Mushroom Sauced Pork Chops 

Let’s be serious for a second… I love to cook.  I came home from the gym and it was raining. Tonight’s dinner was supposed to be pineapple pork Chops with a teryaki glaze… but nope. Mother Nature inspired me to make something far more comforting!  Ok… if you are a person who wants another person…

Steal My Sunshine Smoothie 

Good morning everyone! It is absolutely gross here in Boston this morning. So I’m feeling something sweet and tropical and full of antioxidants to get my day started!  Guys do NOT fear the green smoothie 💚💚, trust me. It’s so much better for you and it tastes great! Ingredients  1 cup vanilla yogurt (any variety…

Butternut Squash Loves Mac

Oh oh oh my love for cheese 🧀 Few things can compete. Tonight, I made a Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese with lots of Spinach! While lots of vegan versions of this dish skip the cheese, I used the butternut squash as a way to add extra nutrients and depth of flavor and as a…

Drunken Tomato Cod 

Tonight’s dinner was a special Birthday dinner for my friend Meg and it was Delicious!  It’s so satisfying for cold weather but I’d also recommend it for the summer. I bet it would work just as well with grilled cod! You bake the cod then add the tomato sauce on top and let it bake…

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

Originally published December 29, 2015. It’s my boyfriend’s birthday so I started to think of ways I could get creative. I came up with the idea of chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes. I checked Pinterest for ideas and every recipe I came across either was too complicated, used boxed cake, was too heavy, or was too…

Tonight’s Dinner #whole30approved

Tonight’s dinner! 2 way Brussels sprouts salad, butternut squash, and mustard chicken. #EatTheRainbow. This recipe as follows serves 4 comfortably.  I had a friend visit for dinner and she is gluten and dairy free. Aside from me forgetting butter is dairy this dinner followed her guidelines nicely while also being #whole30 compliant.  Mustard Chicken INGREDIENTS:…

Twice Baked Patriot Potato Skins

Got a football game coming up? I made these for a Patriot’s Game and they made for the perfect game day appetizer! Wash and pierce each potato with a fork. Use a 5 lb potato bag. Now salt the skin and throw in the oven at 425 for 50 minutes. Now while the potatoes are…

Deconstructed Dolma

Do you ever want stuffed peppers but don’t have all the time to let them cook all day? That’s my life every week so I started thinking about how to get the same flavors and comfort out of a meal that can be prepared without spending a whole day in the kitchen! INGREDIENTS: 4 bell…

Rainbow Pad Thai 🌈

Following my trend of healthy or cleaned-up comfort foods, I present Rainbow Pad Thai. While this recipe cooks quickly- if you want to cut corners I will not judge you for buying your veggies pre-spiralized… life is busy! Plus it’s still less than you’d spend on the real thing! This recipe serves 6-8 people Ingredients for…

Mustard Seed Cod

Great comforting Sunday afternoon meal INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup djon mustard A few springs fresh sage, rosemary, and dill salt and pepper to taste 1/4 cup breadcrumbs 1.3 lbs of cod pieces INSTRUCTIONS: Start by chopping herbs and add to your sour cream. Mix in mustard and salt and pepper. Now coat…

Peanut Butter Salmon with Butternut Squash, Apples, and Brussels Sprouts

Originally published April 14, 2016 Hey Everyone. These roast veggies are great on their own and made even better when you put salmon on top! I was working on homework and inspiration struck. I’ve had some apples in my refrigerator for weeks now and haven’t been craving them. I was planning on roasting my butternut squash…

Strawberry Rhubarb Grill Pie

Originally published June 27, 2016 We’ve been getting delicious, fresh strawberries and rhubarb from our farm share and I needed a dessert to bring to Sunday dinner at my parents. I wanted to make a strawberry rhubarb pie but my mom always gets mad if I turn the oven on during the summer. Thus, the…