Main Dishes

Quick & Delicious Pan Fried Falafel

Yes, you can make falafel on a weeknight! These lightened-up pan fried falafel are easy to prepare but are packed with flavor. You can even cook them ahead and freeze them, perfect for quick lunches or dinners! Go straight to the recipe. New series! This week marks...

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No Cook Tomato Sauce with Toasted Almonds

This no cook tomato sauce comes together in just five minutes using only a handful of ingredients! What do I want to cook once tomatoes start filling up our garden and farmer's market? This no cook tomato sauce! It's made like a pesto right in the food processor with...

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5 Unique BBQ Meals

Forget the burgers and hotdogs—these 5 unique BBQ recipes will amp up your grill game this summer! While burgers are admittedly one of my favorite foods, but there are only so many a girl can take. When I’m looking to elevate my grill game, I turn to one of these...

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Breakfasts

Banana Oat Blender Pancakes (Gluten Free)

These banana oat blender pancakes are light, tender and naturally gluten free (new video below)! Best of all, the batter gets made in minutes right in the blender or Vitamix, meaning you don’t even need to pull out any mixing bowls. Confession: I never make breakfast...

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Easy to Make Breakfast Ideas for Mom (plus gift ideas!)

With Mother’s Day around the corner, I thought I’d share some of my favorite easy to make breakfast ideas for mom! These recipes are packed with flavor but are straightforward enough for anybody to master (meaning if you’re a mom, feel free to forward this post along...

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Almond Shortcakes and Scones! (GF option)

These ultra tender, fluffy and easy-to-make almond shortcakes can be eaten with berries and whipped cream for dessert, OR they can be enjoyed on their own as scones! It’s my birthday and I’ll sing if I want to, sing if I want to, sing if I want… Oh, hi. Didn’t see you...

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Appetizers

Warm Corn Dip with Jalopeños and Feta

Introducing the perfect party appetizer: warm corn dip! This warm corn dip is flavored with garlic, jalopeños, cilantro, green onions, hot sauce and a toasty layer of feta cheese. It’s sweet, salty, a touch spicy, creamy and crunchy. In other words, it’s the perfect...

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5-Minute Cold Cucumber Soup

This cold cucumber soup might just be the most refreshing thing you taste all summer. This is a last-minute unscheduled post, as I’ve had several people ask me for the recipe for the cold cucumber soup that I recently posted on Instagram. The recipe actually comes...

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Curried Sweet Potato Soup Bowls (Vegan)

You know how grain bowls are all the rage? Forget them. In the dead of winter, you need a soup bowl. What’s a soup bowl, you ask? Good question, since I just made it up. Basically, you take the same concept of a grain bowl, which layers grains with different flavors...

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Soups

Coconut Cashew Curry Soup from Seriously Good Freezer Meals

I’m so excited to be featuring another recipe from a friend this week! This coconut cashew curry soup is adapted from Karrie Truman’s new cookbook, Seriously Good Freezer Meals: 150 Easy Recipes to Save Your Time, Money & Sanity (Robert Rose, 2018). I met Karrie last...

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5-Minute Cold Cucumber Soup

This cold cucumber soup might just be the most refreshing thing you taste all summer. This is a last-minute unscheduled post, as I’ve had several people ask me for the recipe for the cold cucumber soup that I recently posted on Instagram. The recipe actually comes...

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Homemade Chicken Soup (in Under an Hour!)

Hello, March. Why is it that every year I have such high hopes for you? I envision you in sunglasses and a little cute dress, but instead you arrive grumpy and gray, dressed in a tattered old coat with a trash bag full of germs and allergies. Pmphffff. This year...

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Salads

Quick & Delicious Pan Fried Falafel

Yes, you can make falafel on a weeknight! These lightened-up pan fried falafel are easy to prepare but are packed with flavor. You can even cook them ahead and freeze them, perfect for quick lunches or dinners! Go straight to the recipe. New series! This week marks...

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Kale Tabbouleh with Chorizo & Feta

This hearty kale tabbouleh features chorizo and feta for a stunning twist on a classic salad! This kale tabbouleh is unlike any you’ve tasted before. It’s robust and packed with flavor, and I think you’re going to love it! The recipe is adapted from Simply Citrus...

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Quick Green Salad from Scratch: A Taste of France

With this technique for making a quick green salad, I guarantee you and your family will start eating more greens! Using only 5 ingredients and in just 5 minutes, you can whip up a killer green salad any night of the week without relying on bottled dressings. The...

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Side dishes

Kale Tabbouleh with Chorizo & Feta

This hearty kale tabbouleh features chorizo and feta for a stunning twist on a classic salad! This kale tabbouleh is unlike any you’ve tasted before. It’s robust and packed with flavor, and I think you’re going to love it! The recipe is adapted from Simply Citrus...

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Foolproof Creamy Mashed Potatoes

These ultra creamy mashed potatoes are light and silky, and yet rich and comforting. With a few foolproof tips, they turn out perfect every time! These ultra creamy mashed potatoes are light and silky, and yet rich and comforting. With a few foolproof tips, they turn...

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Quinoa & Apple Stuffed Honeynut Squash with Comté Cheese

These quinoa and apple stuffed honeynut squash with a melted layer of Comté cheese are a stunning vegetarian side dish or a delicious main course! Honeynut squash: the cutest new vegetable in town I am so excited about this honeynut squash recipe. Last year the little...

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Desserts

Easiest-Ever Homemade Blizzards (without an ice cream maker!)

Summer is finally here, and I’m celebrating with a homemade blizzard. You heard me right: a HOMEMADE BLIZZARD! Sorry, I got a little excited there. You’re not going to believe how easy this DIY Blizzard is to make, and guess what, you don’t even need an ice cream...

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Almond Shortcakes and Scones! (GF option)

These ultra tender, fluffy and easy-to-make almond shortcakes can be eaten with berries and whipped cream for dessert, OR they can be enjoyed on their own as scones! It’s my birthday and I’ll sing if I want to, sing if I want to, sing if I want… Oh, hi. Didn’t see you...

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Drinks

Superfood Smoothie Bowl

This sweet and creamy smoothie bowl is brimming with nutritional “superfoods,” including raw cacao powder, goji berries, seeds, nut butter and berries. It’s my go-to breakfast when I need to recharge or reboot, and it’s my foolproof way of slipping serious nutrition...

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Hot “Cacao”

As I write this, my steep driveway is turning into an ice hill worthy of Stochi lugers (as I post this, a few days later, rain is turning that ice into a gushing stream).  This winter’s been rough.  We’ve had more snow than I can remember.   Last week I was stuck inside with Ella for four consecutive days, marooned by a few feet of snow (and deserted by James, who has been furiously finishing up a film). …

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