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Recipes

Creamy Slow Cooker Parmesan Polenta

Creamy Slow Cooker Parmesan Polenta

This easy-to-make slow cooker Parmesan Polenta is creamy, flavorful and versatile. Serve this recipe with any of your favorite main dishes.

Citrus Salad with Shaved Brussels Sprouts

Citrus Salad with Shaved Brussels Sprouts

This winter citrus salad is bursting with flavor and filled with texture. This is no boring or ordinary salad. It’s packed with healthy, seasonal ingredients and tastes amazing.

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

These Crispy Baked Chicken Wings are perfect for any holiday party. They and lightly breaded and baked to a crisp yet tender wing that is better than any fried wing I’ve ever eaten.

Instant Pot Steel Cut Pumpkin Oats

Instant Pot Steel Cut Pumpkin Oats

Creamy, wholesome Instant Pot Steel Cut Pumpkin Oats cook quickly and easily with very little and no stirring required. This is my favorite Steel Cut Oat recipe!

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats, Basic Recipe

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats, Basic Recipe

Wholesome, simple, and delicious these Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats will keep you fill all morning long. This recipe can be adapted to include any spices and toppings you love.

Healthy Zuppa Toscana Soup

Healthy Zuppa Toscana Soup

Healthy Zuppa Toscana Soup is a healthier version of a classic soup with amazing flavor. This soup is delicious, creamy and satisfying without a lot of sodium and calories.

Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry

Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry

Healthy Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry makes a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Crispy cashews are mixed with vibrant vegetables for a delicious meal.

Stuffed Poblano Peppers Recipe

Stuffed Poblano Peppers Recipe

These Stuffed Poblano Peppers are a great vegetarian meal that everyone will love. The sweet roasted flavor of the peppers is complimented by the mild spiciness of the filling.

Amazing Vegetarian Sweet Potato Enchiladas

Amazing Vegetarian Sweet Potato Enchiladas

These amazing vegetarian sweet potato enchiladas are everything. I cannot get enough of them right now.  They’re filled with roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, spinach, and onions. Not only that, but they area seasoned perfectly with cumin and smoked paprika which compliment the roasted sweet […]

Winter Kale Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

Winter Kale Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

A satisfying and wholesome salad filled with amazing fall ingredients. This is one salad that will have your taste buds doing a happy dance.

Skinny Cabbage Vegetable Soup

Skinny Cabbage Vegetable Soup

Healthy, delicious and loaded with vegetables, this soup is light on calories but packed with amazing flavor!

Quinoa Sweet Potato Cakes

Quinoa Sweet Potato Cakes

Quinoa Sweet Potato Cakes make a perfect, healthy weeknight meal. They’re easy to make and so delicious. Just serve them with salad or your favorite veggies!

Gingersnap Smoothie

Gingersnap Smoothie

This seasonal, fresh and healthy Gingersnap Smoothie is so delicious, you’ll think it’s dessert. Feel free to enjoy it as a tasty breakfast on the go.

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Chewy, chocolaty and soft, my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe is a must for the holiday season. You won’t be able to resist them!

Brownie Batter Hummus

Brownie Batter Hummus

Brownie Batter Hummus is a rich, chocolate, creamy dessert that you can indulge in guilt-free! Enjoy it with fruit or cinnamon and sugar pita chips.

Lemon, Mushroom and Brussels Sprouts Pasta

Lemon, Mushroom and Brussels Sprouts Pasta

This lemon, mushroom and Brussels Sprouts pasta recipe is a favorite in our house. Loaded with amazing veggies and so easy to make.

Mediterranean Quinoa Zucchini Boats

Mediterranean Quinoa Zucchini Boats

Mediterranean quinoa zucchini boats are packed full of flavor and so many healthy ingredients. You’ll love all that this tasty recipe has to offer!

White Bean Chili with Roasted Poblanos

White Bean Chili with Roasted Poblanos

This White Bean Chili with Roasted Poblanos is so delicious and satisfying. It’s a vegan chili packed with flavor and a little heat. Perfect for winter.

Slow Cooker Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

Slow Cooker Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

Slow cooker Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions over farro is a dump and go crock pot meal, my favorite kind. No browning or pre-cooking required for this one. Meals like this are necessary for busy weeknights. Especially around the holidays when you have even less […]

One Pan Salmon with Parmesan Potatoes

One Pan Salmon with Parmesan Potatoes

Lemon, garlic and Parmesan team up in this easy sheet pan recipe. One Pan Salmon and Parmesan Potatoes is a healthy, simple meal perfect for a weeknight with one pan for easy clean-up.

