Drunk Lemon Chicken Pasta

Drunk Lemon Chicken Pasta

This is a recipe that i’ve been tinkering with for several years.  It’s really informal.  Most nights, it’s just the chicken, pasta, wine, lemon, and whatever I have in my fridge.  Sometimes pasta dishes can feel a little heavy.  This dish cuts that with a nice bright garlic-lemon-wine sauce and a heavy handed veggie-to-pasta ratio.

Why should you have to choose between drinking your wine or pouring it in your food?

What’s Up Wednesday – Week 4

What’s Up Wednesday – Week 4

This week I wanted to spotlight one of my favorite places in Cleveland–The West Side Market.  If you’re a Cleveland local, chances are that you’ve been there (probably a million times).  The West Side Market just expanded hours last year so they’re now open on Sundays which is really convenient.

(Not So) Basic B*tch Chili

(Not So) Basic B*tch Chili

There are some combinations that just are made for each other: peanut butter and chocolate, red wine and potato chips (don’t knock it till you try it), bacon and cheddar, and slightly spicy-sweet chili and the Super Bowl.  In honor of the big game this weekend, here’s a quick and easy chili recipe that will only get better the longer you let it simmer on game day.

(Not So) Basic B*tch Chili Spice Mix

(Not So) Basic B*tch Chili Spice Mix

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Chili Spice
An easy chili spice mix you can make at home using spices you can likely find in your pantry. Its the best spice blend for a smoky, sweet, and spicy pot of chili. One batch will make two pots of chili.
Cuisine Comfort Food, Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Cuisine Comfort Food, Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients together in a ramekin and stir to combine.
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Asian Cinnamon Beef

Asian Cinnamon Beef

So this recipe was another one that was recommended to me by my coworker’s wife, Barb.  (amazing woman, never steers me wrong)  I made this dish for the first time late last year.  I have probably made it every other week since we first tried it.  It’s so yummy.

What’s Up Wednesday – Week 3

What’s Up Wednesday – Week 3

The featured image? That’s my puppy, Abel.  He watches me like that while I cook every single day.

Honestly this week as been busy with work and wedding planning.  Therefore, I haven’t been able to dedicate the amount of time I would like researching local Cleveland events this week.  I also think that the weather in Cleveland has just been  little funky lately so i’m being indecisive about what type of events would be fun this week.  So here’s a little checking in-style survey post.

Shrimp With A Kick

Shrimp With A Kick

Full disclosure: up until this year I hated shrimp.  I always found it to be too rubbery and overdone.  Then this year I finally worked up the courage to try making shrimp myself to try to learn how to like shrimp.  After a few not-so-awesome attempts, I finally have figured out the reason i’ve never liked shrimp: it’s very easily overcooked.  So the key with this recipe is going to be making sure that you steam the shrimp until its JUST pink then allow it to finish while the sauce simmers.  Shrimp should not be cooked for 10+ minutes like some recipes.

 

Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup with Roasted Garlic

Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup with Roasted Garlic

Did your mom ever try to feed you Campbells Tomato Soup as a kid (from concentrate)?!  I swear your mom loved you even though that crap is disgusting.  Not only is Campbells Tomato Soup crammed with sodium (i’m talking 17% of your daily allowance of sodium in 1 serving), but you also have to water the soup-goop down before you can eat it….mmm appetizing…NOT.

What’s Up Wednesday – 2017 Week 2

What’s Up Wednesday – 2017 Week 2

What’s Up Wednesday – Potters in Protest

This week I want to use the Whats Up Wednesday post to talk about the Potters in Protest event happening this week in Cleveland.  Potters in Protest is a nationwide fundraising event.  In Cleveland, this event will be benefitting the ‘Cleveland Climate Action Fund’.

Veggie-Filled Taco Salad

Veggie-Filled Taco Salad

So this is going to be one of those recipes that isn’t the most visually appealing, but I promise it tastes amazing.  This is also a very versatile recipe.  You can make the taco meat and throw it into warmed tortillas, wrap it up in lettuce, throw over nachos with melted cheese, or eat it over chopped romaine to make a salad–which is what I did today.

Let’s be honest: any idiot can throw ground beef into a pan and top with taco seasoning.  That’s boring.  In this taco salad recipe, we’re incorporating a bunch of veggies and seasoning them with the ground turkey taco meat.  This is a great way to make your meal cheaper–you can use less turkey since you’re adding so many veggies, plus it makes the dish healthier which is an added benefit.  When I make this for dinner, Lyle and I always have leftovers for lunch the next day.  I consider that a huge win.

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Rachel Gatalica

Welcome to Cooking in Cleveland! I want to share delicious, healthy and approachable recipes with you. I want to help highlight local Cleveland artisans and events and put a focus on using local foods!
  • While on the #Whole30 challenge, the unthinkable happened…I learned to LIKE cauliflower.  I blame this recipe and some of the other stir fry dishes we made that used fresh cauliflower rice.

This dish is mostly #Whole30 compliant except for any additions you might make to this recipe such as #Sriracha for added heat or swapping soy sauce instead of the coconut aminos.

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  • Oooh baby tomorrow we're back...and we're turning this shitload of vegetables into a delicious (and quick) dinner tomorrow. .
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  • Today marks #day30 on my #Whole30 challenge!  To celebrate, i’m sharing one of my favorite #Whole30 compliant recipes.
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This yummy soup comes together in no time and can be made from staples you can likely find in your pantry, garden or local farmers market!
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  • This week on Cooking In Cleveland, i’m sharing a really healthy and quick dinner that is equal parts filling and delicious.  I’m also talking a little bit about the #Whole30 challenge that we’re in the middle of and being honest about some of the highs and lows we’ve experienced on the plan.

This recipe is a really delicious grain-free dinner option and I’m wiling to bet you won’t really miss the pasta.  Click the link in my bio to check out the recipe!

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  • After a break last week I am back and sharing a yummy pasta dish!  We’re not just cooking with wine this week, i’m also talking about a yummy Italian wine that I paired with this meal.

Click on the link in my bio to check out the recipe.  Make sure you let me know if you decide to either try the pasta or just the wine!

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  • Want a sneak peek of tomorrow’s recipe post?  It’s too good not to share!  The recipe will go live at 5 am and the link will be posed in my bio.

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  • Starting our #whole30 a week from tomorrow and trying to plan out some more plant focused recipes in the meantime.  This BBQ chicken salad was full of flavor and healthy crunchy vegetables.  Thinking of sharing the recipe soon...can you call a salad a recipe?
  • Last night was epic!  Thanks to @altonbrown for putting on such an amazing show!! #cookingincleveland  #altonbrownlive #cleveland  #clevelandblogger #CLEfoodblog
  • My go-to tomato sauce and meatball recipe is live on the blog today!  We're kicking the heath factor up a notch by using ground turkey to make the meatballs.  Also the sauce can be made almost completely with pantry staples!

This is a yummy crowd-pleasing recipe that you won't want to miss out on.  The link is in my instagram bio.

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  • Let’s get sauce-faced, guys!  Posting my favorite meatball and tomato sauce recipe on the blog tomorrow.  For now, here’s a teaser-pic.

Link to the blog and other recipes is in my bio now!

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