• Cozy Chunky Minestrone Soup

    This lovely Winter soup is hearty and satisfying, and it’s equally packed with veggies and flavor! Plus, who doesn’t like an excuse to eat more noodles?

  • Crockpot Chicken Chili Chowder

    Ridiculously easy, set it and forget it dinner that is perfect for chilly evenings! You won’t believe how much richness, flavor AND nutrition you get from my take on chicken chowder!

  • DIY Honey Mamas Chocolate

    Ohhh mercy! This is a recreation of one of my ALL TIME favorite chocolate bars! It is seriously borderline addictive, but the healthy fat from coconut keeps you from eating the whole batch. This will become a refrigerator staple!

  • Sesame Noodles 2.0

    Another recipe redux, this time for my absolute favorite childhood dish, Sesame Noodles! These are creamy, can’t-stop-opening-the-fridge good, but my version is full of healthy fats and calcium, so you can feel great eating them! A perfect summer potluck dish.

  • Oil-Free Crockpot Fajitas

    With this one-step recipe, I’m busting out the crockpot again to make dinner a breeze! Not only are these Crockpot Fajitas crazy simple, they’re delicious and fall-apart tender! AND they’re amazing as leftovers.

  • Actually Delicious Asian Salmon Cakes

    Throw out any idea you have of fish cakes and try this incredibly quick and easy dish that will blow your mind with its deliciousness! Such a great way to get Omega 3 fats that will please the whole family.

  • Turkey Lentil Jalapeno Meatloaf

    Comfort food at its finest with this ridiculously moist, tender and flavorful meatloaf. You’ll be transported to childhood around your mom’s cozy kitchen, but this version is actually healthy!

  • Asian Chicken Lettuce Cups

    A healthier, more delicious version of your favorite Chinese dish, which is also a completely cinch to throw together. Dine out in your house and feel amazing afterwards!

  • Tempeh Sloppy Joes

    A food that is inherently impossible to eat, that will leave your fingers sticky and your white blouse a casualty of the first order? Yes, please!

    Love them or hate them, Sloppy Joes have been a staple in childhood lunchrooms since, well, at least the 28 years I’ve been alive. It is strangely satisfying to eat a meal that really makes your work for it. May require multiple napkins, a hair tie and a fork, but eventually you can conquer this worthy adversary and join the Clean Plate Club!

  • Apple Cider Muffins with Honey Cinnamon Drizzle

    What is it about Autumn that makes it so magical? Of course, every season has its own wild beauty, but people talk about fall with a giddiness and reverence that is unique to this particular time of year.

    For many, it may be because Autumn signals a new year, a sloughing off of the old to make room for a fresh start. For Southerners, magic also lies in the irresistible cooling down and those first deep, sharp breaths since the arrival of July humidity. And certainly, what can compare with Autumn leaves as they ripen in hue and smell and paper themselves to the ground?

    Of course, for me, the hallmark flavors of this season are its greatest joy. Knobbly local apples and persimmons and pumpkin, warming spices, baked and crocked and souped everything. Fall food reminds comfort and family, and these apple cider muffins fit oh so snugly into this category.

    I’m taking creative license again with this post, as there are no apples or apple cider to be found. But there is apple cider vinegar, which adds the perfect hint of acidity to complement the sweet cinnamony-ness (you heard it here first).Traditional apple cider is super sweet and made with cane sugar, which I wanted to replace with a natural sugar like maple syrup. Plus, apple cider vinegar is fantastic for improving your digestion and gut health, alkalizing your blood, detoxifying your organs and even helping with weight loss.

    These moist, tender muffins are everything wonderful about the season, and they fill your kitchen with the most magnificent scent as they bake. They’re also a great staple to have around for snacking and a fabulous vehicle for nut butters, jams, grass-fed butter OR more of my killer Honey Cinnamon Drizzle. This honey cinnamon delight is so delicious that I saved the leftovers and actually stirred it into oatmeal for the next few days.