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 […]

Meal Prep Red Miso Zoodle Ramen

red miso zoodle ramen soup

I’m pretty excited to share this zoodle ramen recipe, as I honestly think it’s one of the most satisfying and best-tasting meal preps I’ve ever made. That’s right, the fresh, delicious-looking bowl of red miso broth, ramen and zoodles came from this: A jar! Yep, not only can you have this flavorful soup for lunch, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Potato Soup

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  Potato soup is such a simple dish, but you can take it in so many directions with different vegetables, seasonings and toppings. On my Twitch channel two weeks ago I cooked a bare-bones version of this soup using just potato, onion and garlic. I prefer to add a carrot when […]

Thermos Oatmeal

thermos oatmeal

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  “Why would anybody ever eat anything besides breakfast food?” “People are idiots, Leslie.” –Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson, Parks & Rec I love breakfast. I love the food (pancakes? coffee? eggs?) and I also cannot function without a solid meal to start the day. That’s why shortcuts like this […]

Lentil & Sausage Soup

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  This soup is a mishmash of a couple of different things. It started out as a vegetarian recipe for lentil and tomato soup taken from Food + Wine’s Best of the Best cookbook. After making it the regular way a few times, I tried adding fennel seeds to shake […]