Weekend Food Prep: Oats and Buckwheat “cold cereal” and on the menu this week

Well, the blog is just about a year old, and I’ve shared most of my favorite regular recipes with all of you! As I create new recipes, I will be sure to share them here, but in the meantime, there’s lots of good stuff in the archives that I’d love to highlight. Here’s what I’mContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Oats and Buckwheat “cold cereal” and on the menu this week”

Weekend Food Prep–Chicken Breasts with Creamy Sundried Tomatoes

Well, I made this one up on the fly one night, and it’s damn delicious! I wanted something new to eat, tired of the same flavors over and over again. So, I added sundried tomatoes to the shopping list and created something around their lovely, luscious flavor. It is common to serve sundried tomatoes withContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Chicken Breasts with Creamy Sundried Tomatoes”

Weekend Food Prep–Mediterranean-Style Baked Chicken and Brown Rice Pilaf

I don’t know if I get to call this Mediterranean-style or if that is culinary cultural appropriation, except that the flavors were inspired by some of my favorite dishes from a local Lebanese restaurant, and it has chickpeas in it. For a tasty, and maybe more legit variation, you can substitute a couple tablespoons ofContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Mediterranean-Style Baked Chicken and Brown Rice Pilaf”

Weekend Food Prep–Tabbouleh Mason Jar Salad

Tabbouleh makes a pretty good cold-season salad. Fresh parsley and cucumbers aren’t lower quality in the winter. I use grape tomatoes for more flavor and to ensure nicer quality, as chopped fresh tomatoes can get mushy over the course of the week, but if you’re making this for a summer lunch with several people, feelContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Tabbouleh Mason Jar Salad”

Weekend Food Prep–Lemon Herb Chicken

I eat a lot of chicken. This variation gives me a new flavor profile and is especially nice with Mediterranean Pasta Salad or flatbread with grilled vegetables. Lemon Herb Chicken one. Prepare 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts by slicing them into thick strips (3-4 per breast), cutting them the long way against the grain.Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Lemon Herb Chicken”

Weekend Food Prep: 3 1/2 Variations of Boxed Lunch

In the spirit of “back to school,” I want to offer up some lunch food prep that works well for a work week with traditional hours (8 hours, 5 days a week). The trouble with lunch is all the pieces you need to have ready in advance in order to make the prep painless. OverContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: 3 1/2 Variations of Boxed Lunch”

Weekend Food Prep: A step-by-step guide to making boatloads of shredded chicken

Like a lot of bros, I eat a lot of chicken breast. It’s a versatile protein source, and when I buy it as a family pack of boneless, skinless breasts, relatively cheap per serving. I always have some on hand in the freezer (of course!), for a last-minute protein source for lunches, snacks or quickContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: A step-by-step guide to making boatloads of shredded chicken”

Weekend Food Prep: Creamy Curried Chicken Salad

I based this recipe off of something I’ve eaten and enjoyed at a friend’s house many times. I find it to be delicious on it’s own, as a topping to salad greens or as a sandwich filling. To make the prep easier, I keep cooked, shredded chicken breasts in the freezer. Eventually, I’ll include myContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Creamy Curried Chicken Salad”

Weekend Food Prep: Neil’s Famous Chicken

I eat like a bro about 80% of the time–lots of chicken, brown rice, and oatmeal in the weekly mix! I also prefer to plan and prep the majority of my meals in advance. This weekend, I’m making a favorite chicken preparation, made “famous” by my dad, Neil. This marinade has a wonderful mix ofContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Neil’s Famous Chicken”