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Pesto Shrimp and Broccoli over Cauliflower Puree

As winter descends I’m feeling tremendous sadness about not having natural light when cooking in the evenings – particularly after the fun I’ve had and progress I made over the summer with my photography!   Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m still no professional… my pictures are taken from my phone and I don’t do any […]

Chicken Couscous Soup with Turmeric

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen my haiku: Rainy day outside Home sick with a flu-like cold Must eat chicken soup! My energy is low and my appetite is minimal, but there is nothing better than chicken noodle soup to make you feel better when you are home sick.   This soup […]

Lamb Meatball Pita

I’m not exaggerating when I say that these meatballs are in the top 5 dishes that I’ve made since starting the blog.  Not only are the meatballs themselves packed with rich spices but the addition of the cooling lemon garlic hummus, spicy pickled radishes, and some fresh lettuce made the culminating pita a mouthwatering treat.  […]

Zoodle Primavara

This past weekend one of my best friends, Carolyn, married the love of her life and it couldn’t have been a more perfect event!  My heart is full after a weekend dedicated to their partnership – past, present, and future. This picture embodies how much fun we had throughout the whole weekend (that’s me on […]

Zucchini and Corn Fritters

Our neighbors have the most swoon-worthy garden filled with prolific squashes, asparagus, greens, corn, cucumber, and of course zucchini! Apparently they aren’t big cooks and asked if we’d be interested in any veggies. Without hesitation I emphatically exclaimed that I’d take anything they didn’t want and promptly received the largest zucchini I’ve seen in some […]

Farfalle with Asparagus, Olives, and Feta

This pasta was inspired by the fact that my husband was recently working late and I wanted to make a dish filled with things he hates! I do often eat asparagus and olives, but it’s rare that we have them in a main dish as eating common meals cuts down on preparation and waste. Case […]

Cold Sesame Soba Noodles and Tofu

  Summertime, and the livin’s easy! Happy vacation to all of my teacher friends out there.  You’ve earned yourself a glass of wine and a comfy place to rest your feet. As of today, I’ve officially completed my second round of grade school… 13 years as a student and 13 years as a teacher/leader.  Schools […]

Grilled Fig and Prosciutto Pizza

Grilled pizza, where have you been all my life?  No really…This dish is easier to make than I realized and something that everyone should try.  I’m hooked. We first had grilled pizza when my cousin filled the table with a decadent variety of pies at a family reunion.  The crust had a great crunch and […]

Jalapeno Herbed Salmon over Smashed Potatoes [Instant Pot]

Summer has arrived and with that comes longer nights and just a bit more time to make dinner after work.  I’ve been playing around more and more with the Instant Pot to find recipes that are enhanced by using this tool.  Turns out the Instant Pot is quite versatile but I’m finding that some things […]

BBQ Chicken Grain Bowl

Today I had square pizza for lunch. Yes, I’m talking about cafeteria pizza that you get in elementary school.  As a kiddo it brought me tremendous joy to walk through the food line and carry a square slice back to my table. It was typically the only time that I ate school lunch, and looking […]