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Turmeric Lentil and Greens Soup

Nourishing Lentil and Greens Soup with Turmeric

Write this one in on those weeks when everyone could use a little antioxidant, anti-inflammatory pick me up. Prep the vegetables up to 4 days in advance and this comes together in about 45 minutes on a weeknight. Or make…

Brussels Sprouts and Carrot Teriyaki Stir-Fry

Teriyaki Brussels Sprouts and Carrots

I'm perfectly content to nosh on these Teriyaki Brussels Sprouts and Carrots over a pile of brown rice and call it dinner. My family may be asking where I hid the meat. Feel free to embellish this with any protein…

Curry Roasted Salmon Bowls

Curry-Roasted Salmon with Tomato-Braised Chickpeas

I am so excited to share this straight-up delicious (and easy) recipe from Nicki Sizemore's latest book, Build-a-Bowl! As someone who adores food in bowls (as evidenced here, here and here), these recipes speak to my soul. And because I'm all…

One Pan Ravioli with Easy Meat Sauce

One Pan Ravioli with Easy Meat Sauce

When Monday dinner won't cook itself, jarred sauce and frozen ravioli pull through for the win. Stir frozen ravioli into a simmering sauce until heated through, no need to boil it separately here. This is a weeknight staple in our…

How to Steam Green Beans in Microwave

How to Steam Green Beans in the Microwave (Plus 8 Ways to Jazz Them Up)

Like broccoli, green beans are well-loved by my kids, so I serve them often. In a pinch, I rely on my microwave for quick and easy steamed green beans that turn out perfect every time. Use this method to make…

Three-Ingredient Macaroni and Cheese

Three-Ingredient Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

I love a good weeknight dinner hack. Would you believe me if I told you this creamy butternut squash mac and cheese is made with just 3 INGREDIENTS? And one of them is not boxed creamy shells and cheese (no…

Easy Rotisserie Chicken Flatbreads

BBQ-Style Rotisserie Chicken Flatbreads

Add this to your "things to make with leftover chicken" or "ways to use a rotisserie chicken" lists. These are total crowd (i.e. kid) pleasers and require only a handful of basic pantry and fridge staples. Naan flatbreads are the…

Sausage and White Bean Bruschetta

Sausage and White Bean Bruschetta

I've been making some version of this Sausage and White Bean Bruschetta for a few years now and it (oddly) never occurred to me to write it down - like it was too simple to be considered a recipe. What…

Pouring tomato basil soup out of a blender into a mug

20-Minute Tomato Basil Bisque

Your grilled cheese called and it's asking for a soup upgrade. Ready in about 20 minutes, this Tomato Basil Bisque recipe makes a small batch, just enough to pour a round for four eager sandwich dippers. It's rich and creamy…

Serving pork lettuce wraps on a sheet pan

Easy Everyday Pork Lettuce Wraps

This is really the only time my boys get excited about lettuce on the menu. These everyday go-to Pork Lettuce Wraps are totally adaptable to whatever vegetables lurk in the crisper drawer, or sub in frozen mixed vegetables in a…

Skillet with Roasted Pepper Shakshuka and Toasted Pita Bread

Roasted Pepper Shakshuka

Meet your new mid-week flavor pick-me-up, a la Roasted Pepper Shakshuka. This spin on the traditional Middle Eastern dish is smokey, full-bodied and warmly spiced, not spicy hot, thanks to fire roasted tomatoes, jarred roasted bell peppers (time saver!), and…

Place setting with white rice and cuban picadillo

Cuban Picadillo

Ground meat and poultry are perfect for weeknight cooking, but it’s so easy to get in a recipe rut with them. And while there is nothing wrong with meat sauce and chili and lettuce wraps, sometimes Wednesday deserves a little…