Garlicky Kale and Noodle Soup

kale noodle soup

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  I came up with this recipe after coming down with a cold. I needed something hot and warming, but it had to be something I could make quickly and with minimal effort. This soup fit the bill perfectly. In fact, I ate it four times the week […]

Spinach, Tomato and White Bean Sauté with Beer Bread Croutons

spinach tomato white bean saute with beer bread croutons

Earlier this year, my husband and I celebrated our one-year anniversary with a long weekend trip to Pittsburgh. While there, we had a celebratory dinner at Eleven. I ordered lamb chops, which were plated along with assorted vegetables and something the menu listed as “parsnip croutons.” I expected this to be something like deep-fried parsnip […]

Roasted Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Maple-Mustard-Sriracha Sauce

roasted vegetables

As the produce delivery season winds down, I’ve found myself relying more and more on my standby cooking strategies for using up large quantities of produce at once. One is stir frying. The other is roasting, and that’s exactly how this roasted vegetable dish came about. Typically I spend most of my time and energy […]

Caramelized Onion and Apple Pizza

It’s finally apple season! Ok, technically it has been for a while. But I’m just now acknowledging this fact. My crisper has been filling with apples for weeks and I can only eat so many. So it’s now time to start cooking with them. Hence, this pizza: Besides being deliciously sweet and salty, this pizza also […]

Crispy Baked Panko-Crusted Tilapia for One

A few months ago one of my close friends from high school came to visit and we ventured out to Jungle Jim’s, a Cincinnati landmark. If you’ve never been, it is one of the weirdest, campiest and most amazing grocery stores you will ever experience. They have everything from local honey and Graeter’s ice cream […]

Spicy Eggplant Pasta Bake

spicy eggplant pasta bake

This year, I planted eggplant in our container garden for the first time. We usually have several large pots on the patio–one for herbs, one for tomatoes and one that in previous years has been occupied by bell pepper plants. However, after really pathetic pepper yields for the past two years (not even one last […]

Hummus Zoodles

Hummus Zoodles

I’ve hinted at this recipe for the past few weeks with my “What’s in the Box?” series, but it’s time to share it officially. With the bounty of zucchini and summer squash arriving in my delivery each week, hummus zoodles have become my go-to summer lunch. I love them because they requires no cooking–only spiralizing, chopping and scooping–and uses […]

Creamy Zoodles with Leeks and Mushrooms

Creamy Zoodles with Mushrooms and Leeks

I mentioned in last week’s What’s in the Box? post that I used my zucchini from the delivery to make a creamy zoodle dish. Well, this is that recipe. Normally I’d serve zoodles with a hearty tomato and meat sauce, but I decided to try something different. I took a little inspiration from Gordon Ramsay’s mushroom, […]

Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower Rice

A good friend of mine recently put out a call on Facebook for low-carb lunch ideas. Eating too many carbs (and not enough protein) is something I personally struggle with. Just ask MyFitnessPal. But, I have been doing a better job lately by replacing rice and pasta with other starchy foods that are higher in […]