Orange Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Bacon, Fennel, and Brussels

Hi friends! Happy New Year! 2016 is shaping up to be one epic year here at The Clean Plate. I’m excited to share lots of fun stuff on the blog and with all you wonderful readers! Get ready for some yummy new recipes, more grocery trips and lots of links, pics of my incredibly cute dog, and…

Tomato and Roasted Fennel Soup

Originally posted on The Clean Plate:
The Original Urban Solace Version, complete with grilled cheese and sweet potato fries My husband used to work at a restaurant in San Diego. Not gonna lie, this restaurant makes some pretty delicious meals and my man is one of their biggest fans. He loves many a dish on…

Almond Butter

Yet another post about nuts. Geez. I’m obsessed. Yes, I’m obsessed with nuts. There I said it. I have a love-hate relationship with them. I love eating them, my body hates digesting them. I look at my tummy and I say, ” Why? Why are you behaving this way?” It doesn’t answer. Only bad things…

Easy Roasted Chicken

For all the folks out there who like to keep it simple… here’s a recipe for you. I find that a lot of people in my generation (and the one before it) are really nervous about cooking a “whole” animal. We’re not likely to scale and gut a fish, or deconstruct a whole chicken. I…