Fee SIMPLE Friday: Pasta with Chard and Kale

Pasta with Chard and Kale by Order in the Kitchen

This week on Fee SIMPLE Fridays: an easy recipe that you can actually manage to handle any night during the week (but especially on Fridays when you are exhausted after a long week!)  Bonus: It’s a pasta that fills you up but doesn’t make you feel like you weigh 1000 lbs afterwards.  LOVE.this. Continue reading

Fee SIMPLE Friday: Boozy Berries with Ricotta

Boozy Berries with Ricotta by Order in the Kitchen

This week on Fee SIMPLE Fridays: an easy recipe that you can whip up to celebrate the Fourth of July and impress your holiday guests with minimal effort! The flavor combination in this is amazing and it’s so fresh! Make sure you get the best berries available (I would hesitate to encourage you to get frozen for this, whereas in other recipes I don’t necessarily think that would make a huge difference). Please try this and let me know what you think! Happy Fourth!!! Continue reading

Whole Wheat Penne with Roasted Asparagus, Sautéed Chicken, Spinach and Goat Cheese Cream Sauce

OinK's Whole Wheat Penne with Roasted Asparagus, Sautéed Chicken, Spinach and Goat Cheese Cream Sauce

Tonight’s dinner was finally worth posting… I’ve had a lot of things going on in my life (mostly good!) and have basically neglected the crap out of this blog (per usual since I started working), so I’m not going to make excuses, I’m just going to cut to the chase and give you the recipe :)  This came about because I had some stuff in my fridge that I had purchased with the intent of making other things and then had extra and/or never made those things (oops).  Here’s what I had, and what you would need, to replicate this insanely easy dish: Continue reading

Chicken Sausage and Peppers

OinK Chicken Sausage and Peppers

Oh em gee, y’all.  Cover your ears real quick because I’m about to toot my own horn (I know I’m ridiculously cheesy and lame but I can’t help myself).  I made a homerun tonight.  Matt loved it.  I mean LOVED.  Muggsy went totally crazy over not being able to have it (sorry muggs it has onions).  And I had to keep myself from going back for more, but packed some up to bring to work for lunch tomorrow.  It also had the added benefit of taking 30 minutes (and like 5 minutes hands-on time, which is usually all I take into consideration when I think about how long something is going to take).  Like it will literally take me longer to write this post than to make this meal.  It ALSO cost me like $3 per serving (maybe) thanks to my couponing (I’ll get into that later) Continue reading

Tomato-less Chili

OinK's Tomato-less Chili

I absolutely adore chili.  Usually filled with tomatoes.  Big plump, juicy tomatoes.  But as I’ve mentioned in posts pasts, my significant other cannot stand them.  So as much as it pains me, I have created a recipe for tomato-less chili.  I find this chili to be really good, despite it’s lack of tomatoes.  I use tomato paste to get some tomato flavor in there without having the actual tomato pieces in there.  I think this recipe is perfect for someone looking to de-tomato-ize their chili (not sure how many of you exist!)  You can also make this a more traditional chili by adding 2-3 fresh tomatoes :) Continue reading

My Tips on Weight Loss

So, the other day I posted a photo on Instagram.  It was a picture that depicted my progress throughout my weight-loss journey.  I received a slew of comments and emails with questions such as “what are you doing?” “how did you do it?” etc.  I had one reader contact me via email and I tried to answer her questions in as much detail as possible.  I decided mid-way through that email that I would make it a post on here, so that others could read and benefit from seeing how one person has done it.  I do not profess to be an expert and I don’t know how to advise people in the same way that a professional could, but I wanted to share my experience and knowledge in hopes that it would help at least one person.

Click to the Post to see the picture that started it all plus my tips: Continue reading

Watcha gobbling about? Turkeys?

Roasted Turkey Breast

Sorry for the dork-fest post title, it’s just from one of my favorite shows, New Girl, which, if you don’t watch it already, you definitely should and it’s all available on Hulu.  So Matt and I were discussing how deli turkey just doesn’t cut it sometimes.  Sometimes you want the real thing.  And by real thing I mean the thing that you are normally only lucky to have once a year? Black Friday.  The perfect Turkey Sandwich with real turkey meat and not some processed sliced turkey sitting in water or some other liquid wrapped in a plastic container (and it won’t expire for like a month?? Weird).   Continue reading