If there’s one thing I’ve gotten really good at it over the past few years, it’s the art of cooking for ONE ☝🏻One pan dishes, like this Spicy Shakshuka with Zucchini & Peppers, are perfect when I’m just cooking for me, myself & I 🙋♀️ What’s your favorite thing to cook when you’re riding solo for dinner? #easymealswithmb #cookingforone. . Spicy Shakshuka with Zucchini & Peppers 👉🏻 Sauté 2 minced cloves of garlic in olive oil with chopped veggies (all from my @misfitsmarket box!): 1/2 small white onion, 1/2 green bell pepper, 1 small zucchini, 1 handful of halved baby heirloom tomatoes. Add seasonings: salt, pepper & crushed red pepper. Cook until soft & tomatoes start to burst. Add 1 small can peeled tomatoes. Let simmer. Make 2 small wells and crack an egg into each well. Cover the pan and simmer until egg whites are set. Top with feta, cilantro & hot sauce. Was seriously wishing I had a hunk of chewy sourdough or pita bread with this 🤤
Colorful, spicy Mexican quinoa bowls to brighten up this super dreary Monday 🔥🍅 The best part? This only uses ONE POT and takes ~20 minutes. The most satisfying meal for the Monday-est Monday ever. #easymealswithmb #bitesonabudget. . In a large saucepan, sauté 1 jalapeño, 1/2 white onion, and 2 cloves minced garlic in some olive oil until soft. Add 1 cup vegetable broth and 1 cup quinoa. Add 1 cup corn (I used canned), 1 can black beans, and 1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes. Add seasonings: salt, pepper, 1 tsp. chili powder, 1 tsp. cumin, and a few dashes of hot sauce. Bring to a boil, cover & let simmer for 15-20 minutes until quinoa is cooked. Mix in juice of one lime & a few handfuls of chopped cilantro. Serve with some greens, avocado & more cilantro and hot sauce! Would also be good with shredded cheese 😋 This makes ~4 large servings, and I’ll have the leftover for lunch throughout the week.
I haven’t had a lazy, slow Sunday morning in a very, VERY long time. Today I slept in, read in bed for a while, and now enjoying some cozy savory oatmeal on the couch. DO NOT knock this oatmeal combo until you try it, trust me 👌🏻 #easymealswithmb . . SAVORY OATMEAL 👉🏻 Cook 1/2 cup oats on the stovetop in water or almond milk. Add salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and a dab of butter. Sauté mushrooms in olive oil, salt & pepper. Fry up a runny egg. Mix it all together and add @traderjoes everything but the bagel seasoning 🥄😋
Stir fries will always be one of my staple dinners, mainly because I never use a recipe when I make them and they are QUICK (yo girl is haaaangry after work 😅) . . I use whatever veggies/protein I have in the fridge and toss with (GASP) storebought teriyaki sauce. (Although I do love making my own - still working on stocking up the new fridge!). . Tonight’s stir fry creation was a medley of garlic, red bell peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, white onion and shrimp from @wholefoods 🥒🍤 Tossed in @sanjtamari Szechuan sauce and lime juice, and topped with scallions, sesame seeds and SRIRACHA 🔥 #easymealswithmb #stirfry
The last few times I’ve been to the grocery store, I haven’t really had a plan 🤷♀️ I pick up whatever produce looks good/is on sale, make sure I get a few sources of protein, and treat myself to a few ~fun~ items too (lately it’s been cherries!). . This “system” probably won’t last, but for now it’s fun and allows me to be creative in the kitchen every night without a set meal plan. And that’s how this salmon with homemade olive tapenade and quinoa tabbouleh was born! 🔥 How do y’all grocery shop? Do you have a plan or just wing it? #easymealswithmb. . Salmon with Olive Tapenade 👉🏻 Finely chop 1 cup of pitted kalamata olives. Combine with 2 cloves minced garlic, 2 tbsp. olive oil, 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar. 1 tsp. dried parsley, salt & pepper. Spread over salmon & bake for 20 minutes at 400°. I used a HUGE piece of salmon (this is just 1/4 of it!) that I can eat throughout the week. . Quinoa Tabbouleh 👉🏻 Recipe inspired by my fave @bonappetitmag. Cook 1/2 cup quinoa and let cool. Chop 1 cucumber, 1 pint cherry tomatoes, 2 scallions. Finely chop 1 cup mint & 1 cup parsley. Make a dressing of 1/4 cup olive oil, juice of 1 lemon, 3 cloves minced garlic, salt & pepper. Add dressing & veggies to quinoa and top with feta! Makes 4 servings.
