Brown Rice & Black Bean Casserole with Sauteed Shrimp

Usually when I cook a creative new meal my family will stroll in and out of the kitchen. Kevin, my stepfather will inhale deeply at whatever happens to be fuming off of the pan or dish or tray, “Ahhhh, you son of a bitch!” He’ll jokingly say. (Only because he’s on a strict high-protein, high-fat…

Baked Ham Cuppie with Roasted Cauliflower

I saw a quote the other day, “Life is a dollar and you can only spend it one way.” I think I saw it on twitter or some other irrelevant social network. The opportunities in life are overwhelming. If I had a nickel for every elder who has said “in my day, you didn’t have…

Spinach Stuffed Shells With Baked Zucchini Stix

Easter Sunday was bad. I went in fully prepared to be good and stick to my new healthy lifestyle. But as soon as I walked into my father’s house he had a tray of eggs waiting to be peeled. (Like I’m 6 again) “Here, you make the deviled eggs” he says. Perfect. My opportunity to…