My Go-To Recipes

Cooking

I’m happy that I’ve been able to keep up with cooking since having baby Emerson. Eating real/clean food is important to me, but so is time – I wasn’t sure how much I’d need to rely on convenience food once I had a little one. While I’m definitely buying more quick items like rotisserie chicken and veggie burgers (and ordering in at least once a week), Matt and I have been tag-teaming food prep and we usually make dinner together after we put Em down around 7:30. These are the recipes I find myself turning to week after week:

Salmon, Quinoa, & Zucchini Bowl

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Zoe’s Kitchen inspired this bowl. I usually pan-fry a piece of salmon in a little coconut oil (about 3 minutes per side) and then serve it with sautéed, spiralized zucchini, quinoa, hummus, and a little Greek yogurt mixed with lemon juice and lemon herb seasoning.

Veggie Lasagna

A classic from Kath’s blog years ago. Matt has mastered this, and since he loves lasagna, he volunteers to make it often:)

Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas inspired by Daily Garnish Squash Enchiladas

I sub out sweet potato (I usually boil one large potato). I’ve made this one so much that I just add a bunch of spices. Sometimes I add cheese on top. Sometimes I make a stacked version with the small corn tortillas.

Hash Bowl

Diced sweet potatoes (nuked or roasted first) sautéed in a pan with any fixin’s you like. I often do a green veggie (frozen spinach, brussels, kale) and then egg or chicken sausage for protein.

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Tater Tot Egg Casserole

There’s so many versions of this on the internet. I just pour sweet or regular tots in a large casserole dish, add 6-8 eggs mixed with milk, seasonings, and a veggie (spinach, peas) and sometimes chicken sausage

Crock Pot Mexican Casserole

I discovered this one recently and loovvee it! I used ground chicken and followed everything else to a T.

Peanut Butter Cookies

I’m obsessed with these. I usually leave out or reduce the sugar and eat these as snacks

If all else fails, I love these veggie burgers or a good ole’ friend egg on avocado toast.

What are your favorite recipes?

  • Kat
    May 22, 2017 at 5:55 am

    Thank you for sharing! I feel like we have to start thinking about how we will cook/survive when we are on our own again!

  • Alexa
    May 22, 2017 at 7:52 am

    I love a lot of Skinny Taste’s recipes. Her Turkey chill taco soup is a go to at our house because it’s pretty much a dump and simmer recipe, but very hearty (and my kids enjoy it with cornbread). I also like her crockpot sesame honey chicken. When nights are really busy after work, we usually do some short of pasta on hand (ravioli or tortellini) with a sautéed veggie like green beans with lemon juice on top, or broccoli with some garlic salt.
    You made me remember I haven’t done a sweet potato hash in forever, especially with brussels sprouts. Now i”m craving one!

  • Kath
    June 7, 2017 at 7:03 am

    Good ideas! Just put the Mexican crockpot ingredients on my grocery list for next week : )