Cooking Basics for 20 Somethings

Welcome to Adulting! This page is home to all the recipes from my signature series on Instagram, Cooking Basics for 20-Somethings. You’ll find a recipe for every occasion, whether it’s meeting your boyfriend’s family for the first time or coming home from a busy work day!


Balsamic Roasted Vegetable Sandwich

This simple sandwich is layered with roasted tomatoes and zucchini, goat cheese, cottage cheese and pesto with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.


Spicy Thai Basil Fried Rice w/ Tofu

This simple & healthy Thai Basil Fried Rice is a perfect weeknight meal to switch things up at home.


How To Make Caramelized Onions

Making caramelized onions is one of those really simple skills that you can come in handy... especially when you're trying to elevate those simple dishes.


Chili Garlic Peanut Noodles

If you're looking for an extremely simple meal for those days when even chopping an onion seems like too much, these spicy, garlicky peanut sauce noodles are for you. It's a quick, pantry staple dish that you can easily modify based on what you have at home!


Brown Butter Penne Alla Vodka

This creamy Brown Butter Penne all Vodka is a rich, creamy sauce that starts with nutty brown butter and tastes just as good with vodka, as it does without it.


Baked Jalapeno Poppers

These healthy baked Jalapeño Poppers are filled with a delicious, creamy mixture of cream cheese, greek yogurt and spices. They are super easy to make and feed a crowd whether you are making it for a party or just a fun snack!


Whipped Feta Dip with Honey & Pistachios

This super creamy whipped feta & cottage cheese dip, topped with honey and pistachios has a whopping 17 grams of protein per serving and under 200 calories!


Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

This creamy, spicy roasted red pepper pasta is unlike your basic marinara sauce and it so easy to make. You'll have a healthy, yet decadent dinner with an entire serving of veggies per plate!


Spicy Masala Chicken Drumsticks

These baked masala chicken drumsticks are so delicious. It's perfect for a simple dinner at home, to replace your turkey at thanksgiving or meal prep!


Creamy Homemade Hummus

Learn how to make hummus at home, without any of the preservatives, oil or chemicals in the store-bought stuff. Once you try fresh hummus once, you’ll never want to go back. Growing up, the only hummus I’d every tried was...


Indian Oven Baked Tilapia

This Spicy Indian Oven-Baked Tilapia is quick to prep, easy to cook and loaded with flavor! It's great for healthy weeknight dinner, meal prep or to pair with a pasta.


Homemade Bruschetta

If you're looking for an easy summer appetizer that doesn't require hours of cooking in the kitchen, you're in the right place!


Healthy Thai Peanut Noodles

These Healthy Cold Peanut Noodles are perfect for a hot summer day when you don't feel like turning on the stove. We toss hokkien stir fry noodles with loads of veggies and a creamy peanut sauce.


Chunky Guacamole

The best kind of guacamole is chunky guacamole. This is how I make my no-fail chunky guacamole loaded with tomatoes, onions, jalapeños and lime juice.


Chipotle Sofritas

Making more plant based choices during meal time can feel intimidating, but this vegan Sofritas makes it a lot easier! You can easily meal prep these high protein chipotle sofritas.


Massaged Kale Salad

This Kale Salad actually tastes good - even if you aren't a salad person! Learn how to massage kale, make homemade dressing and toasted breadcrumbs!


Chili Garlic Noodles

You will not believe how easy and quick it is to whip up these chili garlic noodles in less than 15 minutes.


Blistered Tomato Pasta

The perfect light summer pasta that makes the most out of in-season cherry tomatoes and herbs!


One-Pot Lemon Garlic Spaghetti

This Lemon Garlic Spaghetti is a refreshing pasta dish made with delicious spaghetti tossed in a spicy lemon garlic sauce, herbs, breadcrumbs and fresh parmesan.


Simplest Green Thai Curry for 2 People

Simple Thai curry that takes under 30 minutes to whip up for a quick weeknight dinner! Serve with rice or flakey paratha.