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Soft flour tortillas stuffed with easy bean filling, topped with avocado and diced tomatoes

Pantry Recipe: Mixed Bean Tacos

If you’re facing down a near-empty fridge with a gaggle of hangry kids raiding the snack shelf, let me help. Mixed Bean Tacos are the ultimate “make somethin’ from nothin’” recipe, adaptable to whatever types of canned beans lurk in the pantry.

Roasted Salmon with Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

Cut a couple corners with this easy #sheetpansupper and flavor hack. While marinating salmon for about 30 minutes helps impart big flavor, we don’t always have that time luxury on a weeknight. In this Roasted Salmon with Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette, we top the fish with a simple vinaigrette after it roasts. I promise, you won’t know the […]

How to make perfect roasted vegetables to use all week

How to Make Perfect Roasted Vegetables

I almost always have my oven running during my weekend prep hour. Something is roasting away, hands free, doing it’s thing, making magic. It’s usually vegetables, because having a stash on hand to reheat during the week makes for quick sides and ensures I am not forcing my family to eat salads all of the […]

Bowl of Pork Posole Soup with cilantro, avocado, and radish garnishes

“Leftover Pork” Posole Verde

I’m in the camp that defends there is nothing wrong with leftovers as they are if there is enough to go around, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love a re-purposing challenge. In this case, leftover pork roast splurges on the total makeover package. Leftover Pork Posole Verde is how I want to eat whatever’s […]

Flatbread Pizza Topped with Avocado

Trader Joe’s Recipe: Cowboy Flatbread

Make it Tex-Mex pizza night, any night of the week, with this 3-ingredient Trader Joe’s dinner hack! Cowboy Caviar may be a bit spicy for some, so feel free to swap in any other mild corn and black bean salsa.

Bowl with masala lentils, rice, and toasted naan bread

Slow Cooker Masala Lentil Dal

A meager pantry, bare fridge, and next to no time to chop ingredients led me to create an “old faithful” slow cooker recipe that never fails me. It’s a true dump-set-and-forget sort of deal (the best kind). Prep this Slow Cooker Masala Lentil Dal in 5 minutes before work and walk in to the kind […]

Roasted Spring and Summer Vegetables on a Sheet Pan

Perfect Roasted Vegetables (Spring/Summer)

You won’t find a more versatile side dish or make ahead meal prep recipe than roasted vegetables. They shine on their own but can also transform salads, pastas, tacos, bowls, and wraps into something totally satisfying. This recipe is for spring and summer produce, like zucchini and bell peppers.

Plate with Salmon Patties and Steamed Sugar Snap Peas

Asian Salmon Patties with Teriyaki Mayo

Spiked with soy sauce, orange zest, and ginger, these Asian Salmon Patties taste like weekend party food on a weeknight time and energy budget. And speaking of budget, wild caught Alaskan canned salmon is your answer to affording this nutrition powerhouse any night of the week.