Recipes

Cast Iron Steak Recipe with Mustard and Smoked Paprika

Cast Iron Steak Recipe with Mustard and Smoked Paprika

If you’re craving steak, make this cast iron steak recipe with mustard and smoked paprika. The 30-minute marinade imparts intensely delicious smoky and savory flavors to the dish, without hours of preparation. Cast Iron Skillet Recipes I use cast iron skillets for just about everything […]

Cumin-Spiced Roasted Carrots Recipe

Cumin-Spiced Roasted Carrots Recipe

Deliciously fragrant and incredibly simple, this cumin-spiced roasted carrot recipe will become your new favorite carrot dish. Whether you’ve got a bag of grocery store carrots sitting in the fridge or fragrant, fresh, and tender baby carrots just brought home from the farmer’s market, this […]

Hearty Mediterranean Style Pasta Recipe

Hearty Mediterranean Style Pasta Recipe

This hearty pasta dish is home-style cooking at its best. A hearty tomato-based meat sauce is spiked with spices, combined with pasta, and topped with salty feta and fresh parsley. Childhood Memories This dish reminds me of being a kid. Well, kinda. You see, I […]

How to Be a Better Cook with 9 Simple Tips

How to Be a Better Cook with 9 Simple Tips

We all want to be better cooks, right? I believe that kitchen time should be something to look forward to and always awesome. Below I’ve compiled some of my essential tips for enjoying your time spent in the kitchen in 2019 and beyond. 1. Have […]

8 Tips For Eating More Vegetables Every Day

8 Tips For Eating More Vegetables Every Day

For most people, eating more vegetables every day is a habit that provides health benefits. From disease prevention to providing nutrients essential for the health and maintenance of our bodies, eating more vegetables can help us feel better and live longer lives. Here are a […]

Portuguese Kale Soup Recipe

Portuguese Kale Soup Recipe

This Portuguese kale soup recipe (caldo verde), creates a silky smooth soup made with potatoes, kale, and linguica sausage. By adding fresh herbs, I give the traditional recipe my own twist for a flavorful comforting soup. Portuguese Kale Soup Recipe Ingredients Portuguese kale soup recipes […]

Sausage Dinner Recipe with Leeks, Fennel, and Apple

Sausage Dinner Recipe with Leeks, Fennel, and Apple

This sausage dinner recipe with leeks, fennel, and apple, is perfect for easy weeknight dinners. The sausages are browned and then baked low and slow with seasonal ingredients in a thyme-scented cider gravy. Sausage Dinner Recipe Sausages are one of my favorite go-to ingredients for […]

10 Herbs & Spices to Keep On Hand

10 Herbs & Spices to Keep On Hand

Knowing which spices to keep on hand to add that “special something” to a dish may seem overwhelming at first, but if you start small, and build up your spice cupboard over time, you will soon find yourself in expert, tossing a “dash” here and […]

Broccoli Leek Soup Recipe

Broccoli Leek Soup Recipe

This broccoli leek soup recipe takes simple seasonal ingredients and transforms them into a flavorful soup. No one flavor overpowers another here: the sweetness of the peas mingles with the broccoli, leeks, potato, and onion to create a balanced dish perfect as a cozy winter […]

Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe with Kale and Shiitake Mushrooms

Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe with Kale and Shiitake Mushrooms

This cauliflower fried rice recipe is an easy low-carb side dish or light main course that will please all eaters at the table. Low-Carb Recipes While I don’t follow a specific low-carb diet, I do find myself tending to eat foods that are lower carb. […]

Kale Salad Recipe with Apple and Dried Sour Cherries

Kale Salad Recipe with Apple and Dried Sour Cherries

If you have one kale salad recipe in your repertoire, this recipe has to be it. I have converted many kale skeptics to actually liking the green leafy nutritional powerhouse (or at least being less skeptical), upon tasting this recipe. Kale Salad Recipe Truth be […]

Carrot-Curry-Apple Soup Recipe with Baked Maple Walnuts

Carrot-Curry-Apple Soup Recipe with Baked Maple Walnuts

This carrot soup recipe combines warming spices and a few simple ingredients for a carrot-curry-apple soup that can be served heated or chilled and enjoyed for any meal of the day. Baked Maple Walnuts The baked maple walnuts included in this post are a terrific […]

10 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

10 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

Plan Your Perfect Thanksgiving Meal Whether you have one vegetarian guest coming for dinner, or are feeding a table of vegetarians, these 10 vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes give plenty of options for a bountiful holiday feast!   1. Spinach and Arugula Bruschetta with Dukkah Recipe Make […]

Spinach and Arugula Bruschetta with Dukkah Recipe

Spinach and Arugula Bruschetta with Dukkah Recipe

In this dukkah recipe, walnuts and sesame seeds are toasted and combined with ground coriander, nutmeg, and salt for a delicious condiment. What is Dukkah? Dukkah is an Egyptian nut, seed, herb, and spice blend typically served as an appetizer dip with vegetables, fresh bread, […]

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipe | Sweet Potato Salad with Lentils and Feta Cheese

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipe | Sweet Potato Salad with Lentils and Feta Cheese

In this vegetarian Thanksgiving recipe, roasted sweet potatoes mingle with hearty lentils and tangy feta cheese for a dish that will satisfy all eaters at the table. Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipe Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite fall ingredients. I like to include them on […]

My 4 Strategies for Choosing Recipes for Meal Planning

My 4 Strategies for Choosing Recipes for Meal Planning

Choosing recipes and recognizing good ones has become second nature to me over the years, and I want to share with you some of what I look for when I’m reading a new recipe for the 1st time, to determine whether or not I want […]

Pear and Fennel Salad Recipe

Pear and Fennel Salad Recipe

In this fennel salad recipe, fennel is combined with pears and a citrus vinaigrette for a dish that is crisp and refreshing. What To Do With Fennel? This seems to be an unending question. While popular in some traditional cuisines, fennel has never quite caught […]

Crispy Skin Salmon Recipe with Za-atar Spice Blend

Crispy Skin Salmon Recipe with Za-atar Spice Blend

This crispy skin salmon recipe with za-atar spice blend combines fresh wild caught salmon with za-atar spice blend for a delectable yet simple weeknight meal. Crispy Salmon Skin If you’re lucky enough to find salmon fillets with the skin still attached, be sure to crisp […]