Curried Chicken, Chickpea & Arugula Wraps

These curried chicken & arugula wraps are proof that lunch doesn’t have to be boring: healthy and satisfying with a mix of tantalizing flavors and textures that’ll make your tastebuds happy indeed. Featuring a curried chicken and chickpea salad, sweet tart cranberry sauce, crunchy almonds and a pile of spicy greens and herbs, these fresh […]

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These curried chicken & arugula wraps are proof that lunch doesn’t have to be boring: healthy and satisfying with a mix of tantalizing flavors and textures that’ll make your tastebuds happy indeed.

Featuring a curried chicken and chickpea salad, sweet tart cranberry sauce, crunchy almonds and a pile of spicy greens and herbs, these fresh and flavorful curried chicken wraps are sure to be a new lunch favorite.

One cut Curried Chicken, Chickpea & Arugula Wrap on a plate, bowls of ingredients blurred in the background.

Lunch has always been a struggle for us. Working from home, you think it wouldn’t be, but unless we have leftovers from the night before (which we often do, we’re masters at cooking for 4 despite there being only 2 of us) our well of lunch-inspiration is disappointingly shallow.

We went through a long stretch of cheesiness (get it, cheese? stretch?) with grilled cheese, quesadillas, or cobbled together cheese and crackers being the most common of our lunch choices, along with the holy trinity of ‘salad’ sandwiches (chicken salad, tuna salad, and egg salad).

But in an effort to eat a bit less cheese, we turned to wraps, and quickly realized that basically any kind of sandwich or salad (or salad sandwich), can, in actuality, become a wrap.

Still, as good as a chicken caesar salad or turkey club wrap is, it gets repetitive after the first week or two. And the quickest way to turn us off from something is to overdo it. Needless to say we try to mix up the wrap flavors regularly to keep it fresh, so we’re always looking for inspiration.

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Sloppy Joes

What is a Sloppy Joe? A sloppy joe is a loose meat sandwich consisting of ground beef, onions, garlic, tomato sauce, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and other seasonings, traditionally served on a hamburger bun. The tomato-based sauce is savory, a …

What is a Sloppy Joe? A sloppy joe is a loose meat sandwich consisting of ground beef, onions, garlic, tomato sauce, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and other seasonings, traditionally served on a hamburger bun. The tomato-based sauce is savory, a little tangy, and slightly sweet. All of the flavors come together nicely! Homemade Sloppy Joes…

Grilled Street Corn Grilled Cheese.

This street corn grilled cheese is the sandwich of the summer! Charred corn with melty cheddar on toasted bread with cilantro lime butter, chili lime seasoning and a sprinkle of cotija cheese. It’s fantastic. Street corn grilled cheese just may be my new favorite thing for all of summer. This is for everyone who loves […]

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This street corn grilled cheese is the sandwich of the summer! Charred corn with melty cheddar on toasted bread with cilantro lime butter, chili lime seasoning and a sprinkle of cotija cheese. It’s fantastic.

Street corn grilled cheese just may be my new favorite thing for all of summer.

street corn grilled cheese

This is for everyone who loves every version of grilled mexican street corn!

This little grilled cheese doesn’t look like much but I can’t even explain how much it is bursting with flavor. We have sweet corn, melty cheddar, crumbly cotija and salty chili lime seasoning with a kick. Every bite is something special and it’s more delicious than I can even explain!

street corn grilled cheese

I love a classic elote recipe and while I’ve never made one that is traditional and authentic, it’s an item on the menu that Eddie and I can’t resist. The flavors are so delicious and crunchy and wonderful.

street corn grilled cheese

So I’ve wanted to make a version of summer corn grilled cheese for years now and this one came at the perfect moment.

These flavors together create absolute magic, with the sandwich tasting about a thousand times better than I expected. With the combination of the outside spread, the cheese, the crunchy corn and the toppings, this takes a traditional grilled cheese over the top and makes everything feel extra fancy and special.

street corn grilled cheese

There is a ton of texture, so much crunch, so much cheese! 

As if I need to explain how much I adore grilled cheese. 

street corn grilled cheese

Okay, this is how it comes together! 

