Appetizers & Side Dishes

Super Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower (GF, V)

Whether you love meat or you’re a 100% vegan, I think everyone can agree that buffalo cauliflower is the best, especially when the breading gets super crispy and the cauliflower in the middle stays perfectly tender.  In this recipe post, I’ll show you how to make your own buffalo cauliflower at home, with a simple

Vegan Chipotle Queso & Jackfruit Nachos (GF, V)

This is what vegan nacho dreams are made of!  This super easy and creamy vegan chipotle queso takes just a few minutes to make and only uses 5 ingredients.  Drizzle it over these insanely delicious jackfruit nachos or serve it straight up as a nacho sauce with chips.

Simple Green Bean Salad

This is a great meal prep idea!  Fresh blanched green beans are tossed with sliced red onion, herbs and a simple vinaigrette.  Learn what blanching is and how to do it, as well as what to look for when purchasing green beans and preparing them.

Fresh & Easy Pico de Gallo

In the heat of summer or whenever I am traveling and we have our own kitchen, pico de gallo is always in the fridge.  Freshly prepared and easy to store in the fridge for a few days, this pico de gallo can be used in so many different ways.

Halibut Ceviche

Ceviche is a quintessential island dish that is great for hot days when you couldn’t even fathom eating something hot!  I’ve tried a lot of ceviche in my short 32 years on this planet, and not one has ever disappointed me.  Whether it’s squid, shrimp, scallop, fish or conch ceviche, I’ve tried them all and

Ahi Tuna Nachos with Firecracker Slaw

When your husband is a fisherman, the summer season is all about fishing.  Every. Single. Day.  The good news though is that sometimes he brings home bags and bags of freshly caught sushi grade tuna steaks, and then life is really good.  I like to think I’m pretty lucky. The firecracker slaw is super easy

Simple 3 Bean Salad

Sometimes you need a quick side dish to go with your BBQ’d chicken, or fried fish, or for a potluck, or for just about anything.  This quick and simple 3 bean salad is so easy, using only a few ingredients, without a complicated dressing recipe, and the flavors are fresh and yummy.  

Cider Roasted Root Vegetabes with Toasted Pine Nuts

Crispy, sweet, savory roasted root vegetables that are absolutely perfect for a weeknight meal, holiday side dish or for meal prep to have healthy, delicious lunches all week long.

How To: Make a Pot of Beans

Beans don’t get much credit these days, but they are full of protein and fiber, low in saturated fat and sodium, and perfect to add to almost any meal.   In our house, we love to add beans, primarily black beans, to our breakfast burritos, added on top of a salad at lunch, or in enchiladas

Torn Sourdough Croutons

We need to talk about croutons. They are so incredibly easy to make and store well in a plastic bag for up to three days after making.  I feel as if this needs to be a public service announcement.   It wasn’t until today that after enjoying some Papa Pomodoro Soup with Ryan did I realize

Herb Marinated Goat Cheese

A festive cheese dish that’s perfect for a holiday party!  Marinated in herbs and spices, this is a delicious, easy to throw together dish.

Broccoli Crunch Salad

Every summer we are all faced with the same question – you are heading to a friend or families house for a BBQ and ask if you should bring something.  They almost always say no, just bring yourself!  But you know better, and I am here to help.

Quick & Healthy Bruschetta

Fresh crushed tomatoes, garden-picked basil, a few garlic cloves and a little bit of love is all it takes to make this super easy, delicious dish.  It could be served as an appetizer, snack or side dish and no one will complain, trust me.

How To: Homemade Tortilla Chips

There is nothing better than freshly made tortilla chips!  Learn how to make them in under 20 minutes.

Bacon, Corn & Asparagus Saute

A delicious medley of thick-cut bacon, sweet corn, fresh asparagus and silky shallots.  Because really, who doesn’t love bacon?!

Broccoli Coleslaw Minus the Mayo

A perfect addition to pulled pork sandwiches – or just about anything!  Slightly sweet yet perfectly tangy, this mayo-less slaw is perfect for those who hate mayo.

Parmesan Crusted Shrimp with Summer Vegetable Saute

Make dinner in 15 minutes or less with this crunchy and flavorful dish.

Greek Orzo Salad

Orzo pasta served cold with fresh tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, feta, basil and celery in a simple salt and pepper olive oil dressing – easy, healthy, fresh, perfect.

Twice Cooked Rice with Spring Vegetables & Manchego

Seasonal vegetables sauteed together with pre-cooked rice, fresh sliced chives and imported Manchego.

Roasted Green Beans

A perfect spring dish!  The beans are slow roasted in fresh chopped garlic and shallots then drizzled with lemon juice to give them a truly flavorful spring feel.

Mussels with Roasted Plum Tomatoes & White Wine

A savory appetizer or light dinner with fresh spring flavors that takes no time to whip up.

Garlic Smashed Cauliflower with Creme Fraiche

A healthy alternative to mashed potatoes!  The creme fraiche adds a savory creaminess to the cauli for a perfectly delicious side dish that comes in under 100 calories per serving.

Roasted Cauliflower

A quick and easy side dish that is oh-so savory and delicious..with little effort!  Pop these in the oven and forget about them while you whip up the main dish!

Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

A simple and easy Brussels Sprouts recipe, roasted to perfection with sliced shallots.

Carrots Two Ways

Roasted Carrot Fries are a wonderful way to add more vegetables to your plate with plenty of flavor and more nutrition than you would get from a regular french fry.  This recipe can also be done with parsnips, zucchini or butternut squash and perfect for any clean eating diet.

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