Honey Fire Fried Chicken Tenders w/ Fried Jalapeno Mac n’ Cheese

so we got a bit off the healthy train today.  Recently my wife and I had went out for a valentines dinner to this cool new restaurant in downtown Nashville, and one of the dishes served was mac n’ cheese topped w/ buffalo or “hot” chicken, which looked pretty awesome, so i’d been thinking of…

Turkey & Broccoli Mac & “Cheese”

So I still haven’t eaten dairy in like… 5 months or something like that, but had really been craving that flavor of delicious gooey cheese.  There are tons of recipes out there with cheese alternatives (and some are just blehhh), so I decided to try something myself, and I came up with this (I even…

Let’s Taco ’bout It

Sometimes you just need a good taco… and by sometimes, I mean, pretty much, whenever you can. Lately i’ve been craving them more than usual, but in typical Derek fashion, I wanted to make it all from scratch.  Despite not having a tortilla press (although I’ll have one soon!) I went out and got myself…

Broccoli & Bacon Quiche w/ Sweet Potato “Crust”

y’all, I woke up this morning and looked in the fridge and noticed we had 4 DOZEN eggs stocked up from our chickens… HOLY CRAP.  The wife and I usually do smoothies in the mornings before work, so we’ve been neglecting the eggs a bit, so I needed to figure out a few ways to…

Cauliflower “Flatbread”

Ok, so its not technically a “bread”, however you can totally use it in place of bread if you can’t have certain things like wheat, gluten, other grains, etc.  Also, its super delicious and a great healthy alternative.  Most the time you see recipes like this and it just has LOADS of cheese to help…

Roasted Butternut Chicken & Broccoli Pasta

I’ve been trying to figure out new ways to add some pasta back into my life, and to have without making a tomato sauce to go with it that takes ALL DAY to cook (even though its tasty) and since we have this beautiful fall weather upon us, that makes it pumpkin (or squash) season!…

Spicy Toasted Garlic Broccoli

ok… so I know you’re probably thinking “Broccoli???” and I would reply “YES!”, because its so dang good.  This has become my go-to side dish lately.  I recently went grocery shopping and STOCKED UP on broccoli and garlic, just so I could keep making this for like every meal.  Anyways, its super simple, and delicious…

Chicken Fajita Burger w/ Almond Flour Bun

Last night my wife and I celebrated our birthdays (which are within two days from each other) at the house with a little cookout and campfire night with a few friends.  I’ve also been on this strict diet lately due to digestive issues i’ve been having for months, in an attempt to heal myself, and…

Red Quinoa and Brussels Salad

I’ve made this salad only a couple of times, and I’ve done it differently both times.  I also never use a recipe, or think to write down measurements of what i’m putting in, but i’ll try and get as close as possible so it can be recreated outside of just my kitchen.  I love this…

Cast Iron Wild Salmon

This may throw some people off, since usually my test kitchen posts aren’t the most “healthy”, however after some health issues that i’ve been struggling with for some months now I decided to completely change up my diet in order to “heal” myself the most natural way possible (instead of spending tons of $$$ and…

Sushi

ok so listen, i’m obviously not a master sushi chef… but I love sushi… like I could honestly eat it everyday for every meal and be perfectly ok with it.  I figured i’d make a post about it to show you that anyone can make sushi at home, and it be just as good as…

Conecuh Corn Pups

Its coming up on festival and fair season across the country, so I’ve decided to post my delicious Conecuh Corn Pups recipe (mini corn dogs = corn pups).  If you’re not familiar with conecuh, its a smoked sausage from the south (Alabama) and I would compare it to something like keilbasa, but better and with…