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Swiss Chard and Quinoa Bowl

We are pretty binary at our house. We either eat super healthy or super indulgently. Usually the healthy meals come out of guilt, but they always seem to be just the thing I need after day or two of rich meals. I’m always up for a salad, but since we already eat them pretty regularly, I searched for something thatRead more

Fig and Blue Grilled Cheese

Finding the energy to cook dinner at the end of a long (sometimes very long) day of entertaining a baby can be close to impossible. As easy it is to throw a frozen meal into the oven, I try really hard to make the vast majority of our meals as fresh as I can. Sometimes I turn to products toRead more

Roasted Turkey

You may be wondering where I’ve been the last few (ha!) months. Well, we have been busy preparing for our first baby – a little girl! We are down to the home stretch and getting very excited. Since I will be staying home with the little one, I will hopefully have the time to get this blog up and runningRead more

Red Chile Chicken with Rice and Black Beans

So, apparently I needed a one month vacation from blogging… Lately in the Constable household, we haven’t been trying a lot of new things. One reason is because my in-laws were in town for two weeks, another reason is because I am going through a job change, but most of all it’s because I’ve been feeling a bit uninspired andRead more

Roasted Garlic Macaroni & Cheese

I’ve tried many homemade macaroni and cheese recipes, but nothing compares to this one. I love roasted garlic, so it’s no surprise that this one was a winner for me. I’ve made it twice now; the first time completely true to the original recipe, and the second time a bit more inexpensively by subbing out the boursin for garlic herbRead more

Guinness Beef Stew

Beef stew is a classic comfort food that so many of us grew up eating regularly, including me! This is am Irish inspired take on classic beef stew, with the addition of several root vegetables, Guinness (duh), caraway seeds and raisins. It sounds a bit weird but it was so flavorful and delicious. It’s easy to prep, and your crockpotRead more

Quinoa Cakes with Poached Eggs and Spinach

This is, hands down, the best new recipe I’ve tried in a long time. It looks (and is!) so simple, but it packs a punch of wonderful flavors and textures. It’s quick and easy to make and reheats wonderful – the perfect dinner in my opinion! Also, as a true sign to how good these are, we ended up eatingRead more

Wheat Berry and Arugula Salad

The last few weeks I have been attempting to incorporate some lighter and healthy meals into our weekly menus to balance out our indulgences (like chocolate chip cookies, blue cheese burgers, onion strings, Dr. Pepper pulled pork, au gratin potatoes….oy vey). I seem to go through this “semi-healthy-meals-at-least-once-a-week” phase pretty often but it never seems to stick. Maybe this timeRead more

Chicken Egg Rolls

Whenever we go to Panda Express I always eye up the chicken egg rolls but never buy them. It’s a mixture of me feeling too guilty to eat additional fried calories and me being to cheap to buy them. Let’s be honest here – it’s probably the later. But last week, I finally got my egg roll fix! Instead ofRead more

Deep Dish Pizza

I am a HUGE pizza fan. I like thin crust, thick crust, sauceless, saucy, cheesy, meaty…you name it. I’ve rarely turned my nose up at a pizza. We make pizza once a week in our house so I like to mix up the variety a bit. I try to avoid eating the same kind every time, but usually I findRead more