Monster Mash

Now that winter is approaching, I’ll be eating more and being an active member of society less… So, what better time than now to revive A Simple Dish?  We tend to bounce between a couple of different “diets” for lack of a better term. We often come back to the Vertical Diet, created by body-builder… Continue reading Monster Mash


Gluten Free Taco Casserole – Control the drool, folks.

This recipe was inspired by my “better than hamburger helper,” enchilada bake. I call it….TACO CASSEROLE! Original, right? This recipe is of course gluten free but can easily be modified for all those lucky gluten lovers and toleraters out there. You can tell that I am Minnesotan, because we sure do love our casseroles (or… Continue reading Gluten Free Taco Casserole – Control the drool, folks.


Easy Oven Baked Chicken Wings

Do you want to know what my absolute favorite part of the week is? Definitely not the meal prep – but the meal PLANNING! These days my grocery shopping is mostly done online. I am splitting time between two properties, my husband has crazy hours, and on top of it – we are a one… Continue reading Easy Oven Baked Chicken Wings


Main Event Meal Prep + Prosciutto Pizza!

This week’s meal prep was really about versatile meals – I chose three different proteins and three different sides, two salads, and two “main event” dishes. This way, we have mix and match type meals to last a few days, which will keep the meals from getting boring! Five hours in the kitchen yielded some… Continue reading Main Event Meal Prep + Prosciutto Pizza!


Steak and Veggie Stir Fry

It has happened. I am at that point. I need to take a break… from chicken breasts. It only took about 6 months, but I am finally sick of chicken breasts! I have worked really hard to get to a point where I can mix ingredients together and make something delicious, without following someone else’s… Continue reading Steak and Veggie Stir Fry


Mediterannean Chicken Dish

One of the first meals, maybe even “the” first meal I ever made for my husband was diced tomatoes with zucchini, squash and mushrooms. I had cooked for him before of course but only the easy no brainer stuff, and even then… I usually screwed it up – spaghetti, hamburger helper, toasted cheese sandwiches. That… Continue reading Mediterannean Chicken Dish