Author Archives: wilger

Cake makes everything better!

Nothing fixes whatever ails one like a nice slice of homemade cake with rich, creamy, and sweet frosting. In my case it was a pulled back muscle and a epically frustrating day at work. They are but distant memories after … Continue reading

Posted in Quick Dinners | 2 Comments

Roast Chicken Salad with Butternut Squash and Farro

I’m setting myself up right for healthy eating this week.  I already have a refrigerator full of delicious items from Chef Grifka at calitable.com for that extra helping hand at eating healthy.  Ok, I have a little bit less than a … Continue reading

Posted in Quick Dinners | Leave a comment

Korean Inspired Sandwiches for a hike

It always starts with a simple curiosity, doesn’t it?  A whim, a capricious thought, a lingering wonder, a down right primal urge to know exactly what is being sold in that really REALLY big new shiny store called Zion Market, out … Continue reading

Posted in Quick Dinners | Leave a comment

Simply chicken teriyaki for a stressful day

Even I will admit: you may not want to “Take My Life and Eat It” on this one.  Or maybe you will.    Either way it’s been a crazy week and a crazy day today, summed up in one word: … Continue reading

Posted in Quick Dinners | Leave a comment

Get out of bed early chocolate chip pancakes with bananas

Sometimes you need to get up early and make dark chocolate chip pancakes with sliced banana on top. This morning was one of those mornings. I needed the fortitude to take down my Christmas tree. I broke out my trusty … Continue reading

Posted in Quick Dinners | 1 Comment

Lunch with the rain

Inspired by the chefs over at Canal House Cooks Lunch, I was inspired to do a little simple “this is what I ate for lunch” post. I needed something simple, fast, and healthy. I’m in a Bootcamp right now and … Continue reading

Posted in Quick Dinners | 1 Comment

I made my own yogurt!!

I recently added NPR to my Facebook feed and am really liking the gems they post, but arguably my favorite one so far was the post “Yes, It’s Worth It To Make Your Own Yogurt” by Nicole Spiridakis.  Before you … Continue reading

Posted in Quick Dinners | Leave a comment

My version of Gai Pad Krapow – Thai Basil Chicken

Recipe to follow on this one! I had a few chicken breasts in the fridge and hated the thought of having them plain and boring. I googled “ground chicken thai”…thought thai would be tasty…and came up with Gai Pad Krapow! … Continue reading

Posted in Quick Dinners | Leave a comment

Cooking lessons

So when one opens there big fat trap on facebook, one ends up giving a “cooking lesson.” Never tease someone about their burnt pizza or inability to boil water unless you are prepares to show them how it T.I.S. done. … Continue reading

Posted in Quick Dinners | 1 Comment

Chicken and kimchi stir fry

How did I go from not liking kimchi as a child to loving it as an adult.  No, “not liking” isn’t strong enough – hating?  DETESTING.  Yes.  Ridiculing anyone who liked it?  Definitely. My dad used to bring home jars … Continue reading

Posted in Quick Dinners | Leave a comment