Sheet Pan Gnocchi and Tomatoes with Arugula Pesto

I absolutely adore farm-fresh tomatoes in the summer time. Nothing compares to their sweet flavor, and when roasted the tomatoes become even more sweet and juicy. Sheet pan dinners are one of the best ways to get dinner on the table fast and not have a ton of dishes to do after dinner (more time

Shaved Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad

The kickoff to summer has finally arrived and I’m ready to enjoy some picnic foods! This delicious salad is the perfect combination of sweet, salty and nutty. It’s naturally gluten-free and can easily be made vegan if you want to skip the cheese. Serve this with grilled meats, seafood or veggies. Whisk dressing ingredients in

Cajun Chicken and Andouille Sausage Stew

This stew reheats beautifully, making it a perfect meal prep item to add to your list of meals for the week. The tomatoes and peppers add freshness and the Cajun seasoning, cumin and paprika provide a wonderful smoky and spicy combo of flavors. Serve this with brown rice, quinoa or couscous. Heat 1 tablespoon of

Rainbow Quinoa Salad

Picnic season is right around the corner and I like to have some great go-to salads that hold up well in a cooler. This salad is so delicious and colorful and can easily accommodate a lot of different diets since it’s naturally vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free. If you want to add cheese, I would recommend

Beef and Broccoli Fried Rice

Fried rice is one of my favorite take-out foods. It’s affordable and always reheats well for lunch or dinner the next day. Making your own at home is pretty simple to do, and I also enjoy the fact that you can then control the amount of sodium by making your own sauce. This rice has

Cabbage Soup

There’s a number of restaurants I loved going to growing up. I sadly don’t live anywhere close to Charleston anymore and a lot of those restaurants are now closed so I was thankful that my Mom had this recipe in her recipe box. This restaurant served cabbage soup and hush puppies as a starter for

Cottage Cheese Banana Pancakes

Mornings are better with pancakes! I love having some ready in the fridge for a quick and delicious breakfast. These pancakes are full of protein thanks to the cottage cheese and eggs, so you can feel full and satisfied until lunchtime. The banana adds just the right amount of sweetness and also provides a good

Sweet Potato and Carrot Breakfast Hash with Chimichurri

Having breakfast ready to go in the morning is a real game changer. I often make these types of dishes for my clients because they reheat well and are a good combination of carbs, protein and fat to keep them full throughout the morning. I used pork breakfast sausage in this recipe, but you can

Mushroom Lover’s Beef Stroganoff

I have fond memories of eating beef stroganoff growing up, but it often wasn’t made from scratch. This recipe is super simple, requires one pan and tastes like it’s been stewing all day long. Unlike my husband, I have always been more of a “meat on the side” type, meaning that I love having more

Olive Oil Poached Halibut with Cherry Tomatoes & Olives

Typically I get two different types of clients – ones that love fish or ones that say it’s too fishy. For those “too fishy” people, I always challenge them to try halibut. It’s incredibly mild and has a wonderful meaty texture. Like most fish, it pairs really nicely with citrus. Poaching it in olive oil