Can someone please explain to me how it is almost July and how I am going to have a 9 month old baby? Where has the time gone? This year is flying by entirely too fast for me and I need it to slow down. We've had a lot going on the past month with Parks having surgery among other things and one thing that has been a lifesaver for me is easy dinners! I have been making lots of 30 minute meals lately because I just don't have time for much else! I am sure you can relate with kids home from school, vacations, and all of the other busyness that comes with summer. The days are disappearing and dinner time rolls around without any warning leaving your hungry family staring at you wondering what will be on the menu for the night. My Greek chicken pasta salad is going to be one of your new favorite easy meals that will fill up your "people" while keeping it somewhat healthy at the same time!
I've been back in the kitchen this week cooking for My Diary of Us (finally) and dang, it feels good. With so much going on in my life right now, both work and personal, I have been neglecting this space that I have always loved coming to. I'm jumping back in with baby steps and just kinda feeling my way back into the groove of it all. But, with the said, I am jumping back in with an ultimate summertime recipe that you are going to want to make at your next barbecue...or if you are obsessed with grilling like me, then you will want to whip this one up on any ole night of the week. My grilled apricot and chicken skewers are super healthy and have an explosion of flavors that will have your whole family begging for seconds.
Summer is almost here guys which means my favorite time of year for all things food is right around the corner! Vegetables and fruit become sweeter and juicier than ever before and things like a homegrown sliced tomato with a little salt and pepper or the first bite of a sweet watermelon make my mouth water! Eating healthy becomes easier than ever with so many good for you foods available at your fingertips. One of my go-to veggies that we have on a weekly basis is corn on the cob! I have the easiest method for juicy corn that is ready in a snap. My roasted corn on the cob recipe will have you whipping up this side dish all summer long!
I am super excited to start sharing my excitement of making homemade baby food with you! It's only taken me 3 months, but I am finally sharing one of my easiest, first-stage homemade baby food recipes! I'm not gonna lie guys, I have been really struggling trying to get my game together here on My Diary of Us! Between finishing the cookbook, taking on two other major freelance photography projects, and keeping up with a growing and curious boy, I have been having a hard time balancing my time here with you! I promise I will get better, but thank you for your patience in the meantime! Anyway...let's talk about these cinnamon apples, shall we?
t's raining cats and dogs here in Texas and the sun isn't supposed to show it's face to us again until Friday...bummer dude. I am not one of those people who likes rain for more than about a day because I crave sunshine like I crave chocolate. I need it for energy, a good mood booster, and I tend to eat healthier when the sun is shining. When it rains, I want comfort food and to stay in my pajamas all day, if I'm being honest. Recipes like these Indian spiced cauliflower steaks save me when the weather gets dreary because it satisfies my need for comfort food while not derailing my diet.
Do you have those go-to recipes that you make over and over? I know I do, and especially now with a baby, having my favorite easy recipes in the back of my brain at all times can be a lifesaver on hectic days. I tend to make lots of salads these days, mostly because I can whip one up with whatever ingredients I have in the fridge on any particular week. That being said, I also get a little bored with salads and need to throw in a different salad from time to time. My easy taco salad is one of those salads that I tend to forget about, but every time I make it I'm like "dang this is so good, why don't I make this more often." So here it is, the salad that will change your outlook on weeknight salads and I promise even your hubby (and kids too) will be super pumped about having this for dinner on a weekly basis!