Lunch

Butternut Squash Curry

I love curries – especially ones that are chock-full of veggies. This dish is perfect to make at the beginning of the week and enjoy for lunch because it will keep you full until dinner time. And it’s a great meal to make for any of your vegan friends or those with food allergies since […]

Smoky Beef and Bean Chili

These picture-perfect fall days are my favorite. The sun is shining, there’s a cool breeze and we can start to curl up on the couch with a bowl of warm soup or stew. Chili is one of the best make-ahead meals, because it’s great for lunch or dinner and it honestly tastes better the longer […]

Roasted Broccoli and Chickpea Tacos with Smashed Avocado and Chipotle Crema

Tacos are one of my favorite go-to dinners (I’m sure most of you would agree). But a meatless taco? That might sound strange, but just trust me with these. The roasted broccoli and chickpeas add great flavor and bulk to each taco, leaving you full and satisfied.These are great on their own, but to round […]

Italian Sausage, Kale and Tortellini Soup

Once I feel a chill in the air, I immediately crave soups. They are so comforting in the fall and winter months and I love that there are so many different kinds to enjoy. They are an easy way to get your veggies too! This soup in particular packs huge flavor from the sausage and […]

Buffalo Cauliflower Rice Bowls

Veggie-based meals are some of my favorite because they are filling and full of health benefits. This buffalo cauliflower bowl is so delicious (especially if you enjoy spicy food like I do) and I love all the different flavors and textures. If you prefer to keep this vegan, simple leave off the dressing. 1. Preheat […]

Caprese Salad Stacks with Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes

Summer entertaining season is upon us, and it’s time to wow your crowd! I love when I can start include caprese salad on my menus because it’s simple, fresh and so pretty. I decided to do a spin on the classic caprese by using fried green tomatoes instead of regular and topping the mozzarella with […]

Italian Chimichurri Marinated Mushrooms

Mushrooms – with my job I’ve noticed people either love them or hate them. I, however, have always been a huge fan. I like how they are so meaty and soak up any sauce you put on them. This salad is nice for summer gatherings because it is served at room temperature and gets better […]

Asparagus and Cherry Tomato Galette

Asparagus season is almost upon us! I love it prepared all kinds of ways – steamed, roasted, grilled, pickled – but it also pairs nicely with pie dough. This galette is super simple, but looks fancy, making it a great addition to your next brunch or lunch. Pair this with a simple green salad or […]

Dill Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

I feel like fresh dill is sometimes overlooked at the grocery store, but it adds incredible flavor to marinades and sauces. I have made a variety of chicken salads and this one is definitely now one of my favorites! You can serve this chicken salad on bread or with crackers, but I like serving it […]

Chopped Romaine Salad with Pepperoncini Vinaigrette

Winter weather normally means lots of soups and stews, but sometimes I just crave a big, crisp salad. This salad has a wonderful blend of flavors and textures. I especially love the edamame and feta, which add the perfect blend of sweet and salty. If you are packing this salad for lunch, I suggest leaving […]