Author: Karissa P

soup sundays: chicken wild rice soup

soup sundays: chicken wild rice soup

Chicken wild rice soup was something my dad would bring a big pot of when he would visit me in college.  Growing up in the Upper Peninsula winter lasts what feels like six months.  So soup becomes a staple.  He would come visit and I […]

fix the inside first – life lessons from a yogi

fix the inside first – life lessons from a yogi

The other night my girlfriends and I got together for some much needed drinks and time together.  We were talking about the stress of COVID and how it’s really hard.  For everyone.  We chatted about at home workouts and weight gain.  One of my friends […]

veggie burrito bowls

veggie burrito bowls

There are some nights when I don’t want to cook but don’t feel like getting take out either.  Chipolte is a go-to for us as far as takeout goes.  I love their veggie burrito bowls.  The combination of beans, rice and faijta veggies are light […]

life lessons from a yogi: it’s ok to not be ok

life lessons from a yogi: it’s ok to not be ok

It’s been awhile since I wrote a “life lesson from a yogi” post.  The world we live in has been so crazy.  It is scary and HARD trying to navigate this new “norm” if you will.  It is astounding to think that literally every person […]

Pesto Panzanella Salad

Pesto Panzanella Salad

Since it’s summer we are eating a ton more salads.  They are perfect on a hot summer night.  We don’t eat a lot of bread but every now and again we make BLTs and I don’t like the rest of the bread to go to […]

Easy Lemon Garlic Parmesan Rice

Easy Lemon Garlic Parmesan Rice

Lately I have been inspired by my travels when I cook dinner.  Probably more so than ever since I am unable to travel anywhere.  We have been cooking a lot of Greek inspired dishes.  From Village Salads to Greek Bowls.  The other night we were […]

Orecchiette with Tomato Cream Sauce

Orecchiette with Tomato Cream Sauce

I think I was an Italian grandma in a past life.  I love all things pasta.  Also I don’t know how to make dinner for two.  I cook too much food always.  On the weekends I love making pasta.  This past weekend was no exception.  […]

Grilled Chicken Greek Bowls

Grilled Chicken Greek Bowls

I love Greek food.  And while I don’t cook a ton of their traditional dishes I definitely use them as inspiration.  I have been making these grilled chicken Greek bowls almost weekly lately.  They sound complicated but they really aren’t.  If you have a grill […]

Village Panzanella Salad Recipe

Village Panzanella Salad Recipe

Village salads hands down are one of my favorite things about Greece.  We have gone to Greece twice and both times we ate village salads every day.  They are so simple yet so delicious.  A Village salad is nothing more than tomatoes, bell peppers, red […]

(Gourmet) BLTs and Tater Tots Recipe

(Gourmet) BLTs and Tater Tots Recipe

While I am a picky meat eater I love a good gourmet BLT.  When I think about pairings of meals BLTs and tater tots are a perfect combo.  Especially if the tater tots are crispy.  There is a place in Detroit that has the best […]