Dinner

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

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)

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 every ridge of the pasta. Oh, and those crispy prosciutto bits?  They take it over the top.

One-Pan Skillet Spaghetti (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

One-Pan Skillet Spaghetti (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

I first learned about one-pan pasta when I worked for Martha Stewart.  To me, it originated with her.  This pasta isn’t baked, it’s made all on the stovetop.  No separate sauce pan, no straining.  The best part is that the creamy sauce has no butter, cream, or milk.  Instead, similar to risotto, it relies on frequent stirring and the starch that is extracted and developed to make it super creamy.

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

I don’t know of any occasion where potatoes aren’t an appropriate addition to the menu. Whether you’re planning your Thanksgiving feast, Christmas lunch or St. Patrick’s day festivities, this Hasselback Potato Skillet is the mouthwatering addition you’ve been looking for.

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

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

t’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 in just 30 minutes.

Game-Day Turkey Chili

Game-Day Turkey Chili

This healthy game-day turkey chili is the perfect addition to your Superbowl spread, and something to make the day particularly exciting if, like me, you aren’t quite sure who is playing.

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup (Gluten Free, Whole 30, Dairy Free)

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup (Gluten Free, Whole 30, Dairy Free)

My Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup is always a winner: it’s comforting, healthy and the perfect way to warm up at the end of a cold wintery day. It’s satisfying, thick and creamy and full of warm spices and toppings like tortilla chips (these are our…

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Persimmon & Rosemary

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Persimmon & Rosemary

Now that the holidays are behind us, I can get back to regularly scheduled programming:  easy, healthy dishes with familiar ingredients made in a new way.  Truth be told, it’s my favorite way to cook, and my favorite type of recipe to share because it’s…

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pomegranate (Whole 30, Paleo)

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pomegranate (Whole 30, Paleo)

If you want a festive side dish for Christmas Eve dinner and green bean Christmas trees aren’t your thing, this is the dish for you. I like holiday meals to feel celebratory and seasonal, but not overly gimmicky.  Maybe it’s because I’m not terribly crafty,…

Sweet Potato Agrodolce

Sweet Potato Agrodolce

Sweet potatoes have my heart.  I love them prepared so many ways, and this is one of, if not my absolute favorite.  The tender, creamy flesh of the sweet potato make it ideal for roasting and lends a mellow sweetness on its own, but pair it…

Creamy Pumpkin Risotto

Creamy Pumpkin Risotto

Just when you thought you’d hit your “all things pumpkin” limit for the year, I’m here to prove you wrong.  We are taking pumpkin in a different direction here, a savory one, that is just as comforting and cozy as your favorite pumpkin bread or…

Fall Roasted Vegetable Salad

Fall Roasted Vegetable Salad

Thanksgiving may look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still get excited about (arguably) the most important part… the food!   I’ve teamed up with four other talented bloggers to put together a selection of five easy, tried and true Thanksgiving…

Squash Pasta with Sage Lemon Butter

Squash Pasta with Sage Lemon Butter

This is the season when food starts to get deliciously cozy, which is probably why I love cooking so much in the colder months.  There is a serious comfort factor that exists for me when the temperatures drop and a warm dish of hearty food…

Easy Teriyaki-Glazed Salmon Bowls

Easy Teriyaki-Glazed Salmon Bowls

This is less of a recipe than it is an idea. Take a protein, give it a quick marinade bath, serve it with a bowl of crunchy, spicy, tangy accompaniments. You may have caught on by now that we are very into “bowl food” around…

Tex-Mex Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Tex-Mex Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

One of the things I love to do is recreate modern, nutritious versions of childhood favorites. I’ve got a healthy version of this classic Italian pasta coming your way very soon, and I’m so excited to share it with you. In the meantime, let’s talk…

Greek Meatloaf with Feta & Roasted Peppers

Greek Meatloaf with Feta & Roasted Peppers

Everyone needs a great meatloaf recipe, if not multiple meatloaf recipes. There is something about meatloaf that brings people together… everyone seems to love it. This meatloaf is inspired by Greek flavors, combining a mixture of beef and lamb with salty feta, roasted red peppers,…