Dinner

Easy and quick dinner ideas to help you get a healthy dinner on the table fast!

Thanksgiving Essential Recipes

Thanksgiving Essential Recipes

This year I made it my mission to gather some recipes for you that were not only quick and easy but on the healthy side as well. These Thanksgiving essential recipes are some of my tried and true – the ones I turn to year after year that never fail to delight!

Roasted Delicata Squash with Cinnamon Maple Butter

Roasted Delicata Squash with Cinnamon Maple Butter

I love Delicata Squash for its cute scalloped edges and its vibrant orange color, but I especially love it roasted in Cinnamon Maple Butter – the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving spread!

No-Fuss Crispy Chicken Thighs (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo)

No-Fuss Crispy Chicken Thighs (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo)

The easiest way to make crispy chicken, with guaranteed perfectly crunchy skin and juicy chicken every time, and with only a handful of pantry-essential ingredients, it is an easy dinner to put together at short notice. 

Butternut Squash and Roasted Garlic Soup (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Butternut Squash and Roasted Garlic Soup (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

I know that this Butternut Squash and Roasted Garlic Soup lives up to the hype.
It’s cozy, creamy and my perfect Fall comfort food. It’s also incredibly easy to make…

5 Hungry Lady Salads for Labor Day

5 Hungry Lady Salads for Labor Day

Summer wouldn’t be complete without enjoying one last spread of delicious food outdoors surrounded by loved ones. And who would I be if I wasn’t advocating for at least one Hungry Lady Salad?! If you’ve been following along for a while now, you would know…

The Best 10-Minute Air Fryer Salmon

The Best 10-Minute Air Fryer Salmon

Now this is a summer salad! People go wild for this Berry Caprese and it couldn’t be easier to make, making it the perfect addition to your Memorial Day festivities (or any really any entertaining at all!).

Berry Caprese Salad

Berry Caprese Salad

Now this is a summer salad! People go wild for this Berry Caprese and it couldn’t be easier to make, making it the perfect addition to your Memorial Day festivities (or any really any entertaining at all!).

Sweet Potato + Black Bean Tacos with Pickled Jalapeno Slaw

Sweet Potato + Black Bean Tacos with Pickled Jalapeno Slaw

I once heard from a publisher that dinner is what sells a cookbook… and I understand why. It’s what so many of us struggle with keeping simple, healthy, and satisfying. I’m here to help. I’ve launched a Dinner Rut Rescue series on Instagram and Tik…

Perfect Pot Roast with Lots of Vegetables            (Gluten-Free)

Perfect Pot Roast with Lots of Vegetables (Gluten-Free)

March. It’s a long month, am I right? It’s not quite winter, and it’s not quite spring. It’s the time of the winter when I start to lose my stamina for complicated, multi-step cooking, and want to pull out my tried and true foolproof recipes…

Winter Vegetable Minestrone (Gluten-Free, Vegetarian Friendly)

Winter Vegetable Minestrone (Gluten-Free, Vegetarian Friendly)

This is my favorite kind of soup, the hearty, meal-in-a-bowl kind (you’re probably seeing a pattern in my cooking here, no?).This vegetable minestrone is so comforting and really delicious. It warms you up and is perfect for meal prep for the rest of the week.…

Speedy Red Lentil Soup with Lemon (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Speedy Red Lentil Soup with Lemon (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

I’ve been getting lots of requests on Instagram for more Hungry Lady Soups, so it was time to post this one.  This January has really become the soup and salad month over here, and I’m not mad about it one bit.  They are my some…

Soba Noodle Salad with Spicy Almond Dressing (Vegetarian)

Soba Noodle Salad with Spicy Almond Dressing (Vegetarian)

Here we are with a Hungry Lady Salad for those days when you feel like you should eat a salad but really want a big plate of pasta.   Have both! This dish is so easy to throw together, and takes 15 minutes from start to…

Revolutionary Broccoli Salad (Gluten-Free, Vegetarian)

Revolutionary Broccoli Salad (Gluten-Free, Vegetarian)

If you follow me on Instagram or Tik Tok, you know that I’ve started a Hungry Lady Salad series and this means LOTS of delicious, healthy, filling salads are coming your way.  Perhaps you’ve tried the Tuscan Kale Chopped Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing. That…

White Bean + Chicken Sausage Soup with Greens  (Gluten-Free, Dairy Free)

White Bean + Chicken Sausage Soup with Greens (Gluten-Free, Dairy Free)

This soup is for my hungry ladies.  Or men.  Anyone with a stomach and taste buds really. It’s hearty, healthy, and so satisfying… a real meal in a bowl type of soup.  It comes together in just 30 minutes but tastes like it’s been simmering…

Baked Stuffed Shrimp Casserole                     (Gluten-Free)

Baked Stuffed Shrimp Casserole (Gluten-Free)

My mom has been making baked stuffed shrimp for Christmas Eve for decades. Growing up, it was the one time of year we ate that dish, and I always looked forward to it.  It felt like the open door to the Christmas holiday, I have…

Make-Ahead Gravy  (Gluten Free)

Make-Ahead Gravy (Gluten Free)

The day I found out I could make my Thanksgiving gravy ahead of time was the day my whole holiday life changed.  Where had I been?! For many of us, myself included, making gravy the day of Thanksgiving always felt a bit stressful.  Will there…

Hasselback Butternut Squash with Maple Sage Butter, Red Chile, + Pumpkin Seeds                   (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Hasselback Butternut Squash with Maple Sage Butter, Red Chile, + Pumpkin Seeds (Vegan, Gluten Free)

If you’ve been here for a while, you know that I don’t tend to go heavy on the Thanksgiving food posts.  This is not because I don’t love Thanksgiving, I do.   It is because, of all the holidays, I find Thanksgiving to be the one…

The Ultimate Grilled Chicken Marinade (Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free)

The Ultimate Grilled Chicken Marinade (Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free)

If there is one marinade you need for summer, it’s this one. When I am having people over for a barbecue, this is one of the recipes I turn to.  It’s quick to throw together, packed with tart, salty, sweet, COMPLEX flavor and does all…