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Roasted Butternut Squash and Ricotta Ravioli

Fall is my favorite season. The weather is beautiful, the leaves are changing and the farmers markets are full of delicious squash varieties. Butternut squash works well in a lot of dishes, including this ravioli. The combination of squash, ricotta and lemon works perfectly with the brown butter, Parmesan and crispy sage. This meal is […]

Smoky Chicken and Rice Skillet

This one pot meal is packed with so much flavor and nutrition! If you know me well, you know my love for Smart Chicken. There’s no other chicken I use because it’s seriously SO good. This recipe is a great combo of carbs and protein and it reheats well, making it a nice option for […]

Farmer’s Market Pasta

We are in full-on summer veggie mode right now. It’s a perfect time to visit your local farmer’s market and pick up sweet corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, zucchini and summer squash. Nothing beats the flavor of veggies that are locally grown. This pasta is a celebration of all those flavors and colors. Serve this on […]

Grilled Halloumi, Watermelon and Tomato Salad

Combine salad ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside. Preheat grill to high. Brush halloumi with olive oil on both sides. Grill the cheese for 2-3 minutes per side, or until grill marks form. Once off the grill, squeeze fresh lemon juice over. Place arugula on a serving platter and top with cheese. Garnish with […]

Blueberry Buckle

Preheat oven to 350. Butter an 8×8 square cake pan. In a large bowl, cream sugar, butter, egg and lemon zest. 3. Add Greek yogurt and mix until combined. 4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the creamed sugar mixture and mix until combined. 5. Combine blueberries and 1 […]

Roasted Vegetable and Chickpea Stew

1. Preheat oven to 425. Place diced veggies on a large sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and roast for 25 minutes, or until nicely caramelized.  2. Place the veggies in a Dutch oven or large saucepan and add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning (or fresh herbs), garlic […]

Kale Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

1. Place dressing ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. 2. Place kale in a large bowl and toss with a small amount of dressing until lightly softened. Add cooked pasta, chicken and shredded Parmesan to the bowl. Drizzle the remaining dressing over and toss gently to combine. 3. Transfer pasta salad to a […]

Caramelized Onion Dip

Party season is here and that means lots of yummy snacks! Onion dip is a classic favorite, but making it from scratch is extra delicious.  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion and cook, stirring often, until golden brown, about 10-15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and […]

Pineapple Cashew Fried Rice

Fried rice is one of my favorite pantry meals. It comes together so quickly and makes great leftovers for lunch throughout the week. I love the combo of crunchy cashews and sweet pineapple in this one! If you want to add more protein, feel free to add some diced extra-firm tofu or chicken. 1. Heat […]

Shaved Asparagus Salad

As I sit here eating a whole pound of asparagus (haha) I’m reminded of what beautiful produce we are provided in west Michigan in the warmer months. The asparagus with thicker stems may not be everyone’s favorite, but in this salad they work perfectly for peeling. Serve this with grilled salmon or chicken and a side […]