Spicy Garlic Green Beans

We are finally doing it… side dishes, and what better side dish to start with than these Chinese spicy garlic green beans. You know I love a good dish that packs a punch and these green beans don’t disappoint. Packed with a ton of garlic flavor, medium level of heat, and ready in less than 20 minutes you might just skip the take out and make these instead. Are These the Same as Sichuan Green Beans? While inspired by Sichuan…

Creamy Lemon Parmesan Risotto

If I have learned one thing is that people love risotto. This, dare I call it, superior carb is a blank canvas for endless flavor profiles. Once you learn how to make it, you can really make it anyway you like, or come here for risotto inspiration. I thought this time…. why not make it creamier? This creamy lemon parmesan risotto is a super luscious, melt in your mouth risotto with a pop of acidity and a touch of salt…

Broccoli Rabe Pesto

Pesto| pes.to |a sauce made of fresh basil, garlic, oil, pine nuts, and grated cheese. Well we are breaking the rules here. Thats right this broccoli rabe pesto has NO basil. Why? Well first it doesn’t need it, second I’m tired of buying basil with the intentions of making pesto, and it goes bad the next day. Before you say that you don’t need another pesto recipe, that your traditional basil pesto is all that you need, trust me this is…

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe

Ah Fall! It’s so close i can almost feel those crisp mornings, hear the crunch of the leaves, and taste those iconic Fall flavors. While most food blogs are going to hit you repeatedly over the head with pumpkin and apples I am going to highlight the not so obvious Fall produce. Starting with broccoli rabe or also referred to as rapini. This orecchiette with broccoli rabe pasta is a little more involved that some of my other pasta dishes…

Chili Garlic Shrimp

Put the phone down, skip the take out, and make THIS. This chili garlic shrimp dish is spicy, but not too hot, packed with a ton of garlic flavor in a sweet umami honey, and soy sauce. Eat it alone or with some rice this shrimp dish is sure to wow considering how simple and easy it is to put together. With just a handful of ingredients and 20 minutes this shrimp dish may just be your next favorite. *This post…