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Rustic Thin Crust Pizza With Herbed Goat Cheese & Local Sausage

Sundays are made for pizza and wine, am I right? As much as I love a good pizza dough that’s been given time to rise, thin crust pizza will always be my favorite. Thin crust pizza just has the PERFECT crisped texture. Standard pizza dough usually requires a couple of rise phases, so opting for a thin crust pizza is a great option when you’re trying to make dinner a bit quicker. Though it won’t…

SPICED LENTIL LETTUCE CUPS

Spiced Lentil Lettuce Cups With A Creamy Sriracha Lime Slaw

Summer meal coming in hot! As the temperatures climb my appetite tends to prefer lighter, plant-focused meals, but I get bored of salads quickly. Thus I find it necessary to get creative and make a variety of dish styles. One style of dish I’ve had in a variety of restaurants, but had yet to make at home until recently was lettuce cups. I wanted to create a dish that blended hispanic and asian flavors and…

Crunchy Veggie Ciabatta Sandwich With Chipotle Mayo + Goat Cheese

Nearly every time I eat a sandwich I declare it my new favorite sandwich, and this ciabatta sandwich is no different. Vegetables are often an after-thought when it comes to sandwiches, acting as toppings for a meat or protein base. Bored by lunchtime salads, I’ve felt inspired to create a variety of go-to veggie sandwiches of simple ingredients with complex flavors. Let’s deconstruct how to make my new favorite lunch: the crunchy veggie ciabatta sandwich…

Sweet + Spicy Spring Salad w/ a Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

An endlessly rainy spring has delayed the spring harvests here in upstate New York. Our farmer’s market opened, but fresh produce is pretty limited. Fortunately, a few spring veggies, like asparagus and radish, have been able to weather through the soggy season! With this week’s mini market haul, I bring you a sweet, spicy and zesty spring salad full of seasonal goodies and topped with a homemade dressing and torn bread chunks. Most of the…

How To Make Smoky Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Vegetarians, vegans or omnivores alike can enjoy this simple plant -based meal staple: roasted cauliflower steaks. In our home we tend to eat 2 or 3 vegetarian dinners per week. Since we like to choose organic and pasture-raised meat as often as possible, cutting down on our meat consumption helps us keep our grocery bill in check. I used to scoff at the term “cauliflower steaks” as if it was insinuating that cauliflower could ever…

Chicken Sausage and Spinach Pasta Bake — Easy Weeknight Meal

It’s been a while since I shared a simple dinner recipe, but here we are with this insanely delicious pasta bake. I’m determined to bring back the Easy Weeknight Meal series because I’m a big advocate for home cooking. Meals don’t need to be fussy or time consuming to be nourishing. But taking some amount of time to create a home-cooked meal is incredibly beneficial to the health of our bodies, families and bank accounts.…

Make Simple Homemade Granola With This Basic Formula

There aren’t many foods that can’t be made better with a little dash of granola on top. Alright, that might be a bit of stretch, but the point is: granola is amazing! It’s great on yogurt, salads, oatmeal or as a snack by the handful. There are so many wonderful brands out there who offer granolas with wholesome ingredients, but did you know it’s incredibly easy to make homemade granola? Today I’m sharing my favorite…

Elevate Your Snack Game With a Blood Orange and Avocado Salad

Just because you’re short on time, doesn’t mean you should resort to sad midday snacks. Eating something that’s equal parts delicious, satiating and refueling is important. Getting out of your snack rut doesn’t require tons of ingredients. Rather a little imagination and creativity. One of my favorite mid morning or pre-workout snacks is this blood orange and avocado salad. Juicy, satisfying, filling and nutrient dense, requiring only a handful of staples and less than 5…

Lemon and Herb Whole Roasted Chicken – A Simple How To

Have you ever felt intimidated by the idea of a whole roasted chicken? Me too. But here I am to ease your hesitations! Something about preparing the chicken and making sure it cooked all the way through used to make me uneasy. But after giving it a few tries over the last year, I’ve learned those nerves were slightly unnecessary! Now we’ll get to the recipe in due time, but first let’s chat! Why Make…

Back-Pocket Lentil Soup

Back-pocket recipes: those meals you could make with your eyes closed if given the challenge. The recipes you whip together with your always stocked items in the fridge and cupboards. Maybe you have a few of your own, but if you don’t: fret not! This easy, no-fail lentil soup recipe is waiting to be your favorite back-pocket meal. When I say this recipe is easy, I mean: it seriously takes less than 10 minutes to…