Yearly Archives: 2020

Olive, Sundried Tomato and Walnut Tapenade

With Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to start planning your holiday menu. To me, the holidays are all about the appetizers (especially dips). This olive tapenade is so simple to make and can be made a few days ahead of time. I recommend serving this with crostini or buttery crackers. If you would

Chicken and Baked Tofu Fried Rice

With more dinners being prepared at home, this is a great time try to re-create some of your favorite take-out meals. This will not only save you money, but will also give you the opportunity to make those meals much healthier. I love bulking up my fried rice with lots of colorful veggies so that

Baked Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes

Cold weather always has me craving warm casseroles like this baked pasta. This dish is super family-friendly and a fun one for kids to help prepare. It reheats really well too, making it a great meal prep item to enjoy throughout the week. Serve this with a big leafy green salad or roasted broccoli and

Pumpkin Pie Pudding (gluten-free, dairy-free)

I absolutely love pumpkin pie, but I don’t enjoy how sugary it can be (one slice has around 25 grams of sugar). 100% pumpkin puree is such a wonderful ingredient to use in recipes because it’s chock-full of vitamins, antioxidants and fiber. This simple recipe combines pumpkin and coconut cream, plus a small amount of

Fall Harvest Grain Bowls

Grain bowls are a fun way to put together a balanced lunch or dinner. The combination of flavors and colors in this bowl are super satisfying. The nuts, chicken and feta add protein while the grains, apple, kale and sweet potato add fiber. The homemade maple balsamic vinaigrette ties everything together beautifully. If you’re preparing

Slow Cooker 3-Bean Chili

Soup season is here and chili is one of my absolute favorite make-ahead meals. This version uses lean beef, lots of beans, loads of smoky spices and a full can of pumpkin (trust me) which adds great flavor and richness. I served mine with a dollop of full-fat plain Greek yogurt and a small sprinkle

Fasolakia (Stewed Green Beans and Tomatoes)

This dish has become one of my absolute favorites to prepare my clients because it’s not only good for you, but it’s so flavorful. There’s something magical that happens when you braise green beans in a rich, garlicky tomato broth. You could easily keep this dish vegan by serving it on it’s own, but for

Roasted Butternut Squash and Ricotta Ravioli

Fall is my favorite season. The weather is beautiful, the leaves are changing and the farmers markets are full of delicious squash varieties. Butternut squash works well in a lot of dishes, including this ravioli. The combination of squash, ricotta and lemon works perfectly with the brown butter, Parmesan and crispy sage. This meal is

Smoky Chicken and Rice Skillet

This one pot meal is packed with so much flavor and nutrition! If you know me well, you know my love for Smart Chicken. There’s no other chicken I use because it’s seriously SO good. This recipe is a great combo of carbs and protein and it reheats well, making it a nice option for

Farmer’s Market Pasta

We are in full-on summer veggie mode right now. It’s a perfect time to visit your local farmer’s market and pick up sweet corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, zucchini and summer squash. Nothing beats the flavor of veggies that are locally grown. This pasta is a celebration of all those flavors and colors. Serve this on