Baked Salmon & Asparagus

I wasn’t sure if this recipe was interesting enough to share on the blog. Chicken/fish and veggies are an easy go-to for me on busy weeknights, but I wasn’t sure if you all would care to hear about something so simple…then I decided, hey – if I’m having a rough day and just want to get home, open a bottle of wine, and make an easy dinner…you all might be feeling the same way, and looking for a quick fix recipe 🙂 Continue reading


Easy Quinoa & Shrimp Paella

Calling this dish a “paella” was a major internal debate for me today. On the one hand: no, it is not a paella. If it is, it’s the (for lack of a better word) whitest paella ever. On the other hand: if I’m really trying to live up to this ~yuppie kitchen~ theme, isn’t a quinoa-based paella “on brand?” Continue reading

Spaghetti Squash Marinara

Typical happening in my life: spaghetti squash marinara is one of my go-to weeknight dinners because it’s incredibly easy, and I can cook 90% of it while doing workouts in my living room. I’ve been devastated lately because spaghetti squash is in limited supply in all my neighborhood grocery stores (just another reason I hate winter), so in an effort to revive this incredibly easy dish before summer hits, I went to FOUR grocery stores this weekend searching for spaghetti squash. Four. And I found it! Continue reading

Coconut Chicken Curry

There are certain things I consider to be quintessential to adulting, and fancy kitchen utensils and appliances are at the top of the list. I wish I could have a registry without getting married or having a child so people will just buy me all the random kitchen things I don’t need, namely: grapefruit spoons, the pasta attachment for the Kitchen Aid, and reusable chopsticks. Continue reading

Banana Bread Bars

Growing up, my mom was always freezing over-ripe bananas “to make banana bread,” but we rarely actually saw said banana bread come to fruition (no pun intended.) Flash forward a few years, and I am truly my mother’s daughter. I am very picky when it comes to bananas, and as a result there’s a peak 3-4 day window where I really want to use them in my yogurts. Past that point, I used to throw them in a bag and let them hang out in my freezer, get freezer burn, and ultimately end up in the trash. It was tragic. Continue reading

My First Post: Sunday Funday Shakshuka!

Hello and welcome! I’m excited to have you here reading my inaugural blog post. You can make your way over to my About page for the full story behind Yuppie Kitchen, but here’s the premise in a nutshell: I want to share easy, fun, healthy, affordable recipes with you. I’ll keep you looped in on my meal plans, grocery lists, recipe inspiration, etc to help you get into homemade dinners.

To kick things off, I’m starting with one of my favorite go-to weeknight meals – although shakshuka is more of a breakfast dish, I have a lot more time in the evenings (compared to me running out the door every work morning.) My boyfriend’s grandparents live in Israel, and Yaniv and his dad taught me how to make their shakshuka recipe. Continue reading