Here’s my February 2021 recipe roundup of the best things I ate last month!
Saturday mornings for me are all about meal planning for the week to come. Surrounded by cookbooks, foodie newsletters, my favorite cooking websites and a steaming cup of coffee, I set to work to curate a daily menu full of variety and healthy options that also fit my family’s schedules.
Each month, I share the fruits of discovering new and tested recipes with you. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or to get out of a cooking rut, stop by each month for a round-up of the best things I ate. Or, follow me on Facebook to get a weekly recap.
This is one of my favorite breakfasts! It’s a fantastic way to get some veggies in first thing in the morning. I have a confession to make — I’m not a fan of kale. Anytime a recipe calls for kale, I substitute another leafy green. In this dish, it’s always baby spinach. I also splash a little extra red wine vinegar on mine, too. Bacon, avocado, sweet tomatoes and jammy boiled eggs? Mmmm.
I picked this recipe for my husband and son to make on a Saturday night (their turn to cook). The only complaint from the hubs was that there were a lot of ingredients — not unusual in Asian recipes. But, he quickly followed that up with “this is fun.” And, it was delicious! Really comforting on a cold night right before we got our first big snow. Take the time to set up your mise en place, and this recipe is a breeze.
Spicy fried chicken is one of those foods I’d want if stranded on an island (with a side of nachos). So, having an air fryer, totally changes the game for me now. I no longer have to reserve fried chicken for cheat days! These air fryer chicken thighs were delicious, juice and crispy! Only not quite spicy enough for my liking, so I added a little extra cayenne into the dredging flour.
Years ago, when I would travel to Richmond for meetings, my colleagues and i would grab lunch at a place called The Pita Pit. I would ALWAYS get the falafel pita. I miss that sandwich! But, we tried these out this homemade falafel recipe and it was just as good as I remember from The Pita Pit. I stuffed mine into a whole wheat wrap with homemade hummus, cucumber, radish, tomato, a splash of red wine vinegar and some crumbled feta for a very filling a delicious lunch!
I served these green beans alongside the air-fried chicken (in lieu of fries or mashed potatoes). The kiddo really enjoyed them and they were a fun finger food! The instructions don’t call for it, but I recommend giving them a little spritz of cooking spray before you place the pan in the oven.
Ina Garten! My son picked this out of one of my Barefoot Contessa cookbooks and the hubs made it for dinner. I was surprise that my kiddo enjoyed it as much as he did (um…spinach!). We ended up with a bit more filling somehow, so I made ‘Greek’ egg burritos for breakfast the next morning.
We enjoyed this salad alongside the dinner spanakopita. It was perfect. I’d made it before, but didn’t remember it being so good — we love a Greek salad!
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