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  • Stuffed zucchini in a pan with spatula

    Stuffed Zucchini with Pine Nut Salsa

    Stuffed Zucchini with Pine Nut Salsa ~ zucchini boats stuffed with a delicious blend of sausage, tomato, cheese, garlic, and breadcrumbs, topped with a lemony pine nut salsa that will knock…

  • Mexican Steak Fajita Salad in a wooden bowl 2

    Mexican Fajita Steak Salad

    Mexican Fajita Steak Salad ~ the combination of a cool crisp romaine salad with juicy steak and hot seared peppers and onions is hard to beat.  We’re making homemade fajita seasoning and homemade…

  • Roasted salmon topped with berry salsa

    Salmon with Berry Salsa

    Salmon with Berry Salsa combines a succulent side of salmon, simply roasted with olive oil, lemon, and salt, with a juicy tumble of mixed berry salsa spiked with lime and jalapeño.…

  • zucchini beef meatballs with pasta marinara

    Zucchini Beef Meatballs

    Zucchini Beef Meatballs made with ricotta cheese are soft, pillowy, and utterly delicious.  I like to serve them with pasta marinara for a healthier, lightened up comfort meal that gets raves…

  • Great Island Salad Plate in a white bowl with chicken salad and mixed fruit

    Great Island Curried Chicken Salad Plate

    My Great Island Curried Chicken Salad Plate has a definite tropical spring break vibe with a tumble of colorful mixed fruit anchored by a big scoop of curried chicken salad (made…

  • Sheet Pan Frittata with spring greens, asparagus, snap peas, and goat cheese

    Sheet Pan Frittata with Spring Greens

    A Sunday stroll through the farmers market inspired this Sheet Pan Frittata with Spring Greens…I found all sorts of early spring veggies, but finally settled on dandelion greens, baby asparagus, snap…

  • Burger Salad Bowl with Fork

    Burger Salad Bowl

    Burger Salad Bowl ~ take a juicy burger, still sizzling from the grill, plop it on top of vibrant spring greens and surround with all the fixings, including a tangle of…

  • Tossing pasta with a chive parsley pesto

    Chive and Parsley Pesto

    Chive and Parsley Pesto ~ a spring green pesto sauce that goes rogue without a trace of basil.  Don’t save it just for pasta, use it on fish, chicken, sandwiches, burgers,…

  • Shrimp Taco Salad in a white bowl

    Shrimp Taco Salad

    Shrimp Taco Salad ~ today’s main course salad is just about as inviting as a salad can get with jumbo Mexican spiced grilled shrimp, homemade tortilla strips, house pickled red onions,…

  • A bowl of lentil bone broth soup

    Lentil Bone Broth Soup

    My Lentil Bone Broth Soup is a creamy bean soup full of deep rich flavor with background notes from Chinese spices, and a beautiful texture from firm green lentils.  It’s unlike…

  • Salmon Cobb Salad in a wooden salad bowl with salad spoons

    Salmon Cobb Salad

    Salmon Cobb Salad ~ a twist on a classic main course salad that proves that salad can complete with tacos or pizza any night of the week!…

  • 7 Tips for Show Stopping Salads

    Take my Main Course Salad Challenge!

    Take my Main Course Salad Challenge and lighten up your menu for spring ~ join me and eat a hearty healthy salad for dinner once a week during the months of…

  • Blistered corn and asparagus salad with salmon in a wooden bowl, side view

    Blistered Corn and Asparagus Salad with Salmon

    Blistered Corn and Asparagus Salad with Salmon dressed in a creamy lemon chive dressing ~ it’s a main course salad with a whiff of spring.  You’ll feel satisfied and good about…

  • Instant Pot Wild Mushroom Risotto in a white bowl 5

    Instant Pot Wild Mushroom Risotto

    Instant Pot Wild Mushroom Risotto ~ this earthy risotto is one of my all time favorites for a quick weeknight meal or a romantic dinner by the fire.  Wild mushrooms, dry…

  • Jeweled Wild Rice in a white bowl with pomegranates

    Jeweled Wild Rice Salad

    My Jeweled Wild Rice Salad is a joyful gluten free vegan recipe and a make-ahead friendly side dish for your holidays.  Bonus: whatever their diet, nobody at your table will feel…

  • Minestrone soup in a white cast iron soup pot with ladle

    Italian Minestrone Soup

    Italian Minestrone Soup ~ next to grandma’s chicken soup there’s nothing more comforting than a pot of minestrone bubbling away on the stove.  This authentic recipe will warm you, satisfy you,…

  • Colorful purple cauliflower rice salad in a wooden bowl

    Purple Cauliflower Rice Salad

    My healthy Purple Cauliflower Rice Salad is gluten free and so colorful ~ it combines roasted and raw veggies for tons of antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber!…

  • Colorful Firecracker Chicken in a wok with tongs

    Firecracker Chicken

    I love everything about this Firecracker Chicken ~ the vivid peppers, the tender chunks of chicken, and the fiery sweet and spicy sauce ~ it’s so much better than takeout!…

