Dinner

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

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…

Zucchini Lasagna Boats (Low Carb, Gluten Free)

Zucchini Lasagna Boats (Low Carb, Gluten Free)

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love lasagna.  Layers of pasta, savory tomato sauce, seasoned meat, melted cheese – what’s not to like?   I do, however, know many people like myself who look for ways to lighten up their favorite comfort food dishes like lasagna. …

Creamed Corn Pasta with Zucchini + Basil (Gluten Free, Vegetarian)

Creamed Corn Pasta with Zucchini + Basil (Gluten Free, Vegetarian)

Oh, this pasta. This.  Pasta. This is exactly the pasta I want to eat in the summer when produce is at its peak and the days are long and hot.   This Creamed Corn Pasta with Zucchini is loaded with vegetables and has a delicious sauce…

Hashed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon + Poppy Seeds (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Hashed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon + Poppy Seeds (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Know someone who doesn’t like Brussels sprouts?  Let’s change their mind. These Brussels are inspired by the famed Union Square Cafe in New York City, and they are SO delicious.  They are sliced thin (I use a mandolin for this) and tossed with lemon, fragrant…

Mexican Street Corn Salad (Esquites) – (Gluten Free, Vegetarian)

Mexican Street Corn Salad (Esquites) – (Gluten Free, Vegetarian)

My husband declared this “Maybe the best salad I’ve ever made.”  And I make a LOT of salads. Granted, it’s basically Mexican Street Corn in a bowl, and a popular dish in Mexico called Esquites.  It is easy to make, filled with rich flavors that…

Sixty Second Coleslaw (Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Sixty Second Coleslaw (Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

I love a good summer barbecue, don’t you?  Here in New England, we wait months for the privilege of al fresco dining, and it’s a very welcome change each time the weather gets warmer. As much as I crave summer desserts like this one, and…

Spicy Sambal Shrimp Lettuce Cups (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo)

Spicy Sambal Shrimp Lettuce Cups (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo)

It’s finally summer, which means less meals roasting in the oven and more of these light, refreshing suppers around here. This recipe is a perfect weeknight dinner, as the shrimp get a quick 30 minute marinade and then cook on the stovetop for under 5…

The Best Mayo-Free Tuna Salad

The Best Mayo-Free Tuna Salad

This mayo-free tuna salad went viral on Tik Tok, and at first I was a little suprised. It’s a salad I’ve been making for years, and it’s made with simple ingredients that many people have right in their kitchen.  But then it made sense.   This…

Saucy Coconut Spiced Chickpeas (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Saucy Coconut Spiced Chickpeas (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Okay, I’m excited about this. This recipe, if I do say so, is a bit of a marvel.  I even surprised myself when I first made it, it tasted like it had been cooking for hours and was both hearty and nourishing in a way…

3 Ingredient Miso Butter Sweet Potatoes (Vegetarian)

3 Ingredient Miso Butter Sweet Potatoes (Vegetarian)

I know you’re reading this because the idea of using three ingredients to make a delicious dish is appealing to you.  I don’t blame you, it’s appealing to me too. Unfortunately, many dishes marketed this way feel forced, and even incomplete.  Not so here.  I…

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado Lime Crema (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado Lime Crema (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

Oh, tacos, how I love thee. With Cinco de Mayo coming up, of course I was going to bring you a Mexican inspired recipe.  However,  I had these cauliflower tacos locked and loaded to post in the next few weeks anyway because they are SO…

Loaded Portabello Mushroom “Pizzas” (Gluten Free)

Loaded Portabello Mushroom “Pizzas” (Gluten Free)

When I posted a preview of these on my Instagram stories, I got so many messages asking for the recipe that I knew I needed to get this one out quickly.  They are so easy, and so good. Portabello mushrooms are filled with traditional pizza…

Baked Goat Cheese Pasta with Lemon + Crispy Prosciutto (Gluten Free Friendly)

Baked Goat Cheese Pasta with Lemon + Crispy Prosciutto (Gluten Free Friendly)

I’m back with another pasta dish that I think you’re going to LOVE. This Baked Goat Cheese Pasta with Lemon + Crispy Proscuitto is really something.  It is absolutely delicious, with a sauce made from goat cheese garlic, pasta water, and lemon that clings to…

One-Pan Skillet Spaghetti (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

One-Pan Skillet Spaghetti (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

The internet has been going a little crazy for one-pan pastas lately. You may have heard of the Baked Feta Pasta trend, which I’ll admit, is actually worth the hype.  I’ve adapted a few recipes based on that method and will be sharing one very…

30 Minute Coq au Vin (Chicken + Mushrooms Braised in Red Wine)

30 Minute Coq au Vin (Chicken + Mushrooms Braised in Red Wine)

This is a perfect, cozy dish for March when the winter temperatures are still lingering and spring hasn’t made its arrival yet.  Every year I remember that March is still quite cold, and warming dinners like this 30 minute Coq au Vin are very much…

Hasselback Potato Skillet with Mustard Garlic Butter + Chives

Hasselback Potato Skillet with Mustard Garlic Butter + Chives

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, how could I not provide you with a potato recipe?   I know that mashed potatoes are classic in my household, but sometimes I like to switch it up, and this is an easy, impressive way to do just…

Spicy Fusilli Pasta with Tomato + Cream (Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Dairy Free friendly)

Spicy Fusilli Pasta with Tomato + Cream (Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Dairy Free friendly)

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so I’m bringing you the first of two dinner ideas that are sure to impress even the pickiest eaters. This Spicy Fusilli Pasta with Tomato + Cream is luxurious and hearty, tasting like it took hours to make, but coming together…

Game Day Turkey Chili

Game Day Turkey Chili

Just when you thought you didn’t need another chili recipe… Here we go!   This chili recipe has been my go-to for years, and it never disappoints.  It’s incredibly flavorful, thanks to both tomato paste and cocoa powder which add a complex depth of flavor.  It’s…



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