Butternut Squash Loves Mac

Oh oh oh my love for cheese šŸ§€ 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 CodĀ 

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. Ā 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. Ā 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 šŸŒˆ

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.Ā 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…

Seedy Summery Salad

The perfect light healthy dinner or lunch! Inspired by a favorite recipe of a good friend of mine who loves to cook and also happens to read the law books! Thanks for the inspiration Ash! INGREDIENTS: 2 cups raw wild rice (I boil mine in 5 cups liquid) 8 cooked chicken drumsticks (seasoned with cumin,…

Greek Stuffed Chicken Breast with Broccolini

The BEST part of this meal is that it is baked on one tray! I hate dishes, so this goes far in my book. Ā INGREDIENTS: 4 large chicken breast sliced hassleback style 2 cups baby broccoli 2 cups raw spinach, cooked Mediterranean spice blend and smoked paprika 1/8 cup chopped parsley 1/3 cup crumbled feta…