Anyone else a big fan of breakfast for dinner? 🍳 Wasn’t feeling in the mood to make anything ~fancy~ last night, so I settled on scrambled eggs with crispy kale, roasted sweet potatoes & avocado 🥑 Drizzled with sriracha & seasoned with everything bagel seasoning. Sometimes simple really is best ☺️ #easymealswithmb
I started this week feeling EXHAUSTED after a crazy weekend. Don’t get me wrong, I love socializing & drinking with my friends, but I truly cannot do those late nights anymore 😂 The grandma in me was craaaaving sleep and home cooked meals, so that’s what I’ve been giving myself this week! Finally feeling back to normal after a few solid nights sleep and meals that look like this 💁♀️ #easymealswithmb . . Tried out @misfitsmarket for the first time and it certainly will not be the last! Such a fun and smart concept to eliminate food waste. My box came with so many goodies, including the ripest organic tomatoes, an eggplant, and a HUGE cucumber. Made a salad tonight with arugula, tomato, cucumber, feta, roasted chickpeas, roasted eggplant and a tahini drizzle 🥗 🥒
I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July! I’m back from a long weekend in the Hamptons and craving alllll the nutrients after a little too much fun in the sun 😅 Stopped by @wholefoods to pick up the goods for this super simple satisfying meal that satisfied all my cravings and definitely packed some heat 🔥 #easymealswithmb . . Made a simple salad with avocado, tomato, jalapeño, cilantro, red onion & lime juice and paired it with a THICK piece of pan seared salmon with @traderjoes chili lime seasoning 🍅🥑 Took about 15 minutes and will definitely be on repeat!
First homemade meal in my NEW apartment in Brooklyn! Still have some work to do, but Williamsburg is already starting to feel like home sweet home 🥰 Moving in NYC is such a hassle and I sometimes let my stress get the best of me, but it is finally over! Time for new adventures and a fresh start 🙌🏻 #easymealswithmb . . On my plate 👉🏻 Sautéed chopped veggies in @sanjtamari szechuan sauce + seared salmon seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder & chili powder 🔥 Topped with sesame seeds.
What’s your go to comfort food? . . Whenever I’m feeling a little blah or down in the dumps, I find that a huge bowl of nutrients is sometimes just what I need. To me, a satisfying bowl of warm vegetables is “good mood food.” ❤️ I know that’s not everyone’s first choice, but it’s what works for ME. Oh, and I also love a classic baked potato 🤷♀️ #easymealswithmb easymealswithmb #comfortfood. . In my bowl 👉🏻 Sautéed kale with garlic, roasted sweet potatoes, roasted eggplant, caramelized onions, tahini drizzle 😋
Ending a much needed restful weekend on a high note with homemade pesto and cauliflower gnocchi 😋 Mixed with sautéed arugula, sugar snap peas, spinach + fennel @bilinskisausage, olives, and sundried tomatoes. This took me maybe 10 minutes and was SO delicious and summery ☀️✨ #easymealswithmb . . For the vegan basil pesto 👉🏻 Blend together 3 garlic cloves + LOTS of basil + 1/3 cup olive oil + 1/3 cup of slivered almonds + a splash of lemon juice + 3 tbsp. nutritional yeast + salt + pepper + red pepper flakes 🌿
Pasta la vistaaaa! It’s almost Friday and the sun is shining and I’m wearing sandals today and that’s about all I have to say 🍝 Oh also @raoshomemade sauce is the best thing on earth and I feel very blessed I was able to eat at the Rao’s restaurant in Vegas last weekend 🥫❤️. . What’s in my bowl 👉🏻 @eatbanza shells mixed with roasted mushrooms, eggplant, olives, peas, @raoshomemade sauce and goat cheese 😋 #easymealswithmb
This may look like a giant pile of mush BUT it was really a loaded sweet potato and it was yummy, easy, and cheap! Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner 😋 #easymealswithmb . . What’s on my plate 👉🏻 One baked sweet potato stuffed with ground turkey (mixed mine with tomato paste, garlic, and chili powder), sautéed kale, parsley, avocado, drizzled in @davesgourmetinc creamy red pepper sauce 🔥
The sun is shining, I slept well last night, I have a short work week, I made this loaded salad for lunch and did I mention the SUN is shining? Needless to say, the week is off to a great start ☀️ Have a great Monday y’all ☺️. . What’s in my Tupperware 👉🏻 A bed of romaine topped with roasted sweet potatoes + roasted crunchy chickpeas + cherry tomatoes + red onion + avocado 🥗 Gonna drizzle in @primalkitchenfoods vegan ranch! #easymealswithmb
Made low and slow scrambled eggs with @vitalfarms eggs and grass fed butter and if you’re not making your eggs with butter, then what are you doing? 🍳 #easymealswithmb . . Seasoned my eggs with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes & everything but the bagel seasoning and had a blueberry muffin with PB and more berries on the side 😋 Such a satisfying Sunday spread!
