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

Creamy Gorgonzola and Pear Pizza

Fall is right around the corner and I’m starting to brainstorm all the fun ways I can use fall produce. Locally-grown pears become available in late August in west Michigan so I was excited to scoop some up earlier this week. This pizza has a layer of blended cottage cheese which provides creaminess and a Creamy Gorgonzola and Pear Pizza

Orzo with Veggies and Feta

Orzo pasta is so versatile – it works great in any pasta salad or as a replacement for rice. It cooks to a perfect al dente in just 8 minutes, so this dish is super quick to put together. We served ours with pork tenderloin and a leafy green salad which was a great combo, Orzo with Veggies and Feta

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

Smoked Beer Cheese Dip

This is such a simple appetizer to prepare and it packs huge flavor! I like to make this for parties because it’s always a hit. If you’re not a huge fan of smoked cheeses, simply use all white cheddar. Serve this with pretzels, crackers, crostini or veggies. 2. Add cream cheese, Worcestershire, Dijon and seasonings Smoked Beer Cheese Dip

Egg Salad

Hard boiled eggs are one of my favorite go-to foods to have on-hand. I often make this salad and enjoy it for breakfast or lunch when I’m looking for an extra protein boost to keep me full throughout the work day. Serve this on toast, on a bed of greens or with crackers. 2. Add Egg Salad

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