Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Easy Prep-Ahead Breakfasts


Breakfast has always been a struggle for me. I rarely feel hungry in the morning and I pretty much never feel like cooking, so I often just skip it. But the more I work on my health and wellness the more I realize that I need to eat breakfast, that it really is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast gives you the energy you need to succeed throughout your day, if you eat the right things, and can make or break your day. So that's why I love breakfasts that I can prepare ahead of time, that way they are ready for me in the morning.


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Best Fudgy Brownies


I love chocolate! I like it in any pretty much any form but especially the really dark, rich stuff. For me, when I want dessert, I want chocolate and that often means rich, fudgy brownies. I have always loved brownies and used to make them all the time as a teenager. I don't make them as often anymore, I eat a lot healthier than I used to, but I still enjoy them from time to time. When I was younger, I would mostly use a box mix but once I developed this recipe I could never go back. These brownies are rich, fudgy, and super chocolaty just the way they should be!


Monday, March 13, 2017

5 Easy and Healthy Slow-Cooker Dinners


Well, I don't know about everyone else but up here in the Pacific Northwest we have been getting a ton of rain lately. It has been a cold and wet year so far and we have been getting a lot of use out of our Crock-Potso I wanted to share some of my favorite slow-cooker recipes in case you need some inspiration or just want some more easy dinner recipes.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

German Cabbage and Onions


Today I have another great vegetable side dish for you! We love vegetables here, as you all probably know, and I love to encourage people to eat more vegetables by providing ideas and recipes to prepare them. We have a constant stream of fresh produce coming in thanks to Full Circle (If you are interested check out this post for more info) so we are always cooking up new vegetable side dishes.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Caprese Salad


Caprese Salad is a classic dish that many are familiar with and one that Heather and I love. I see it prepared quite a few different ways and it is always delicious. Heather and I have developed our own way of preparing Caprese Salad that we love, so we wanted to share this easy and delicious recipe with you all!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Southern Style Greens


Those of you from the South probably know exactly what I'm talking about, most know this dish as collard greens but that is just one of many types of greens that can be cooked this way and all are delicious and nutritious. I usually use kale or spinach because those are my favorite dark, leafy greens and that is usually what I have on hand, but you can use collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, Swiss chard, broccoli rabe, spinach, kale, or a combination!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Eggplant Pizza



Once again, this dish was inspired by another blog post in the distant past and it has developed into one of our favorite things and a favorite of our friends. Eggplant pizza is amazing, it can be a dinner or appetizer and the leftovers are great for lunch. You can make it a thousand different ways, just like a normal pizza, so whatever toppings you normally like will be delicious on these as well.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Full Circle Salads


I know I have talked a bit about the weekly produce delivery service that Heather and I use in the past, because it's amazing and I love it. That service is called Full Circle and they provide us with an assortment of fresh, organic produce every week that ends up meeting most of my produce needs. I only buy maybe one or two produce items at the grocery store per week now, and the cost of Full Circle's subscription service is much cheaper than if I were to buy the same amount of organic produce at the store, plus it gets delivered right to my door!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Turkey and Sweet Potato Skillet Dinner


This dish was inspired by a recipe that I found online quite awhile ago and ended up deviating from and subsequently forgetting the original inspiration. But that is the nature of Chefing Around and part of my cooking philosophy. To take inspiration from dishes that I read about or try and then create my own version. It might be healthier, made with improved technique, or just spiced up a little but sometimes I just take an idea and run with it and that is what ended up happening with this Turkey and Sweet Potato Skillet recipe.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

5 Great Veggie Sides

One of the goals of this blog is to encourage people to eat more vegetables and, well, to eat healthier in general, so today I've gathered together a collection of recipes that showcase vegetables. I hope this helps you find new ways to prepare vegetables you love or possibly even introduces you to new ingredients that you enjoy.