Sweet Potato and Carrot Breakfast Hash with Chimichurri

Having breakfast ready to go in the morning is a real game changer. I often make these types of dishes for my clients because they reheat well and are a good combination of carbs, protein and fat to keep them full throughout the morning. I used pork breakfast sausage in this recipe, but you can

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

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

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

Italian Sausage and Roasted Vegetable Baked Penne

I feel like I’m still waking up from my Thanksgiving nap. While I love the holidays and all the great food that goes along with it, after a few days of leftovers I’m always ready for something different. During the busy holiday season, it’s super nice to have make-ahead meals like casseroles and soups ready

Quick Focaccia with Goat Cheese, Fig Jam and Prosciutto

The holidays are officially here this week! Having some simple and quick appetizer recipes on-hand is helpful when you have a hungry crowd arrive at your door. This focaccia is so delicious and is the perfect balance of sweet and salty. The focaccia recipe itself (without the toppings) would also be a nice addition to

Pan-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Wine Sauce

Michigan is the nation’s leading producer of tart cherries. You turn those cherries into wine and you are able to enjoy that wonderful flavor any time of year. Cherries and pork are a great combo, so using this wine to make a pan sauce made perfect sense. This meal is another great one for the

Sausage and Apple Stuffed Squash

The fall season comes and goes so quickly here in west Michigan that you really have to soak up every second of it. Seeing the variety of squash and apples that is available at the farmers market right now is amazing. Acorn squash was something I grew up eating and I still love it so

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

BBQ Pulled Pork Tostadas with Creamy Avocado Slaw

This meal is so full of flavor and could not be easier. The sweet pulled pork and creamy avocado slaw are an amazing combo and the crispy tostada shell adds that perfect crunch! While this is good served on it’s own, I also enjoy it with a side of rice and beans or fresh fruit