Open-Face Italian Sausage Sandwich

Open-Face Italian Sausage Sandwich

This Open-Face Italian Sausage Sandwich isn’t any ordinary sandwich…it’s a class act. Sweet or hot Italian sausage is paired with sharp provolone, fresh spinach, and roasted red peppers in this version. (I told you it was classy). I serve it up on fresh Italian bread […]

15-minute Pasta with Tomatoes, Spinach and Parmesan

15-minute Pasta with Tomatoes, Spinach and Parmesan

This recipe is simple yet elegant 15-minute pasta with tomatoes, spinach and Parmesan is truly perfect for an easy weeknight meal. It’s made with healthy, fresh ingredients rather than jarred pasta sauce. Don’t get me wrong, there is still a time and a place for […]

Romesco Sauce

Romesco Sauce

If you try anything new from reading my food blog, I hope that it ends up being Romesco Sauce. This sauce is life-changing and I do not use those words lightly. I first read about it from an amazing vegetarian food blog, Naturally Ella. Then […]

Amazing Chia Seed Jam

Amazing Chia Seed Jam

Any peanut butter lovers out there? Surely I am not alone in my love affair with PB? If you’re like me then I’m sure jam is a necessity in your house, too. If you’re nodding along then you’re going to love this recipe. This amazing […]

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Making your own homemade taco seasoning is so easy. This combination of spices offers a balanced flavor with minimal heat. Make it ahead and store with other spices in air-tight container.

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Do you love Mexican food? Me too! These slow cooker chicken fajitas are will definitely help satisfy those cravings at home. Do you also struggle with what to order every single time you go out to a restaurant because you want all of it? We […]

Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir fry

Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir fry

One of my biggest guilty pleasures used to be ordering Chinese Take-Out. Not anymore. This Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry recipe is so simple and delicious. It’s better than take-out and it’s healthier too. You can make meal this with pretty simple ingredients available […]

Turkey Meatballs with Green Curry Sauce

Turkey Meatballs with Green Curry Sauce

Tender turkey meatballs topped with creamy green curry sauce is a delicious and easy Thai meal to make at home.

Healthy Banana Oat Muffins

Healthy Banana Oat Muffins

Wholesome, banana oat muffins are the perfect grab and go breakfast or snack. They are filled with nutritious ingredients and are so tasty.

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Easy and delicious BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes make a perfect weeknight meal. Stuffed with sweet and savory ingredients everyone will love.

Healthy Sweet Potato Muffins

Healthy Sweet Potato Muffins

Wholesome and delicious muffins made with sweet potato, chia seeds, oats, and whole-wheat flour. They taste great and are a perfect choice for a busy on-the-go breakfast.

Roasted Beet Hummus

Roasted Beet Hummus

Smooth, creamy, and bursting with flavor. This vibrant beet hummus is perfect for dipping all of your favorite veggies and chips. It will be the hit of your next party.

Beef Barbacoa (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker)

Beef Barbacoa (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker)

Instant Pot Beef Barbacoa is simple and delicious. This is one of the most convenient ways to make perfect, fall apart shredded beef for all of your favorite meals.

Easy Sesame Noodles

Easy Sesame Noodles

This quick and easy sesame noodles recipes is bursting with flavor. Make it in 15 minutes and serve warm, room temperature, or cold.

Eggplant Roll-Ups with Spinach and Pesto

Eggplant Roll-Ups with Spinach and Pesto

Eggplant Roll-ups are one of my favorite low-carb. meals. This lightened up version is filled with pesto, spinach, and cheese and is so delicious!

Baked Parmesan Pork Chops

Baked Parmesan Pork Chops

Juicy, and flavorful baked Parmesan pork chops are so delicious. Just brine and bake them for the perfect dinner at home.

Balsamic Chicken Thighs

Balsamic Chicken Thighs

These balsamic chicken thighs stay juicy and tender. They are topped with a simple yet flavorful balsamic glaze. Serve with steamed vegetables for a healthy weeknight meal.

Italian Sausage, Kale, and White Bean Soup

Italian Sausage, Kale, and White Bean Soup

Here’s the story of this tasty White Bean Soup. I had other plans for dinner last night.  Yep. I was going to make these amazing balsamic chicken thighs and photograph them for the blog. What is that saying though…best laid plans often go awry? I […]

Soy-Maple-Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

Soy-Maple-Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

Soy-maple-glazed chicken drumsticks are sticky, caramelized, and delicious. If you make these, I’m going to have to insist that you lick the delicious-ness from your fingers when done. No wet wipes allowed! They are definitely messy to eat, but in a really, really good way. […]

The Best No Bake Energy Bites

The Best No Bake Energy Bites

This no bake energy bites recipe is amazing. I’m sure by now you’ve seen energy bites, energy balls, or some other form on social media. Trust me, there’s a reason! Energy Bites are: easy to make filled with healthy ingredients perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up […]

Roasted Vegetable Frittata

Roasted Vegetable Frittata

Make this easy and wholesome vegetable frittata to use up leftover vegetables for a great weeknight meal. It’s also perfect for a Saturday brunch dish that everyone will love.

