Lemon Basil Fish Marinade

This lemon basil fish marinade recipe is a product of me having too much basil. Whenever I buy a basil plant, it seems to grow like crazy and I can never keep up with the amount of basil it produces. It turns out, basil is a super flavorful addition to marinades, like this fish marinade. I haven’t tried it with any other fish other than tilapia, so I don’t know how well it goes with other types of fish. Let […]

Garlic Dijon Salmon

This baked salmon recipe is another one of my go-to quick and easy dinner recipes. Our family eats a lot of salmon, and we love to switch things up all of the time. Lemon, garlic and Dijon mustard make a tasty marinade for these baked salmon fillets. The best part of this recipe is that there is very little preparation time, leaving more time to spend with family and friends and less time in the kitchen. Garlic Dijon Salmon Recipe […]

Chicken Legs with Mustard and Balsamic

This delicious chicken dish is both savory and hearty without being too heavy. The mustard and balsamic vinegar sauce brings together the tartness of both the mustard and the vinegar while really cutting through the richness of the chicken. Best of all, the sauce all comes together in the Magic Bullet with minimal work and fuss. Chicken Legs with Mustard and Balsamic Ingredients 4 chicken legs, cut into thighs and drumsticks 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tbl dijon mustard 1 tbl honey […]

Lemon Garlic Rosemary Chicken Marinade

I have two easy tricks when it comes to preparing a quick weeknight dish. The first one is to prepare a delicious marinade ahead of time, and the second is to use one pot for everything. One pot meals are the best, because the cleanup is minimal and the cooking is easy. To make this flavorful lemon garlic rosemary chicken marinade, all you need is a few fresh ingredients, including lemon, garlic, rosemary sprigs and a little olive oil. The marinade […]

Pollo Pibil Shredded Chicken Tacos

I spent some time in Mexico this winter and gorged myself on cochinita pibil, which is an all-night roast pork extravaganza that you eat for breakfast. That was great, and maybe someday I’ll make this with roast pork, but a similar concept works great for a healthy, very easy weeknight meal with chicken thighs. This recipe relies on achiote, which is a little bit of an exotic spice that I found in the Mexican grocery near me. But you can […]

Steak Fajita Marinade

My absolute favorite dish to order at Mexican restaurants is fajitas. Why? They are the most exciting, usually brought out on a sizzling hot cast iron pan, steaming and made to order! It may not seem like the easiest thing to make at home, but it’s actually simpler than you’d think. Add the required marinade ingredients to your Magic Bullet, pour over your meat and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to allow the flavors to absorb. […]

Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks

My husband and I love Indian food. I mean, we are absolutely crazy about it! Unfortunately, I find Indian cuisine one of the hardest to make at home. I am excited to share this homemade tandoori chicken recipe with you, because it’s actually really easy to prepare at home. The marinade is made of yogurt, lemon juice and many different spices. Because it’s important to let the chicken to marinate in the refrigerator for a day before cooking it, you’ll need to prepare ahead […]

Tamarind Chicken

Tamarind is one of those mysterious ingredients that seems like a secret ready to be unlocked: it’s sour, yet it’s sweet, and might it also be savory? What is it? Where does it come from? Why, tamarind, why?! Anyway, this dish is a great variation on an American barbeque sauce for baked or roast chicken. You get all the same coloring and some of the same flavor, but with great tangy (tamarind!) and fermented salty notes (from fish sauce). The Magic […]

Creamy Zucchini Herb Dressing

When I went away to college, one of the first things I learned to make from scratch was salad dressing. I found that it was so easy to make and cheaper than buying it at the grocery store. They always sell salad dressings in large bottles, which go bad before I can use them all up. If I wanted to have different salads during the week, that would mean I needed to buy a few different large bottles of dressing. […]

Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

Summer’s coming to a close, and as the weather starts to chill, I’m looking back on grilling season with a nostalgic eye. This recipe is for those who already miss the hot summer days of grilling, or for those who live in an apartment where grilling can be a challenge. My solution? Using an indoor grill for my favorite grilling recipes! I love using my indoor grill to make these teriyaki chicken skewers. The onion, pineapple and bell peppers give the chicken […]