Dinner

Slow Cooker 3-Bean Chili

Soup season is here and chili is one of my absolute favorite make-ahead meals. This version uses lean beef, lots of beans, loads of smoky spices and a full can of pumpkin (trust me) which adds great flavor and richness. I served mine with a dollop of full-fat plain Greek yogurt and a small sprinkle […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Broccoli Pizza Crust

I feel like I’ve been eating a lot of pizza lately (as I’m sure many of you can relate to). Today I decided to lighten things up a bit by using broccoli as the base. Sounds weird, but it’s actually quite tasty and a fun way to get your kids (or husband) to eat their […]