Do you ever go through your pantry not knowing what to do with some of those bulk nuts and seeds? Well this pumpkin seed pesto is a great way to use up those extra pumpkin seeds (you can also use pistachios or other nuts and seeds too, see my pistachio pesto)! This pumpkin seed pesto […]

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My recipe for Microwave Meatballs fits into the category of “life hacks” because you have a hearty meal ready in 15 minutes!  Try adding my Microwave Meatballs to spaghetti, zoodles, pizza toppings or serve as an appetizer. Meatball History1 The origin of meatballs is uncertain and is likely to have emerged independently around the world. […]

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Do you ever get bored of the same old grilled meat or roasted fish? I love to upgrade this simple preparation of protein with different sauces and condiments, especially with my arugula chimichurri. It is herby, garlicky, and creamy with a little kick. Using arugula adds a peppery bite, which differs from the traditional cilantro […]

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Move over buffalo wings. Introducing my healthier alternative, buffalo cauliflower bites! Get the same great taste as traditional wings, but more vitamins and nutrients. The best part? They’re baked, not fried. They are the perfect appetizer for game day or girls night! Make sure you make extra, because these will be gone in a flash. […]

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Super Bowl Sunday is just a few weeks away and I have the perfect recipe for your Super Bowl party: my easy baked beans. Gone are the days of those canned beans full of modified corn starch and other preservatives. My easy baked beans are fresh, packed with flavor and nutrition, and can be ready […]

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When it comes to the colder months I always crave warm, comforting foods and this Roasted Acorn Squash hits the spot. From its crispy and caramelized exterior to its tender and sweet interior, it is sure to please your palate. Plus the addition of the fragrant rosemary, slight onion flavor from the shallot, and tang […]

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This is an easy vegan green sauce / dip that can be paired with crudites or pita bread, be used as a dipping sauce for meat/fish or as a sandwich spread. Green Tahini dip will surely become your favorite new staple! What is Tahini? Tahini is so cool right now! It can be found on […]

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My Roasted Red Pepper Hummus blends chickpeas, roasted red peppers, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil into an irresistibly creamy dip. If you like a kick, you can always add a pinch of cayenne pepper as well. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Rich in healthy fats like olive oil and tahini, hummus is a staple […]

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This easy baked balsamic tofu recipe is my favorite way to enjoy tofu – crispy outside, tender inside, and layered with flavor. Eat it on its own as a snack, add it to salads or mix with whole grains. Tofu is typically found in the refrigerated section of grocery stores, either in the produce section, […]

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In this Caponata inspired recipe, I use artichoke hearts and green olives for a twist on the classic that stays true to the briny and bright nature of the dish. I give you Artichoke Caponata! Artichoke caponata So what is traditional Caponata? Caponata is a sweet and sour Sicilian vegetable side or topping traditionally made […]

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