I grill the corn first and slice it off the cob. You can do this however you wish – use leftover corn, don’t grill it at all, whatever is easiest. The key is to have good, crisp fresh corn here – that is what makes it great. Of course, if you’re making this in the off season, manage with what you can find.

We start with a cilantro lime butter. Oooooh yes. Fresh cilantro and lime and salt in a softened butter. That’s going to be the spread on the outsides of the bread! You can also use mayo in this situation if you want to keep that element in the recipe. 

street corn grilled cheese

The inside of the grilled cheese consists of the corn, some grated cheddar cheese and thinly sliced scallions. Lots of flavor here, the corn stays relatively crisp and if you use sharp cheddar… it’s perfect. 

After cooking the grilled cheese in a pan, out come the toppings. I like to sprinkle on cotija cheese, some chili lime seasoning (I love tajin) and fresh cilantro. You could also do a tiny mayo drizzle if you wish.  (more…)

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Best Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Are you ready for the BEST Grilled Chicken Sandwich of your life? This isn’t your ordinary grilled chicken sandwich. It is loaded with flavor and tastes very gourmet, but don’t worry, it’s super easy to make. Every time we make this s…

Are you ready for the BEST Grilled Chicken Sandwich of your life? This isn’t your ordinary grilled chicken sandwich. It is loaded with flavor and tastes very gourmet, but don’t worry, it’s super easy to make. Every time we make this sandwich for family and friends they are amazed by all of the incredible flavors…

Turkey Burgers

Burger nights are the best nights, according to my boys. They LOVE a good burger. They love our ultimate burger, but these Turkey Burgers are another favorite. They request them often, especially with fries on the side. If you aren’t that excited…

Burger nights are the best nights, according to my boys. They LOVE a good burger. They love our ultimate burger, but these Turkey Burgers are another favorite. They request them often, especially with fries on the side. If you aren’t that excited about turkey burgers, I get it. It’s true that some turkey burgers are…

Grilled Salmon Club Sandwich with Charred Scallion Mayo.

This grilled salmon club sandwich is perfect for summer! Topped with juicy tomatoes, crunchy bacon, lettuce and the most delicious charred scallion mayo – it is a hit all around. I have such a crave-worthy meal for you today! I am always looking for new and exciting ways to enjoy salmon and this sandwich hits […]

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This grilled salmon club sandwich is perfect for summer! Topped with juicy tomatoes, crunchy bacon, lettuce and the most delicious charred scallion mayo – it is a hit all around.

I have such a crave-worthy meal for you today!

salmon club sandwich with charred scallion mayo

I am always looking for new and exciting ways to enjoy salmon and this sandwich hits the spot. It’s crunchy, flavorful, super satisfying and everyone in our house really loves it. The mayo is fabulous, the salmon is buttery and flakey, the summer tomatoes are ripe and juicy and the bacon is so crunchy and savory.

Basically the best sandwich of life. 

blackened grilled salmon

If you’re looking for a way to switch up your salmon game, I cannot recommend this enough. 

charred scallion mayo

And – If you’ve been here for a while, you may remember when I made salmon BLT sliders years ago. Like a decade ago! I can’t believe it’s been 10 years. That is a combo that I love to throw together, especially if we have leftover salmon from dinner one night. Instead of reheating it and eating it the same way – we do a lunchtime slider and change it up.

grilled sourdough bread

For this salmon sandwich, I love to do my blackened seasoning. I’m sure you’ve noticed that I use this on chicken and salmon constantly. It is incredible and so easy to make – but makes a huge difference. We all love it here, and sometimes I’ll leave out the crushed red pepper just to make sure the kids don’t get any spicy bits. 

I also love to grill this salmon – and I like to grill the bread too. There are few things in this season better than grilled sourdough. It is a Sunday staple for us – whether I do it for dinner or even breakfast toast. So while the salmon is on the grill, I also throw the bread on. Super simple!

If the salmon has skin, I grill it skin-side down with the lid closed. I do not flip it. If the salmon does not have skin, I use a grill pan and spray it with a nonstick spray. I usually don’t flip it here either, unless I’m working with thinly sliced salmon filets and it’s easy to do. This method has been foolproof for me for years. 

