Pork Katsu

Pork Katsu

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Pork Katsu
Pork Katsu is a crispy, pan-fried pork cutlet that is topped with tonkatsu sauce. With origins from Japan, it’s also super popular in Hawaii where it’s typically served with mac salad, rice and a side salad. I’ve been dreaming of one of my favorite places on this earth, Hawaii. It’s truly one of the most […]
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5 Weeknight Dinners that Make Delicious Leftovers

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5 Weeknight Dinners that Make Delicious Leftovers
When dinner can double as the next day’s lunch or the next night’s repurposed leftovers, that’s a busy weeknight win. Make it easy on yourself with Instant Pot Stew, Creamy Polenta with White Beans and Broccoli, or a hearty Puerto Rican dish loaded with shrimp, rice, and peas. Continue reading “5 Weeknight Dinners that Make […]
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Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder with Apple Gravy

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Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder with Apple Gravy
This slow-cooked pork shoulder is just the ticket on a cold winter day. It marinates overnight, then roasts all day. Dinner is ready when it’s fall-apart tender. Serve with an easy apple gravy and some roast vegetables on the side. Continue reading “Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder with Apple Gravy” »
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Honey Mustard Pork Chops

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Honey Mustard Pork Chops
Simple homemade sauces (or glazes) are your secret weapon in the kitchen. They’re the easiest way to turn a boring piece of meat into something really mouthwatering and amazing. Case in point: Honey Mustard Pork Chops. This particularly awesome sauce is a mix of honey, Dijon mustard, a little mayo for creaminess, and a few […]
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Oven Roasted Potatoes

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Oven Roasted Potatoes
These easy Roasted Potatoes are perfectly crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside! This roasted potatoes recipe is made with herbs and spices you have in your pantry. A quick and easy side dish that will become part of your regular rotation. Fantastically easy to make, this family favorite side dish is incrediblyView […]
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Classic Patty Melt

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Classic Patty Melt
Switch up your burger game and make a patty melt for dinner (or lunch) this week. Layer caramelized onions, Swiss cheese, and a perfectly thin burger patty between two slices of toasted bread for the BEST HOMEMADE patty melt ever! This recipe serves two, but you can easily scale it up or down. Continue reading […]
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Tuna Melt

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Tuna Melt
Tuna melts are easy to make at home! Make some tuna salad, sandwich with cheese, and grill on the stovetop until toasty. Makes a simple lunch or a light dinner. Continue reading “Tuna Melt” »
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Turkey Taco Skillet

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Turkey Taco Skillet
I’ve probably made a hundred iterations of the bean-salsa-corn combo over the years, and yet I still keep making more. Why? Because it never stops being delicious, it’s super versatile, and I love making new versions to fit new different lifestyles. This Turkey Taco Skillet version is super fast (unlike the original Slow Cooker Taco […]
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Creamy Chicken and Rice Skillet

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Creamy Chicken and Rice Skillet
It’s almost Friday and it’s this part of the week when my cravings for comfort food really start kicking in. It doesn’t help that it’s been dark and rainy non-stop for like, the last three weeks straight! So this week I whipped up this Creamy Chicken and Rice Skillet, which has to be one of […]
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Old Fashioned Beef Stew

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Old Fashioned Beef Stew
This Old Fashioned Beef Stew is pure comfort in a bowl with tender beef, hearty vegetables, and all the right herbs and spices—it’s the best! We love the fall for lots of reasons, not the least of which is the reappearance of all of our favorite seasonal comfort foods in the grocery stores. This stew… […]
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Classic Baked Ziti

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Classic Baked Ziti
As soon as the weather turns cool, I grab the cozy sweaters and start cooking the comfort food, like this Classic Baked Ziti. It’s rich and gooey with its layers of pasta, homemade red sauce with Italian sausage, and three types of melty cheese. Total comfort in a bowl. And the best part is that […]
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Vegan Creamy Mushroom Ramen

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Vegan Creamy Mushroom Ramen
I hope I’ve convinced you to experiment with leftovers in your fridge by now. Most of my favorite recipe creations have come from me just piling whatever I have leftover in my fridge into a bowl or pot, and seeing how it turns out, including this Vegan Creamy Mushroom Ramen. I’m not kidding when I […]
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Apple-Glazed Roasted Pork Loin

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Apple-Glazed Roasted Pork Loin
Apple Glazed Roasted Pork Loin is perfectly sweet and savory. Seasoned pork loin is roasted and then drizzled with the most amazing, delicious glaze—impress your guests or treat yourself! Whether you’re looking for something new to make for Sunday dinner, or you need an easy and impressive dish to serve up for company, this recipe… […]
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Easy Rosemary Garlic White Bean Soup

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Easy Rosemary Garlic White Bean Soup
This past week I was talking to a reporter from MarketWatch and as I told the story of Budget Bytes I joked about being a broke college graduate and not wanting to eat canned beans times a day. Well, I’m kind of eating my words now because when canned beans are prepared like this, I […]
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Roasted Vegetable Salad Meal Prep

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Roasted Vegetable Salad Meal Prep
Making sure I get vegetables into my diet takes daily effort. But one thing I know for sure is that if I have them prepped, I am 1000x more likely to eat them. So this week I made these Roasted Vegetable Salad Meal Prep boxes to hopefully remove one more barrier between me and my […]
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Lemon Dill Salmon and Kale Salad

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Lemon Dill Salmon and Kale Salad
I made the most amazing Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing this week and I have a looooong list of foods that I can’t wait to pour it over, but my first choice was this light but filling no-cook summer salad. This Lemon Dill Salmon and Kale Salad takes advantage of the convenience of canned salmon to […]
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Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken

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Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken
It’s no secret that I love spinach artichoke dip and I’m always looking for ways to make it into a legit dinner, instead of just an appetizer that I accidentally over-indulged in. For this Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken I’ve combined a rich and garlicky cream sauce with fresh spinach and chopped artichoke hearts, then spooned […]
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Scallion Herb Chickpea Salad

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Scallion Herb Chickpea Salad
This Scallion Herb Chickpea Salad, is light, bright, filling, and just perfect for spring (please spring, come quickly). The dressing is creamy but still light, and is bursting with fresh vibrant flavors. This salad is quick to throw together and can be stored in a fridge for a few days, making it great for a […]
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Sriracha Chickpea Salad Wraps

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Sriracha Chickpea Salad Wraps
Here’s a little quickie for you today from week 1 of my 31 Day Vegetarian Challenge! These creamy and spicy Sriracha Chickpea Salad Wraps are super fast and easy to make, perfect for cold lunches to bring to work, and can be customized to include whatever vegetables you have hanging out in the fridge. #sweepthekitchen […]
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Cheeseburger Meatloaf Meal Prep

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Cheeseburger Meatloaf Meal Prep
I almost forgot to mention, I meal prepped my Cheddar Cheeseburger Meatloaf last week! I paired the meatloaf with some Fluffy Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes and some simple green beans for a seriously satisfying and classic meal. This simple Cheeseburger Meatloaf Meal Prep is definitely one of my new favorites! For more information about meal […]
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