30 Minutes or Less…for the Time-Challenged Cook

Let’s face it—our everyday lives don’t allow us to luxuriate in stirring a risotto for an hour or tending a boeuf bourgnignon all day. You get home and realize you forgot to pre-cook ingredients, pick up extra things at the grocery store, or put something in the crockpot before leaving the house. So here are the recipes from my site that you can literally whip up in a half hour from start to finish.


Lemon Shallot Chicken
Chicken with Creamy Feta Sauce
Easy Chicken Nachos
Balsamic Chicken & Brussels Sprouts
Dynamite Grilled (or Sauteed) Chicken
Easy Sesame Chicken with Veggies
Grilled Chicken with Fresh Herbs
Barbecue Chardonnay Chicken
Grilled Chicken with Barley Corn Tomato Salad & Tomato Vinaigrette
Grilled Balsamic Chicken
Pinterest’s Famous Man-Pleasing Chicken
Melt-in-Your-Mouth Chicken
White Wine & Lemon Chicken
Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken
Easy Chicken-Fried Chicken


Pan-Caramelized Salmon
Roasted Salmon with Tomatoes & Shallots
Rosemary & Garlic Roasted Salmon
Sesame-Soy Grilled Salmon
Maple & Citrus Grilled Salmon


Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl
Turkish Red Lentil Soup (corba)
Easy Pad Thai (you could add chicken or whatever if you want)
Ricotta, Tomato, & Spinach Frittata
Frittata with Beets, Leeks, & Feta
Roasted Sweet Potato, Red Pepper, Kale, & Goat Cheese Frittata
Frittata with Baby Spinach, Goat Cheese, & Sweet Potato Hash Crust
Leftover Pasta Frittata
Frittata with Summer Squash, Tomatoes, & Scallions
Basted Eggs with Shredded Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
Omelette with Caramelized Onions, Kale, Tomatoes, & Goat Cheese
One-Pot Farro with Tomatoes
Barley Corn Tomato Salad & Tomato Vinaigrette


Pasta with Tomatoes, Spinach, & Feta
Kale & Walnut Pesto with Whole Wheat Pasta
Pasta with Garlic Spinach, Chicken, & Goat Cheese
Cavatappi with Goat Cheese, Tomatoes, Kale, & Grilled Zucchini
Easy Pasta with No-Cook Sauce
Pasta with Roasted Peppers, Chicken Sausage, & Goat Cheese
Pasta con Pesto
Traditional Tuscan Pasta with Walnut Sauce (version 1 & version 2)
Pasta with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes, Spinach, & Ricotta
Pasta with Asparagus, Lemon, Goat Cheese, & Kale
Pasta with Heirloom Tomatoes & Ricotta
Pasta with Sausage, Cabbage, & Kale
Pasta with Mixed Greens & Goat Cheese

Red Meat:

Pakistani Kima
Mexican Meat & Beans (for taco salad, nachos, etc.)
“Crack” Beef & Cabbage Stir Fry


Brussels Sprout & Kale Slaw with Maple-Cider Vinaigrette
Grilled Zucchini with Lemon Salt
Breaded, Baked Okra
Roasted Sweet Potato Fries
Oven-Roasted Okra
Corn & Black Bean Salsa (no cooking!)
Sauteed Kale & Scallions
Sauteed Kale
Caramelized Shredded Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Cabbage
Pioneer Woman’s Crash Hot Potatoes
Parmesan Garlic Roasted Potatoes
Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes


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