The salmon ends up with that charred and smoky flavor, but is still very buttery and soft. 

salmon club sandwich with charred scallion mayo

I know that a club sandwich technically has layered bread, but since the salmon is thicker, I find that no extra bread is needed. I stick with the classics of tomato, lettuce and bacon – along with a fancy mayo to keep things exciting. 

sourdough with scallion mayo

Oh my word. 

This mayo might just be the best part. I love charred scallion anything, but whipping it into this mayonnaise – WOW. It’s so simple but packs such a flavor punch. 

While the salmon and bread are on the grill, I throw the scallions on too. They only take a minute! Once they cool, I slice them and then stir into mayonnaise. You can also do this with softened cream cheese too for bagels. It is SUPER good.

salmon club sandwich with charred scallion mayo

The whole sandwich is so crunchy and wonderful. I am not a huge sandwich person, but this makes me a sandwich person. I love how tender and buttery the salmon is inside the sandwich. It is perfect against the crisp bacon. (more…)

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Pesto Chicken Salad

I love simple salads that I can make for a quick lunch or weeknight dinner. A few favorites include my Easy Chickpea Salad, Egg Salad, and Chickpea, Avocado, Feta Salad. My boys really love this Pesto Chicken Salad. They call it the green chicken salad…

I love simple salads that I can make for a quick lunch or weeknight dinner. A few favorites include my Easy Chickpea Salad, Egg Salad, and Chickpea, Avocado, Feta Salad. My boys really love this Pesto Chicken Salad. They call it the green chicken salad:) It is a favorite at our house and SO easy.…

Fried Chicken Sandwich

If you like fried chicken, you are going to LOVE today’s recipe. Josh’s Fried Chicken Sandwich recipe is easy to make at home and better than any sandwich you can buy at a restaurant. Crispy, juicy, perfectly spiced fried chicken on a toast…

If you like fried chicken, you are going to LOVE today’s recipe. Josh’s Fried Chicken Sandwich recipe is easy to make at home and better than any sandwich you can buy at a restaurant. Crispy, juicy, perfectly spiced fried chicken on a toasted, buttery bun with a creamy sauce, refreshing slaw, and sweet pickles. Is…

The Perfect Pickled Veggie Sandwich with Scallion Cream Cheese.

This pickled veggie sandwich is my new favorite lunch! Smashed together with garlic scallion cream cheese, greens and the perfect bread, bun or roll, it’s so flavorful and very filling. Never did I ever think I’d love vegetables so much! This pickled veggie sandwich is SO good. It’s deliciously tart and briney, layered with garlic […]

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This pickled veggie sandwich is my new favorite lunch! Smashed together with garlic scallion cream cheese, greens and the perfect bread, bun or roll, it’s so flavorful and very filling.

Never did I ever think I’d love vegetables so much!

pickled veggie sandwich with scallion cream cheese

This pickled veggie sandwich is SO good. It’s deliciously tart and briney, layered with garlic scallion cream cheese and greens on two slabs of GOOD bread.

It’s changing the lunch game for me.

pickled cauliflower and carrots

I’ve made a cauliflower sandwich before, but these pickled vegetables are taking things to the next level.

garlic scallion cream cheese

Sometimes I look at this amazing sandwich and can’t believe how much I love it. A decade ago I never would have enjoyed something like this, but now I crave it. Learning to cook and love vegetables has been a godsend for me.

pickled veggie sandwich with scallion cream cheese

This sandwich is inspired by one from a local bakery. We first had it over the summer and oh my word, it was so good. Granted I was about two weeks post-giving birth and the hungriest I’ve ever been, but it was incredible.

The veggies kind of reminded me of giardiniera, but I don’t think they’d considered them to be giardiniera. It was mostly pickled cauliflower and carrots.

And the cream cheese! Oh the cream cheese. 

pickled veggie sandwich with scallion cream cheese

I still don’t love raw vegetables and I wouldn’t choose a sandwich with raw vegetables. BUT!

The quick pickling situation here tenderizes them perfectly. They have a big of crunch but are nicely softened.

pickled veggie sandwich with scallion cream cheese

This does take a little bit of prep work to come together.

First, the pickled veggies! They need to sit for about an hour to taste fantastic – and any longer, they taste incredible. They will last about a week in the fridge, but not longer than that since I don’t traditionally can them.

