‘Grinder’ Salad

‘Hannah, what are you eating for lunch this week?” What a fantastic question, thanks for asking! In the process of doom scrolling the other week I saw all these videos on Tik Tok about this grinder salad. It is basically a deconstructed hoagie/grinder whatever you want to call it. It is very similar to the Kitchen Sink Salad that I have posted about previously. The Tik Tok recipe calls for mayo which I opted to leave out as it would not keep well since I am making the salad for weekday lunches. The fun part about this salad & the kitchen sink salad is it’s another opportunity to make it your own and clear out your fridge at the same time!

** A nice little bonus recipe: take your salami, spread some goat cheese, place a pepperoncini on top, and roll the salami up, OMG YUM


  • 1/2 Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 Pepperoncini + a little juice, diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 6 Slices of Salami, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 TSP Oregano
  • 1 TSP Basil
  • 1/2 TSP Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Head Romaine Lettuce, washed & chopped
  • Handful of Arugula & Spinach
  • Tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 Cucumber, sliced
  • Cheese of your choice, I used crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Sliced Green Olives
  • Olive Oil
  • Cracked Pepper
  • Feel free to add in croutons, I used the sourdough foccacia I made a few weeks ago.


Combine all in a container and mix well

  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1/2 TSP Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 TSP Red Wine Vinegar
  • Salt + Pepper
  • 1 TSP Oregano
  • 1 TSP Mayo* I added one day to make the dressing a little bit creamier you can opt-out

Let’s Get Cooking

First things first prep your ingredients.

In a large bowl combine red onion + pepperonchini + garlic + oregano + basil + red pepper flakes. Mix well and let sit

Prepare your lettuce & spinach/arugula [you don’t need to add the arugula, I just like the peppery flavor it adds]

Add your greens to the bowl + all your additional toppings. Mix well and top with freshly cracked pep.

If you are eating immediately, feel free to top it with your dressing. If not, store in a separate container that you can top with later.

Have fun & be creative & enjoy!

Made with Love,


Butternut Squash with Pomegranates & Goat Cheese

Butternut squash has really grown on me, I used to hate squashes. But I have noticed that when you roast the squash it takes on all new flavors. I found this recipe by Kelly from Eat The Gains. I love goat cheese, so I just figured it would add something extra to this roasted squash.


  • 1 Large Butternut Squash, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 TSP Garlic Powder
  • 1 TBSP Coconut Oil, melted
  • 1/2 Cup Pomegranate Arils
  • 1/2 Cup Goat Cheese
  • Salt + Pepper


  • 2 TBSP Lemon Juice
  • 1 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 TBSP Fresh Rosemary, chopped

Let’s Get Cooking

Preheat the oven to 375F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Toss the cubed squash with coconut oil + garlic powder + salt + pepper, make sure all is coated evenly. Spread out on the baking sheets and bake for about 30-40 minutes, stir once around 20 minutes. Make sure the squash is fork-tender before removing from heat.

Mix together the dressing ingredients and add salt + pepper to taste. Transfer the finished squash into a baking dish and stir in the dressing. Add in the pomegranate + goat cheese and mix to combine.

Then, enjoy!

Always Hungry,


“Chèvre Which Way but Loose Burger”

Time for another amazing burger recipe from the Bob’s Burgers Cookbook! The same old same old can get boring and who knows, an exciting burger may be just what you need to bring back the excitement; I don’t make the rules.


  • 1 4oz Chèvre Log, room temp. [goat cheese]
  • 1 tsp Chopped Fresh Sage
  • 2 tsp Chopped Fresh Oregano
  • 1 tsp Chopped Fresh Thyme
  • 1 tsp Chopped Fresh Rosemary
  • 1/4 Cup Mayo
  • 1 English Cucumber, half of it finely sliced, the other half diced
  • 2 Tomatoes, seeded & finely diced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 4 Vienna rolls, or any hamburger buns
  • 1/2 Red Onion, sliced

Let’s Get Cooking

Mix goat cheese + herbs + mayo. Mix until it has a cream cheesy consistency. Add in 1/4 cup of diced cucumber + tomatoes.

Add garlic into the ground beef and form into 4 patties. Season the patties with salt + pepper.

Cook burgers on a hot skillet until desired doneness. I prefer med-rare but do your thing!

BUILD YOUR BURGER: start with the bottom bun + burger + goat cheese spread + sliced red onion + sliced cucumber + top bun

This burger gets a little messy but trust me it’s totally worth it. The goat cheese spread is also an awesome leftover on a pita!

Made with Love,