Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

These blueberry muffins have been the perfect mid-morning pick-me-up this week, exactly when I’m craving a sweet treat. This recipe is based on FIXATE’s Blueberry Maple Muffins, but I tweaked it a little to make it gluten-free and also lower the intensity of the buttermilk. I upped the amount of maple a little, but to be honest, I can’t really taste it. But that’s ok. I’m just happy to be using a natural sweetener! Blueberry season is just around the corner in NY, so save this recipe for yourself to make (and freeze!) batches of yummy muffins come August!

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Spinach Artichoke Frittata

Spinach Artichoke Frittata

This recipe was hatched when I had more eggs than I knew what to do with! Haha, bad pun, I know. I’m a part of an awesome egg CSA from Ley Creek Farm in Fulton, NY, so I get a dozen farm fresh eggs each week. I literally walk past the chickens as I pick them up. It’s really cool knowing egg-zactly where my food comes from… ok, I’ll stop with the puns :P But anyways, I had a TON of eggs still left to use one week, so I decided to make a frittata. I am a BIG FAN of goat cheese and recently learned some amazing nutritional benefits of both spinach and artichokes, so I threw all of these great ingredients together to create this frittata! A frittata is basically a quiche without the crust. And I actually ended up having this (and the leftovers!) for dinner a few nights that week. The following week, I remade the dish the following week for a brunch with my girlfriends that I was hosting. It’s basically delicious any time of day!

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Tarragon Egg Salad

Tarragon Egg Salad

I love tarragon. I had it in a Blue Apron recipe one time and fell in love. I had a bunch of eggs to use from my egg CSA through Ley Creek Farm, so I figured I would meal prep a batch of fancy egg salad for my lunches. Instead of having it on a sandwich or wrap (which you totally could do), I had mine just over plain arugula, with some multigrain crackers for dipping. Egg salad is awesome and versatile - you can really do a lot with it!

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Instant Pot Chicken Salad

Instant Pot Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is a great clean eating recipe to meal prep for lunches! I make a big batch of it and my husband and I will eat it for lunch (or snacks!) all week long. I love the surprise sweetness of the dried cranberries in it. I also love the versatility of chicken salad - you can put it in a lettuce wrap, make it into a sandwich, top a salad with a scoop, or even just eat it straight out of the bowl. This is my third (I think?) recipe where I’ve made shredded chicken using my Instant Pot and, if you couldn’t tell, I’m in love. It’s an effortless way to make moist, delicious shredded chicken! (Sorry if you hate the word “moist”!)

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Instant Pot Chicken Curry

Instant Pot Chicken Curry

My last name is Kerr and I love making puns, so I of course had to do a chicken “Kerr-y” recipe! Hahaha. Bad pun, I know. This recipe is based on a shrimp curry recipe I found this past summer and loved. We’ve been having really busy weeks lately getting ready for the school musical (I am the director and my husband Sawyer is the set designer), so I’ve been meal prepping lunches AND dinners. I’m trying to keep these make-ahead meals interesting, so I pulled out that old shrimp curry recipe and modified it to be made with chicken, so it’ll keep & reheat better, and using my Instant Pot, to save on meal prep time. I love the turmeric in this dish, not only for the color, but for the many health benefits, such as anti-inflammatory properties, pain relief, improved digestion, and improved liver function! I recently listened to a podcast on The Model Health Show all about how important the liver is to your body’s functionality. It was a really fascinating episode - listen to it while you make this meal!

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