Was too full of adrenaline after the Battle of Winterfell to get a good night's sleep, so starting my morning with a hefty cup off coffee and these LOADED Blueberry Zucchini Muffins 🙌🏻 Yes, I said there’s zucchini in these muffins 🥒 I promise you can’t taste it, and it adds extra moisture, fiber, and a boost of nutrition to these healthy nuggets of deliciousness 😋 Happy Monday! #easymealswithmb. . Blueberry Zucchini Muffins 👉🏻 Preheat oven to 350°. Mix together dry ingredients: 1 1/2 cup while wheat flour + 1 tsp. baking soda + 1 tsp. cinnamon + a dash of salt. Set aside. . Shred 1 zucchini, and squeeze out the moisture with a paper towel. In a separate bowl, mix together wet ingredients: shredded zucchini, 1/4 cup maple syrup + 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract + 1 egg + 2 tbsp. melted butter or coconut oil + 1/2 cup applesauce + 1/4 cup almond milk. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and fold in the blueberries. . Line a muffin tin with nonstick baking spray, and evenly distribute batter. Bake for 20 minutes.
Spring sprang SPRUNG right into these strawberry banana overnight oats 🍓🍌 I always forget how delicious, easy & filling this breakfast is! #easymealswithmb. . How to make 👉🏻 Combine 1/2 cup oats + 1/2 cup almond milk + 1 tbsp. chia seeds + a dash of vanilla extract + 1/2 mashed banana + mashed strawberries. Combine and chill in fridge overnight. Top with more berries, granola & peanut butter before diving in 🙌🏻
I went away this weekend and didn’t take a SINGLE quality picture of my food 😅 And you know what? It actually feels really, really good. Rather than focusing on getting the “perfect Insta” of my meals, this weekend was about spending quality time with my girlfriends that I rarely get to see 👯♀️. . THIS is what vacation is all about. Sure, the food was great. I will always love exploring new restaurants and that’s one of my favorite parts of exploring new cities. But I’m learning that it’s the memories and the moments that make each trip so special—not making sure each and every meal is “perfect.” #easymealswithmb
Cinnamon Raisin Overnight Oats 🥄Switching it up from my usual rice cake & PB & banana situation (lol) with this delicious and comforting bowl of cinnamony goodness. I still love my rice cakes doe 😏 #easymealswithmb #overnightoats . . What’s in my bowl 👉🏻 Combine 1/2 cup oats + 1/2 cup almond milk + 1 tbsp. chia seeds + a dash of vanilla extract + a heaping spoonful of cinnamon + 1/2 mashed banana + a few handfuls of raisins. Mix to combine and let chill overnight. Top with more raisins, coconut flakes, and peanut butter before diving in 🙌🏻
The season of #badlightinggoodfood is officially OVER 🙌🏻 💃 It’s the little things, really. Like still seeing daylight after an evening workout class and plopping on my couch to face plant into a bowl of PASTA 🍝 #easymealswithmb. . What’s in my bowl 👉🏻 Made homemade pesto by blending 1 cup basil leaves + 2 tbsp. olive oil + 2 cloves chopped garlic + 1/4 cup pine nuts salt + pepper + water to thin. Mixed with @eatbanza pasta and goat cheese, then added roasted eggplant, zucchini, red onion, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, mushrooms, sundried tomatoes & kalamata olives. Topped with more goat cheese, cuz, CHEESE 🧀
