Orange Green Beans with Almonds

Citrus is God’s way of telling us that not everything about winter completely sucks.  These green beans with orange zest and juice really brighten up the side dish and make your kitchen smell delicious while the almond slivers add a nice crunch.  This is a healthy weeknight side dish that can be on your table in less than 20 minutes.  

Fudgy Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching.  You know what your significant other needs?  The fudgiest, gooiest, most decadent chocolate raspberry brownies you’ve ever seen.  These chocolate raspberry brownies have raspberry preserves in the batter, making them even more gooey and raspberry-y.  They’re a crowd pleaser, too, so remember that sharing is caring.

Garlic and Herb Knots

Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner, and there’s no better excuse for a meal made entirely of snacks than on Super Bowl Sunday.  These easy, peasy garlic knots are made from pre-made pizza dough, chopped fresh herbs sauteed in butter, and topped with fresh parmesan cheese. Pair the garlic knots with some meatballs…

Belgian Waffles with Strawberries and Nutella Whipped Cream

Nutella gives life.  We all know that.  And what better comfort food is there than waffles?  These classic waffles are the perfect combination of crispy on the outside while still being fluffy on the inside, and when accompanied by a simple strawberry sauce and Nutella whipped cream that can both be pulled together in under 10 minutes, you’ve got yourself the ultimate breakfast or brunch to enjoy with others.   

Healthy Almond Butter Cups

These almond butter cups are the healthy alternative to peanut butter cups — made with only five, wholesome ingredients.
Pop these treats for a snack mid-day or indulge in a couple as a dessert. You won’t feel guilty about eating these!

One Pot Chickpea Tikka Masala

This one pot chickpea tikka masala is vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, and gluten-free.  Basically, it’s perfect for all you January dieters out there and is packed with immune-boosting ginger and a concoction of warm, Indian spices. 

Mushroom, Onion, and Spinach Galettes

Recently, I’ve been trying out a couple of ideas for an upcoming brunch I’m hosting (like these Asparagus and Ham in a Blanket with Honey Mustard), and thought it’d be fun to do a savory, breakfast galette.  While these galettes aren’t a good fit for a brunch with a ton of people who would be…

Asparagus and Ham in a Blanket with Honey Mustard

We all know pigs in a blanket.  They’re like the ultimate college party food that you feel so fancy making when you’re 18 and perfect to re-heat when you’ve come back home at 4 am.  These are the grown ass adult version though, perfect for when you’re stone cold sober and starving at 10:30 am…maybe…

Avocado Pesto Pasta

This avocado pesto pasta is a fresh way to make a very simple pasta dish for dinner or lunch.  With just a few simple ingredients thrown into a food processor, including fresh basil and spinach, this meal can be ready in 20 minutes or less.  It’s a perfect combination of  hearty (thanks to the pine…

Healthy Oatmeal Banana Bread

I really like using all parts of something.  Take my roasted rainbow carrot top pesto, for example.  There’s something so gratifying about making something delicious with something I would have normally thrown in the trash.  I think that’s why I love banana bread so much, too.  There’s no shortage of overly-ripe bananas in our fruit basket…