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Sips & Snacks: Gray’s 5 Favorite Easy Dinner Recipes


3 years ago

Hi Everyone,

I’m sure by now I’m not the only one that’s starting to feel a little restless at home. I’m trying to keep myself happy and healthy by spending time in our backyard to get fresh air, mixing up my workspaces at home, and trying to keep some semblance of a routine going. As some of you might remember, one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to improve on my cooking skills. I figured now that we’re stuck at home and the restaurants are closed, that it’s a better time than ever to hone this skill. I know I’m always looking for easy recipes that are healthy and delicious, so I teamed up with my friend Nicole from To Taste to share some easy dinner recipes that the whole family will love.

Sesame Soy Salmon

When cooking fish at home, I think the most natural and easiest choice is salmon. There are so many different ways to prepare it and you really can’t go wrong, but this sesame soy version looks delicious! The best part is that it only requires 2 steps and it’s ready in 45 minutes. Nicole says this is one of the most popular recipes on the site!

Recipe here

Cauliflower Fried Rice with Ginger & Soy

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for a way to cut back on the unnecessary carbs. The best way to do this is by replacing them with veggies. For this recipe you can either shred the cauliflower yourself or, if you’re willing to brave the store, buy premade cauliflower rice to take out even another step. You’re only 3 steps away from a delicious at-home asian-style dinner.

Recipe here

Orecchiette with Cherry Tomatoes and Burrata

I’m pretty sold on anything that has the word burrata in the name, so this orecchiette is right up my alley. This pasta seems like the perfect meal to eat outside when I’m trying to get some fresh air. I also love the idea of maybe adding some spinach or arugula to this for some extra greens. Glass of wine is highly encouraged.

Recipe here

Garlicky Charred Greens with Whole Wheat Penne

Is there anything more comforting during troubling times than delicious pasta? I certainly don’t think so. I love that this recipe uses whole wheat pasta as a healthier alternative and includes veggies in the same dish to kill two birds with one stone.

Recipe here

Rosemary Rubbed Steak

I wouldn’t consider myself to be a grill expert, so I love that this steak recipe includes an option for cooking on a cast-iron instead. I typically stick to chicken when preparing my own salads and love that this gives me an easy red meat option to mix things up.

Recipe here

Who else is planning on doing more cooking while at home? If so, let’s make one of these recipes together! Or, you can explore the wide array of recipes available on Nicole’s site To Taste. While you’re spending time at home, you can also vacation from home by taking advantage of our free framing and shipping promotion on You can even get a complimentary beach puzzle with your part purchase! Happy cooking everyone!