Grilled Harissa Chicken and Grilled Umami seasoned Chicken with vegetable hash and sweet/spicy roasted sweet potatoes, Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps and Caprese Salad (Ingredients from Trader Joe’s)

G Harrissa Chicken with optional avocado Three is the magic number when it comes to meal prep. If we can get 3 different dishes made for the week, we never get tired of what we have to eat. It allows you to rotate what you planned to have for lunch and/or dinner. Another thing you…

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Meal Prep

Another week and another successful meal prep. I can’t say enough good things about meal prep. It has helped me save money, monitor portion control, eat healthier and save time. If I can just cut down on all the extra-curricular stuff like drinking beer, eating cookies, candy, cake and ice-cream, then I might actually meet…

Falafel with Tahini Yogurt Sauce

I am a big fan of Middle eastern/Mediterranean foods and flavors. My first job in a what most would consider professional kitchen was in an upscale Mediterranean restaurant. I still have occasional work nightmares from my time working there because I was very green, but eventually moved up to one of the lead chefs. In the time I spent there, it introduced me to some dishes and recipes that I was familiar with so I learned a lot.  Recipes using grape leaves like dolmas,  tzatziki, escalivada,  Spanish tapas and sauces like romesco and charmoula were new to me but became some of my favorites.