BBQ Tofu and Veggie Rice Bowls

This meal is just one of many examples of how plant-based meals can be absolutely delicious and filling. The flavors of the BBQ tofu, spiced roasted veggies, creamy black beans, hearty brown rice and fresh lime meld perfectly together. You can make this recipe using a variety of vegetables or beans (use what you have BBQ Tofu and Veggie Rice Bowls

Crispy Parmesan Dill Tuna Patties

Canned tuna is one of my favorite foods to keep on-hand in our pantry. It’s chock-full of protein (around 28 grams in 4 ounces!) and very affordable. These patties can be served in a variety of ways, but I recommend serving them with roasted veggies, pasta or salad. You could also put them on buns Crispy Parmesan Dill Tuna Patties

Warm Farro Salad

Farro is one of my absolute favorite grains – I love it’s chewy texture. This weather calls for enjoying light salads like this one outside on the patio. This salad is great on its own for lunch, or I suggest serving it with turkey burgers or salmon for a delicious, nutritious dinner. Depending on what Warm Farro Salad

Carrot Top Pesto Penne with Peas

Carrot tops are super flavorful, but they often get tossed. I use them the same way you would use parsley – simply strip the leaves from the stems and add them to soups, salads, or herb-y sauces like pesto or chimichurri. For this pesto recipe, I combined the carrot tops with fresh basil, parsley, toasted Carrot Top Pesto Penne with Peas

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

We recently took a trip to the Baja region of Mexico and our first night at the resort we ordered a seafood cocktail not really knowing what to expect. What came to the table was a bowl of tangy, spicy marinated seafood which they served with saltine crackers and fresh tortilla chips. I was immediately Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Spinach Feta Phyllo Bake

This dish is a wonderful addition to any holiday brunch or dinner! I love the buttery, flaky crust and creamy spinach filling. Serve this with Greek salad or fresh fruit salad to round out the meal. 3. In a large bowl, add cooked onion and garlic along with the parsley, spinach, egg, feta, mint, dill, Spinach Feta Phyllo Bake

Roasted Tomato and Bean Stew

Josh and I have been watching a lot of “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy” and I’ve been so inspired by their way of cooking. They use minimal ingredients in their dishes, but they use the best and freshest ingredients they can find. While we don’t have the same tomatoes they do, we do the best Roasted Tomato and Bean Stew

Veggie Taco Pizza

Pizza and tacos are two of my absolute favorite foods (I’m sure most of you can agree). This pizza is the best of both worlds! I decided to go the vegetarian route with this one – highlighting sweet corn and tomatoes which are at their peak of freshness right now. If you can’t find queso Veggie Taco Pizza