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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 […]

Mushroom Enchiladas with Pepita Green Sauce

With meat being a little harder to come by these days, I’ve started to include more plant-based meals into our weekly routine. Mushrooms have a meaty texture and add great flavor to this dish. And the creamy green sauce will be your new favorite!If you aren’t a huge fan of mushrooms, you can substitute white […]

Greek Sheet Pan Chicken and Veggies

Trying to maintain a healthy eating pattern during this time can be difficult, but I keep reminding myself to stock up on fresh veggies while I’m at the store. I very much look forward to being able to go to the farmers market soon (hopefully) to help out our local farmers.This sheet pan dinner couldn’t […]

Shrimp Diablo

A few months ago, Josh and I tried shrimp diablo at a local restaurant and have been dreaming about it ever since. The flavors were so fresh and inviting, without being overly spicy. What I love about this meal is that it comes together so quickly and it’s versatile. Feel free to serve the shrimp […]

Herbed Ricotta and Sausage Lasagna Cups

Lasagna is one of my absolute favorite comfort foods but it can also be a process to prepare with all the layering and long baking/resting time. These mini lasagnas are ready in under 30 minutes and are so fun to make (not to mention super yummy). Serve this with roasted vegetables or a big garden […]