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 […]

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 […]

Braised Lentils with Beets and Greens

roasted beets with lentils

I’m always on the lookout for recipes that I can make in one batch and eat for lunch all week. Lentils are a great basis for this, and help add protein and bulk to the dish. Plus, they freeze and reheat well so I can stash any leftovers for future lunches. You can cook lentils just […]

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 […]

Buffalo Chickpea Salad

buffalo chickpea salad

As a firm believer that hot sauce makes almost everything better, it was only a matter of time before this salad came about. I made this salad on a day when I really wanted buffalo wings, but had no time or energy to actually go get said wings and no chicken with which to make […]

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 […]

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  Spaghetti carbonara is an old favorite that I’ve been meaning to reblog for some time now. The original recipe comes from Solo Suppers and I’ve featured it on the blog before, but this is my doctored version, the way I make the dish most. Adjustments I’ve made […]

Brown Butter Lemon Asparagus Polenta

lemon asparagus polenta

I don’t know about you, but I feel like we’ve skipped over spring completely. One minute it’s 40 degrees out and raining, the next it’s 80 and thunderstorming. What? The unseasonably warm weather put a stop to some of my winter soups and stews, but hasn’t kept me from cooking up plenty of spring produce–artichokes, parsnips, leafy […]

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 […]