Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Blackened Chicken

It's been much too long since my friends and I have been able to have our weekly dinner – so sad! I even had a scrumptious must-try to make for us last week... I ended up cooking it for just me and my roommate. It was anything but sad though- super delicious in fact! I found the recipe for a blackened chicken with lime-cilantro quinoa (here) and had been saving it to try cooking quinoa for the first time! 

Things I did different :
I wasn't able to find quinoa at the grocery store that day, so I resorted to simple brown rice
I added some chopped, sauteed onions to the rice (cause I love the flavor of onions)
I completely forgot the ingredients for the avocado spread - so we used Greek yogurt (I think it's a decent substitute for sour cream)

 ...and voila – I call it fiesta chicken!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Exciting new things

Yep- it's official! Victoria's Secret is on pintrest! Check it out – it's a whole lot of sexy!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sibs Day


Shout out to the world's best little brother ever :) Love you Michael Kenneth!!!


Not to toot my own horn... but I like to think I'm pretty good at throwing things together for a meal. Friends and family may think other wise but my Dad is an amazing cook and I like to think I took after him in that respect!

This little pasta dish was quite delicious. It was a mix of things I had in my pantry, of which I threw together: pine nuts, goat cheese, basil, sun-dried tomatoes, and italian sausage. For a sauce, to add a little punch, I mixed a little of white cooking wine with olive oil and lemon juice and then added spices to taste! 

Try it out, or mix up a version of some of your favorite ingredients! As always pair with some wonderful wine! This Butternut Chardonnay was from my boss at VS (a nice christmas surprise)!