Actually, they will barely last a week because they are so freaking good, you’ll want to eat them right out of the jar.

pickled veggie sandwich with scallion cream cheese

Seriously, if you’re into pickled and briney and tart things like I am, you will LOVE THESE. I’ve done pickled onions a ton and pickled cabbage but these are truly heaven. I am obsessed. And I don’t love raw cauliflower so this really makes a huge difference! 

Like I mentioned, I like to do a mix of cauliflower and carrots. The bakery near us also uses celery but um, you know how I feel about celery. No can do. I like to add jalapeños because they add the tiniest but of spice – it’s not super spicy or overwhelming though. It’s actually more jalapeño flavor than spice! 

You could also toss a few onions into that same jar if you wish. I always have pickled onions in my fridge – if you have a copy of Everyday Dinners you know that they are a major fridge staple for me. (more…)

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Pull-Apart Buffalo Chicken Sliders with Gorgonzola Slaw.

These amazing pull-apart buffalo chicken sliders are so easy and delicious. You can have these on the table in 30 minutes and they are a huge crowd pleaser! Top with gorgonzola slaw for an extra pop of flavor. Delish! Weekend eats, coming right up! The end of football season always brings out many obnoxious buffalo […]

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These amazing pull-apart buffalo chicken sliders are so easy and delicious. You can have these on the table in 30 minutes and they are a huge crowd pleaser! Top with gorgonzola slaw for an extra pop of flavor. Delish!

Weekend eats, coming right up!

pull-apart buffalo chicken sliders with gorgonzola slaw

The end of football season always brings out many obnoxious buffalo chicken recipes on the blog. This is no exception! 

After this I promise we’re done. Almost. I think?

pouring buffalo wing sauce on shredded chicken

Either way, you should definitely make those buffalo chicken wraps from a few weeks ago. And then make these cheesy buffalo chicken sliders!

layered pull-apart buffalo chicken sliders

Remember my cheeseburger sliders from last year? These are like those, but buffalo-ed. And with chicken instead of beef. They are delicious with a hint of heat and a crisp refreshing slaw on top that is a fabulous contrast to the chicken.

This slaw is one of my favorite things to serve with anything buffalo-ish. The recipe was first in my cookbook Seriously Delish but I’ve featured it here a bunch of times too! My favorite being my grilled buffalo chicken sandwiches which may just be the best summer sandwich ever.

I know, how many ways can I make a buffalo chicken sandwich? Well, let me show you. 

pull-apart buffalo chicken sliders ready for the oven

These sliders are kind of like those too, again with shredded chicken. I make this SUPER easy. We’re talking 20 minutes, tops. I like to use rotisserie chicken for this because it’s the simplest method of all. I shred it, toss it with wing sauce and some green onions and chives, then layer it between buns with sharp cheddar.

gorgonzola slaw

YES.

pull-apart buffalo chicken sliders with gorgonzola slaw

If you don’t want to use rotisserie, you can cook and shred the chicken yourself. I like to bake it or grill it. Or maybe you have leftover chicken from dinner one night – take it and shred it! Easy as that. 

pull-apart buffalo chicken sliders with gorgonzola slaw

My favorite method for sliders like this is to do a layer of cheese on the bottom before the meat. Like I did for the cheeseburger sliders! Not only does the end result come out deliciously soft and cheesy, everyone FLIPS OVER THESE. 

Seriously flips. They are nothing special but at the same time, everything special. 

The cheese on the bottom also means that the top buns are not cheese-glued on. Which means SLAW TIME. 

pull-apart buffalo chicken sliders with gorgonzola slaw

You have two options for the gorgonzola slaw. 

First, you can serve it on the side! This allows people to either eat it as a side dish or lift the top bun to throw it on the sandwich themselves.

Or the other option, which is to remove the top layer of slider buns right when they come out of the oven (it’s easy because they are in one piece and the cheese is on the bottom) and add the slaw on to serve them fully loaded.

Both work. Both are fantastic. Depends on how you want to serve! 

A pro tip: if you think all the sliders will be enjoyed in one sitting, the slaw on top works great. If you think you’ll have leftovers, serve the slaw in single servings for the sliders so it doesn’t ruin the leftovers. 

These are the things I’m good for.  (more…)

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