If you haven’t gotten the hint by now, spring is my favorite season for a LOT of reasons 💁♀️ One of those reasons is the return of fresh, GREEN produce that’s been in hiding over the past few months. Celebrating the return of zucchini, basil, asparagus & all things spring with these Green Goddess Quinoa Bowls 🥦🥒🌿 #easymealswithmb. . Green Goddess Quinoa Bowls 👉🏻 Preheat oven to 400°. Chop broccoli, zucchini, asparagus and red onion. Spread out on a baking sheet. Toss in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast for 20-30 minutes. Cook quinoa and set aside to cool. . Make the Green Goddess dressing 👉🏻 In a blender or food processor, combine 4 cups basil leaves + juice of one lemon + 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard + 1/4 cup olive oil + 2 cloves minced garlic + salt + pepper. Drizzle over quinoa. Add roasted veggies, chopped scallions and feta and toss to combine. . Serve over more greens (I did spinach, but arugula would be great too!) Keeps in the fridge for 4-5 days, making this a perfect option for meal prep!
I used to pride myself on being able to “do it all.” Stay out until 2am on a Friday and still make it to 9am yoga and boozy brunch at noon? No problem, I’ll squeeze it all in. . The older I get, the more I realize that is NOT me. I’m learning that I would much rather get 10 hours of sleep after a long week than drink 10 cocktails. I’d rather have a slow, lazy morning with coffee and a book in lieu of an early workout class just so I can make it to brunch on time. I’m learning that it’s okay to SLOW DOWN while living in a city that makes you feel like you have to “go, go, go” nonstop. . And I’m doing exactly that this morning ☺️ P.S. I’m really loving this book! Started out slow but now I cannot put it down. #easymealswithmb
Spring is (finally) here! 🌸 Which means strawberry season is right around the corner and you can make these Berries & Cream overnight oats soon ☺️🍓 #easymealswithmb. . Berries & Cream Overnight Oats 👉🏻 Combine 1/2 cup oats with 1/2 cup almond milk, 1 tbsp. chia seeds, a little bit of honey & a dash of vanilla extract. Mash thinly sliced strawberries & peaches into the oat mixture. Mix to combine & let chill overnight. Top with more strawberries, granola & peanut butter in the morning 🙌🏻
Spent the weekend eating and drinking my way through Boston with my parents ☘️🥂 It was an absolute blast, but my body is craving so. many. nutrients. 😷 SO I made this totally unphotogenic Green Lentil & Potato Stew to give my system a little break from fried food & beer 🙈 #easymealswithmb. . Green Lentil & Potato Stew 👉🏻 Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in a large stockpot. Add 1 chopped white onion, 1 cup chopped celery, 1 peeled and diced russet potato, 1 peeled and diced sweet potato, & 2 cloves minced garlic. Sauté until everything soften slightly, then season with salt, pepper & 1 tsp. thyme. . Add 2 cups green lentils, 2 tsp. turmeric, 1 tsp. ginger, 1 tsp. cumin. Stir, then add 4 cups vegetable broth & 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to simmer for 30 minutes. . Remove from heat and add 1 cup almond milk. Stir in 3 heaping cups of spinach until it’s wilted.. . Top with hot sauce and red pepper flakes for some heat, then ENJOY 🌶🌿
Just had a sad breakfast while working at my desk and really wishing I was snuggled up at home with this cozy bowl of savory oats instead 💆🏼♀️ Don’t knock ‘em till you try ‘em! #easymealswithmb #savoryoatmeal. . Cook 1/2 cup oats on the stovetop in 1 cup water or milk. While cooking, add salt, pepper, garlic powder & a pinch of oregano. Once oats are done and fluffy, top with a fried egg, sundried tomatoes, avocado & chives! Also added more pepper and chili flakes 🌶🔥 🥑