Pork Belly & Spicy Cheddar Angel Hair

The real trick to eating fit? Give yourself a break once in a while. That’s not to say go hog wild (pun intended) and eat pounds of bacon and baker’s dozens of donuts. I’ve found though that if you don’t enjoy some of those indulgences in moderation, the binge factor can become bigger than ever….

Humpday Soufflé (Gluten-Free)

Some mornings you wake up and everything is clicking, you feel great and are ready to roll with a little extra time to spare. These days are often few and far between, but why not enjoy them when they happen and treat yourself. This soufflé is simple enough to take minimum prep time and only…

Spicy Citrus Scramble

Spring is one of my favorite seasons that I’m not sure I would experience its full annual force if I lived anywhere outside of the Midwest. With strong winds and unpredictable storms, it adds a spice to life I can’t surpass in my cooking either. Today’s lunch has that spicy spring spirit with a citrus kick…

Local Lamb For Lunch

  Lamb is in abundance locally and I’ve had the pleasure to create some recipes this week using ground from Hollister Farms in Martell, NE. With my hectic schedule I haven’t had as much time to devote to cooking as I would like, but these burgers are the perfect hearty quick meal that is sure…

French Press Banana French Toast

Sometimes Monday rolls around a day too quickly, leaving you wishing for another Sunday to perpetuate your weekend. Unfortunately today being Leap Day doesn’t merit the title and status of an official holiday and day off. Instead celebrate like a holiday with this all-French brunch, breakfast, or whatever you choose. This is at its essence…

Turkey Bacon & Brussels

Often times you peek in your freezer and realize ” Oh I still have some holiday turkey leftover.” Whether this is the case or you’re just in the mood for something simple and healthy this hot salad of sorts is a great option. Of course there is also some bacon involved to liven things up…

Sustainable Beets Simple

Bacon Wilted Beet Leaf Zucchini Pasta I have really enjoyed cooking with local produce I’ve sourced from the winter farmer’s markets here in Nebraska and using them in the most sustainable way. Any remaining scraps leftover from the prep process go into a bag in my freezer for later, to be used when I make…

Bacon & (Scotch) Eggs

Whether you’re waking up this morning minding your New Year’s resolution or are looking for a scrumptious hearty brunch that’s sure to be a crowdpleaser, here’s an easy way to satisfy your hunger. Usually if you go out for brunch or breakfast the question comes up in some form, “Bacon or sausage?” Let’s be honest…

Winter Market Bounty: Butternut Squash Soup

  Welcome to the first official day of winter! After taking a break to tackle Fall Semester’s Finals I’ve got another great simple soup to warm your bones and tickle your taste buds with this season. It’s been a blessing this year to have not just one, but two indoor fall/winter farmer’s markets to source…

Banana Coco Ice cream

August is upon us, and with it has come the intense heat and humidity of summer. What’s better after a long run in the sun or just a day out bearing the humidity? A couple scoops of cold creamy ice cream. I’ve created a recipe that you can enjoy without worry. It’s dairy free and…

Curried Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini pancakes are another recipe that can work for any meal and take on lots of different flavor spins. This recipe is simple and balanced, topped with a delicious poached egg and hummus  The flour and baking powder in the recipe is optional and only serves to make them more fluffy in texture, so they…