Cheap Date: Copycat Zoes Kitchen Marinated Slaw

Summer time is here and it’s time for picnics, barbecues, and other occasions that center around eating. One of America’s favorite potluck side dishes is classic cole slaw, but the traditional dish is made with kryptonite mayonnaise (obviously, I’m not a fan).

I was never a fan of cole slaw growing up (probably due to the copious amounts of mayo), but when I worked at Zoes Kitchen years ago, I was introduced to the vinegar-based Greek variation. I fell in love. There is something delightful about the combination of the tangy, smoky, herby flavors that make up this concoction. I couldn’t get enough of it while I was working at Zoes – I would take home the extra pints and quarts at the end of the day to snack on later at home. My coworkers probably thought I was a constipated, cabbage-obsessed weirdo. I didn’t care.

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Cheap Date: Copycat Zoes Kitchen Marinated Slaw

Florentine Stuffed Portobellos

As previously discussed, my husband works in restaurant management so, needless to say, he has a very hectic schedule…and fantastic kitchen prowess. We are often not together at night for dinner, but when we are, I love showing off my own culinary skills for him.

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Florentine Stuffed Portobellos

Recipes delivered to your door

There are so many services nowadays offering meal delivery – whether it be fully prepared and ready to eat, oven-ready meals, recipes delivered to your inbox, or (new to me) recipes with all necessary ingredients delivered for yours and your family’s enjoyment. These services range in price, quality, and ability to personalize. My coworker introduced me to Blue Apron – a recipe/ingredient delivery service that encourages plant-based eating while bonding with loved ones over cooking a healthy meal. This sweet coworker of mine offered to send me a free delivery since she has been such a loyal customer, so of course I said yes! The idea of having meals planned out, shopped for, and ready to go in my fridge is almost as good as them being delivered hot at my door. I do enjoy cooking, so this unique opportunity was right up my alley.  Continue reading “Recipes delivered to your door”

Recipes delivered to your door

Chex are the bext

The day I found out some Chex flavors were officially gluten free was one of the best days of my life. I hadn’t had cereal in what seemed like forever, and I knew this discovery was a dangerous one. Once I get my hands on something typically forbidden and glutenous, I might as well go ahead and throw on my fat pants.  Continue reading “Chex are the bext”

Chex are the bext

Grocery scraps, re-imagined…

Blog post from March 2013…

Today, I woke up at 1:30pm and was immediately regretful. I hate sleeping in so late because I feel like I’ve lost precious time in which I could have been productive. I guess I needed the rest. To redeem myself, I took to cooking and cleaning (like a good woman should) and came up with some great ways to make use of those random veggies left at the tail end of the grocery week. With 2 onions, some broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, and a bell pepper, I created two amazing dishes that will surely tide me over for the next few weeks.  Continue reading “Grocery scraps, re-imagined…”

Grocery scraps, re-imagined…