A super busy week end and an even busier week ahead calls for a simplified meal plan this week. Stores are beginning to stock bone-in hams for the holiday so I decided to center my meal plan around this staple item. LUNCHES Option A: Salt and Pepper Roasted Chicken Breast, Quinoa, Steamed Brussels Sprouts and … More December Week 3 Meal Plan : Run Run Rudolph!
I get my passion for cooking and entertaining from my Mom so needless to say that cooking together is something we enjoy tremendously. I took advantage of her trip to San Francisco to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon with her, cooking some of her favorite comfort foods that I weaved into this week’s meal plan. … More December Week 2 Meal Plan : Cooking with Mom
David and I discovered this perfect roasted chicken at Jody Williams’ restaurant “Buvette” in Paris and it’s been our go to recipe ever since. The task of roasting a whole chicken might appear daunting to a few people but it tastes so much better than chicken breasts alone. Bonus: you can use the leftover meat … More Poulet Rôti from Buvette
After a week full of indulging, it’s time to reset. Resetting at EffortlesslyChuck doesn’t mean going on a full detox but returning to our regular weekly eating habits and asking ourselves “What are we in the mood for”? This week I am craving flavorful dishes that are dense in nutrients. With this in mind, I … More Meal Plan for December Week 1 : Time to Reset
Healthy muffins are the perfect the breakfast companion to yogurt and fresh fruit. In this recipe, Giada de Laurentiis dials back on sugar and fat and boosts the protein content by adding almond meal to the batter. The result is a light muffin with a hint of sweetness you will want to pair with your … More Orange, Almond and Olive Oil Muffins
After hosting Thanksgiving, the idea of throwing a dinner party Friday night seemed daunting but we pulled it together thanks to Ricardo Larivee’s Salmon Tartare recipe. It did involve having David travel to Japantown to get sashimi grade salmon but that was well worth the effort. We served it with sourdough crostinis and a simple … More Salmon Tartare
This Alton Brown recipe uses honey in lieu of sugar which is a win and was recommended to me by my best friend Jean from Cleveland OH. Link to recipe: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/cranberry-sauce-recipe2-1944111 Recipe featured in Thanksgiving 2019 Menu : comforting and indulging. Gobble Gobble!