Easy and healthy Paella

I just want to start off by saying that I may be taking some short cuts here. I don’t believe I’m making true paella, but sometimes when it’s late in the afternoon and trying to get dinner on the table for 2 hangry toddlers, short cuts come in handy! And in attempt to cut out some carbs, I’m forgoing the rice and using quinoa instead. I feel that the smoky sweet paprika and saffron will still give this dish a paella feel, but I won’t have to wait to get…

Homemade Sausage for Breakfast

I realized that I haven’t pulled out my meat grinder in a few months and it was getting neglected. The last time I tried to make sausage was back in the summer when I made lamb sausage. So having some free time on my hands, I wanted to make some breakfast sausage instead of having to go to the grocery store on the weekends when I’m craving it! Ingredients: 2 lbs pork tenderloin, freshly ground 2 tsp dried sage 2 tsp sea salt 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1/4…

Sausage and Kale Soup for a Cold Night

For the past 2 days, it’s been incredibly cold and blustery here in the DC area. All I want to do in the evenings is curl up under my blanket with a good book and a big bowl of comfort food! So earlier today, I stumbled on a slow cooker Tuscan bean, sausage and kale soup from one of my fellow Twitter foodies, Eating Deliciously. I quickly realized after looking at her recipe that there’s no way I’d have time to make this in the slow cooker and be ready…