Author: Sonja

Individual Chicken Pot Pies

This recipe is very near and dear to my heart, for a number of reasons.  First, this is one of my top 5 things to eat, period.   I also made these obsessively (once a week?) during both of my pregnancies.   But this post is extra-special because these photos were taken as I was in labor with Cole. Yep, not a typo.   This was the last thing I cooked before we went from a family of three to a family of four.   I woke up super-early that morning and knew something was afoot!   But I had prepped the chicken and bought pie...

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Chicken and Spinach Lasagna

Hello! Here is a great indulgent, wintry recipe for a cheesy white lasagna filled with mozzarella, shredded chicken and spinach!   I despise ricotta cheese so you won’t find any here (I usually use cottage cheese instead for most recipes, but this one doesn’t need any additional cheese other than the boatloads of mozzarella you’ll be adding to the layers). I’ve talked a little bit elsewhere about our family’s goals for organic items for the bambinos.   We are really strict about meats, eggs, dairy products, and the “Dirty Dozen” fruits and vegetables (think spinach and apples).   We...

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Cold Sesame Peanut Noodles with Chicken

Ahhh, Chinese food in New York City.    Temptingly easy.   Less expensive than other kinds of takeout (sometimes).   Delicious.  REALLY bad for you! Chinese is one of Andrew’s favorites and I’m pretty particular to dumplings of all kinds.   But this is a great recipe for eating right away OR for refrigerating (in separate elements – my recommendations below), with no added MSG (where does one even buy that?), and pantry-friendly ingredients. Speaking of pantry friendly, I have a post under this page detailing my pantry strategy.   I keep a lot of Asian ingredient staples in our kitchen due to Andrew’s love...

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Whatever! Quiche

  This is the easiest, most harried-morning-friendly, adaptable, what-I-make-when-I-don’t-know-what-to-make recipe I have in my arsenal.  Is 9 to 5 Wife peaking too soon?  🙂 I love quiche.  LOVE it.  One of the best things about quiche is that it’s good for breakfast, lunch, OR dinner.  Another great thing is that it can be eaten hot or cold (Andrew doesn’t always have access to a microwave).  This version isn’t bad for you, it’s only about 1 egg per serving and uses whole milk instead of cream. As long as you have pie crusts in your fridge/freezer (see my Meal Planning...

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