Make This Now

Um has it really been since 2019 that I wrote up one of these posts?? Eek! Let me fix that right now!

Chicken Paillard with Arugula and Apple

Let’s not talk about the kind of day I was having when I made this dinner or how I momentarily thought I was going to start a grease fire when I used some tongs that were sort of wet to flip the chicken. Instead, let’s talk about how GOOD this was. And how it felt like I was eating something only a restaurant chef could pull off. That breading was so flavorful and that chicken was so juicy. Instant mood-changer! We are ABSOLUTELY making this again.

Vegan Pasta Al Limone

Joey and I are not exactly on the same page when it comes to lemon. As in I’m a person who will eat an entire lemon slice like it’s an orange and he is a person who will say “it hurts my teeth!” when there’s too much. So I wasn’t sure if he’d go for this one but then lo and behold he LOVED it! All our good pasta recipes are from Minimalist Baker, so I’m not surprised this one was amazing too. Plus it’s super quick and easy to boot. Yes please!

Vegan Parmesan and Herb Polenta Fries

And speaking of Minimalist Baker, we also loved this recipe! All those herbs made for a such a burst of flavor and even though you can make your own polenta, do not knock that pre-made tube you can buy for cheap at the grocery store, okay?? I served these with a side or marinara and pesto and then nope, definitely didn’t need those things because these fries were perfect all on their own. Yum!

Wild Rice Burgers with Tahini Special Sauce

The night before I made these, we had real deal decked out beef burgers and I was worried these would pale in comparison but then they were super good! Joey told me “damn, these are good!” something like five times during dinner. He’s right! Also, please note that I did not read the recipe ahead of time so I neither cooled the rice nor let the mixture sit in the fridge for 30 minutes (oops!) but they still held together perfectly fine. Oh and I accidentally put hot chili garlic sauce instead of sweet so I just added a bit of maple syrup and MAN OH MAN was that tahini sauce good. Jamie truly is the queen of the tahini sauce!

Hawaiian Chicken Tacos

Joey made these for us this week and we actually hit a Taco Tuesday on a Tuesday! Seems like I am always making them on a Wednesday. They were soooo good! It was basically torture to smell the chicken cooking in the crock pot all day, but it was worth it. The meat was super flavorful and we love a saucy slaw to go on top. I happened to have cotija on hand and it was the perfect finishing touch. We will definitely be making these again!

Strawberry Coconut Granola

Okay, sorry for all the Minimalist Baker recipes (but also not sorry). We’re on a roll, I suppose! I just just just took my second batch of this granola out of the oven and it smells HEAVENLY in our house. Joey thought I was making cookies! It’s super easy, super quick, super nutty and that pop of flavor from the strawberries is mega good. It hits all my qualifications for a perfect granola!

Please tell me your favorite things to cook right now!