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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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 recipe for Roasted Pear and Parsnips is sure to make your mouth water. You get some sweetness from the caramelization of the pears and parsnips, some earthiness from the parsnips and a bit of tanginess from the splash of white wine vinegar. Delicious! This Roasted Pear and Parsnips recipe is the perfect warm winter […]

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I love asparagus; to me, it tastes like Spring. Any way you cook it, I think asparagus is delicious. But by far my favorite way to cook asparagus? Baking, aka roasting. You have to try my Baked Asparagus with Lemon (without garlic or butter) –  a quick and easy recipe that pairs well with nearly […]

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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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My tahini yogurt sauce is a great staple to make ahead of a busy week. It tastes delicious drizzled over roasted vegetables, as a dip for baked falafel, or even as a salad dressing. Make it on Sunday, keep it in the fridge, and enjoy it all week. Tahini Yogurt Sauce Combining yogurt, tahini, and […]

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This herbaceous spinach quinoa salad is full of fresh ingredients and delivers a ton of flavor and texture due to the chewy quinoa, crunchy pistachios, the sweet and sour pop of pomegranate seeds, and the creamy blue cheese. The dressing blends citrus and pomegranate juices, bringing more cohesiveness to the dish. I always find it […]

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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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