  • Instant Pot Cheddar Risotto with Fresh Sage in a bowl with fork and sage leaves

    Instant Pot Cheddar Risotto with Fresh Sage

    Instant Pot Cheddar Risotto with Fresh Sage ~ I’m hyperventilating just thinking about sharing this recipe with you  You must try it, the flavor and texture is so luxurious, and all…

  • Pasta peperonata with tuna in a bowl with fork

    Spaghetti Peperonata with Tuna and Olives

    Spaghetti Peperonata with Tuna and Olives is a rustic Italian style pasta that’s easy to throw together on a weeknight.  It’s an inexpensive, healthy 30 minute meal with that casual Mediterranean…

  • Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna in a white bowl

    Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna

    Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna ~ I know, it’s the end of a long day and you’re starving.  So yes, open that can of tuna, but don’t eat it over the…

  • Pasta twirled on a fork

    5 Easy Weeknight Pasta Dinners

    5 Easy Weeknight Pasta Dinners ~ I’ve put together 5 of my favorite pasta recipes that are perfect for fall weeknight cooking.  They’re simple, seasonal, quick 30 minute meals, and every…

  • Pizza Supreme Chicken in a skillet

    Supreme Pizza Chicken Skillet Dinner

    My Supreme Pizza Chicken Skillet Dinner is a cheesy skillet chicken loaded with all the toppings from your favorite pizza.  If you love chicken pizza, treat yourself to this comforting one…

  • a bowl of Steak Pad Thai Salad with chopsticks

    Steak Pad Thai Salad

    Steak Pad Thai Salad  ~ a classic rice noodle bowl made into a salad with lots of crunchy veggies and greens topped off with thinly sliced grilled steak.  The noodles are…

  • Chopped ingredients for farmers market vegetable salad in a glass bowl

    Farmers Market Vegetable Salad

    Farmers Market Vegetable Salad is a chunky chopped veggie salad with a tangy tarragon/anchovy/lemon vinaigrette.  Hit the market, raid your garden, or clear out the fridge, this is a summer must-make.…

  • chicken salad summer rolls on a platter with herbed mayo dip

    Chicken Salad Summer Rolls

    My Chicken Salad Summer Rolls with an herbed mayonnaise dip is a delicious take on classic Vietnamese rice paper rolls ~ this easy 30 minute lunch or dinner is one of…

  • Broiled Whitefish with Cherry Salsa and lemons on a baking sheet

    Whitefish with Cherry Salsa

    Whitefish with Cherry Salsa ~ whether you grill your fish over charcoal or pop it under the broiler, my juicy cherry salsa makes it a spectacular 30 minute meal.  …

  • A bowl of pasta alla checca

    Easy Pasta Alla Checca

    Easy pasta alla checca is a healthy raw tomato sauce from Italy that’s a refreshing way to do pasta when the temperatures rise.  Heat waves, record highs, sweltering nights…bring it!  …

  • slicing a whole side of salmon

    How to Eat Salmon Once a Week and Love it!

    By my calculations there are 13 weeks  of summer, and that just happens to coincide with healthy salmon season ~ so here are 13 of my most mouthwatering salmon recipes to keep you in…

  • A platter of fried cabbage and bacon slaw, with tongs

    Fried Cabbage and Bacon Slaw

    Fried Cabbage and Bacon Slaw ~ this warm bacon coleslaw has won our hearts this summer, and I have a feeling it’s going to win yours too.  Simple ingredients, fried up…

  • overhead photo of steak fajita bowl with chimichurri sauce

    Steak Fajita Bowls with Chimichurri Sauce

    Steak Fajita Bowls with Chimichurri Sauce is an easy gluten free 30 minute meal that gives you that just off the grill flavor right on your stove top.  It’s on the…

  • Curried Chicken Waldorf Salad in a wooden bowl

    Curried Chicken Waldorf Salad

    Curried Chicken Waldorf Salad ~ everybody loves chicken salad, but jazz it up with warm Indian spices, crisp apples, celery, raisins, walnuts, coconut, and grapes and it becomes a fork magnet.…

  • Overhead photo of a bowl of Jamie Oliver's Easy Sausage Carbonara with fork and napkin

    Jamie Oliver’s Easy Sausage Carbonara

    Jamie Oliver’s Easy Sausage Carbonara is my latest 5-ingredient, 30 minute meal obsession and gives spaghetti and meatballs a whole new meaning.  Yes it’s simple enough to memorize, but don’t worry,…

  • Pasta with wild mushrooms and hazelnuts in a skillet with large spoon

    Wild Mushroom Pasta with Hazelnuts

    My Wild Mushroom Pasta with Hazelnuts is a creamy skillet pasta packed with wild mushrooms, toasted hazelnuts, Gruyere cheese, and lots of fresh thyme and sage.   It’s a feast for…

  • Rainbow Chard Salad in a white bowl with spoon

    Rainbow Chard Salad

    This Rainbow Chard Salad is a deliciously smart way to use a vibrant underutilized veggie. Watch your back, kale, there’s a pretty new super green in town and it’s moving in…

