Rich, creamy spinach artichoke dip packed with cheese, Greek yogurt, savory spinach, nutty artichokes, zesty garlic and a kick of smoked paprika.
Steel-cut oats, overripe bananas and walnuts come together for a healthy, hearty breakfast that tastes like it just came out of grandma’s oven.
You know what I get really mad at myself for doing? Wasting bananas. There are so many things you can do with them, there’s basically no reason they should hit the trash… except bananas are one of those foods that you either want all the time or not at all.
A fresh, satisfying salad with savory flat-iron steak, sweet corn and tangy chimichurri vinaigrette.
Salad. I know.
“Salad,” you’re thinking, “is what I eat when I’m trying to feel healthy.” The days are getting shorter, your workday is *feeling* longer, and maybe you’re just not about trying to sink your teeth into a spa menu right now.
Sitting in a cafe by myself, working away at my laptop, is exactly what I’ve been daydreaming about for months. But now that I’m here, focus escapes me—or at least focus on what I’m supposed to be doing. I can’t stop opening my phone. `
This light and refreshing salad packs a tangy punch, but has just enough sweetness to balance out the pucker factor. Crunchy cucumbers and onions mingle with juicy tomatoes and summery herbs to make a colorful side for family dinner, or the perfect easy pot luck dish.
Holy pho, life has been moving lightning fast lately for our family.
A refreshing yet satisfying soup featuring tender chicken, savory tomatoes and warming peppers. A twist of lime and avocado slices keep things feeling light and fresh. When I was in college, I lived like a lot of college students: in a terrible, no-good, very bad apartment. It flooded every year or so for various different reasons.
Sweet, soft pears and pine nuts complement a mix of buttery, nutty and bitter lettuces dressed in a simple balsamic vinaigrette. Summer isn’t over yet and I’m trying to squeeze out every last drop, but… fall has undeniably started creeping into my thoughts. Maybe it’s just from spending the majority of my life in school and teaching, but once August hits everything goes into overdrive, hurtling toward September like a defensive end on a pass rush…
A puffy-centered, crisp-edged oven-baked pancake flavored with soft lavender and filled with bright berry compote. Top with lavender whipped cream for ultimate brunch-master status. I don’t know if you’ve been getting the days-long downpour I’ve been working with this week, but either way, I’ve got a recipe that never fails to brighten my day: I give you the Brambleberry Lavender Dutch Baby…
Cowboy cut pork chops seared to perfection in a sweet peach sauce with just enough spice to keep things interesting. A showstopper for date nights in, or you can slice the chops to feed up to four. What’s better than a night out on the town? How about one where no one has to find parking, everyone gets a big juicy pork chop with a sweet, peachy glaze, and no one has to drive home after eating said deliciousness…
Pasta in a creamy parmesan sauce, topped with roasted tomatoes, spicy sausage and nutty arugula. Simple enough to throw together tonight, flavorful enough to make again for company this weekend. I’ve had a whole lot to celebrate lately. Between the little girl we’re expecting in November and all the excitement that comes with planning, visits with loved ones, and a slew of weddings—including three of my bridesmaids…