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Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Arugula Salad

Lately I have had a lot more requests for plant-based meals which I’m happy to accommodate. When I first started working as a chef I was developing recipes for a vegan/vegetarian meal prep company so I’m used to getting creative with veggies. These cauliflower steaks are hearty and filling and simply beautiful. I seasoned mine […]

Date, Walnut & Pecan Banana Bread

Banana bread is one of those foods I remember making with my mom growing up. I feel like bananas are one thing in our house that always turn ripe so quickly so this was a perfect way to transform them. This bread is made with olive oil and Greek yogurt which provide great texture. The […]

Italian Chopped Salad

These winter months can be brutal – especially when the snow just won’t seem to let up! A lot of the time I find food can take me to another place. This salad reminds me so much of summer with it’s sweet heirloom tomatoes and basil. Serve this with a side of soup and a […]

Roasted Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup with Crispy Shallots

This soup is one of my favorites because it’s so simple, but bursting with flavor. The roasted veggies add a nice nutty flavor and the crispy shallots add a pop of sweetness in every bite. Serve this with crusty bread for dipping and a big side salad drizzled with oil and vinegar. You can easily […]

Breakfast Enchiladas

Having breakfast ready to go in the morning saves so much time. These enchiladas are a great combination of carbs, protein and fat so they will help keep you full and energized until lunchtime. The flavor of the spicy salsa, sweet potato and creamy avocado make for the perfect bite. Add a side of fresh […]

Chicken and Veggie Stew (Dairy-Free)

I often have several clients requesting meals that are gluten-free and dairy-free. Making meals and snacks that are gluten-free can be pretty simple these days since there are so many gluten-free products available, but making meals dairy-free is a little trickier (especially if you want them to taste good). Soaking raw cashews and blending them […]

Farro, Bacon and Roasted Mushroom Risotto

Farro is one of the ancient grains I truly adore. It has a chewy bite and slightly nutty flavor, making it a fun substitute for arborio rice, which you would typically use in a risotto recipe. The pairing of the farro with bacon, meaty mushrooms and salty Parmesan is so good – I would definitely […]

Olive, Sundried Tomato and Walnut Tapenade

With Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to start planning your holiday menu. To me, the holidays are all about the appetizers (especially dips). This olive tapenade is so simple to make and can be made a few days ahead of time. I recommend serving this with crostini or buttery crackers. If you would […]

Chicken and Baked Tofu Fried Rice

With more dinners being prepared at home, this is a great time try to re-create some of your favorite take-out meals. This will not only save you money, but will also give you the opportunity to make those meals much healthier. I love bulking up my fried rice with lots of colorful veggies so that […]

Baked Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes

Cold weather always has me craving warm casseroles like this baked pasta. This dish is super family-friendly and a fun one for kids to help prepare. It reheats really well too, making it a great meal prep item to enjoy throughout the week. Serve this with a big leafy green salad or roasted broccoli and […]