  • horizontal photo of grilled salmon salad with edible flowers

    Grilled Salmon Salad with Spring Greens

    Want to eat more fish but need a little nudge?  This Grilled Salmon Salad with spring greens is one of my favorite ways to eat fresh fish like salmon, ahi, or…

  • Overhead photo of creamy Tuscan Chicken Thighs in blue pan

    Creamy Tuscan Chicken Thighs

    This creamy Tuscan chicken thighs is the kind of meal that draws people like a magnet…they wander into the kitchen from all directions, noses high in the air, begging to know…

  • Easy Bone Broth Noodle Bowl with Herbs

    My Easy Bone Broth Noodle Bowl with Herbs is a clean, nutritious, fast answer to that pesky question that keeps coming up at the end of every busy day ~ what’s…

  • The Best Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon

    The Best Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon ~ this epic beef stew cooks in just 30 minutes in the amazing Instant Pot.  The meat is melt in your mouth tender and the…

  • 6 Minute Instant Pot Lobster Risotto

    6 Minute Instant Pot Lobster Risotto ~ a luxuriously creamy risotto enriched with brandy, mascarpone cheese, and browned butter, all made in just a few minutes, right in the Instant Pot…

  • Instant Pot Rosé Risotto and 9 other Rosé Recipes

    Instant Pot Rosé Risotto and 9 other Rosé Recipes ~ it’s all about the wonderful world of Rosé today, with lots of Valentine worthy inspiration, including a unique rosé wine infused…

  • Middle Eastern ‘Nachos’

    These Middle Eastern ‘Nachos’ are my take on one of our favorite appetizers, perfect for Game Day snacks or a romantic dinner for two ~ you decide!…

  • classic chicken soup in a bowl with spoon

    Not Your Grandma’s Chicken Soup

    It’s definitely not your grandma’s chicken soup ~ for one thing, this vibrant soup won’t be simmering on the stove all day, it’s ready in 30 minutes.  And I’m pretty sure…

  • Wild Rice Bowl with Watercress and Hazelnuts

    My Wild Rice Bowl with Watercress and Hazelnuts is a quick pilaf of rice and mushrooms served warm over spicy watercress and topped with toasted hazelnuts.  This earthy gluten free vegan…

  • chicken thighs with beans and wilted greens in blue pot

    Chicken Thighs with White Beans and Wilted Greens

    Chicken Thighs with White Beans and Wilted Greens ~ greens and beans are a superfood duo that’s been around for generations ~ this recipe is easy enough for a weeknight dinner,…

  • Creamy Lemon Dill Salmon

    Creamy Lemon Dill Salmon ~ an easy dinner that never fails to please.  The salmon is succulent because it’s bathed in a creamy wine sauce perked up with lots of lemon…

  • New England Style Shrimp Roll with chips

    New England Style Shrimp Rolls

    New England Style Shrimp Rolls ~ this is the stuff foodie memories are made of…jumbo chunks of wild caught shrimp simply tossed with mayo and lemon and then stuffed into a…

  • A quick and healthy Miso Alphabet Soup recipe

    Miso Alphabet Soup

    Miso Alphabet Soup ~ healthy, easy, and fun Miso Alphabet Soup is a 15 minute meal that introduces kids of all ages to a classic Japanese dish.  Miso is one of…

  • Rosemary Chicken Skewers

    Rosemary Chicken Skewers ~ tender chunks of tzatziki marinated chicken and a rainbow of veggies threaded onto fragrant sprigs of fresh rosemary ~ can you say delish?…

  • Tortellini Salad with Artichokes and Edamame

    Tortellini Salad with Artichokes and Edamame ~  perfect for those busy nights when you want a nice healthy salad for dinner, but crave some protein and carbs along with it.…

  • Grilled Chicken with Peach Jalapeno Salsa ~ this lightning quick meal is low calorie, low fat, low carb, gluten free, Whole 30 and Paleo compliant, and Weight Watchers friendly. Or, to put it another way, it’s healthy and insanely delicious.

    Grilled Chicken with Peach Jalapeño Salsa

    Grilled Chicken with Peach Jalapeño Salsa ~ this lightning quick meal is low calorie, low fat, low carb, gluten free, Whole 30 and Paleo compliant, not to mention Weight Watchers friendly. …

  • Grilled Salmon Tacos with Cilantro Crema

    Grilled Salmon Tacos with cilantro crema

    Grilled Salmon Tacos with cilantro crema ~ this casual meal makes life so easy, just set out the tortillas and the fixings, and let people have at it.  Everything can be…

  • Sausage and Vegetable Grill packets ~ a colorful healthy 30 minute meal for the grill or the oven!

    Sausage and Veggie Grill Packets

    Sausage and Veggie Grill Packets ~ here’s an easy idea for lazy summer nights…pile your sausage and cut veggies onto a sheet of foil, wrap it up, and throw it on…

  • Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls

    Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls ~ these lightning fast stir fry bowls are so vibrant and full of flavor you’d never guess it’s a 30-minute meal!…