Spinach & Artichoke Avocado Dip

Spinach Artichoke Avocado Dip

I’m really excited to share this recipe for spinach & artichoke dip. First of all it’s delicious, and definitely scratches the itch for a cheese-y, gooey, salty snack. Secondly, it’s only got three ounces of cheese, which means it’s mostly vegetables, which means it’s basically a salad, right? Well, ok, maybe not. But it does […]

Leek and Fennel Risotto with Roasted Mushrooms

Fennel Leek Risotto

I love risotto because it’s one of the dishes I can cook without a recipe. It stands up to many different kinds of alterations and mix-ins, and will probably turn out fine as long as you have the right ratio of rice to liquid in mind (and even that, you can fudge a bit and […]

Fennel-Cabbage Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Fennel Cabbage Salad

This simple salad uses some winter staples including orange, cabbage and Friday’s new food, fennel. While winter may not exactly scream “salad time!”, this one makes the short days a little less bleak. It’s tangy, peppery, and satisfyingly crisp and fresh, the perfect antidote for those times when I simply cannot eat another roasted root […]

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 […]

Single-Serve Coffee Yogurt Cup

Coffee Yogurt Cup

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  Both Paul and I eat Greek yogurt at least once a day, so it’s a constant in our fridge and on the shopping list. Those little individual cups are so convenient! Paul’s favorite is the blueberry Chobani, while I’m partial to strawberry-banana and the Fage cups with […]

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 […]

Tzatziki Sauce

falafel

This post is the second part of a series. Learn how to make pan-fried falafel to go with your tzatziki here, and check back next week for a homemade pita recipe. Falafel has become a regular meal in our household, in part because it freezes so well. It’s easy to make a big batch of […]

Salmon & Avocado Summer Rolls

Sorry I’m a bit late with this week’s post. Paul and I took a wonderful long weekend trip to celebrate…our one year anniversary! Our main destination was Pittsburgh, but along the way we stopped in Wheeling to visit The Good Zoo at Oglebay Resort. You might ask why we went out of our way to […]

No-Knead Wheat Bread

My friend Doug shared this artisan bread recipe with me a few months ago, and told me how easy and completely foolproof it is. I tried it out, and it really is simple. The original makes a ton of bread though (more than I have space for in my freezer), so I made some adjustments […]

Spicy Hummus-Roasted Cauliflower

This recipe builds on a trick I learned from a former housemate: Toss vegetables in a coating of hummus before roasting them as a quick and easy seasoning. It’s fast, simple, and easy to adapt to your tastes or the rest of your meal. The vegetables get caramelized and tender, while the hummus takes on a […]