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Orange Chicken Meatballs

These chicken meatballs are the perfect meal prep item to enjoy throughout the week. They are made with almond flour, making them naturally gluten-free. The orange sauce (made with fresh orange zest and juice) is the perfect balance of sweet and salty (and slightly spicy). Serve this with cauliflower rice, brown rice or quinoa. Preheat

Spaghetti Squash with Bacon and Goat Cheese

I’m always trying make low carb dishes that actually taste great and still provide some good nutritional value. Spaghetti squash is a wonderful ingredient to use for adding flavor, fiber and the texture of “noodles”. I love serving it with pesto or meat sauce, but today I tried it with bacon, balsamic and lots of

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