Cozy Dinner Series

Cozy dinners aren't limited to soups in the winter. This meal is perfect for Spring because its light and fresh tasting but still cozy. I'm a vegetarian but I am engaged to a carnivore so I cook meat. I make a lot of chicken since its a lean meat and a healthy weeknight option. I am also a huge Zoodle fan because you get that comfort food feeling of a hot dinner while eating vegetables. I'm in no way shape or form pretending like it can take pasta's place because pasta is always going to win, but it gives an illusion of it. The only thing missing from this meal was some wine. We like to keep our bar cabinet stocked so that we have something on hand for when Jay is wanting a drink with dinner, we have something that compliments the meal. 

Winc's wine club membership is perfect for having a variety of wine's on hand. We get to try a variety of wines that we don't see in our local liquor stores. They even send a little booklet that tells you how to pair each of your wines with food, which I think is so cool! My readers are getting the opportunity to try Winc at a discount!

You can get 4 bottles of wine for $27 instead of the normal $52 that it costs. Just follow this link and enter the coupon code at checkout.


Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken Recipe


4 chicken breasts

Pinch of freshly ground pepper

Pinch of salt

1/2 t oregano

1/4 t basil

3T unsalted butter or ghee

4 cloves minced garlic

1/4 cup light brown sugar

1T honey


Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper

Melt 2T of butter in a dutch oven on the stove top and add the chicken. Flip the chicken over after 2-3 minutes. Sear the chicken until both sides are golden brown. Remove the chicken breasts.

Melt the other tablespoon of butter in the skillet and add the minced garlic and cook it for 2 minutes.

Turn off the burner and add the brown sugar, honey, oregano and basil. 

Return the chicken to the dutch oven and place the dutch oven into your oven. Cook for approximately 25-30 minutes.

Garlic Parmesan Zoodle Recipe


4 zucchini 

1T olive oil

2 cloves of minced garlic

1 pint of grape tomatoes

1/4t ground pepper

1/2t salt

8 leaves of fresh basil

2T grated parmesan cheese

1T pine nuts


Use a spiralizer to turn the zucchini into zoodles

Mince the garlic

Cut the grape tomatoes in half

Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat for a minute and then add the garlic. Cook the garlic for another minute.

Add the spiralized zoodles and tomatoes into the pan and toss so that the olive oil and garlic coat the zoodles. Cook them for another two minutes.

Turn off the heat and add the cheese, basil, salt, pepper and pine nuts. Serve!

Please note that this post is sponsored but that all thoughts and opinions are my own!