly meal prep recipe than with Beef Barbacoa Spanish Rice Bowls?  Packed with protein and flavor, this beef recipe combines garlic, chipotle peppers in adobo, onion, lemon juice and a dry rub. Read more

Weekly Meal Prep #3: Spanish Rice & Beans with Chicken

Weekly Meal Prep #3: Spanish Rice & Beans with Chicken

Week 3 of the Meal Prep Series is finally here and couldn’t be better than this Spanish Rice & Beans with Chicken recipe. Remember when I said I was going to post a new meal prep recipe every week? No shame here; my goal in writing this series is to provide the highest quality recipes I can and if that means taking a few weeks to perfect things I am happy to do that. I hope no one out there minds but if you’re going to be eating these for several days in a row they have to be delicious!

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Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

These gluten free sugar cookies are inspired by those classic cut out Christmas cookies you always see during the month of December. Topped with silky vanilla frosting they make the perfect holiday gift for neighbors, friends or on the dinner table with family. I’ve been making them and using any of those excuses mentioned above when in reality I’m eating more than 50% of these. Read more

Hot & Sour Egg Drop Soup: Ready in 30 minutes or less

Hot & Sour Egg Drop Soup

Every winter I crave hot & sour egg drop soup like the kind they made at the Chinese restaurant near my university. I’ve tried making my own a few times but was always discouraged by the long list of ingredients I could never find and the hours spent cooking it. I have finally developed a version that can be made in under 30 minutes with only a few simple ingredients that you  may already have in your kitchen. If you like the classic Chinese soup but never have time to make it, you are going to love this version. Read more

5 Ingredient Coconut Macarons with a Chocolate Drizzle

Coconut Macarons & Chocolate

These 5 ingredient coconut macarons are sweet and salty with just the right amount of chocolate to satisfy your cravings. Make them today in under an hour and enjoy a gluten free dessert made with simple ingredients. Read more

Four Ingredient Risotto with Bacon and Leeks

Risotto + Bacon + Leeks

Bacon and leeks have always been a match made in heaven, so folding them in with creamy risotto seemed like a no brainer. I have been kind of obsessed with risotto ever since I found out about my wheat allergy. It’s the one of few Italian foods that are not off limits. It’s easy to make and pairs well with most seasonal fall veggies. Read more

Roasted Garlic

Roasted Garlic: Your Must Have Thanksgiving Ingredient

With Thanksgiving right around the corner I have been recipe testing all week. So far the dinner menu consists of two different kinds of stuffing (one for my gluten free friends), truffle gravy, ham, cranberry sauce, and roasted garlic mashed potatoes. I’ve never been much of a turkey person but I do love playing around with fancy ingredients like truffles or roasted garlic that can add a depth in flavor. Read more