Recent Posts by Abby Allen

Healthier Zuppa Toscana Recipe

This weather is "mandatory soup time", and this time of year is also "lose a few pounds time". What's a hungry soul to do? How about the little bit healthier version of a crowd favorite - Healthier Zuppa Toscana!?!?! (Sponsored by Rollin' Oats where you can get all the ingredients.) Healthy-ish Zuppa Toscana Zuppa Toscana, which…
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Cacio e Pepe Rice-Stuffed Kabocha Squash Recipe

Nine times out of ten, if you hear Cacio e Pepe, there's usually some sort of pasta involved. Cacio e Pepe, which literally translates to "cheese and pepper" in multiple Italian dialects is a popular dish comprised of pasta, shaved parmesan cheese and fresh cracked black pepper, for the most part. Throughout the years, many…
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BLT with Basil Mayonnaise Recipe

One of the most wonderful times of the year is upon us - peak tomato season! From late summer, to early fall, tomatoes are in their absolute prime. From vibrant, eye-catching heirlooms, to juicy grape and vine ripe tomatoes - you should be cooking with these beautiful fruits as often as possible. [caption id="attachment_21436" align="alignnone"…
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Grilled Soy Shrimp Skewers with Scallion-Lemon Relish Recipe

One of the best parts about this shrimp recipe is that it has the ability to evolve into any number of dishes - don't limit yourself to just the shrimp, alone. Turn them into the shining star during your next taco night, add them to your favorite salad, use them to top off a plate…
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Healthy-ish Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

I can't say that I've never not wanted to crawl up into a big ol' lethargic ball of waste on the couch after ingesting a plate of enchiladas - especially those from a Mexican restaurant where the portions are enough to comfortably feed a family of 5. Don't get me wrong, those type of sinfully…
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BLT + A & E Savory Dutch Baby Recipe

Due to current events in today's world, we're all spending a great deal of time at home, which means that we are all cooking a lot more. Most folks, I'm sure, are accustomed to grabbing a quick breakfast in the morning and running out the door with their coffee. However, COVID-19 has forced us all…
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Dashi Beans with Sausage Recipe

Dried beans are totally an underrated and under appreciated pantry staple that 100% deserve our attention. Sure, canned beans are a convenient alternative that often aid in making our lives easier, but if you know me, you know that I find beauty in preparing food without any shortcuts. I think that there is something so…
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La V – Vietnamese Fusion That Keeps You Wanting More

For the most part, comfort food is a rather ambiguous term that refers to food that makes us feel good. To some, that means a glutenous helping of sinfully delicious Thanksgiving staples, while others may attribute "feeling good" and "feel good" food to health-conscious meals that nourish and fuel the body. Comfort food, to me,…
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Steak and Potato Salad with Gochujang Vinaigrette Recipe

I cannot tell you how many salad recipes that I have made for dinner that do not translate well for lunch the next day. That's right - I've opened up my pyrex containers the next day to many, sad, sad desk lunch salads. However, with this salad, recipe, it was my goal to create a…
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