Herbed Lentil and Quinoa Salad

Herbed lentil and quinoa salad in jars

This week, we’re back with another jar salad, this time with a lentil and quinoa variation. I say this is a quinoa salad, but technically, nothing in this dish couldn’t be (re)heated…and I can vouch for the fact that it tastes just as good warm as it does cold. If you like to meal prep […]

Zoodle and Chickpea Salad with Curried Yogurt Dressing

Zoodle and Chickpea Salad with Curried Yogurt

This post contains affiliate links. Learn more.  I’ve been into Mason jar salads this year. Mainly because I made the investment into a dozen quart-sized jars. (Well, eleven. I broke one. They are glass, after all; that’s a real hazard. They are durable, but not indestructible.) But there are only so many weeks in a row […]

Raspberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

raspberry cheesecake overnight oats

This post contains affiliate links. Learn more.  And we’re back. I know, I know, it’s been forever. I haven’t stopped cooking. In fact I haven’t even stopped taking pictures of what I cook (see Twitter feed for evidence) but the blogging was just one step too many. I’m going to try my best to get […]

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 […]

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Stew

black bean and sweet potato stew

You know how they say necessity is the mother of invention? Something like that is responsible for this black bean and sweet potato stew. I had a really specific idea of what I wanted this dish to be–warm, spicy with a touch of sweetness, comforting, hearty. I wanted the beans to be cooked down and […]

Date Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa

date hot cocoa

Ok, ok. I hear what you’re thinking. “Date…salted caramel…almond milk…hot cocoa… Hey wait a sec, what are you tryina pull here?” That’s right…it’s “healthy” hot cocoa. I really don’t like applying the word “healthy” to food. People are healthy. Food helps us be that way…along with exercise, sleep, genetics, environment and a bunch of other factors. […]

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 […]

Easy Bibimbap Bowls

easy bibimbap

This easy bibimbap bowl recipe builds on the past two posts, using gochujang and leveraging my sunny-side-up egg technique. The first time I had bibimbap was on a trip to Pittsburgh to celebrate our first anniversary. Although it was May, the weather was on the cold side and a bit rainy. We’d planned to spend the […]

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 […]

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 […]