Baked Italian Chicken Roll-Ups

Baked Italian Chicken Roll-Ups

Baked chicken cutlets filled with a flavorful combination of spinach, pesto, and ricotta. These are topped with marinara and Parmesan then baked to perfection.

Easy Homemade Granola

Easy Homemade Granola

This homemade granola recipe is easy to follow and easy to adapt. You’ll have crunchy, sweet, salty and delicious granola made from scratch!

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Asian turkey lettuce wraps are a delicious, low-carb dinner option for a busy weeknight meal. This is easy to prepare in your crockpot to cook while you’re away.

Vegetarian Pumpkin Chili

Vegetarian Pumpkin Chili

This vegetarian pumpkin chili is hearty and delicious. It’s filled with wholesome ingredients and has amazing flavor that even a meat eater would enjoy!

Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Try making delicious homemade enchilada sauce with this simple recipe. It comes together in under ten minutes and tastes better than anything you can buy in a can.

Garlic and Ginger Vegetable Stir Fry

Garlic and Ginger Vegetable Stir Fry

A healthy and flavorful vegetable stir fry recipe for an easy weeknight meal.

Simple Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

Simple Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

A bright, tangy and versatile sauce to make an ordinary meal feel extra special.

Steak Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce

Steak Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce

These Steak Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce are AMAZING. You should probably stop reading now. Just skip on down to the recipe, because these need to be on your dinner table this week! If you’re still with me despite my urgent plea, then let me paint […]

Slow Cooker Thai Butternut Squash Soup

Slow Cooker Thai Butternut Squash Soup

You’ll love this creamy and delicious slow cooker Thai butternut squash soup. It comes together so easily.  It’s vegan, healthy and bursting with flavor!

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Boats

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Boats

Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Boats are low carb, delicious, and make a satisfying weeknight dinner. They will satisfy your craving for buffalo chicken, but without the high calorie count.

Pulled Pork Quesadillas

Pulled Pork Quesadillas

Try this mouth watering leftover pulled pork quesadilla recipe for a quick and easy meal that doesn’t feel at all like leftovers.

Slow cooker Pulled Pork

Slow cooker Pulled Pork

This recipe for slow cooker pulled pork is so simple and delicious. Make a batch of this tender and flavorful meat to enjoy all week long.

Avocado Lime Dressing

Avocado Lime Dressing

This avocado lime dressing is something special. I love avocados and use them all the time. I throw them on top of everything. But, have you ever used them in a salad dressing? Avocados give dressing a smooth and creamy texture that you would expect from […]

One Pan Dijon Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

One Pan Dijon Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

This One Pan Dijon Chicken with Roasted Vegetables is a game changer. That’s right, I just put the pressure on, but I’m feeling pretty good about it. It’s a game changer for 2 reasons: 1) It’s a one pan meal 2) It’s super easy to […]

Deconstructed Italian Stuffed Pepper Quinoa Skillet

Deconstructed Italian Stuffed Pepper Quinoa Skillet

This Italian stuffed pepper recipe comes together in one pan. It’s protein packed, healthy, and delicious. I’ve written it to include sweet Italian sausage, but it’s equally delicious as a vegetarian option. Just omit the sausage. You could also get creative and add in additional vegetables here – like broccoli.

Turkey Taco Bowl

Turkey Taco Bowl

This taco bowl offers a new way to enjoy taco Tuesday. The dish is flavorful, and easy to make. Top with any or all of your favorite add-ons.

California Chicken Cobb Salad with Avocado Lime Dressing

California Chicken Cobb Salad with Avocado Lime Dressing

This Cobb Salad with Avocado-Lime dressing is a great weeknight option for a healthy and delicious meal. It’s topped with a bright and flavorful avocado-lime dressing for even more flavor.

Roasted Vegetable Baked Ziti

Roasted Vegetable Baked Ziti

This vegetable baked ziti is a great vegetarian option that is also freezer friendly. Loaded with your favorite roasted vegetables, it’s a great comfort meal that everyone will love.

Sesame Cauliflower Bites

Sesame Cauliflower Bites

This sesame cauliflower is a great alternative to take-out Chinese with an amazing sauce that you’ll be putting on everything!

Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

These healthy pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are guilt-free and delicious! They are light, fluffy and make a great midday snack or breakfast on the go. The dark chocolate chips to make them even more irresistible!

Pan Seared Asian Salmon

Pan Seared Asian Salmon

We’ve spent the last year trying to incorporate more salmon into our diet. I read so much about the health benefits, and want to eat more fish in general. Sadly, fish isn’t something my husband enjoys…let’s be honest – he just flat out doesn’t like […]

Freezer Friendly Chicken Enchiladas

Freezer Friendly Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy, freezer friendly chicken enchiladas are simple and delicious! This recipe is simple to make ahead or throw together for a healthy weeknight meal.

Thai Coconut Chicken Tenders

Thai Coconut Chicken Tenders

Lightly breaded and full of flavor, these juicy chicken tenderloins are a fun and easy weeknight meal that the whole family will love.