Quick and easy Creole chicken with rice and bean

One Pot Creole Chicken with Rice and Beans

This hearty, one-pot meal is perfect for busy weeknights when you don’t have a lot of time for cooking and dishes but don’t want to compromise on taste or quality. With much less chopping and fewer steps than my other go-to rice-based meals like jambalaya, arroz con pollo, or Cuban black beans and rice, this… 

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The perfect Michelada - ultimate refreshment in minutes

Neto’s Perfect Michelada

Micheladas are my Green Eggs and Ham.  For years I insisted they must be gross and wondered loudly and snobbily why anyone would adulterate delicious beer with Clamato.  Luckily, our friend Neto came by one day with all the fixings and crafted one of these delicious drinks in our kitchen.  One sip was all it… 

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Gluten-free, vegan pasta primavera that's just 150 calories a serving

Super Skinny Creamy Spinach Pasta Primavera

Does a giant bowl of creamy noodles packed with Spring vegetables for under 150 calories sound too good to be true?  Creamy AND vegan? Noodles AND gluten-free?  Brad didn’t believe me either until I used this recipe to try out Miracle Noodle’s new spinach shirataki noodles. Granted, this is a very different dish that your… 

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Skinny chicken pot pie with parmesan crumbles

Skinny Chicken Pot Pie

Although I’ve been a Cooks Illustrated subscriber for a decade I’ve only seen American’s Test Kitchen once. They made this Chicken Pot Pie With Savory Crumble Topping  and I cooked it up the same night. In true Test Kitchen/ Cook’s Illustrated fashion, it was the best pot pie I’d ever had. The peppery Parmesan crumble… 

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Spanish chorizo and chickpeas (vegan)

Vegan Spanish Chickpeas with Chorizo

I spent last week in London and Porto for work. It was a crazy hectic few days trying to accomplish everything that needed to be done and, while it was beautiful and wonderfully productive, I ended up averaging just 4-5 hours of sleep a night (not much by my lazy standards) and was pretty worn… 

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Moroccan grilled chicken and vegetables with yogurt dill sauce

Grilled Moroccan Chicken and Vegetable Skewers with Yogurt Dill Sauce

This tender, succulent Moroccan-spiced chicken breast served with flavorful grilled vegetables is the dish of the month at Chez Jones and will probably be the dish of the Summer. I’d been working on the recipe in my head for a few weeks and it turned out even more delicious than I hoped. Served with bitter… 

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This Aryuvedic Mulligatawny Soup will make your body happy

The Best Mulligatawney Soup

I’m sorry it’s been so long, guys! My new gig promises to be crazy fun but is mostly just crazy crazy right now. Let me make it up to you with this recipe for what I can confidently say is the best Mulligatawney soup since Seinfeld. Since there’s no definitive recipe or even flavor composition… 

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Mulberry flaxseed superfood muffin

Superfood Muffins with Mulberries and Flaxseed

So I’m not a baker. I’m not very good at it and I don’t really enjoy it. It’s a little strange because I consider myself a pretty darn good cook but all the rule following and precision required for baking just doesn’t align with my strengths. I love being able to improvise over the stove… 

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This turkey Shepherds Pie is low calorie comfort food

Skinny Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

As an, er, “alcohol enthusiast” of Irish decent I pretty much subscribe to the philosophy that St. Patrick’s is amateur night.  However, as I’ve gotten older I’ve realized that observance of the holiday doesn’t have to be just green beer and pinching. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this simple, lightened up Shepherd’s Pie is made… 

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Mushroom Bourginon over Potatoes - Gluten-free, vegan meal

Mushroom Bourginon

Whoa! Somehow over four months have passed since we made and photographed this.  I probably would have forgotten to do it if I weren’t ready to make it again and looking for the recipe. Granted, having been born and raised vegetarian I’ve never had Beef Bourginon but I can’t imagine it’s any tastier than this vegan… 

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Seafood stew with delicately flavored broth that you will crave

Seafood Stew

This delicate, richly flavorful soup is so worth the extra few minutes of simmering the aromatics with the broth and straining.Brad and I were both blown away by the mouthwateringly complex the flavors of this simple broth. This recipe is inspired by Bourride, a French fish stew thickened with aioli. However, I wasn’t super excited… 

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Cedar-plank salmon cooks up perfectly in the oven

Cedar Plank Salmon in the Oven

While we were up in Seattle for the Summer, Brad’s dad grilled up some salmon on a cedar plank and blew my mind. I couldn’t believe how much flavor the wood imparted to the fish and how evenly it cooked. I came home determined to recreate the experience.  The difference between me and Brad’s dad,… 

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