Easy Garlic Jalapeño Refrigerator Pickles

You guys I made pickles for the first time ever and it was SO easy and SO delicious I have to share! The house we closed on a month ago came with 5 chickens and a massive garden and pretty soon we had cucumbers coming out of our ears. I’ve always wanted to try toContinue reading “Easy Garlic Jalapeño Refrigerator Pickles”

Easiest Pesto Pasta

When we first starting exploring the yard at our new house, I noticed a few sad looking basil plants along the potato patch. Side note: I’ve learned that chickens kind of eat everything—like my chives, baby Swiss chard, baby lettuce—but only when they feel like it. So they miraculously left my plants alone for weeksContinue reading “Easiest Pesto Pasta”

Zucchini Blender Muffins

Just when I think I’m out of blender muffin ideas I get another one! It was meant to be when we found zucchini on sale at Aldi too. These came out SO delicious and I couldn’t be more pleased. Seriously, if you haven’t tried blender muffins yet, you’re missing out! Now if you don’t haveContinue reading “Zucchini Blender Muffins”

Lemon Butter Chicken

Looking to vary your proteins up a little bit? I’m kind of in love with this lemon butter chicken! It’s amazing over rice or pasta with veggies. Fueling notes: Pre-workout: pair with 1/4, 1/3, or 1/2 plate of carbs (for a light, moderate, or hard day) 2-4 hours before your session Post workout: again pairContinue reading “Lemon Butter Chicken”

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Okay so I know it’s officially fall now but here in southern CT we’re still having some warm summer days—which means it still smoothie weather! Smoothies are a great way to get in some fruit as well as a bunch of protein and calcium! This smoothie has one and a half servings of fruit, aroundContinue reading “Strawberry Banana Smoothie”

Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp

Fall is here! Which means we can finally wear long sleeves, enjoy bonfires, and bake all things apple and pumpkin. Actually I would bake apple and pumpkin things all year round but this summer was HOT and we hardly cooked or baked inside for at least a couple months! So you can imagine how especiallyContinue reading “Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp”

Easy Spinach, Onion & Cheddar Frittata

So we inherited five chickens (and a garden) with the house we closed on about two months ago! We named them Hen-Solo, Meg-hen, Henneth Paltrow, Dolly Part-hen, and Hei Hei (seriously so proud of myself). They’ve kinda become my favorite thing! Hei Hei is missing at least half her feathers since she’s at the bottomContinue reading “Easy Spinach, Onion & Cheddar Frittata”

Easy Beef Stroganoff

My dad is from Italy and my mom is from England so there are a lot of things I didn’t eat growing up (like chicken parm, most kinds of casseroles, and pasta dishes like beef stroganoff). It’s been super fun to explore new things so I’m always stoked about what we’re eating! Recipe notes: IfContinue reading “Easy Beef Stroganoff”