Paleo Chicken, Lime and Avocado Soup

Simple, one pot dinners are my jam.  When we get home from the gym every night we are ravenous, and after we feast neither Jameson nor I have much ambition to tackle a lengthy clean up.  So I am always looking to create flavorful meals that adhere to our dietary preferences, and can be accomplished quickly and painlessly.  This soup meets all our lofty, stringent criteria.  Also, if you are like me and don’t eat meat you can skip the chicken all together- it will still be spectacular. Or if you reside in a household (like ours) with a mix of herbivores and carnivores, simply cook the chicken in a pan on the side and stir into the soup when you add in your avocado. This is the perfectly effortless meal that is flexible enough to meet everyone’s needs. Continue reading “Paleo Chicken, Lime and Avocado Soup”

Vegetarian Quinoa Enchilada Bake

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We were fortunate enough to have Jameson’s amazing brother and sister-in-law come spend a week with us awhile back.  We had such a blast exploring our city, relaxing and just plain talking with them.  By getting hitched and combining our families have Jay and I have amassed an incredible, dynamic, ragtag group of exceptional family members.  We may have one of the largest immediate families in the history of mankind but we wouldn’t change it for the world. We so enjoy and cherish every second we have with any member of our brood.  So having Eton and Angela here with us to experience how we do our Brooklyn lifestyle was such a joy.

We ate out a little, but we ate in a lot because I seriously love having new taste buds to impress.  This Vegetarian Quinoa Enchilada Bake Quinoa  (with meat options to appease my carnivorous brother-in-law) was a hit and had Ange asking for the recipe as a souvenir.  I figured I shouldn’t keep the dish just to the family, but spread the love around.  Lately with our hectic schedules, we Jordan’s are all about this dish because it requires little prep, virtually no mess and leaves us leftovers for days.  It is the perfect, filling meal for the evenings when you need something quick but don’t have the time or energy to pull off a multi-course meal.  Enjoy. Continue reading “Vegetarian Quinoa Enchilada Bake”

Paleo Shrimp and Sausage Stir-Fry with Kale, Broccolette & Homemade Peanut Sauce

I know I have mentioned the busyness of our everyday life recently, followed by sincere promises that we were still managing to cook all our meals from scratch and that it is merely lack of time that has kept me from sharing them with you.  However, we have been trying to intentionally slow our pace and carve out time for the things and people that matter. For me that has meant allocating ample time for concocting new recipes, as well as to photograph and pen them. It has also meant connecting with the friends we love most. Sometimes we combine the two. So last Friday our nearest and dearest, Jens, wasn’t feeling well, and I have also just been getting over a cold so we decided to pit in, cook dinner and watch the latest hunger games. I know, we get real wild and real crazy on Friday nights 🙂 It was a perfectly quiet time of good food with even greater friends.  Continue reading “Paleo Shrimp and Sausage Stir-Fry with Kale, Broccolette & Homemade Peanut Sauce”